Seaside Serendipity ~ The Story of Drifting by the Sea Organic Skincare
More than 23 years ago, my hands were full of fresh and dried organically-grown herbs from my gardens, my cupboards filled with nutritive plant oils from the local neighborhood coop, and my heart filled with big dreams of having a forever job I would love. I poured my skincare "experiments" into scribbled journals filled with all kinds of progressive recipes that I just thought was "for fun" because I could never find skincare products that suited my style. There were always so many weird chemicals in every product in which I read the ingredients. After creating some favorite products, I thought maybe I could start selling them in order to support my addiction to everything natural. While getting my BA in Plant & Soil Science I was required to take a business class, and all the sudden I had myself a little organized business! I then went on to get a Certified Herbalist degree from Rosemary Gladstar's Institute of Herbalism, and have since earned a RN license here in Florida. Inspired by my growing knowledge of herbs, many quiet moments listening and being outside in nature, and the serendipity of a small but popular farmer's market, my little business kept growing with new ideas, new products, and filing up my heart in places I have never knew needed to be filled. Each Saturday at the farmer's market for the next several years in Southern Illinois and Evergreen Colorado, I listened with my heart and worked with my hands....creating recipes to heal my client's sensitivities, acne, eczema, and experienced skin. I eventually landed in Satellite Beach, Florida where my business has kept a special niche that is devoted to natural skincare and plastic-free packaging.
About me.... I am a Registered Nurse, Licensed Florida Esthetician, Certified Herbalist, and hold a B.A. in Plant & Soil Science. I synergize the healing powers of plants with my love of skincare esthetics, using the art and science of both to create fresh, tropical skin food treatments for my little company. Gentle infusions of wholesome organic and wildcrafted herbs into cold-pressed fruit and vegetable oils, mineral-rich clays, steam-distilled essential oils and nourishing plant butters that are freshly made can be experienced by both the skin and senses. Have you ever applied honey or apple cider vinegar directly to your skin? Can you taste it without putting it in your mouth? This is a sure sign that what we put on our skin enters our entire body. The skin is in fact, our largest organ and should be treated with respect and love.
DBTS skincare is environmentally-friendly and many of the ingredients are homegrown and locally sourced. The Florida sunshine is a beautiful place to grow tropical nourishing flowers like vitamin-rich hibiscus and colorful aromatic plumeria. Native plants like saw palmetto, beebalm, cocoplum, beautyberry, fiddlewood, and seagrape are extremely useful in skincare and grow lovingly in the beachside salty air without needing any watering, pesticides, or fertilizers.
I can help your skin blossom into the healthiest and most beautiful version of yourself. You won't find unnecessary fillers, fancy long ingredient lists dressed to impress, or anything you cannot pronounce.
Located in the quiet seaside community of Satellite Beach, Florida, my energy and inspirations are filled from walks on the beach, an abundance of colorful native plants, and salty-fresh ocean breezes. Each and every product is handmade in small batches with recipes I have created in my little kitchens. The natural ingredients I use are the only ingredients the skin needs to repair, rejuvenate, and rejoice.
Purifying your skin with plant aromas and synergistic plant energy provides a renewal and nourishment of body, mind, and spirit. When skin products are created carefully and thoughtfully with the science and art of herbalism, it not only allows ingredients to work in harmony with our skin, but it awakens our beings with love and inspiration. The handmade nature of each and every product is infused with an extra amount of tenderness, thoughtfulness, love, gratitude, and positive energy. Organic, wholesome ingredients are combined into time-tested recipes with the touch of gentle hands in a tranquil setting. My goal is for your skin and spirit to feel the healing energy from the symbiotic alchemy of plants and love poured into each and every product.
To provide a beauty, healing, and wellness experience with each and every product, every time. Positive energy blooms from positive intentions, and in turn helps to create opportunities to relax, release, and heal. My goal is to flourish as a sustainable organization that works in harmony with Mother Nature to connect mind, body, and spirit for holistic, beautifying experiences. Customized, professional, and prompt service of kindness, respect, and excellence for every person, every time.
Licensed Esthetician ~ Certified Herbalist ~ B.A. Plant & Soil Science