This itch was the result of a most inopportune rash. Om Aroma & Co. (West 11th St. between Greenwich St. and Washington St.) founder, Angela Jia Kim, was preparing to step on stage in her role as touring concert pianist, when she developed an allergic reaction to a body lotion she applied just before her performance. The show went on, but Angela stepped off the stage with a new determination.
Back in her hotel room, Angela read the label on the rash-inducing lotion and counted 55 ingredients, most of which were chemicals. Two close family members had recently been diagnosed with cancer, leading her to question the long-term effects of chemicals and preservatives in items most of us use every day.
Motivated by a passion for organic living, Angela resolved to createchemical and preservative-free skin care products made from pure organic ingredients. Experimenting in her Manhattan kitchen and applying the same rules for perfection that made her a successful pianist, she created the perfect skin cream after one thousand tries. It took one thousand times and repeated testing on herself and her supportive husband, Marc, before Angela was satisfied enough to begin giving it out to friends and family as gifts.
Angela’s passionate hobby was about to become a serious business. Working with a team of holistic formulators, aromatherapists, and skin care experts Angela createdOm Aroma, a line of skin care products free of parabens, formaldehyde, mineral oil, and synthetic fragrances.
Soon after its launch, Om Aroma won four gold medals at the 2008 Beauty Olympics beating out some industry giants; Om Aroma became recognized for its sophisticated combination of beauty with pure organic ‘green’ ingredients. All products are made in the USA.
In the Beauty Lounge, the main service offered is the Om Yoga Facial,which includes an Anti-Aging Facial Massage and Emotion Face Mapping™. This transformative facial not only addresses outer beauty but also empowers from the inside. The premise is that people wear emotions on their faces, and the facial muscles begin to memorize all tension. This accelerates the aging process. Celebrities & sophisticated women alike also rave about Om’s Organic Brazilian Wax.
“Sexy Green Has Arrived.”