A woman who has created and sells natural skincare products will sell them and hold workshops for the June 19 celebration in Brooklyn this weekend.
At the age of 21, Nadia Clyne was diagnosed with hypothyroidism.
“The doctor basically told me I couldn’t have kids,” Clyne said. A few years later however, against all odds, her daughter Sole was born. But early on, Sole had an unbearable skin condition.
“I had many sleepless nights until one night I cried out to God and was like, ‘I need help,'” Clyne says.
It was then that she returned to her Caribbean roots and the healing power of natural remedies, thanks in part to her mother from Saint Lucia.
Clyne’s mother taught her herbs to heal her skin and by mixing natural herbs, she found a cure for Sole’s condition.
From there, Clyne and her mother started selling the product. Since then, Clyne’s business, Treasured Empire, has flourished.
Clyne has just opened her own beauty salon in Park Slope’s Industry City where she sells her products and does her hair.
Marie Guerlin has been a client of Clyne for many years.
“It’s great to see that she has her goals, she has her dreams, and she’s going for it. She brings in other people from the community as well,” Guerlin said.
When the pandemic hit, Clyne says she was asked to teach how to make the products now that people could no longer go out to buy them.
That’s what she’ll be doing this weekend at New York’s annual June 19 celebration at Linden Park on Saturday and Prospect Park on Sunday.
“We’re going to sell our kits, we’re also going to teach. This year, we’re going to be doing body oils and scrubs,” Clyne says.
For Clyne, her brand goes far beyond skincare.
“I encourage so many people to really, really discover the treasure within, because I think it doesn’t matter what faith you believe in, but to understand that it’s so much bigger than yourself,” says- she.
Clyne says the workshops will take place every 30 minutes.