I’m Darian Kayce
Welcome in, take a seat and stay a while! My name is Darian Kayce Esser. I live in sweet little Baton Rouge, Louisiana with my husband, Matt, and our cute pup, Oliver. We live in a little apartment filled with plants and wicker and all the cozy things.
I’m right-brained, a 9 on the enneagram, I come alive in creative environments and I day-dream a lot. I was once a full time, freelancing photographer and while I still love taking pictures, I’ve taken a step back from full time photo. My soul was craving some new experiences and growth.
In the middle of 2018, I felt a pull in my heart to do something new. Little did I know at the time that it was God giving me the push to step out of my comfort zone and into a new season. I became more interested in learning how to live a more natural and simple lifestyle, I started shopping secondhand, researched more about essential oils and found a comfort in making products and decor for our little home. These things brought so much joy, peace and stillness in my life that I felt the need to share with others. I want to make a positive impact in our world and to the people I meet by the choices I make and the lifestyle I chose to live. So welcome to my journey. Let’s do it together.
Sometime in 2018, I started seeing more, reading more, hearing more about how bad chemicals in products I used every day really are. I just never really thought about it before, but once I did research, I realized I didn’t want those things in my home or body anymore. I slowly started ditching and switching to more natural products, even trying to make some of my own. One thing that really didn’t cross my mind as important was essential oils. I used them for diffusing because I liked a house that smelled good, and I used a sample bottle of Peppermint oil from Young Living that a friend had given me for my migraines. Then I ran out of that bottle and used a brand I’d never heard of before when I got a migraine and I noticed a big difference. This other peppermint oil didn’t really smell like peppermints… what else was in it? It also didn’t have the same effect on my head like the Young Living oil so I did some research and realized all these cheap essential oils are hardly oils! Filled with lots of other things and THEN a few drops of oil (check out this post). Young Living oil has only one ingredient, the oil from the plant it came from. So that started my oil switch and I became obsessed. Yes, oils are good for diffusing and smelling good but they’re also great for your health- God made plants and plants are made to help us! It all makes sense. So anyway, if you’re skeptical about oils and why you should skip the ones you see at target— I was right there with you! But being healthy and aware is always a better option, and these oils are something to talk about.