Dr. Nirali’s Story

Hi everyone! I’m Dr. Nirali and I live in the Bay Area with my 2 fur babies. I am an acupuncturist by trade and founded Twigs & Tansy in 2015 to bring you skin care that heals, nurtures and soothes your skin without chemicals, fillers and preservatives. I would love for you to get to know me!


While completing my Acupuncture Masters and Doctorate programs, I became obsessed with the healing properties of herbs, especially because I’ve struggled with problematic skin my entire life! During my schooling, I learned to expertly blend roots, stems, twigs, bark, leaves, buds and flowers into oils based in Chinese medical dermatology.

I used to wear foundation to hide my face. Now, I believe that makeup should be an accessory, not a necessity. In fact, I haven’t worn foundation in 7 years! I have put together each and every single ingredient list myself based on my education, research and proven results!


I adore plants, which is why I stress the importance of plant-care for skin-care. My love for plants has made my house look like an indoor jungle and my skin look smoother than ever!


I believe in the healing properties of gemstones and crystals – that’s why all the serums have loose gemstone crystals in the bottle! There are many stones used in my skincare products such as Yellow Jasper, Chrysocolla, Amazonite, Sodalite, Rose quartz, Rhodonite and more!


Self-care and mindfulness have been an integral part of my life’s journey, especially in the past few years. Self-acceptance and love are an integral part of my life, whether it be how I feel or how I look.

I spend my time bullet journaling, drawing and building things around my house. My bullet journal pages include habit trackers, gratitude lists, affirmations and funny animal quotes. 

My current funny favorite is: “Handle every situation like a dog. If you can’t eat it or play with it, pee on it and walk away.” — if it doesn’t bring you happiness and satisfaction, walk away from it.



🍜 I love pho and hot pot. I could eat those every day!

💪🏼 I don’t always enjoy working out, but I challenge myself to continue exercising for the mental, emotional and physical benefits.

🐶 One day I would like to open a ranch to save and treat dogs. A place where they can heal and be happy and people can come play with them for pet therapy.

🌍 My favorite place in the world (other than home, of course) is Bali.

🐘 In May (2020), I gave up all processed sugars for 1 year to honor Saumya, the pregnant elephant that passed away in India.

☕️Being Seattle born and raised, I LOVE coffee and wish I could drink it like water!

📚I love reading growth books like Atomic Habits, Ikigai: The Japanese Secret To A Long And Happy Life and The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck. I’m also always nose-deep in a good investigative book!

Don’t be a stranger. I would love to get to know you too!


With love and gratitude,

Dr. Nirali

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