My Story

Sanara's journey began in my kitchen as I sought to take control of my Psoriasis and the products I used on my skin. After years of self-taught herbal and cosmetic chemistry training, I discovered that at the core of my being, I am a healer and creator. This realization led me to develop functional and luxurious body care products that cater to sensitive skin needs.

The name Sanara is derived from the Spanish word "sanará," which means "you will heal." It is not just a body care line; it is a lifestyle brand that embodies self-discovery and reconnection. Through the creative process, I have been able to reconnect with my ancestral heritage of making hand-made medicinal salves and performing Latin healing ceremonies known as limpias to restore emotional and spiritual well-being in my community.

Sanara has also reconnected me to my indigenous lineage and to Mother Earth, reminding me that she always provides. In the process, I learned to embrace my body and reconnect my mind to my physical being, something I had ignored for far too long.

While Sanara was initially created to cater to my sensitive skin needs, it has evolved into something much more significant. It has allowed me to reconnect with my truest self, the most important relationship one can ever have. And through our daily, time-slowing body care rituals, I hope Sanara can help you reconnect with your mind, body, and truest self as well.

Sanara restores more than just your skin; it restores your soul.

Reconnecting to my mind
through my body

In 2021, at the age of 39 with no family history was diagnosed with Stage 0 Ductal Carcinoma In Situ after feeling a lump in my breast. Despite initial skepticism from my doctors, I trusted my gut, insisted on further tests and procedures, and advocated for my health. It was my knowledge of my own body that ultimately guided my doctors on how to treat me. Summer 2021, I went through a bilateral mastectomy to save my life.

Then, a year and a half after my treatment I received another diagnosis in December 2022 after going back and forth with my doctor for a tiny bump on my breast, something I just couldn't ignore but again doubt from my doctor. I was now diagnosed with Ductal Invasive Carcinoma, despite my best efforts of an agressive treatment of a bilateral mastectomy. Once again, I attribute my persistence and advocacy to knowing my body, trusting my intuition, and advocating for my health.

It's a reminder that our mind and bodies are powerful.

My Commitment

Each of my products is crafted with careful consideration of their impact on both the planet and the overall well-being of our community.

Sanara Ingredients

My selection of highly effective Latin American botanicals is based on the strictest industry standards, prioritizing those that are naturally-derived and safe for use.

Repurpose, Reuse, Relove

I carefully contemplate the long-term impact of our actions on the planet in all my decision-making processes.

Discover My Products

Clean, all-natural, body care powered by indigenous Latin American botanicals.