Q: How were you inspired to start your business?
A: The development of Luna Rose Botanicals has been quite a journey!
I’d experienced ongoing stress for years since qualifying as a nurse in 2010. This impacted on my health, physically, mentally and emotionally. I turned to holistic therapies for support, eventually training in them to help others.
In 2017 my menstrual cycle ground to a halt and was absent for around 5 months, I was told that I had polycystic ovaries following a scan. At the time, I was working in stressful and very masculine energy workplaces, pushing myself and working in ways that didn’t align with my values.
I knew that this was something that I needed to heal myself, starting with reducing stress, reconnecting with my feminine nature, cutting my sugar intake and generally improving my lifestyle and wellbeing. I also became drawn to work closely with the moon phases, having been told that working with the moon could help to regulate our cycle.
After just two months working with the moon, ensuring rest, re-connecting with my feminine nature and working with crystals and aromatherapy, my cycle returned and remained healthy and regular ever since.
I continued to chart my menstrual cycle and the luna phases and began to research the Divine Feminine, the menstrual cycle, moon phases and our inherent cyclic nature as women. After 6 months or so, it became clear that I should help other women to honour their cyclic nature through aromatherapy, skin rituals and the moon. A further year of research and preparation, Luna Rose Botanicals Menstrual & Luna Cycle Skincare was born!
In October 2018 I left my job to set up my therapy business, this has been the best decision of my life. I’m over the moon to say that I’m now pregnant and during a recent maternity scan, I was told that I no longer have polycystic ovaries, this was awesome news!
Whilst I’m not suggesting that working with the menstrual cycle is a magic cure. I really do believe that honouring your cycle, your body and your wellbeing can have a huge impact on your overall and menstrual health.
Q: How much do you love what you do?
A: I absolutely adore what I do and feel very privileged that I get to wake up each day and do something that I love. Not only this, but I get to help other women and hear their stories of how their skin has improved, or how they’re feeling more able to slow down and implement self-care, through using Luna Rose Botanicals.
Q: If you could go back to a point in your life when you were facing a challenge, what inspirational advice would you give yourself?
A: I would tell myself that I have all the wisdom and knowledge within me to succeed, as I believe we all do. I’d also say that by following what I love, living authentically and true to me, I would find my path to happiness.
Q: Tell us how your business inspires your customers!
A: Luna Rose Botanicals are cyclic, aromatherapy skin & bath rituals, which inspire my customers to listen to their body and work with their own inner rhythms and the cycles of nature. This not only helps to improve their skin, but their wellbeing. The organic essential oils contain therapeutic properties which help my customers to relax, sleep better and to re-connect to their menstrual cycle, as well as supporting customers who are transitioning through menopause.
Q: Knowing you aren’t alone in something and that there is light at the end of the tunnel means a lot when you are feeling low. What is a typical problem someone you work with might be facing and how do you guide them back into the light?
A: Having previously experienced hormonal related acne with painful spots and very oily skin, I now support my customers who are struggling with hormonal related acne, oily or dry skin to reveal radiant, glowing complexions. This helps them to improve their confidence, particularly as my customers are often in their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s and they feel frustrated that their skin may be worse now than when they were a teenager.
I also work with customers who are having difficulty with their menstrual cycle, or they may be feeling stressed, not sleeping or feeling anxious due to having so many demands on them.
The Luna Rose Botanicals range encourages living in a cyclic way, with times throughout the month to have down time, introspection and self-care. They also act as daily self-love rituals, which fit into even the busiest of schedules. This inspires my customers to have regular periods of mindful pause, which can have a huge effect on their overall wellbeing.
Q: Please give us an inspirational tip or quote to inspire others!
A: Everything you need to know is within you. Listen to your heart and soul, follow what you love, and you won’t ever go wrong.
Q: As people we are always evolving and learning things on our life journey. Where do you find inspiration?
A: Nature is my biggest inspiration and joy, the seasons, the moon phases, the stars all inspire me. I love being out in the woods and surrounded by nature.
Q: Businesses are always evolving too… what are you inspired to do next?
A: I’m currently working on my online courses for my Luna Rose Academy of Magic. I have two courses so far, “Unleash the Magical You’ which is all about embracing the magic within you, living authentically, reconnecting to nature, creating sacred space, working with intuition, manifesting and working with crystals, the moon and essential oils.
My upcoming “Luna Wisdom’ course delves further into working with the moon for magic, abundance and living a life of ease and flow. With bonuses on crystals for the moon phase, flower essences, gardening by the moon and essential oils to work with the moon.
I’m also working on a “Natural Magic” course for release later this year.
Q: If anyone reading this feature relates to feeling overwhelmed, burnt out, dis-connected, or having visible symptoms of imbalance, such as hormonal acne, oily or dry skin. What should they do?
A: Visit my website www.lunarosebotanicals.co.uk to check out my range of skincare, which synchs to the menstrual cycle and moon phases to reveal radiant skin and encourage self-care.
They can also contact me firstname.lastname@example.org, or via my social media accounts to find out more about working with me one to one, or booking a free initial skin, lifestyle and relaxation consultation.