Today we feature Nadine Artemis, creator and founder of Living Libations, a unique line of serums, elixirs and essential oils that nurture beauty, strengthen the immune system and promote healthy oral care. When creating her products, Nadine takes great effort in sourcing authentic and pure botanicals distilled only from the named plant matter. She calls her essential oils Hi-Fi oils due to the distillers' faithful and accurate adherence to the master plant.The oils are distilled from either wild crafted or organically grown plants collected from their natural habitat in lieu of a farm. Living Libations avoid offering botanicals from rare or threatened species of plants growing in the wild to discourage their disruption and disappearance. Living Libations helps people reclaim their self-care so that their health and beauty are in their own hands and guided by their own intuition. A customer favourite is definitely oil cleansing with Living Libations Seabuckthorn oil cleanser!
What does International Women’s Day mean to you?
N: International Women’s Day sets aside time to celebrate our sisters across the globe and a day to recognize the wise and wonderful ways of womanhood.
What woman has been an inspiration to you?
N: There are so many inspiring women: our suffragette sisters of earlier decades, the poetry of Maya Angelou, the clarity of Marianne Williamson, Rachel Carson who warned of a silent spring, the Dream Team of women that I get the honor of working with daily, my friends that forge new paths on this planet...
What impact does the Living Libations brand have on women?
N: Living Libations’ embrace of Renegade Beauty surrenders to the seduction of doing less, allowing effortless beauty, and inviting beautiful botanicals and the elements and life force of Nature to revive the body, skin, and spirit. Let synthetic skincare chemicals fall away and bring in the breathability and the beauty of your own nature to shine through.
What would you like young women to know about International Women’s Day?
N: International Women’s Day celebrates women, the reality of real women, not cultural stereotypes or airbrushed images of women. Young women should know that there is so much freedom when we live our lives without comparing ourselves to others. When we compare the world seems unfair. Comparing ourselves to ourselves causes us to condemn parts of our actions and appearance. We compare ourselves to the “more” of friends and to images in movies and magazines, constantly measuring ourselves against someone or something. Caught in a daily dialogue of inner conflict, comparison creates a rift that erodes confidence and breeds fear. Attempting to discover who we are through this way of thinking leads us to perceive ourselves through a fragmented reality. This inner schism between what is and what should be is a siphon that drains away our vital energy.