Our Story So Far
At the heart of JustBe is the desire to restore emotional balance and enhance a sense of wellbeing.
JustBe's a natural range for the face, body and home that includes spa treatments, herbal teas and chocolates. Not only do the products smell gorgeous, they are emotionally nourishing and are packed full of therapeutic benefits.
Every JustBe product is lovingly handmade in Scotland using purely natural ingredients with the soul purpose of making you feel consciously alive. Our core values are authenticity, passion and positive intent.
JustBe has been developed by Scottish Aromatherapist Gail Bryden to encourage others to simply 'Just Be' yourself.
About our founder:
“How would you like to feel?”
It’s the question Scottish aromatherapist, holistic massage therapist and life coach Gail Bryden often asks her clients and is a question she asked herself when she hit her own “life reset switch” – bang in the middle of her marketing career for (very) big British brands.
After so much ‘doing’, it was time to embrace ‘being’. Accepting she had burnt out, Gail retrained, reframed and rebooted her life, choosing alternative therapies as a way of navigating the rocky road of recovery from mental and physical exhaustion.
Tapping into her inner GPS, she opened up to new possibilities. Learning the ancient Hawaiian healing rituals of Lomi Lomi, blending massage oils and training as a clinical aromatherapist all led to the creation of her own wellbeing and beauty brand – JustBe Botanicals.
Her all natural, aromatherapy inspired skincare, home fragrance, organic herbal teas and aromatherapy chocolate collection quickly picked up awards and the products won the endorsement of two of the UK’s most influential beauty writers.
Skincare expert Caroline Hirons described JustBe’s Cleansing Balm as her new cleansing balm obsession. “This is one of the nicest cleansing balms I have ever used. I know you know how many cleansing balms I have used in my lifetime. It’s that good. Highly recommended”
Beauty journalist Fiona Klonarides, founder of The Beauty Shortlist shared some of the boxes JustBe ticks. “Natural + Authentic + Artisan + ‘Aromatherapeutic’ + Gentle + Simple + Ethical and you can tell Gail really has put a whole lot of passion and thought into her now extensive range (she does gifts and teas too).”
Clearing a path in her own life, helped Gail guide others through the relentless busy-ness of life to a point of new found health, purpose and wellbeing. “We all have an innate ability to create our own reality. You already are what you’ve been searching for. It’s all within. Whatever we want on an emotional basis is available to us in any given moment. It’s all about our intention, perspective and connection to ourselves and others. When you tap into that place where there’s nowhere to go and nothing to do except ‘just be’ – then you experience the sense that all is well.” explains Gail.
“JustBe uses positive language to encourage us to focus our attention on what we want. Aromatherapy's a powerful way to bypass the conscious mind and access the place in our brain where memories and emotions are stored. Which is why our sense of smell and aromatherapy can change the way that we feel.”
The range has developed into a full sensory experience (including spa treatments) allowing us to make sense of ourselves through our five senses. “One of the original signature blends JustBe Happy remains the most popular, as in essence we all want to be happy.”
“I’m delighted to have received so many awards and glowing feedback from those who have used the products and experienced an increased sense of wellness. I endeavour to keep the range as natural, accessible and fun as possible. It’s my intention to inspire others to simply just be themselves.”
JustBe: it’s in our nature.