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Chaya Beauty Balm

pAra Botanica

Chaya Beauty Balm

The Intention

Calming and cooling, Chaya is a dream for skin in need of some extra tender love. Providing lightweight and easily absorbed hydration, Chaya helps to even skin tone, fade scars, reduce redness, prevent wrinkles – all while providing significant antioxidant and free radical scavenging activity. The supercritical whole plant extracts of blue chamomile, black cumin, turmeric, calendula, and frankincense provide exceptional calming properties to inflamed and sensitive skins in need of relief from rosacea, acne, or eczema. Sacha inchi and chia seed oils help to diminish acne while hydrating the skin, and murumuru butter repairs and deeply moisturizes while keeping pores clear with its antibacterial properties.

Chaya, pronounced chai-yuh, means “beauty and complexion” in Sanskrit.  

1fl oz/30ml

The Ingredients

*(Astrocaryum murumurú, Arecaceae) fair trade & sustainable Brazilian murumuru butter, *plukenetia volubilis (sacha inchi) oil, *salvia hispanica (chia seed) oil, Rosa rubiginosa (rosehip seed) CO2 extract, *cannabis sativa (hemp seed) oil, *argania spinosa (argan) oil, *(calophyllum inophyllum) tamanu oil, beeswax, non-GMO vitamin e, supercritical CO2 extracts of matricaria recutita L. (blue chamomile), nigella sativa L (black cumin), curcuma longa L. (turmeric), (calendula officinalis L. (calendula), boswellia serrata (frankincense), essential oils of copaifera officinalis (copaiba) and matricaria recutita L. (blue chamomile)

certified organic, wildcrafted, *cold pressed virgin

The Ritual

After applying facial oil and serum, scoop approximately a quarter-inch drop, work between fingers to melt, then pat into face and décolletage. Store at room temperature or below.

The pAra Botanica Story

Founded by Christy Whitney-Matz out of a deeply felt calling to work in the healing arts, her phenomenal line is the culmination and journey of her self-study of herbal remedies, nutrition, and the practice of Ayurveda for 10 years before jumping off the cliff fully and committing to what is now pAra.

As a Shamanic Reiki Practitioner and a self-studied holistic living walking body of knowledge that practices what it preaches, Christy interweaves human spirit, plant spirit, and the divine in each of her creations. As a Reiki-infused holistic skincare line, pAra emphasizes the return to beauty ritual as nourishing medicine and each potion is created through intuitive sensing, visioning, and listening with the help of ancestral guides and the backing of scientific research.

All ingredients used in pAra creations are sourced carefully and with the health of Mother Earth at the forefront. All plants are organically or ethically wildcrafted, and come from small farmers who grow with love and intention from seed to harvest: nurturing the full cycle of life, and harvesting plants at their peak of medicinal potency. Extracts are created lovingly and slowly in-house, and all products are created in micro-batches in a small studio space overlooking a green cliff, listening to the sweet sounds of bird song, flutes and chimes, while being infused with a blend of Shamanic practice and Reiki life force energy. This harmonious blend of intentions and infusions manifests as blends that are healing, brimming with vitality, and vibrating with the highest plant medicine.

And, because Christy has a soft spot for horses (especially those who have been forgotten), a portion of pAra’s proceeds go toward horse rescue and recovery at one of the shelters in the Unwanted Project Exhibition.