**With Tanya Georgie, Goddess in Chief of Georgie Skin**
We’re suspect there are a few reasons why the Georgie Skin website went into shutdown mode after a sudden influx of Retreat Yourself community members visited, shortly after discovering the Georgie Skin headband in the Retreat Yourself winter ‘Restore’ retreat.
But we are going to take a wild (aka, educated) guess and say that the infectious and passionate personality of Tanya Georgie - founder of Georgie Skin - which filters through the entire Georgie Skin brand - might just be a big part of the reason why.
We had a chat to the one and only Tanya about the inspiration behind Georgie Skin, how she walks the talk when it comes to her wellness principles, and what self-care means to her.
Tell us a bit about the people behind your company, and the inspiration for starting.
It’s me plus a whole village of support from people and past experiences :) Georgie Skin started from a tiny idea in 2019 to a beautiful product-based business that aligns with my Philosophy of Wellness.
What gets you up in the morning and what would an ‘average day in the life of’ look like for you?
My zest for life gets me up in the morning. I love that every day is brand new and an opportunity to create a living masterpiece. Each day, I wake up around 5:30am. I do a morning yoga flow followed by a meditation which can look like deep breathing, guided meditation or a gratefulness rant.
What is your favourite product in your range?
That’s like trying to choose my favourite kid! At the moment, I absolutely love our Raw Silk exfoliator for its simplicity and effectiveness. I use it in the shower and have even managed to get my husband to use it routinely without my reminders! BUT we have a super lush product coming out mid-2022 that I'm super excited about and that may be my fave product yet!
What is your favourite way to enjoy your current favourite product, your Raw Silk exfoliator cloths?
So many ways! Sometimes I use the raw silk in the shower and integrate my skincare in there. Other times I use the raw silk to wipe off my cream cleanser (surprising how much stuff is still left on my face after makeup!) and other times I use it over the bathroom sink in the morning. I wet it and wipe it over my face (the lazy way to wash my face in the morning, but oh-so-refreshing)!
What is an interesting way of using your products that not many people would know about?
Oooh I love this question! Sometimes I use my raw silk cloth when it’s dry to wipe my face after washing it. Silk is super absorbent and feels absolutely lush and nourishing on your face!
What have been the biggest trials so far in starting and running your company?
When you bootstrap, you have to do everything on your own! So I am marketing guru/website designer/operations manager/content creator, etc! So I think, just being everything to everyone can sometimes cause burnout, so coming to it from a wellness perspective and having the rituals and tools to combat that, has been a saviour, like spending daily moments with the manifestation journal diary we have.
What experiences lead to the values you have instilled in your company?
Oooh more goodness! Soooo many experiences! I met my husband when I was 15 and we married when I was 18. After 3 kids, and 24 years of being together, it’s safe to say I’ve been through a LOT of life experience!
About 9 years ago, when I was going through some really heavy things in my relationship and life, I reflected on the purpose of my life and I found that ‘wellness’ was something that had always popped up in many ways and has always been a big part of my life.
I delved a bit deeper and uncovered my 4 core values and it’s safe to say that these 4 values shaped the wellness brand that is now Georgie Skin. These are simply an acronym of WELL and are;
I have delved deeper into these on our website in the About Us section.
If you weren’t running your company, what would you be doing?
Looking for an amazing product and company to start!
What is your favourite way of winding down and taking time out?
Spending time alone with myself and a Retreat Yourself box is definitely one way! One other way I like to wind down is to watch old re-runs of FRIENDS. I love a good comedy and anything that makes me laugh always helps me to wind down :)
And lastly, what does a fulfilled life look like to you?
Satisfaction. Being satisfied with what I have, AND at the same time being eager for what's coming - because there’s always more abundance to be had. It’s finding that beautiful balance between appreciating and wanting.
Tanya is a Wellness Warrior, Luxury Lover and Goddess in Chief at Georgie Skin. Tanya's zest for life is contagious and has taken her on many adventures in life. She now enjoys nurturing her inner goddess and helping other women on their wellness journey by offering luxury self care products.
Georgie Skin’s luxe Plush Fleece Headband features in our winter ‘Restore’ retreat. To shop with Georgie Skin, visit www.georgieskin.com and use discount code RYRESTORE for 20% off online until 30/11/22.