A Journey of Self-Discovery & Self-Care
Today we’d like to introduce you to Lizzett Perez.
Lizzett, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
My story began like so many others. I spent years trying to uncover the meaning of it all. Why am I here? What is my purpose?
After struggling with these deeply personal questions, I discovered that so many suppressed emotions and inner strength was the only thing holding me from my best self. One unexpected thing that helped inspire my dreams and discover my passions was enhancing my self-care routines. I discovered that the more I cared for myself, the better life flowed. After discovering this, I made it my passion to share it with the world.
The Graceful Touch Story is one that resonates along a universal wavelength. In order to discover one’s passion and life’s purpose, you must start with discovering and taking care of yourself. There is a strong connection between self-care, being successful and living a happier life. I want to share with the world my rituals and the products that helped me meditate, enhance my focus and concentration, unwind and feel great overall. I want everyone to unlock a hidden love for themselves and discover the true meaning of self-love. It was at this point that Graceful Touch came to fruition. Graceful Touch products are an avenue for you to harness your inner strength and shine. Once you realize how taking care of yourself and loving yourself is inexorably linked to personal growth, you can truly flourish.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I appreciate learning every day and like so many others solo-preneurs, the road to success has been bumpy. The business inspiration came from finding an opportunity to connect with more people and aligning an interest of mine. A few years back, I decided to take my “leap of faith” into this industry and business without having any prior knowledge or experience as a business owner. I wanted to create, connect and share my vision and ideas and knew that this would not happen if I didn’t jump into it. I made the decision to leave a steady and well-paid job, which I had for many years, to embark on my dream and the biggest fear was not having a financial security. I must say that once I made the decision to do so, there was no turning back. My product line was designed with this in mind. Each product is born with an inspiration to support your inner strength while conquering your fears from within.
Please tell us about Graceful Touch.
Graceful Touch products were designed to touch your senses and awaken your soul. We are passionate about inspiring others to practice self-awareness. We live on a bountiful planet that provides us with a plethora of resources to help enhance our lives. Why not take advantage of them all?
Our product line includes candles which offer incredibly fresh fragrances, some made from hand-picked wild eucalyptus leaves, hints of citrus to lift the spirit and energize your soul. Our top-selling candle that contains a wonderful aroma of true lavender flowers and beautiful floral hints; our handcrafted 100% all-natural bath salts provide the perfect blends of soothing scents which helps feel nourished and hydrated; Our Herbal Tea Sampler is a fun way to explore various gourmet loose tea and create your own blends; and our collection of essential oils which are prepared for you to bring the power of nature into your home.
I personally and delicately choose every product I present, offer and launch. I am 100% hand’s on from the handcrafting, packaging, designing, choosing scents that inspire and carefully sourcing organic teas and oils. You can say that at this time, I am “all in” and I love this part of my business.
What quality or characteristic do you feel is most important to your success?
Passion really hits home. I feel that I would not have embarked on this journey if passion was not part of my inspiration. Vulnerability and growth as well go hand in hand in my journey. I understand that this industry and market is competitive, and I learned that through being vulnerable and business “growing pains,” I am personally implementing my interests and growth through my products as I indulge in them myself. By trial and error, I learn a lot, and this allows me to have high expectations of the products I choose to represent the brand and bring to my consumers.
Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
After growing up with eight different family members in the Latino Community, there’s plenty of childhood memories. One that resonates the most is always seeing my family members, aunts, uncles, extended family friends, and cousins be there for my brother and me. The fact that they took the responsibility to care for my brother and me is such a big childhood memory, and I will forever be grateful for all their love and commitment to us. We were always surrounded by so much love, which has shaped me to be the person I am today. Their unconditional love for us is a representation of Graceful Touch. Learning to love ourselves unconditionally is a huge step towards living a happy life and to conquer from within our goals and dreams. Knowing that they encouraged us to be the best version of ourselves without allowing “abandonment” to define us is such a beautiful childhood memory.