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.
MY SKIN JOURNEY
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!
MY SELF CARE
Self-care and mindfulness have been an integral part of my life’s journey, especially in the past few years. I spend my time journaling, drawing, building new things around my house and learning about how I can use gemstones and crystals to create balance within my body and my surroundings. Self- acceptance and love are an integral part of my life whether it be how I feel or how I look.
🐶 MAMA OF FUR BABIES
While I was in my Master’s program, I brought home a cute little Yorkie and named him Kona-Kai. 🐶💙 Then, when I was in my Doctoral program, I brought home another teeny tiny Yorkie and named her Nala-Maeve. 🐶💗 I am a mama to the most adorable and lovable fur babies!!!
They are the reason why my brand is cruelty-free.
RANDOM STUFF ABOUT ME
🍜 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!
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