Hey, I'm Hannah the owner of Illume Organics. I created Illume because I am passionate about natural healing and self care. I hope to encourage a slower pace and the occasional much needed exhale.

After moving to California from New Zealand (complete change of climate) I knew I needed to get creative about taking care of my skin. I wanted clean, sustainable products that would actually work and bring moisture and life back into my skin without strong unnatural fragrances or chemicals, and so I started playing with my own recipes... I delved right into my favorite realm of herbs and oils and then to my surprise, I stumbled into the magical healing of seaweed!

What blew me away was that seaweed wasn't only majorly helping my skin but also my mood, energy levels, general health and I felt connected to ancient indigenous practices from all around the world. Thalassotherapy is no new discovery, simply a rediscovery from the past.

Paired with some of my favorite herbal infused oil blends and essential oils, this line of products is a creative passion for me, I have formulated all of my recipes to be truly nourishing. 

I hand harvest my kelp products very carefully here near the Cayucos Coast. I am licenced and I take note of regrowth and sustainable quantities.

More About Seaweed

Seaweed is known to detox the lymphatic system and rejuvenate collagen and elastin properties of your skin. Kelp contains Vitamin A, C, D, E, K and B-complex and is also high in iodine. The Phlorotannins (if you want to read more about phlorotannins) found in kelp are anti inflammatory and known to reduce inflammation and lactic acid, making it a soothing experience for muscle fatigue. There are a myriad of reasons why soaking with seaweed is so ridiculously healthy, yet I am most excited about the restful energy that comes from this relaxing seaweedy experience. There is something to be said about the energy of this sea plant, it is not to be taken lightly, it is a truly sacred plant and the wisdom of this experience is profound.

Thanks for stopping by! Reach out if you have any questions and I'll get back to you within a few days when I am not spending time with my 4yr old, my husband and my cute bunnies.... 

xx Hannah