Growing up a free spirit in Whāngārā on the East Coast of New Zealand, I was surrounded by the scents of the earthy native bush and its special healing plants, the fresh uplifting citrus and the inspiring scent of freesias outside my window.
I have always been influenced by smell -– its ability to transport me, lifting me above the everyday. Experiencing and feeling something higher and connecting with deeper emotions and thoughts, more spiritual. Creating memories and life rituals.
I like to think I was put on this earth to discover smells (my husband calls me shark nose!). My inner good-witch came out when hunting and gathering ingredients for my potions. With a consciousness of spiritual and emotional wellbeing and curiosity for ancient natural healing, I studied aromatherapy a few years ago, and ORA Aromatherapy was born.
ORA (Ordinary Rituals Aromatherapy) is a local Gisborne business creating handcrafted, therapeutic aromatherapy wellness and skincare to enhance well-being naturally for the body, mind and spirit. We are 100 percent natural and cruelty free. Absolutely nothing nasty goes into our products. ORA is handmade in small batches with energy and love using therapeutic essential oils and organic botanicals with sustainable eco friendly packaging. – Kate Shanks