5 minutes with natural beauty, Debra
FOUNDER OF GEMSTONE ORGANIC
My love and curiosity of crystals recently led me to a beautiful collection of skin care called Gemstone Organic. Whilst the intrigue of crystal essences caught my initial attention it was more so the unique freshness of the creams and beautiful kind loving energy that Debra transmitted through our email connections that swept me off my feet.
As I usually do, when considering a brand for our shop, I ordered one of everything within the Gemstone Organic range so as to personally experience each product. Having experienced such a beautiful email exchange with Debra and being a big believer of the importance of energy that skin care makers infuse in to their products whilst blending them, I was so excited for the parcel to arrive. When it did i jumped for joy, and for the following weeks worked my way through each product. And oh my goodness me … previously I’ve always been more of a ‘beauty oil’ lover as I love the richness of oils, but I have to now eat my words as Debra’s face cremes instantly won my heart. The scent. The texture. The purity. The way they sink so beautifully in to the skin. The hydration they provide. The glow in my skin. The perfection of my complexion. And the way my entire being vibrates with joy when applying the products to my skin. What a joy and honour it is to now stock Gemstone Organic in Australia, and to be able to share this interview with you.
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO CREATE GEMSTONE ORGANIC?
My love and relationship with holistic health & healing led me to create my own face crème. And it was my deep connection and love of gemstones that guided me to create Gemstone Organic. We fall into our inspirations by following what has heart and meaning to our lives ~ and then the magic happens.
WHAT MAKES GEMSTONE ORGANIC UNIQUE?
The gem essences ~ blending of water and gemstones is a perfect combination because water is highly conductive and a beautiful path for activating the healing properties of the gemstones. I also use no preservatives – and I mean none! This means that our crémes are made fresh often ~ every two weeks or less ~ to keep them nutrient-dense for the skin. And of course the handcrafting, I create every batch myself with love and intention.
HOW DO CRYSTAL ESSENCES BENEFIT THE SKIN?
They offer your skin revitalization similar to a mineral springs soak. The gem essences are matched with the essential oils to boost the healing properties of the waters, plants and minerals. Your skin is a porous organ so these high vibrational waters are absorbed into your bloodstream, offering their healing properties to your skin and working to balance your energy body.
AS YOU KNOW, I HAVE FALLEN IN LOVE WITH A COUPLE OF YOUR CREMES, RUBY AND SUNSTONE IN PARTICULAR. CAN YOU PLEASE EXPLAIN HOW BEST TO INTEGRATE GEMSTONE ORGANIC PRODUCTS IN TO ONE’S SKIN CARE RITUAL?
It is second nature to include these products into your skincare ritual. They speak to you through your senses of smell, touch and intuition. Many find they are drawn to the energy they need both internally and externally.
If you are looking for a cleanser our facial cleansers are gentle and soothing to the skin and easily added to one’s routine. Our morning Sun Cleanser is a lovely way to energize skin, mind and spirit ~ and the honey is pH balanced to leave you soft and glowing, Next, spray your face with a toner. Hydrosols are beautiful at bringing your skin back to its proper pH balance. Our Gem Juice’s are 100% organic hydrosol making them a perfect fit to any routine ~ they can even be used all day long to uplift or energize you and refresh your skin ~ even over your makeup! Using Gemstone face crémes will bring a smile to your face every time you use them ~ they are clean, raw and organic and will moisturize your skin leaving you with a soft glow. When you put them on don’t forget to call in the gemstone energy to give your skin and energy body an extra boost. As you get to know them you will find yourself using them not only on your face, but also placing them on the specific chakra areas they are connected with to bring you the extra love, grounding, self-confidence, feminine energy or creative passion you are needing for the day.
WHAT ARE YOUR TIPS FOR BEAUTIFUL SKIN?
Keep your skin moist … dry skin is the fastest way to aging. Doing weekly or bi-weekly steams is a great way to keep your skin healthy and glowing ~ and using a toner is a perfect way to keep your skins pH properly balanced and it is great aromatherapy for the soul! And keep your body healthy from the inside out and the outside in ~ eat local, organic foods and move your body every day ~ dance!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE BEAUTY RITUAL THAT LEAVES YOU LOOKING AND FEELING NATURALLY BEAUTIFUL?
I love to do my five-step facial along with a chakra bath. I start with my facial cleanser, then do my facial steam and then after putting on my mineral masque I get into the bath ~ it keeps my masque moist and I love to give it the relaxed love and meditation to draw out the impurities while I treat the rest of my body to an energy cleanse. Once done with the bath I spray my face with Gem Juice and then my favorite crème of the day/week! During my chakra bath and after, I add herbal tea, candlelight and great music ~ a beautiful way to nurture body, mind and soul.
Debra’s love of the earth goes back to her childhood and collecting rocks in the gravel pits of northern Minnesota with her family. She nurtured her organic lifestyle over the years and when she became a mother, her deep love for all that nature offered in plants, gemstones and spirituality continued to blossom. In addition to her devotion to holistic healing Debra also found her love for science and mathematics, leading her to pursue a degree in Geological Engineering … a beautiful bridge between science and nature. Over time, her passion for crystals and earth-medicine grew as did her recipes for health and body care. The day she decided to combine her botanical skincare formulas with her powerful gemstone elixirs was the day magic was born! Debra is a Shamanic Reiki Practitioner and a skilled leader inside ceremony. She continues to dream and manifest ways to spread her love of healing to the world.