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Excerpted from Boulevard Magazine:

Using synergistically blended combinations of botanicals, crystals and active ingredients, Crystal Hills CEO and founder Andrea Barone has created a line of skin care and body products that make you feel amazing physically, mentally and spiritually. Andrea, now a chartered herbalist and Reiki master healer, created the business about five years ago after transitioning from a career in bioscience and occupational health and safety.

“I wanted to create something that can help people, because oh my goodness, sometimes you need that little boost!” she says with a laugh. “I love that I’ve heard from so many people that what they’ve used has helped them. Whether it’s a skin thing, or a mom worrying about their kiddo, or someone going through a stressful time in their life… that makes me feel really good, knowing I was able to help someone a little bit with their day.”

The crystals Andrea uses are sustainably sourced—the entire company is cruelty-free—and Andrea grows many of the herbs used in her formulations, like lemon balm, rosemary, and lavender, at her business’s base in Lake Country.

By pairing the therapeutic properties and smells of the herbs and botanicals with the energetic properties of the harmonized crystals, and even taking colour into account, Andrea is able to create products whose effect is greater than the sum of their parts. She even performs Reiki on each product as it’s being formulated for an extra boost of healing energy, and it’s no surprise that her products are immensely popular.

“When I started the business, even at first, we were in the Grammy bags right away,” she says. “We were asked to be in the Coachella trend bags, and there was a Mother’s Day [event] in Hollywood.”

With its strong online presence, Crystal Hills has weathered the shift in business due to Covid, and it could be argued the harmonizing effects of Andrea’s products are needed now more than ever.

Read the rest about the 7 Sins online at Boulevard Magazine.

 

Published: Boulevard Magazine
Writer: Angela Cowan
Photographer: Darren Hull
Make Up: Jenny McKinney

Andrea S. Barone

Andrea S. Barone

Andrea lives in the beautiful Okanagan Valley in British Columbia and is very passionate about promoting a health-conscious lifestyle that incorporates the healing powers of nature plus the high vibration of crystals. With an educational background in Occupational Health and Safety, as well as Biological Sciences, she went on to become a Chartered Herbalist and Reiki Master healer and then studied organic skincare formulation. Her mission is to create luxurious and highly effective skincare products that we can all benefit from, by synergistically combining the active constituents of botanicals with the healing energetic traits of crystals. Andrea’s favorite pastime is spending quality time with her family and friends. She also enjoys travelling, ballet, cooking, gardening, and continually learning about botanicals, crystals and natural healing.

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