ARISE proudly supports women owned + co-owned businesses made in the US. Learn more about the companies and their founders below. Read more about our products here.
We purchase our Palo Santo from Anima Mundi Apothecary. Anima Mundi creates high quality, small batch plant-based medicines for mind-body wellness in their New York City laboratory. Anima Mundi’s roots are within the heart of Costa Rica and directly source from native people within Central and South America. By supporting native people and their ancient practices directly, Anima Mundi is contributing to the revival of a lost form of medicine to the modern world. Anima Mundi supports fair trade practices, permaculture outreach and developing small economies while creating plant based remedies that benefit people from all walks of life.
Founder, Adriana Aylaes, is a tribal rainforest herbalist originally from Costa Rica, now based in New York City. Since she was young, she’s been dedicated to the healing and natural elements of life. Growing up in the jungle of Costa Rica propelled her fascination to nature and its mystical relationship to humans. Adriana was born into a lineage of healing women and has studied different healing traditions such as Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, North American traditional medicine and European style alchemy. Adriana loves bridging these different practices and creating formulas based on different standards of medicine making.
Our STILL Salt Bath is hand crafted by BEING, a line of small batch, organic and vegan bath and body products based in the Pacific Northwest. BEING was born out of an intention to help people claim their right to take care of themselves. In this volatile world with ever-surging responsibilities, it’s easy to put yourself last and become disconnected. BEING is about taking the time and space to perform ritual, whether it’s mindfully treating the skin or feeling the embrace of fragrant hot bath waters, as ritual leads to being present. When being present, life isn’t just something that’s passively observed, but experienced fully, allowing you to have a sense of purpose and the clarity of mind to achieve it.
Founder, Cynthia Cortina, was inspired to deliver wellness and indulgent experiences to others after facing her own bout of exhaustion in a demanding advertising career.
Our yoga videos were created with love specially for ARISE by Katie Belfi, founder of Inspired Yogini. Katie established Inspired Yogini as a vessel through which she could explore her various wellness passions. Inspired Yogini is not about any one yogi or yogini at all, quite the opposite. Inspired Yogini strips away the things that make yoga, meditation, and overall wellness feel inaccessible and unavailable and creates a space for every kind of person to discover and celebrate all the aspects of themselves on and off the mat.
Yoga found Katie at a time when depression, injury, and weight gain had taken the place of a sport she had committed to for more than fifteen years. As Katie started to get deeper into the practice, she struggled to find a place for her passion for sports and physical fitness inside a narrow view of what she thought yoga was supposed to be. Exploring the boundaries of fitness, Katie created Inspired Yogini. Based in New York City, Katie is a proud born and bred New Yorker.
MOON RIVERS NATURALS
Our Peppermint Lavender Scrub is hand crafted by Moon Rivers Naturals, an apothecary with handmade, small-batch, organic skincare based in Tyler, Texas, run by wife + husband team Stefanie and Stephen McNeely. Named after their son, Rivers, and inspired by their land in the Piney Woods, Moon Rivers Naturals aims to share the beauty they're enlivened by via their natural and pure soaps, oils, and scrubs.
The couple officially established Moon Rivers at the end of 2013. Stefanie had been making soaps for years and became enthralled with the world of natural body-care products. In 2016, the McNeely’s moved production from their homestead to an old building downtown with retail space on the first floor; they fell in love with the potential of downtown Tyler and are excited to be watching their local community grow and thrive.
P.F. CANDLE CO
Our candle is made by P.F Candle Co., a handmade candle and home fragrance company based in Los Angeles, CA operated by wife + husband team Kristen Pumphrey and Thomas Neuberger. P.F. aims to create high quality products at an affordable price point that can be enjoyed daily by all. Their candles are made with 100% soy wax, fine fragrance oils sourced from US-based fragrance houses and cotton-core wicks. They love how a candle has the power to change the entire atmosphere of the room with its soft glow, and the fragrance can transport you to your favorite memories and places.
P.F., short for Pommes Frites, originally started as a blog. Kristen founded the eponymous DIY blog while living in Brooklyn, NY and working at a craft magazine. In early 2008 the magazine folded and Kristen found herself out of a job, so she seized the opportunity to relocate to Austin, TX and try her hand at making things for a living. Originally, Pommes Frites made all kinds of eco-friendly housewares – book safes, magnets, owl-shaped candles, and of course, soy candles. Kristen learned the craft of candle making as a teenager, so they naturally became the focus of the business. In 2012, after relocating to CA, the brand was simplified to strictly candles with their signature apothecary look.
SAGE + STONE
Our tea is crafted with love and intention by Sage + Stone, creator of small batch, ethically sourced teas in Los Angeles, California. They use real ingredients and refuse to use artificial flavors in their teas, as the herbs speak for themselves. Influenced by mountain hikes, desert adventures and the California coast, each tea is blended, by hand, in small batches. One percent of all proceeds is donated to environmental conservation efforts. Sage + Stone's vision is to inspire others to include tea in their daily lives while nourishing their health and connection to the environment.
Kelly Cantrell founded Sage + Stone in 2017 as a result of her passion for botanicals and living a natural lifestyle. This passion inspired her to connect more people to plants through tea.
YOU BY DESIGN
You By Design is a company that uses contemplative psychotherapy and meditation to help people overcome difficulty. We offer meditations in mindfulness, loving-kindness and compassion so you can learn how to be at one with yourself. We help you build a supportive and loving practice of self-discovery so that you may find the person you are meant to be - the you that was created by design.
Chantelle Brown founded You By Design while training to become psychotherapist and earning a certification in contemplative psychotherapy. She teaches mindfulness and loving-kindness meditation to individuals and groups throughout NYC. Chantelle’s biggest commitment is to remain open to whatever arises in each moment of her life. In addition, she believes that setting an intention and committing to a practice are the best way for people to show up for themselves and serve others as well.