When you meet Krishna Singh, the first feeling you get is that of home. She relishes in creativity, brings the tiny details of everyday life into bigger realities. Referred through a dear friend, I knew I struck gold in the first meet. Armed with in-depth knowledge of essential oils, the chemistry behind the makings as well as an inclination for all things handmade and crafted. Krishna excels in crochet, churning out beautiful creations in a variety of innovative forms – crochet earrings, coasters, necklaces – the works! And along with that packed power of creativity is sheer professionalism. Working with Krishna has been smooth, easy, and so very punctual.
We’re asking her about her daily routine and how she manages to effectively create, every single day:
Tell us your relationship with skincare and how much of that has inspired your work with the collaboration for scented soy candles?
I do not have a skin care regime, but I avoid soap or any harmful chemicals on my face. Since, I do not prefer any chemicals on my skin, I intend to make my candles equally chemical free and thus use only essential oils and no fragrance or lab-made oils to ensure that they are 100% natural. Soy wax gives it the vegan touch and cotton wick ensures minimal use of synthetic products.
What’s your typical morning and evening skincare routine?
I prefer natural remedies for skin care and very mild, natural products. In addition to that, I make it a point to eat seasonal fruits and veggies and drink lots of water. Post my morning bath I apply moisturizer to my face and No. 01 Rose After Bath + Face Oil from Nature Therapy or The Body Shop to the body. I prefer eating my lunch in my garden as that is the only time I am exposed to sun, in order to get natural Vitamin D. Before sleeping, I wipe my face with cleansing milk and exfoliate on days I apply make-up. Moisturize my face, hands and feet.
What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?
I stretch and have a glass of lukewarm water with lemon juice, jeera, ajwain and fennel powder. This drink helps in boosting metabolism and gives the much-needed morning detox.
Who or what inspires you in your work and developing new scents?
As an individual, I love experimenting, researching and trying new things, which has turned out to be a great exercise for developing new scents. Apart from that, feedbacks from my regular clients also play a major role in developing scents and the improving the candles’ experience.
Which is your favourite scent developed so far?
It would be hard to choose, but I could pick two - “Enchantress” and “Calming”. Enchantress has floral touches of jasmine which is perfect for date nights (particularly Netflix + chill ones!) and Calming for moments of distress and unease – the notes of rose adds to the charm and soothes the anxiety.
What has been the best moment of your life as an entrepreneur?
I believe, the very commencement of my business was the best moment in my life as an entrepreneur, as it has led me to meet to amazing people and grow professionally, personally and has embedded me with gratitude and most importantly patience.
#WomenOnTheGo: How do you balance your work and personal life?
I have my set-up based out of my home itself, which makes it even more difficult to balance, contrary to popular belief. Since, I am into multiple businesses, I plan monthly, weekly as well as daily in order to ensure that I do not miss out on anything. Also, since I am married into a business family, especially with my husband being a restaurateur, his schedules sometimes take a toll of my schedule, but, there’s never been a problem that a late night or an all-nighter cannot help with.
How often can you carve out your ‘me time’ and what does it entail?
I crave for ‘me time’ almost everyday. I love reading, painting and crocheting and try my level best to take time to do it. Sometimes, there are days when I take a break from my computer screen and I end up spending the entire day with a brush, a book or hook in my hand. And I am absolutely unapologetic for those days.
How do you deal with setbacks?
I spend sometime analyzing and trying to figure out where I went wrong. It does get depressing sometimes, which was a lot to take when I started off, now I go easy on me and do not over emphasize. I either try to fix it or simply move on.
What advice do you have for your aspiring entrepreneurs to start their own ventures?
Do your research, make sure you balance between having a thick skinned and yet be sensitive. The right opportunities will come, in time. DO NO LOSE HOPE and ALWAYS BELIEVE IN YOURSELF no matter what the world says.
What do you hope to achieve by the end of 2020/the year?
I wish to have a small studio for my brand.
When you think of Nature Therapy, what is the first thing that comes to mind?
I think of something soothing that will probably reconnect me to the nature and something that would provide me natural products, free from chemicals.