Kim Parenteau, the founder created this skincare line to help restore skin to its natural state of perfect balance. Her background in Ayurvedic studies gave her a foundation in herbology and ancestral plant medicine to better address all skin issues. Her goal is to address beauty from the inside out knowing that cellular intelligence knows exactly what to do when you feed it the right ingredients.
WILD GRACE is a plant-based skincare line created for healthy & radiant looking skin!
Like many people in the Wellness industry, I have suffered from a series of health concerns, mostly related to digestion and my menstrual cycle. I began educating myself as I felt a need to get to the root cause of my ailments. Thus began my journey on a path of self-discovery. When doing my yoga teacher training in 2009-2010, I was introduced to Ayurveda; a philosophy and medical practice that originated in India thousands of years ago. This is when I began understanding my issues from a truly holistic perspective. My curiosity and passion for this science further lead me to study Ayurveda with the honorable vedic doctor Mrs Anita Sharma. This holistic science and philosophy have been the driving force behind the creation of WILD GRACE.
I've also always had a passion for natural beauty products and have tried almost almost all beauty brands on the market! But I tired of trying everything without ever being fully satisfied with the results. So, I decided to create my own line that would answer my needs and expectations (keeping in mind my own skin sensitivities), and also wanted to bring my own touch and energy as I believed that through my knowledge of Ayurveda and my highly creative nature, I could truly offer something that would be unique on the market.
Today, I offer my creations with great pride in knowing how they empower you through daily beauty rituals and high-performance botanicals to feel and look your very best. Glowing radiance, and self-confidence come from daily self-care practices!
WILD GRACE was born from this mission of helping women honor their own beauty and bring their unique radiant light to the world, using high-quality organic & wild plant-based ingredients. The best of nature to nurture your nature!
What does Ayurveda mean to you?
The Sanskrit word “Ayurveda” means “science (or knowledge) of life.” To me this actually translates into a science of observation. To understand that everything is expressed through different qualities, I can look at these qualities, identify them and understand the nature of what is being expressed. I try to apply these Ayurvedic qualities (Gunas) in all areas of my life. For me, Ayurveda is a simple yet complete pathway to understanding life. Having this understanding of life applicable in all areas: diet, relationships, activities, etc. gives a certain ease of navigation, making for more open communication and experiences within myself and with others.
What drew you to Ayurveda?
Through the yoga teacher training I completed in 2010 I met a friend who introduced me to her Ayurvedic doctor. She told me of how her consultations with her had changed her perspective on many things in life. I decided to see for myself what this “Ayurveda” thing was all about. After my first consultation with Dr. Anita Sharma, who eventually became my teacher (guru), I was instantly hooked. My new-found passion led me down the course of wanting to learn more and more and more. Today, sharing this ancient wisdom with others, through both consultations and my WILD GRACE Skincare Line, is a true honour.
Has it helped you with anything major?
For many years, I suffered from having an extremely sensitive digestive system, which caused bloating in my stomach, constipation and painful cramps most of the time. I couldn’t understand why this was happening. I was eating what I thought to be all the right foods: healthy, raw, vegetarian, etc. Finally, the knowledge I learned through Ayurveda made me understand that the foods I was eating were not appropriate for my predominant Vata Dosha. I was increasing Vata (air and ether elements) by eating all these light, raw, and cold foods. By changing my diet and daily habits, I was able to turn around the symptoms that were ailing me for so long. I still encounter issues as my nature is quite sensitive, but I now understand why the symptoms occur when they do, and know how to bring myself back into balanced state.
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