Hello, I am Tomoka!
The author of “Beauty Confidential – Build Your Happiness, Health and Beauty with Homemade Skincare and Home Spa“
I started making homemade personal care products in my kitchen in 2010 because I wanted to avoid the danger of chemicals. As I gradually reduced the use of commercially available products and switched to freshly made, mostly edible homemade skincare products, results were beyond expectation! I have never had any break-out since, and honestly my skin never looked and felt better. What’s more, homemade product saved me lot’s of money and it is so much easier than you think!
Spa and Wellness
I first stepped into Spa & Wellness in 1997 as the manager of the very first Day Spa in Bali. Since, I opened and led some of the most prestige award-winning spas in Asia. I use my professional background and trainings from holistic therapies, anatomy & physiology, perfumery, natural cosmetic formulations, aromatherapy and even spa cuisine to curate unique and effective approach to holistic wellness – choice of ingredients, recipes, and home therapies.
Family – what matters most!
Homemade skincare products do not serve only for women as beauty care. I love creating safe and effective products for my children, my husband, my parents and friends too. It is a wonderful way to establish connection with your loved ones as you select the right ingredients and customise recipes to suit each person. And making of products can be so much fun and educational with children. My two daughters age 8 & 9 have been making and using homemade products since very young age, and become aware of the dangers of chemicals, their impact on the environment as well as the genuine gifts that nature brings to us.
Cultural Roots in Asia
My inspiration comes from my childhood memories in my home country, Japan – deeply rooted wellness culture, contemplative lifestyle, traditional ceremonies and wild herbs and ingredients that my grandmother taught me as beauty ingredients. I also learnt traditional beauty regimen and wellness rituals in other parts of Asia while living in Indonesia (my second home country where I spent nearly 10 years), Thailand, and now in Singapore. There are so many best-kept secret unknown to the western world and worthwhile sharing!