Style Queen

A nat­u­ral beauty

Northern Rivers Style - - CONTENTS - SHONAGH WALKER

Sa­man­tha Sar­gent, the founder of Be genki aro­mather­apy well­ness com­pany, is el­bow-deep in es­sen­tial oils in her home of­fice when I first speak with her about her thriv­ing By­ron-based busi­ness. A few weeks later, when I call her a sec­ond time, she is hik­ing through the Swiss Alps. She laughs when I ask her to de­scribe her typ­i­cal day.

“That’s dif­fi­cult! I have been trav­el­ling with my hus­band for the past six years and we are away any­where from 100 – 200 days a year … the day is al­ways dif­fer­ent. But, when we’re at home, our day starts with a beach walk and swim and then it’s into the emails and or­ders. It fin­ishes with a sun­set walk be­fore a G&T.”

Home is Goo­nengerry, on a countryside prop­erty in the By­ron Bay Hin­ter­land. “We have pythons, beau­ti­ful birds, wal­la­bies and echid­nas and lit­tle mi­cro bats. When I was younger I al­ways dreamed of liv­ing where the countryside meets the ocean so that I could grow all my own food, while also be­ing able to go for a walk and swim each day. And … here I am now liv­ing it.”

Sam says life to­day is fast paced and most of us are faced with stress on a day-to-day ba­sis whether it be phys­i­cally, emo­tion­ally or spir­i­tu­ally. “In or­der to achieve op­ti­mum well­ness and in­ner har­mony I be­lieve that we need to learn how to deal with that stress and nur­ture our­selves on all lev­els, inside and out. This is why I cre­ated Be genki and my on­line shop Be Nat­u­rally You.”

She has a di­verse back­ground of holis­tic nu­tri­tion, make-up artistry, skin care and image train­ing, phys­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion (fit­ness), aro­mather­apy, ac­cess con­scious­ness, Vi­pas­sana med­i­ta­tion and Aura-soma.

Her beau­ti­ful prod­ucts are based on five sen­sory blends that meet ev­ery emo­tional and men­tal need, from re­lax­ation to self-love, and are 100% nat­u­ral, or­ganic, Gm-free, ve­gan and cru­elty-free. They are also pack­aged in Miron vi­o­let glass, the only glass in the world that helps keep the po­tency and life force of our in­gre­di­ents in­tact and blended sur­rounded by rose quartz, quartz, cit­rine and amethyst crys­tals.

“Su­per­sti­tion or not, it’s our way of mak­ing sure we give you the best qual­ity and best bal­anced prod­ucts,” says Sam.

‘Genki is sim­ply the Ja­panese word to de­scribe the holis­tic feel­ing of be­ing happy, healthy and har­mo­nious. That’s the feel­ing I want my cus­tomers to achieve.'

PHOTO: LIV­ING IMAGE PHO­TOG­RA­PHY

Be genki founder Sa­man­tha Sar­gent

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