Joanna's journey into skincare creation came to be in a round-about way. After serious health problems began to present themselves as a result of Joanna's obesity in 2012, she knew she needed to make a change. Together with her then boyfriend (now husband) Nicholas and their dog Lola, Joanna shifted everything about her family's life to be more health oriented: all processed, GMO food was cut out of their diets, daily exercise was introduced, new active hobbies were found, and chemical laden skin and body care products were removed from the house.
After three and half years of health-promoting hard work and finding her calling in health and wellness, Joanna enrolled in the Academy of Culinary Nutrition and earned her certificate of Culinary Nutrition Expertise, with Honors, in December of 2015. During her transformation she lost over 200 lbs (and counting), but still struggled daily to feel beautiful in her own skin. Instead of dwelling on the negatives, Joanna decided to embrace the milestones her transformation had brought her with tattoo work and DIY crafting. Joanna covered up old tattoos and added beautiful new ones to celebrate the fact that her body, no matter what it weighs, is beautiful. She put her hands to work creating beautiful, upcycled accessories for her home, a daily reminder of a Culinary Nutrition cornerstone: "waste not, want not". Her husband (who swore he'd never get tattoo'd) currently has more artwork than Joanna and together they are working to promote their favorite place to get inked: Burning Hearts Tattoo Co. in Waterbury, CT.
While tending to her skin and implementing skin-recovery meal plans after getting inked, Joanna noticed a lack of natural ingredient based skincare products on the market. The idea of creating tattoo friendly skin care straight from the farm was born and the motivation to begin cultivating their two-and-a-half acres of land in Vermont followed shortly thereafter. Joanna and Nic (and Lola, too!) are excited to share what they already know to be true with the world: the best medicine for the skin and body comes straight from the farm.