Malaysia Pikemuccini-Uribe is the CEO of Life’s Butters, a natural skin care line that uses natural and organic butters like shea, cocoa, and mango for the body.
Tell us about Life’s Butters.
Life’s Butters is a black family owned company were we produce natural and organic skin and hair care, with no harsh chemicals, preservatives, dyes, or alcohol. Every ingredient comes from the Great Mother Earth. We also make everything by hand. These products will give LIFE back into your skin, hair, and body. I also have a jewelry line where we use precious metals and semi-precious crystals and stones.
Malaysia’s products also include a jewelry line entitled Life’s Imperfections.
I chose the name Life’s Imperfections because none of my work is exactly like the last. For example, two people may order the same Crown, but they won’t look exactly the same. I don’t use measurements (except for ring sizes); I just go by intuition. I do this to help in any way I can others along their spiritual journey or spiritual awakening.
Healing crystals and stones are very important to me and my family not only are they beautiful naturally, but they are packed full of power and when used correctly they can help you in any situation in life from financial worries to protection and even help with meditation and prayer; they also help us along our spiritual journey.
How did Life’s Butters start?
I started Life’s Butters for a couple of reasons. One because I need a product that was actually going to work to keep my sensitive skin and hair moisturized and protected. The second reason is because after my first trip to Kemet, Egypt, my life changed. I was shown just how hard working, intellectual, and ground-blazing my ancestors were and I wanted to encompass all of those things and pay homage to my African ancestors legacy, thus the birth of Life’s Butters. Initially, I made these butters for my family and friends and I, but then they encouraged me to sell to the world.
I really don’t have a favorite product! I love them all, but if I had to choose one it would be chocolate-covered oranges because it was my first creation and all my customers love it because it’s nourishing, moisturizing and smells delicious. My art is like children to me. I can’t pick a favorite I’m constantly growing and with that so is my work and ideas. It changes all the time, especially since most of my customers leave it to my intuition to assign a crystal and create a piece for them. Which means 95% of my work is different then the last.
Malaysia drops some knowledge for crystal novices that she uses for Life’s Imperfections.
Crystals are solid examples of a mineral that have flat surfaces that meet at regular angles. In order to get crystals that look like the ones in my jewelry, certain conditions need to be met; sometimes crystals can be formed in small or large cavities like in the ground or in rocks, like granite, where there is room and liquid or gas where precipitation, heat, or pressure can take part in creating the crystals. Rock salt is a form of crystal, even in clouds along with condensation of the moisture in the atmosphere can create a crystal (snowflakes).
Follow Life’s Butters on Instagram, Facebook, and visit the site to purchase butters and jewelry here!
Photo Cred: Kathleen Maureen Ward Photography; Michael Mowens Photography
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