Berna's Story

BERNA SHARES HER PERSONAL STORY BEHIND COULÉE NATURALS

My journey with psoriasis began in 1988 when, at the age of 7, my mother spotted red, scaly plaques on my back. The doctor told my mom I might be having an allergic reaction to laundry detergent, but the rash-like symptoms persisted. I didn't really understand what was going on with my body. But I remember I didn't want to go out for a long time because I didn't want my friends to see me like that.

My symptoms remained mild for about three years, but once the symptoms spread — to my stomach, arms, legs, chest, and scalp — we went to a doctor and was diagnosed with psoriasis. That was when I came across the phrase 'autoimmune disease' at the age of 10.

For about 20 years, I had to combat this autoimmune disease. At one stage, almost 80% of my body was covered up with plaques. It was a total vicious cycle for me. Whenever I got upset a lot about these plaques, the next day there were more and more. So, I had to be super careful with what I took in my body. In order to help my body's detoxification, I was not only avoiding chemicals and additives but also studying and trying to learn about all harsh hidden ingredients. Over the years, I completed two degrees and dozens of courses to learn more about body's detoxification system.

After spending a fortune on organic and natural products, to my surprise, my body reacted very badly to a few of those so-called organic and natural products, as they contained some hidden chemicals in their formulas. As a result, I ended up with the same symptoms and and the emotional devastation was overwhelming.

In 2018, I decided to find a product that was pure enough and effective to do the hard work (cleansing, toning, and of course moisturizing) for my skin. As a physiotherapist, I studied tons of research articles and found out the great benefits of rose water for all skin types based on scientific research. My research showed me rose water had been around for centuries originating in Middle Eastern medical and spiritual practices and used since the time of Cleopatra.

I was thrilled to try rose water on my face and skin and without wasting any time, purchased an organic rose water face mist of a very well-known brand. But I was literally in a shock after using it.

These photos were taken on January 3, 2018 after trying the organic rose water face mist I purchased for the first time. After a few spray, it gave me seriously burning sensation and very heating effect. It literally made me cry out of pain. My complete face and neck were red in minutes. Although immediately washed my face, it took me a week to heal my skin. It was so scary and after this incident, I decided to find the purest rose water (a real rose water containing rose oil). 

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Two years of research and trialling rose waters from different distillation methods from various manufacturers, I finally found our gorgeous rose water. And by adding rose quartz crystals in it, I wanted to boost all healing effect not only for your skin but also for whatever you need to heal in your life. 

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So welcome to Coulée Naturals Community. Thanks for being a conscious consumer, I am so glad you are here with us. 

Love

Berna xo