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Artist Profile: Leanne of Pukalily

Artist Profile: Leanne of Pukalily

Where did the name of your business come from? 

Pukalily is made up of two words, puka pronounced (pu·ka pükə), a Hawaiian word meaning to appear, to emerge and Lili - my childhood name.   

What is the story behind why you started your business?
Pukalily natural skincare started with my lifelong adoration of flowers and their healing powers and scents. As a child, I would create natural potions by “borrowing” neighbourhood rose petals to make buckets of perfume with rainwater.  

What is the dream that you wish to fund through your business?
I want to raise people's awareness of this most amazing planet and its beautiful gifts to us. I also want to create beautiful, healthy, soul-nourishing natural products that do not harm us, animals or the planet and fill the world with beautiful natural aromas.

What are you most proud of about your business? 
I'm really proud that we are creating quality, luxurious products that are handmade with thought and care and do not harm the environment.  

How have you grown as a person as a result of your business? 
I have learned to trust myself and my intuition. I have learned to have patience and to trust in time and the natural unfolding of things.   

What difference does your art make in your life, and your family’s life? 
I love creating beautiful products and I feel so lucky to be able to work with plants, flowers and their essential oils. It brings joy and fulfillment to my soul.   

Pukalily is very much a part of our family’s everyday life and I am so thankful that my kids are growing up learning  about natural products and witnessing how you can flourish while doing something you love. 

If you could say one thing to the person that buys and/or enjoys your art, what would it be?
Thank you for purchasing Pukalily, here’s to a fragrant, beautiful and well-nourished life ♥ 

Why do you love being a part of Giving Gifts?
I LOVE being a part of Giving Gifts and the business of thoughtful, meaningful gift giving from talented artists in our neighbourhood. It is a space that supports me as an artist as well as connecting me to other artists who are also developing their businesses. Just walking thru the front door of Giving Gifts, you feel the supportive and beautiful energy (and some mighty fine essential oils)!

View Pukalily's beautiful products here.

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