The Sisters Spice comprices of Sonya & Nikki Schwartz, sisters with a passion for good health & awesome cooking! Sonya pratices acupunture and herbal medicine & Nikki is a culinary wiz with a knack for nutrirtional consulting. This will be their first year as vendors with Bitchcraft and they plan on serving up some amazing medicinal chocolates for the holidays! Here is an interview we conducted with the sisters, we hope you enjoy! :
Bcraft: What are you making for the December 8th Sale?:
Sonya: My sister and I are concocting herb infused medicinal chocolate truffles and hot chocolate powders for common everyday ailments such as stress, fatigue, PMS, insomnia. The herbal chocolates contain Traditional Chinese Medicine formulas or various herbs in the TCM pharmacopeia to strengthen the body's deficiencies, i.e.fortifying Qi & Blood. The common formulas we chose are mostly tonics, so almost anyone can delight in eating them! The chocolates use the finest organic ingredients and are vegan! Mostly, we wanted to create a fancy, fun and affordable way to ingest herbs. Who knew medicine could taste so good!Each batch is equivalent to a week's worth of herbs. Each chocolate truffle or serving of hot chocolate powder contains 3 grams of herbs. Standard dosage is 3 grams, 2x/day, which is 1 truffle or cup of cocoa, 2x/day.
Bcraft: You are both pretty knowledgeable and active in the holistic healing community, how did you decide that this would be your path/passion?
Sonya: Nikki and I were fortunate with the gift of growing up in a loving, open and supportive family. I believe it was this foundation that colored our inspiration to continue sharing this experience with our friends and community. Although different in our crafts, the end result comes from the same intention - nurture thy body, mind and spirit, so that one may live from an optimal place.I practices acupuncture and herbal medicine, among other TCM modalities, at Tao of Venus in the Silverlake neighborhood of Los Angeles. In addition to a strong general practice, I specializes in the treatment of so-called 'Urban Ailments' - stress, emotional imbalance, sleep disorders, digestive troubles, chronic fatigue, fertility and women’s health.Nikki has been involved in the culinary arts for over a decade. Currently, she spends her days as a nutritional consultant and private chef, in addition to managing Red Hill in Echo Park.We are dedicated to providing our clients with the tools to live a healthy, active, and vibrant life. By creating tailored treatments, menu plans and realistic goals, we work to improve health and well-being for those seeking a more balanced way of life.
Bcraft: While this is your first Bitchcraft as a vendor, you have been loyal costumers to all of our events! What do you like about these fairs?
Sonya: We love any excuse to celebrate the season and collaborate with our bevy of creative & witchy friends! We support friends. We support community. What better way to support your local artist and independent small business owner!