Dr. Kristina Ivy, a holistic clinician who specializes in stress reduction, is the creator of Rica Bath and Body. This all natural handcrafted line of bath and beauty products is like comfort- food for the skin. Ivy developed the line to promote bathing as a relaxation ritual to reduce stress and to promote self care. Looking to nature to calm the mind and soothe the body is something Ivy learned to do as a little girl growing up in Virginia. Ivy was Inspired by a tradition of southern family beauty recipes dating back to the owner's great-great grandmother who used fresh farm ingredients to make healthy and effective beauty products. Rica products include natural ingredients from around the globe that maintain this time honored tradition of healing through nature and old-fashioned simplicity.
Dr. Ivy and her products have been featured in several magazines including Vogue and Real Simple. She currently consults nationally and internationally for spa's and wellness centers and lectures on health related topics. "What we put on our skin affects our entire system..it is our belief that you shouldn't put anything on your body that you couldn't put in your mouth.", Dr. Ivy affirmed. All of the women in Ivy's family have lived into their late 90's, healthy, happy and with beautiful skin. Their anti aging secret was that they knew how to close the door on daily demands and find time for bathing and grooming rituals-kitchen concoctions in hand. Ivy recalls how they always emerged from the bath beautiful, moisturized, relaxed and restored.