Today we are honored to introduce you to Issa from Hollow & Ridge.
Please introduce yourself to our readers and explain a little bit about your business.
My interest in aromatherapy and plant distillation came at a early age. Growing up in rural WV, my family had not much more than the land we lived on. Not having modern amenities within reach made perfecting ones craft a necessity. I was raised using alternative medicine and aromatherapy. With a bit of additional education and some hands-on experience in the field, I decided to launch my own brand of Aromatherapy oil blends. Supporting independent and organic growers globally and locally.
We believe that one of the ways to achieve happiness is to “Do what you love, love what you do.” How does this philosophy apply to your life?
I am definitely doing what I love. Nothing more relaxing then lavender distillation (literally). I have great relationships with my small growers and oil producers. I have a travelers spirit. I love picking up harvest orders from the lavender farms. I have been able to acquire life long friendships through sustainable business practices.
Our mission here at The Bright Side Project is to spread sunshine on a daily basis because we firmly believe that life is (still) beautiful. Where do you find beauty and inspiration?
I have the most supportive friends. Lately, Ive been letting them tell me what they would like to have in organic beauty products. They show me unconditional love and support., this gives me confidence to do what I love. The local and global farmers we partner with inspire my with new ideas and horticultural know-how.
On a dreary day, what do you do to infuse your life with a little bit of sunshine?
Almost every rain day you will find me distilling something amazing. It’s a 8-12 hours process that I have to be present for. Those rain dates are very productive for me. I love rain days!!
What are you most grateful for?
My beautiful best friend and son Emmett. He’s my sunshine everyday.
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