"When you set out to see the world, the world sets itself out for you."
Our skin tells the story of a life well-lived. I want that story to include the effort we make to take care of ourselves, and the connection to beauty rituals shared amongst women everywhere.
To quote from a favorite essay by Andrea Jones:
STRETCHED OVER a singular arrangement of muscle, bone, and memory, skin is the membrane that distinguishes self from world. Inside its margins: you. Beyond its flexy surface: everything else. Pause to consider this for long, and you may be inclined to sit very, very still.
BijaBody is a culmination of over 11 years as an esthetician, and 16 years traveling the world chasing rivers as a whitewater kayak guide and speaking with women about their most beloved beauty secrets. I've had the distinct pleasure of being introduced to beauty secrets across socio-economic and geographic barriers, from mashed up plants to expertly lab-created concoctions. And I love it all.
I chose to create a body care + beauty tea line because we are so much more than a pretty face. I wanted body products that matched my discerning taste for excellence in effective, well-researched, non-toxic and proven formulations; and whole-leaf tea blends that combined both ancient knowledge and modern scientific analysis for enhancing our health + beauty. And I wanted products I could trust.
I have gracefully and fervently cultivated my knowledge base, and am, above all, dedicated to creating something truly worthy of putting in the world, your life and beauty rituals.
I sincerely hope BijaBody’s products and our health + beauty community delight you. Look for my insights throughout the site and you’ll get a deeper look into my personal connection to each product, and please be in touch. I love getting a picture of a break-out with questions on what to do, or my current personal favorite, a love note from someone who all of a sudden realizes she’s been showing a little more skin because of our products.
xo, Melissa Picoli esthetician/founder