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Meet Sara Larios of Maitri Healing Company in Monterey Park

Today we’d like to introduce you to Sara Larios.

Sara, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I developed Maitri Healing Co. through my curiosity of Earth’s healing powers, preventative care, and the desire to continuously learn about the human body’s regenerative abilities in order to help myself and others take control of our own health.

I’ve enjoyed exploring a variety of homemade, effective formulations since 2007. You could find me wearing an avocado/banana/oat face mask, a smoothie face mask, or making herbal teas and healing concoctions. As I learned to love myself and continue on a journey of self-discovery, I realized that I found more healing benefits from using earth-based products than the plethora of expensive products I tried for treating my health concerns, acne/scars, and minimizing stretch marks. With research and experimentation, I decided to create products formulated to enhance our regenerative abilities and to share nature’s treasures with others while promoting more self-love. I began experimenting with different earth treasures – oils, plants, butters, essential oils, minerals, vitamins- with little to no side effects and promising results. I am grateful to find solutions for my family/friends and my own ailments that are non-toxic and made with healing intentions.

Maitri is a virtue for true love and begins with loving yourself- which then radiates towards others. I am motivated with pure intent to heal, learn, and grow in a loving community. An amazing community with similar healing intentions has been growing around me and I couldn’t be more grateful for the wave of growth and awareness that is happening.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
When I first started the company I faced many challenges including printing 1000 business cards and realizing it had a typo, finding sustainable ingredients, teaching myself how to use illustrator, accidentally erasing my files and having to start all over again, giving into social media for marketing, and making sure I’m hydrated and fed during vending events.

I’ve also been in situations where excessive worrying froze my body in its tracks. I’ve had to learn to calm my whirlwind of thoughts – especially self-doubt. Anxiety gets the best of me at times but by practicing meditation and acknowledging the love and support I receive from friends/family I am able to keep pushing. The satisfaction that I feel when I see my personal efforts impact someone else’s quality of life makes the challenges worthwhile.

Maitri Healing Company – what should we know? What do you do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
At Maitri Healing Co. we create holistic health and skincare products designed to connect people more with the healing powers of nature. Every product created for Maitri Healing Co. contains the finest organic, plant-based ingredients that are sustainably sourced. We take pride in offering effective, botanical wellness products in small batches to ensure quality ingredients without harmful preservatives. With holistic intentions, products are created free from toxins like artificial fragrance, preservatives, parabens, and petroleum. We are also cruelty-free.

I believe natural products should always play an important role in our lives. Natural remedies such as roots, tree barks, seeds, and leaves have been an important source of traditional medicine for thousands of years and modern studies are beginning to show scientifically the benefits of plant medicine. At Maitri Healing Co., we are constantly learning about Mesoamerican, ancient Indian and Chinese medicinal tradition and how we can integrate this ancient knowledge into our fast-paced modern lives for good health. We believe we have the power to improve our way of living at the moment and future generations to come. Each time you use Maitri Healing Co. products, you are growing your relationship with nature and yourself.

I hope to not only share natural products but to spark an interest with others to connect more with nature and understand how we can take control of our own health through holistic remedies. Being able to listen to your body’s needs is very rewarding.

The best part of Maitri is the philosophy of loving oneself and being a LOVE Warrior. A Love Warrior practices self-awareness spends time in nature and builds a loving community. Love Warriors could make a difference in the world by strengthening our ability to love, practicing mindfulness and to believe that LOVE can heal! With every action we make, we should choose to do it with love. With more true love in the world, we would thrive with less stress, worry, and fear. Maitri Healing Co. hopes to create a wave of self-awareness and love!

What is “success” or “successful” for you?
Success for me is having the peace of mind that I am creating products with healing intentions and being fortunate enough to share them with others. I am filled with happiness and overwhelmed with gratitude every time someone shares how my products or information I’ve shared has changed their life for the better. Happy tears are always sure to start rolling with positive feedback. Critiques also allow me to succeed by challenging myself to continue learning and exploring different formulations so I can constantly keep improving my products.

I am forever grateful for all the love and support I’m shown on a daily basis!

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