Meet Chantel - proud Puerto Rican plant-based beauty and lifestyle blogger, Wabi-Sabi Botanicals ambassador, and down-to-earth wellness mama we can't help but love. Chantel offers an easy-to-relate-to, holistic approach to wellness and regular peeks into her loving (always vegan) lifestyle on her blog, Choose Love Blog, and her Instagram, @chooseloveart. Chantel is passionate about making a plant-based lifestyle accessible to all and inspiring others on their wellness journeys. We're honored to have her in the Wabi-Sabi Botanicals family and were lucky enough to interview Chantel on her big dreams, her favorite Wabi-Sabi Botanicals products, and more!
What inspired you to create Choose Love Blog?
My journey into blogging sort of just organically happened. During my pregnancy with my son, I really began to dive deep into health and wellness and became the go-to person for most of my family and friends. In an effort to make the information more accessible and reach more people, I decided to really go for it and create my blog. It’s a place where I can merge all of my interests and I’m really proud of what it’s grown to become.
What’s your ultimate goal or big dream?
I really hope to continue what I’m doing, but on a much larger scale. Inspiring others through a relatable and down-to-earth approach has proven to be super successful for me. I would love to host seminars, create beauty products, develop recipes and ultimately shift people's perspective on what healthy living is. It doesn’t have to be an overwhelming and scary thing and I want to help regardless of where they are in their journey.
How would you describe your skin?
My skin is definitely on the acne-prone side. It’s a combination of both oily and dry with slight hyper-pigmentation and texture.
What's your favorite ingredient in skincare?
Ooh this is a tough question. I would probably have to say it’s between Sea Buckthorn and Cacao. Both really agree with my skin and help to minimize breakouts.
Which Wabi-Sabi Botanicals product do you reach for most often?
Hands down my favorite product is the Valley Of Light Illuminative Mask. It smells incredible and is the perfect middle ground between potent and gentle. Because I don’t mask everyday, however, what I tend to use more frequently is the Age Gracefully serum.
Why do you love it?
It’s super nourishing and hydrating for my skin. It really brightens me up, which is pretty necessary being that I’m a mom to a toddler haha.
What’s your ideal #SelfCareSunday?
My idea of a perfect self-care day is being in nature, limiting my time with technology, eating fresh raw foods and coming home to mask.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
To replace all negativity with love in the world.
If you could stand on top of a mountain and say one thing that every woman in the world would hear, what would it be?
You are divinely created, never forget it.