As a holistic healer whose practice combines Ayurvedic foundations with Shaman techniques, Angela Shore knows the benefits of good oils. It was when she noticed sessions would end with clients asking the same question — What did you use on me today? — that she decided to create her Jiva-Apoha line of all-natural oils for the face and body.
What inspired you to make your line green? Was there an “a-ha” moment that fueled your interest in more natural products?
In the past 10 years, I started getting rid of certain lotions for myself. In India, when a baby is born, they saturate the baby with oil every day. When I started working with oils, I felt such a difference. I liked the idea of introducing people to all green products. I think a lot of people want that experience– they just don’t know the difference yet.
People don’t realize you can cleanse your skin with oil and there are so many benefits to doing so.
What’s the biggest reason you think it’s important for people to be conscious and careful about the beauty products they are using?
Overall: it’s beneficial to your health. I really think it’s important for people to ask themselves, “What is in that bottle that is going to make me feel good? Is this right for me?” It’s almost like finding that right connection with yourself and with everything we do every day. I would encourage people to read the full ingredients listed and pay attention to those words they don’t recognize that are chemical-related.
What would you say is the most satisfying part of your work?
Receiving emails from clients that tell me how incredibly happy they are and what a difference the product or session has made. And seeing someone starting to make a change.
Is there one product in the line you would recommend first?
I highly recommend the Spirit blend. It’s grounding, it’s calming and most of us need that. It’s the first blend I made when I wanted to combine oils used in meditation.
Do you have a favorite beauty tip or piece of advice you like to give our readers?
It’s important that everyone moisturizes every day. People forget that the skin is the largest organ.
I look at it like this: the skin needs to be fed. You’re feeding yourself when you moisturize.