Meet Our Featured Maker: Christina Arenas — A Modern Take On Ancient Healing
Meet our Summer 2022 featured maker: Christina Arenas.
Plant-based Indigenous healing traditions align with keeping the planet healthy. Burning sage for its fragrant smoke—or smudging—is one ancient ritual. Meet Christina Arenas, founder of Blue Sage Eco Boutique, whose products include aromatherapy oils, candles and smudge blends for daily living.
Q: What ideal does your company’s name evoke or signify?
Abundance, purity and intention. Sage, when burned, can kill bacteria in the air. Used for meta-physical purposes, it can invoke abundance and joy. To co-create a beautiful life is part of our self-care and soul care.
Q: You’re a Florida native. How do the state’s unique climate and eco-systems inspire your work?
Tampa Bay is Florida’s largest estuary. Everything area residents do affects [other living things]. I want to make sure my products and pack-aging can be sustainably consumed, reused or recycled.
Q: How might someone begin a day of living sustainably?
It can be as simple as using biodegradable dental floss in a refillable, biodegradable container, made from naturally derived materials like hemp and bamboo. Small changes through-out your day add up.
Q: Which of the many essential oils you offer have made a difference in your wellness?
I used to have insomnia. I started adding lavender oil to facial products, pillows, my humidifier, my yoga mat. It helped me tremendously. I like rosemary for cleansing and for supporting mood and memory.
Q: What are some of your other popular lifestyle products?
Sweet Sunrise Soy Wax candles, with notes of pineapple and sage, are a customer favorite. Meditate Intention Candle features this affirmation printed on the back: “I’m happy. I’m healthy. I’m wealthy. I live my life with ease.” As you light intention candles and say the affirmations, you create sacred space.
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