Hi! My name is Raya and I am engaged to my best friend, a proud rescue dog owner and a tree hugger. I am a pastry chef by trade and I teach high school students how to not burn their eyebrows off in the kitchen.
I fell in love with Naturopathic medicine while learning to walk for the third time during high school. As the medication on my counter top grew to an unrealistic number; I became determined to go to prom. It seems silly but in 2011 my goals were simple: learn to walk well enough to go back to school and attend prom. I spoke to my doctor on how to reduce my medication amount safely and learn how to take my life back. By the time I danced the night away and walked across the stage to graduate; I was amazed on how I could heal and control my symptoms through what I put on and in my body.
By the time college rolled around, I began transitioning to a plant based lifestyle. Once I knew how to live in harmony with my body, I noticed how many other people wanted to do the same. My cousin sparked my inquisitive nature in 2014 when I saw she was unable to find answers to her skin ailments. I researched tirelessly and turned again to Naturopathic medicine where I developed something to make her life easier. Something she still uses today as it became my first product the Herbal Lotion Bars. Happy and healthy after pastry school Ray of Hope Healing was created. Then my life changed.
My Grandmother and the namesake of this company was my best friend. She was the kindest woman you could ever meet and believed that “People are just trying the best they can”. She could spot love from a mile away, and told me I loved my fiance before I even knew. When she passed my life stopped, and it began again when my company gave me the purpose of spreading love and kindness to others. As I type this, I hold back tears, but knowing that I have a company founded on helping people and our planet be the best they can be is something she would be so proud of.
We love you Grandmother and we are always doing the best we can. Petals for Jean was launched August 8, 2019 and we are so happy you are here.
We are a plant based organic, vegan eco-friendly hair and body care line. Our goal is to bring sustainability and vegan/plant based lifestyle to minority communities. Through initiatives like our recycling program and partnering with initiatives for Fair Trade and Equal pay we strive to make our planet a happier place. We are Petals For Jean and every petal is grown just for you.