Maria believes that creativity is fundamental to a fulfilling lifestyle, and everyone has an innate capacity to create.
Art is a way we discover our inherent dignity and realize the power of connecting with others through authentic expression.
Trained in art restoration and conservation, she started to help people by providing art therapy. Her walks in nature brought her to an even more fundamental idea - creative outlets require treating blockages at the source.
Toxic food and chemical skin products can keep us from reaching a balanced creative life by souring our mood and trapping us in a beauty routine to correct blemishes that make us feel self-conscious.
Skin ailments are often caused by what we eat and put on our skin. In her herbalism and aromatherapy studies, Maria discovered that fewer ingredients of a higher quality preserve the medicinal benefits of herbs to be as nourishing, soothing, and remedial for skincare.
Maria Mayorga comes from Seville, Spain and her studies in Art restoration and conservation inform the hand-made quality of her products.
Because the products are made by Maria or supervising her partner, Colin, she knows exactly what is in every soap bar and is uncompromising when it comes to quality ingredients. She’s lived in Westport for almost a decade, and Namawe is her way to give back to a community that gave her a more balanced life.
The aim for Namawe is to teach people to look after themselves. In order to be at peace we must be still in the mind. The best way to learn this is take a moment and link the body and mind through a healthy, daily ritual. Some people use cooking, some people use yoga or meditation,. However, for me it is to cleanse my skin.
Taking a few moments each day to cleanse my skin reconnects my mind and my body for the day.
Practicing this even once a week will help centre you and reconnect you to what is important.