While researching her own medical issues that doctors seemed unable to find the cause of or cure for through modern medicine, Kayte Evans learned about autoimmunity and other chronic ailments through her studies.
Her interest in integrating alternative health and wellness with modern medicine began through personal research, and her business, Living Restored, LLC, has become so successful, she is currently expanding her product line.
“Living Restored is a side business for now,” Evans said. “Hopefully sometime in the future, it will be my sole commitment.”
Evans began her studies in the alternative and health and wellness world and obtained a massage therapy degree, license and certifications, which led to her pursuing and receiving a Bachelor of Biotechnology/Biology degree. Evans currently works full-time at Kentucky Bioprocessing and recently received her Clinical Aromatherapist License.
“[This license] allows me to use therapeutic-grade essential oils to aid and benefit clients with depression, anxiety, stress, allergies, colds, menopausal problems, skin issues and even pain reduction,” Evans said.
The science and medical aspects are what interested Evans to create Living Restored, but the creation of her custom products is also a creative outlet for her.
“I put a lot of thought and care into the presentation of each handmade product and gift basket,” Evans said.
Her all-natural bath and beauty products include bath salts, bath bombs, lotions, soaps, scrubs and perfumes.
The bath bombs are popular with kids and adults, Evans said.
“They come in many different shapes, sizes and smells,” Evans said. “They fizz and color the water while leaving skin silky smooth.”
Her wellness line includes custom essential oil roller bottles and diffuser blends to create a custom aroma with multiple therapeutic benefits. Using a diffuser, essential oils are dispersed throughout the air so they are absorbed through the respiratory system.
Evans makes a creme called Pain Away that she said helps alleviate bone, tendon and joint soreness.
“I cannot keep it in stock,” Evans said.
Prior to purchasing products, Evans recommends a consultation for all customers to learn about the products and application.
Evan’s husband Matt helps her with Living Restored when he can, but she is the owner and currently the only employee.
“He is my biggest supporter and promoter of my products,” Evans said.
Evans has created baskets for donations, silent auctions and community fundraisers, which has helped get her product lines into the community.
She is hoping to expand to some storefronts in the future and also hold pop-up shows, workshops and parties to assist clients in creating their own products.
“The future outlook of Living Restored is to give back to the community, my loyal customers and to meet and help many more,” Evans said. “Word of mouth, and testimonies from others is how Living Restored has been successful so far and I look forward to seeing what direction it takes as the business and marketing is expanded.”
To find out more about Living Restored, visit her Facebook page or email Evans. More pictures of her products can be seen on her Instagram page, living_restored.