We are equal parts spiritual and somatic. Body and mind.
To discover harmony and happiness is to unite these two realms,
so that all we know and all that we feel is pure being.
Ancient cultures harnessed the abundance of the natural world
to achieve this balance.
Our journey is to preserve these powerful healing techniques
and usher them into the modern world.
To create a sanctuary of ritual and reflection
where we can reconnect with our vital nature.
To unearth beauty that transports us on the path to profound wellness.
Founders Helen Lee and So Young Cho share a love of discovery, creativity, and roads less traveled. But it is their passion for curating traditional wellness practices from across the globe that inspired leverden.
Their personal experiences of healing guide their shared path forward — Helen through spiritual journeys at Ayurvedic and shamanistic retreats, and So Young through relaxation therapies after intense athletic training. Avid travelers, they explore places such as Peru, Indonesia and Costa Rica in search of the ingredients ancient cultures used to soothe the spirit and heal the body.
Though former fashion executive Helen lives in New York City and So Young, an accomplished businesswoman in Seoul, they remain fast friends, united in their desire to help others discover a place of purity, ritual, and healing within themselves. To leverden, they bring their compassion for all humans.
"Circular design is another way we show respect and admiration for Mother Nature and the planet." — Helen Lee
We respect and admire Mother Earth and our planet. Our intention for leverden is a circular design where all elements of product and packaging can be reused, not just recycled. Our bottles are made from post-consumer recycled plastic. The dreamy Scented Candle is poured in a reusable vessel to be repurposed any way you choose, including refilling it with our Bamboo Forest wax, also sold additionally for this purpose. We include a packet of seeds reminiscent of the Collection scent which can be planted in the empty vessel to cultivate new life. Our packaging is either biodegradable paper, including paper mesh and a cardboard shipper carton, PCR plastic, or glass. The Amethyst Ki Bath Soak comes in a reusable canvas pouch. You won’t find any polyurethane, bubble wrap, or regular plastic here.
Even our ink is eco-friendly soy.
Nature is the path. Nature belongs to all of us and we are all a part of nature. There is mystery; is there really any boundary?