My grandmother, Rissie Harris was a master herbalist. Although not formally trained, she could walk into any wooded area or park and identify every tree and bush. She also knew the appropriate uses for each herb or plant and how to combine these plants for internal and external medicinal purposes. Perhaps it was her Native American lineage or, it may have been something she picked up from her father, a sharecropper. In any event, she passed her knowledge of herbs and plants onto my father. I picked it up by listening to and watching him.
My daughter Gemmia loved scents. Without any prompting from me she began to explore and combine essential oils at the age of 16. One day she asked me for an herb to mix with an oil to condition her hair. I told her what I knew. She expanded her hair products into a line of bath and skin care products. MasterPeace is the brain child of Gemmia Lynnette Vanzant.
After Gemmia’s death in 2003, I decided to continue her line of products as a legacy for my granddaughter. The problem was I could not locate the suppliers Gemmia used for her bath products. One day in meditation I was guided to try African Black soap, known for its skin healing properties. I bought a 5 pound block of soap and soaked it in water that had been treated with Dr. Masaru Emoto’s Water Crystal Healing music. I used Gemmia’s aromatherapy formulas and added the complementary herb for each oil. I used my children and grandchildren as my testing subjects then, I offered samples to friends. They loved it! I hope you will also.