After many years of dreaming, I am finally able to sit for a moment and breathe in what it feels like to be truly on the verge of something. It’s an incredibly powerful, exciting and admittedly intimidating time for me.
I started formulating potions and beauty treats as a little girl. To me, there has always been something magical about plants and flowers, clays and salts, oils and lovely scented gifts plucked straight from nature. I grew up deep in the countryside in northern Minnesota and the bounty the land fostered still holds me in a state of awe.
At eight years old, I had no qualms about gathering red mud from puddles after a rainfall and slathering myself head to toe as I fantasized Cleopatra and regal women all throughout history did. A shallow river ran through my yard and I would sit immersed in a “chair” I built of smooth stones piled into a current, streams trickling over my young shoulders. I told myself stories of luxurious rituals and loved the peace in these moments hidden away from my untamed older brothers pretending to be Ninja Turtles in the forest next to me.
I recognized even then the power of taking a time out to concoct a beautiful experience, to indulge my senses and delight in the joys of my own skin. To do something entirely for me at that age didn’t seem so novel – it seemed the most natural and purely instinctual thing to do.
Today, I have a blessed and busy life that is often as chaotic as it is wonderful and I am constantly reminding myself to carry on the rituals that feed the romance I have with my own self. When I make the time, I am a different woman.
I created this line to inspire other women (and men!) to claim their space, to seek out pleasure and to find that treat that makes them feel simply delicious. Without a doubt beauty comes from within and my hope is that May Lindstrom Skin ignites in you the stuff daydreams and little girl fantasies are made of…. Oh yes, and that includes gorgeous skin that simply glows with healthy radiance!