nourish your body and mind
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.