Subtle Tiyes: Melanie Luja Pairs Natural Skincare Products and Teas to Balance the Body’s Inner and Outer Beauty
Soul work practitioner and life purpose coach Melanie Luja’s line of hair and skin-care products, Subtle Tiyes, are bringing the natural healing properties of teas to the body’s outer layer. The products are designed to be used in conjunction with a variety of over 100 healing teas. The pairings of Luja’s products and teas expose the healing properties to the entirety of the body.
Luja says, “All of the products are made from teas and essential oils. What you put inside of your body reflects on the outside as well, so we paired the skincare and hair care products alongside the tea.”
The products treat skin and hair just as important as internal organs. Luja says, “When you release the toxins from the inside sometimes it shows up on the outside negatively. So we have to be able to treat the outside of our skin as well. Our skin is an organ just like our heart, stomach, liver and everything else. So we're going to treat the outside as just as important.”
In addition to her natural healing work, Melanie is an award-winning poet and performs spoken word regularly. She and her husband Oshea, also a renowned poet, founded The Balance Portal, a private wellness practice where they teach workshops on soul work and life-purpose alignment. Oshea and Melanie work together closely, co-producing the line of products and performing and coaching together regularly. Their 5-year-old daughter, Love, also participates, introducing her parents at performances and using the Subtle Tiyes products herself.
The Subtle Tiyes line of products has been featured in the Lujas’ Internal Balance Retreats, which are centered around the sun and moon, taking place four times a year on each equinox and each solstice. They take place on private estates in locales like Sequoia and Temecula, and the days are filled with wellness activities.
In all their work, Melanie and Oshea follow love as their guiding principle. “Love is the number one thing that allows you to move in your light, to be able to identify what your purpose is in this world. Essentially it's about love.”