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Kolors of Karma – Cam Payne

Kolors of Karma: Cam Payne is one of our tie-dye artists who creates one of a kind, Grateful Dead inspired apparel. We offer his products at both of our shops. We can also take custom-made-to-order designs. From Cam: "I am a self taught Dyer.  I have been dyeing since I was 13. I started put using napkins and paper towels and markers. Folding the napkins and using the markers for color. I went to my first GD show when I was 17 and my love affair started. I have also developed my own spin on the "shibori" technique by creating toggles on

2020-06-13T15:14:27+00:00

John Drummond – Third Eye Palo Santo

We are proud to offer these products brought by John Drummond Third Eye Palo Santo at Instant Karma Asheville. A few years back, our eldest son, who was already running a business around metaphysics— rocks, gems, crystals, incense, tools of ritual and self-empowerment— saw a future for Palo Santo. Native American Sage has been used for centuries by indigenous people for ceremonies here in North America, so why not balance it with its South American counterpart—Palo Santo. Sage and Palo. The feminine and the masculine. The timing seemed to be perfect. His brother, our second son, was living in Peru

2020-06-13T15:16:44+00:00

Wild Verbena – Kristy Downer

Wild Verbena was birthed in part through years of personal experience as a woman realizing the natural beauty of healthy skin, instead of the layering of chemical-ridden products that damage and conceal rather than heal. Additionally, my studies with plant spirit medicine and deep remembrance of ancestral ways of healing, utilizing mother nature’s gifts, informed the formulations of my products. I wanted to create approachable herbal based products that are free of chemicals and heal naturally. Instant Karma Asheville carries Wild Verbena "Ritual Paper" that can be used to set intentions and then be planted into flowers.  

2020-06-21T16:28:12+00:00

Reawakening the Soul by Sundara Fawn

Sundara Fawn is the creator of Reawakening the Soul, a revolutionary transformational program that blends a mixture of psychology, metaphysics, and psychology that guides others on a soul awakening adventure. From her website, she says: "Get ready to embark on an extraordinary journey into your soul to express your divine gifts. Discover profound insights, practices and spiritual tools that help you to access deep levels of self-understanding and fulfillment. In this life-changing masterpiece, you will develop a loving relationship with your higher self. Explore soul retrieval, change in perspective, and live from the intuitive wisdom of your soul." Her oracle deck

2020-06-21T16:34:30+00:00

Dragon Eyes by Tina Kirby

Dragon Eyes by Tina Kirby. Tina was raised in Sevier County, TN, where her family has lived for 9 generations, in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. She has worked as an artist for a well known knife company where she created tech drawings and corrected carvings for fantasy collectibles, movie prop replicas, and graphic art. Tina works in mixed media, watercolor, airbrush, digital media, polymerclay, paper, and even writes poetry. Past projects have included t-shirt design work for Highway 129 The Dragon, multiple designs and marketing materials for local hemp companies, newspaper layouts, logo design, t-shirt designs for attractions

2020-06-22T13:11:11+00:00

Jessica Lakshmi – Gift of Lakshmi Botanical Oils

Jessica Lakshmi - Gift of Lakshmi Botanical Oils ~ Botanical Treasures is an Asheville-based business, created in 2016 by Jessica Lakshmi. The Gift of Lakshmi oils are for anyone, of any age, who wants a BeautyFull gift of pure, Organic Aromatherapy! These blends also serve as a Botanical Perfume, a Natural Moisturizer, and Visual Art. Each bottle includes many layers, distinctive looks, and special meanings to enhance the experience. Crystals, flowers, flower essence and essential oils are in every bottle, All in a base of fractionated coconut oil. All organic, plant magic! Lakshmi is the name I chose as it is

2020-06-22T13:20:49+00:00

Brad and Sarah Martin of Green River Botanicals

When Brad and Sarah Martin purchased land under the shadow of Mount Pisgah in 2006, Southeastern Native Plant Nursery was born. The nursery, which is located in Candler, North Carolina – just outside the city of Asheville – has been selling native woody plants with much success across the eastern seaboard ever since. Brad has a degree in horticulture from Auburn University and has been dedicated to quality sustainable agriculture for his entire career. Sarah has had a long career in the diagnostic laboratory testing field and is dedicated to full product transparency, achieved  through meticulous laboratory testing. As long as

2019-08-25T18:53:20+00:00

Arthur Dyes – Tie Dye Clothing and Tapestries

Meet Arthur, one of our fabulous tie-dye artists. His work really speaks for itself! We carry a wide-selection of his apparel, including men's and women's t-shirts and tanks, and baby onesies. His statement piecea are his tapestries. We carry a selection of tapestries at both of our shops, Instant Karma Asheville. If you're interested in a piece or a custom design, please contact us directly at contact@instantkarmaasheville.com  

2019-11-12T17:51:29+00:00

Ashley Lieb of Honey Creek Pottery

HoneyCreekPottery is an intimate studio space which harbors a working personal studio as well as a creative and inspirational space for educational classes. The vision of HoneyCreekPottery studio is to host not only a professional workspace, but to also provide a space of creativity for students to experience the enrichment and empowering effects of working with clay. This state-of-the-art studio space offers professional supplies and equipment, which allows the sky to be the limit with imaginative ideas involving clay. HoneyCreekPottery's mission is to provide a supportive, informative, and uplifting experience for all students to explore the pottery world and to make a difference in their lives in a creative and

2019-08-22T18:25:07+00:00

Aravay Made

Meet Achara, the founder of Aravay Made. Achara grew up in northern Thailand, surrounded by beautiful mountains and lush rice fields. Her hometown of Chiang Mai is known for its rich, diverse culture: shimmering Buddhist temples, colorful ethnic hill tribes and a long tradition of handmade arts and crafts. Achara started Aravay to share Chiang Mai’s unique artisanship with the world, which ranges from rich embroidery to colorfully hand-dyed natural materials. Aravay’s products hand made by Achara and her family and a few crafters in her hometown in Thailand. Aravay is a small family-run businesses. Achara and her team source out

2020-06-22T13:27:03+00:00

Full Blown Glass – Brent & Heather Earnst

Hi, we’re Brent and Heather. We are Full Blown Glass, or FBG as we like to call it! We create aesthetically pleasing and fully functional hand blown and flamework glass art and are octopi obsessed. FBG is handmade in our home glass studio located in the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains. We are prideful of our heirloom quality glass and fast, friendly customer service! Find their glass straws by clicking here.

2020-06-22T13:29:45+00:00

The Living Trees Spagyric Hemp Oil

At Instant Karma, we are proud to carry the highest quality and most bioavailable hemp extract oil, including The Living Trees Hemp Spagyric Oil. We have very high standards when it comes to our products. If you know that E=mc^2 and everything is energy, then you won't be surprised to hear that at The Living Trees, everything is grown, harvested, extracted, bottled, and shipped with intention. Yes that is right, we are those people. That tribe. The ones that are giving gratitude to the plants from seed to bottle. The ones that refuse to extract or create products unless we are in what

2020-06-08T19:39:34+00:00

Sprouted Scribbles Stickers – Travis Clement

Our stickers by Travis Clement, Sprouted Scribbles, are a crowd favorite. His stickers are whimsical and fun and perfect for both visitors and locals to Asheville, NC. "...started with one coloring book in 2010, the Chicago Coloring Book. Since then, I've used my skills to create new illustrations and designs for: stickers, postcards, new coloring books, and other products coming soon. Most products feature the cities of Chicago and Asheville, both are places where I've lived for a considerable amount of time. My love of drawing has transitioned into a career as a commercial artist for Trader Joe's, where I learned

2020-06-22T19:32:08+00:00

Jessic Lohrey – Tree of India Essential Oils

We love supporting thoughtfully created products from local vendors. Learn more about Tree of India Essential and it's owner Jessica Lohrey. Tree of India was founded in 2007. We have made it our mission to satisfy and delight our customers with therapeutic essential oils and unique proprietary blends at fair prices. Our founder, Jessica Lohrey is a Certified Aromatherapist who has been in the business for over 30 years. We believe in the healing power of essential oils, and we want to make aromatherapy accessible to the general public in a way that fits into their daily routine with ease.

2020-06-22T14:15:18+00:00

It’s True! Evidence That Thoughts Shape Reality

Is there any scientific evidence that shows our thoughts directly influence our physical reality and surroundings? Actually, there is - and this unique research was conducted in the 1990's by a Japanese author and researcher, Dr. Masaru Emoto. Dr. Emoto believed, and set out to prove, that human consciousness affects the molecular structure of water.  So, what does this mean?  Consider this: half of the Earth and three-quarters of the human body are made of water. If human consciousness changes the molecular structure of water; it follows that our thoughts do shape our physical reality.  Dr. Emoto's research provides photographic evidence

2020-06-22T14:30:11+00:00

Sage Smudge

The use of sage smudge sticks is based in Native American tradition and can help to cleanse and purify your environment. These smudge sticks are made from natural botanicals and are mostly used for cleansing spaces such as homes.  In addition to their metaphysical cleansing properties, these natural botanicals also have an amazing, calming aroma and are perfect for use in soap-making, crafts, scented sleep pillows and more. Our sweetgrass braids are used in conjunction with smudge sticks in purification rituals, especially to welcome in positive energies after a cleansing ceremony has been performed.

2020-06-09T14:39:25+00:00

How to Find Inner Peace

Peace is an essential element of happiness. Many people say they are searching for happiness, but what they are truly seeking is inner peace, an underlying sense of calm and quiet strength that remains no matter what upheavals might appear in life.  In this blog we'll talk about how to find inner peace. People who can access this place regularly, find they can embrace change and go with the flow of life easier. Not only that, they find themselves more open and receptive to opportunities and willing to take chances. Joy, like sorrow and anger, all tend to be fleeting and

2020-06-08T21:25:11+00:00

A Pagan and a Christian walk into a bar…

There is a joke MEME going around online that says, "A Jew, a Muslim, a Christian, a Buddhist, and an Atheist walk into a bar...then they talk, laugh, drink and become great friends. It's not a joke, it's what happens when you are not an asshole." It made me laugh when I saw it because of its simple truth. It also made me smile because I'm in a relationship with a man of a different faith than myself. I consider myself a modern day Pagan. Nature is my Sanctuary. Love my religion. He is (though he hates the stigma that goes

2020-06-08T21:38:50+00:00

5 Ways to Improve Your Well Being

Do you ever struggle and feel that perhaps your life is not all it could be? Have you wondered how you might find more peace and fulfillment? There are several techniques that can be used to improve your outlook and put life in proper perspective. Use the following tips to improve your overall sense of well-being. Accept Accountability for Your Actions It's true people may do unkind things and sometimes life is unfair, but blaming others does nothing to improve quality of life. You can't control what others believe or how they choose to act. The only person you have any

2020-06-08T22:31:11+00:00

How to Use Stones for Healing

Stones can be used as an aid for all types of healing - mental, emotional, physical and spiritual. All aspects of our being are intimately connected, whether we perceive it or not. When we focus on healing one area, the other corresponding aspects respond in kind. Have you ever felt sadness after going through something traumatic and noticed that you physically felt heavier, particularly in the chest area? Perhaps it felt hard to take a breath, or like a weight was sitting on your chest. The feeling of a “broken heart” is actually your heart center or heart chakra. The

2020-06-08T23:07:18+00:00
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