Meet The Maker — Keely Watson

Keely Watson

"... We can support our skin health and emotional well-being through its many ever-changing cycles. At the same time knowing that what we choose to call upon isn't compromising our own health or that of Mother nature — instead working to elevate our life force and vibrancy. Aromatology products go well beyond skin health by introducing rituals of awareness, connection, and self massage by way of mindfulness and touch, encouraging us to take pause and become deeply present in that moment. We are so much more than just this physical body, yet we can use it — the breath, sensation, and the skin, as points of entry to investigate the impact that our internal and external environment has on our vitality and wellbeing."

My experience as a Facialist spans 15+ years now, with a large portion of that time spent operating my own business. My approach to skin health and wellness is a truly holistic one — addressing lifestyle, nutrition, and emotional well-being, while supporting the skin topically with products created from the power of plant medicine. Over the years I’ve seen first hand what works and what doesn’t. 


My love for natural plant ingredients saw me delve further into the study of Aromatology, with a strong focus on organic chemistry, botanical science, and learning to formulate highly effective products. From that time, I started creating bespoke products for my clientele — organically birthing the Aromatology range.


It’s no surprise I ended up down this path. As a young girl I have fond memories of foraging for wild flowers and plants from the native New Zealand bush which was my backyard. Once I’d gathered what I needed, my inquisitive nature would take over stuffing fern fronds or entire stems of forget-me-nots into tiny glass vials to create all sorts of magical lotions and potions. Adding a dash of water and a pinch of dirt, I'd set each aside on a shelf to infuse for days. The curious young alchemist in me excited to smell the results. 


Needless to say, my blending technique has been well refined since those early years, yet my child-like curiosity still remains. My foraging nature extends to multiple locations around the world, while embracing what our beautiful country Aotearoa has to offer. Formulated with experience, created with wisdom, and blended with intuition — this is the art of Aromatology.


... and let me share the magic of plants with you x