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For fast acting relief, try slowing down. - Lily Tomlin

Slow Living Lifestyle: a more contented life is possible when you

  • nourish your body and mind

  • cultivate community

  • seek beauty, engage your senses

Inspiration and motivation can be found on Instagram @alchemy.slowliving

A little about Monique and Alchemy…

Alchemy was born of a desire for a life in balance. I wanted to create a life that allows me to fully embody a Slow-Living lifestyle. And by doing so, hold myself accountable and inspire others to embrace this as well because I know the struggle is real.

To me, alchemy is where science begins to feel more like magic.
Alchemy creates experiences through connection and intentional community. I have a B.S. in Recreation and Leisure Studies which informs my views on wellness, Slow Living and human connections. I am also a licensed esthetician and love the interplay of sensory input, the science of plant medicine, and where these dovetail with the quest for a more contented life. We inspire purposeful living by bringing people together through authentic products and experiences.

In the bustle of the world and life, I believe rituals that encourage you to take care of you are a necessity.  These devotions help you to remember that nurturing yourself enables you to more effectively tend to life’s other priorities.  Whether it’s a facial or adorning henna body art, or Alchemy experiences at home, these moments for yourself enrich your soul.

I crave authentic ingredients and interactions. I have always avoided synthesized, factory skin care in favor of making my own. In the early nineties, I purchased my first bottle of essential oil, which began my experiments in alchemy: soap making, lotions, henna, and eventually, perfumes.