We had the good fortune of connecting with Rahel Molaligne and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Rahel, can you share a quote or affirmation with us?
My favorite affirmation is BE HERE NOW! Being in the moment is a discipline and requires practice. Carving out a few minutes of your day to be in the present moment will enhance your Gelaye experience.

Our body scrubs and body polish as well as face care products are infused with luxurious essential oils, exotic plant extracts, and superfoods like blue-green algae to give your skin exactly what it craves and turn your bathroom into an oasis. These products give you a daily dose of self-love and self-care as well as nourish your skin, calm your mind, and leave you feeling fresh, rejuvenated, and glowing from the inside out.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
A visit to a spa in Northern Italy many years ago spurred my interest in Entrepreneurship. The sight of the mud baths and algae wraps and the intoxicating smell of the essential oils embedded themselves in my mind and stayed with me through the years.

Over the years, I gained experience as an esthetician and eventually managed a few spas, which provided the necessary insight to dream bigger about the possibility of pursuing my “Spa in a Jar” dream.

I combined my experience in spa management with my passion for nourishing ingredients to create Gelaye Collection, a commitment to providing self-care products and a better way through life enjoyed from the comfort of your home.

I believe wholeheartedly in my brand and what it stands for. The essential nature of self-care and taking time for yourself is about more than taking a hot bath at the end of the day – it’s about awakening your senses and genuinely acknowledging that your happiness matters. YOU matter.

My goal is for people to appreciate the little things that we take for granted and prioritize and enjoy self-care with 100% Natural, Vegan, Cruelty free, Paraben & Phthalates free products. Gelaye Collection is escapism in a bottle. It’s my ticket back to that spa in Italy and your ticket to wherever your want to be. I want the customer to remember self-care is a vital human need, and we all deserve to feel healthy, beautiful, and loved.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I love the DMV! There are so many exciting places to visit and events to attend at any given time. We’ll certainly have a full calendar and they’re gonna need a vacation to recover from this vacation!

We most certainly will take a trip to the various Museums in DC. Spending the day at the Smithsonian or the African American Museum will take a couple of days.

Visit Mosaic district and enjoy the various restaurants or do sip and paint.

End a day at the District Wharf – Whiskey Charlie rooftop and watch the sunset.

Head to the downtown area and have dinner at DC City Center or Chinatown.

Walk through the Georgetown waterfront in the evening and grab drinks at Watergate Hotel Rooftop.

Escape the city and spend the afternoon at Winery at Bull Run.

Have a health, wellness and relaxation day at Salamander Resort.

Catch a free performance in the Grand Foyer at The Kennedy Center during the week.

Grab a drink at the POV rooftop near the White House with a great view of DC at sunset.

Go for a walk at Rock Creek Park !

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Definitely my family and close friends. I always had encouragement and support but most importantly, we have fun! They get involved in all aspects of the business from product fulfillment to customer service at various Gelaye events.

Everyone has dreams and aspirations. But, until you take that first risk and step into it, it’ll always remain a dream. One of the most important lessons I learned is not to be overwhelmed by the entire process. Segment the tasks and tackle it one step at a time.

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