about elaa's founder
about Jill Stacey, elaa's founder
Hello! I am honored to be able to share my passion with you!
about elaa & me
Elaa is an expression of what lights me up. I love the bounty of herbs, plants, flowers, and fruits that nature provides. I'm an alchemist, a creator of beauty, a lover, a health and personal transformation coach and advocate, and a passionate soul. Elaa is a combination of all of these gifts. I get so excited about beautiful skincare, beautiful foods, health, and self-care. I love creating beautiful things that serve my life and the lives of others. I formulate, create, and use all of the products offered here. Simply taking the time and space to care for myself and lovingly touch my body is an expression of my love and care for myself. This self-caring centers me, grounds me, and makes me feel more alive. This is one way I cherish myself and I hope to inspire others to cherish themselves in the same way. I love helping people get healthier, care about themselves in a meaningful and loving way, and feel more alive. I’ve put my heart into creating elaa and running it every day. It's my great honor and joy to share Elaa with you.
I live in beautiful Ashland, Oregon. My life is dedicated to my soul's greatest awakening. I love nature, plants, herbs and natural medicine, travel, and adventure. I love creating and relishing in beauty, poetry and art in all forms.
For most of my life, I struggled with my physical health. No help I sought out over 25 years made a difference for me. I realized that I had to take responsibility for my own health. I knew this was the most caring thing I could do for myself. One way I did this was to address my physical being. I began focusing on healing the lifetime of chronic illnesses that I had been accumulating. I had come to a place where I was no longer willing to accept the fact that illness and all the physical and emotional pain that came with it was something I had to just live with. I wanted to be healthy and feel more alive. By my mid-twenties, I had a host of painful chronic conditions affecting most body systems. I also had multiple skin conditions. It was a long process of putting the pieces together, but once I did, my physical healing was rapid, astoundingly so. I was suddenly a new healthier me and had clear, lovely skin for the first time in my life. I really took care of myself and nourished my body with alive, healthy foods and healing, effective skincare. Once I experienced this incredible transformation and how passionate I felt about what I had learned, I knew I wanted to explore it further.
I have a Bachelor’s degree from Brown University, Magna Cum Laude. I have a certifications in areas of personal transformation including Neuro-Linguistic Programming and have much experience with personal growth, healing, and spiritual practice. I'm a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner and Nutritionist, an Herbalist, Aromatherapist, and Superfoodist, and a Natural Skin Care Specialist.
In 2009, I founded Living Earth Beauty (LivingEarthBeauty.com) to be a unique "marketplace" of pure, healthy skincare. I have since passed the Living Earth Beauty torch to dear friends and am solely operating Elaa, my own line of healthy, alive, luxuriously pure and effective products for soaring!
In January 2014, my life completely changed. I became life-threateningly ill. I've been through several years of intense suffering and treatment, moments of not knowing if I would live or not wanting to live because the pain was so consuming and debilitating.
I have moved through my dark night of the soul and am healing and blossoming. I've been deeply blessed by and for this journey and have taken it as an opportunity to heal not only my dear body, but also my heart and soul. The breadth of what I learned through fighting to save my own life has provided me not only an 'honorary doctorate' in health and treating serious illness, but even greater compassion, humility, and love for myself and others, as well as, awe for the Mystery and Majesty of Life. This journey began a deep healing process on every level of existence for me, and while I would have never asked for what I've experienced and all the pain it caused in my life - the growth, transformation, and movement closer to my essence that has occurred inside me because of it has been the greatest blessing I could have ever asked for. Illness is a deep spiritual journey, an alchemy of the soul, a sacred passage and initiation. . . for those of us who are strong enough to be with it with grace, dignity, and courage . . . and are willing to surrender to and discover what it is here to teach us.
I hope to be able to heartfully and compassionately share my love and gifts with others. To share my passion for healing, health, beauty, and vitality. May my gift of alchemy bless your body and being with goodness, cherishing and celebrating you!
Elaa lives in my heart and every day I work to make these offerings as beautiful, effective, and sacred as possible for you.
It's a great honor to share elaa creations with you. I hope that they inspire you to care for yourself deeply, all the while, creating your most alive and sparkling You.
Welcome to elaa!