I started experimenting with making my own skincare products when I was pregnant with my son in 2015. As I began reading labels and ingredients in the products I was putting on my body (and therefore subjecting my baby to) I realized how many toxic chemicals are in even the simplest of products.
As an Esthetician, I have always been curious about ingredients but as a pregnant mom I was becoming cautious and investigative.
I was trying to recreate a healthier version of a product I loved and I got pretty close, which was right around the time my precious baby boy was born and my life was turned upside down. Not only was I a new mom with an infant to take care of, but my family was 800 miles away and I was suffering with severe postpartum anxiety, something I didn’t even know existed.
I was petrified to my core that something horrible was going to happen to him every second of every day and was afraid to do even the simplest of tasks such as giving him a bath or taking him for a walk alone. I didn’t let anyone hold him (without having an anxiety attack that I’d try to hide) and even pushed my own husband aside. I cried constantly, was so afraid and felt more alone and isolated than ever. I knew other women had postpartum issues but I felt mine were different, worse even, and that no one could possibly understand.
There were other times in my life that I felt unrelatable and scared.
In 2006 I was in my best friends wedding and was driving home with my date, my ex-boyfriend whom I desperately wanted to get back together with. We had broken up, foolishly, as 20-somethings do sometimes, but we still loved each other and had enjoyed a magical evening where we danced together and were as much a couple as anyone could be.
That night we got stuck in a snowstorm coming home from the wedding, lost control of the car and were both ejected. I woke up in the hospital with tubes down my throat and body shattered.
Scared, confused, and frantically looking around for Wesley, the doctors and nurses broke the news to me that he was gone. We were on the dancefloor one minute and he was gone the next. I never got to say Goodbye.
It took several months for my body to heal and what I assume to be this lifetime with a broken heart.
Why am I sharing these painful experiences with you? So that you know, without a doubt, that you are not alone.
Your experiences might be completely different from mine or maybe you can relate to being scared and confused. Maybe you have suffered a great loss at some point or maybe you’re struggling in some way right now, even if it’s just the stress and anxiety that come along with this thing we call life.
No matter what the case may be, my wish for you is to feel comforted knowing the person who made these products had you in mind.
When you use Daily Comfort by Kristal, I hope you know you’re not only using a great product made with ingredients found in nature, but the line itself was created with love for you.
I hope you smell the lavender and it calms you, feel the cocoa butter and it comforts you, spritz the rose and feel loved, and savor the calendula flower with it’s many healing properties.
You are not alone, my friend.
I know I can accomplish absolutely nothing without the grace of God who led my every step here.
Thank you to Wesley who knew my potential long before I did. I hope I've made you smile down on me.
Thank you to my husband, Nick, who expected greatness from me. You're never surprised at any success of mine and you're my very best friend.
This company is dedicated to my 3 babies. Everything I do is for you.