"As a child I remember my grandmother's herbs – the mint bush close to the clothes line, the geraniums surrounding the front porch, the varieties of sage and holy basil.
And she made magic with these herbs."
My grandmother was thought to have 'healing hands'. She functioned as both Ayurvedic Doctor and Priestess. She was part of an enlightened generation, when there was total equality between men and women and wisdom was shared between all.
Her family moved from Rajasthan to South Africa to create schools and benevolent homes. She was a teacher, but also a healer. So, she collaborated with African doctors to find common ground. Grandmother planted Indian herbs and mixed them with those that were locally available. Her combinations were wonderfully effective. I used to pick herbs for her to ‘cook’ into her remedies. She got results and word spread – people adored her for her ability to heal.
Although I had strong connections to my grandmother’s traditional, deeply spiritual knowledge, I followed a more scientific path. After deciding that medical school wasn’t for me, I craved being on the cutting edge of science so moved to medical research.
While completing post-grad studies in human physiology, I became fascinated by my grandmother’s remedies. Her knowledge about them was extensive and I knew she got results. But the scientist in me wanted to discover why these remedies worked.
I changed my focus to skin physiology looking at ways of getting ingredients to penetrate to the deepest layers of the skin. This led to creating a natural emulsion that replaced the original base of my grandmother’s remedies. Making it safe and pure. After over 15 years of research and development we created Organic Apoteke.
I am inspired to help confident, intelligent women on their mission to be the best version of themselves. With products that have clinically proven results. And are deeply rooted in spiritual wisdom.