About Us

Qi  (CHÄ“)

noun 

the circulating life force in all living things

THE QI BOTANICS STORY

Qi Botanics was created with a clear mindset and mission to create superior organic botanical products that nourish the body inside and out. We rigorously source our botanicals to ensure we are using the cleanest, most vitality rich, all-natural ingredients in our custom formulations. We work with small controlled batches to ensure the integrity and consistency of our product, time after time.  

We strive to produce amazing products for you to use on your most precious possession…you.

   

photo of DeBritt Ealey

A note from the Founder:

I want to introduce myself, so you have a better idea of who is formulating and making the products you are using and hopefully loving!  

My name is DeBritt Ealey and I am currently in private practice as an acupuncturist and herbalist in Northern Virginia. ( www.strivingforhealth.com ) 

I am so grateful to be able to help people improve their health naturally and support wellness every day with holistic therapies. I have been treating patients for the past 20 years but have been working with herbs for over 30 years… they are a HUGE passion of mine. I love working with herbs as they contain a wealth of health promoting components that can enhance any product in which they are used, both internally and topically. I do a LOT of facial rejuvenation treatments in my practice (cosmetic acupuncture, facial gua sha, microneedling, facial cupping). I love working with acupuncture and other natural therapies and products to improve the skin’s health and to add a youthful glow to the complexion. I have also been making a line of organic and herbal face and body care products for myself and my patients for many years with amazing results.  I have seen first hand what natural clean products can do for the body. 

I have made it my life’s work to help people achieve health and balance, naturally, so they can live a healthier and happier life. I am hoping to share some of this knowledge to help people online, who can’t get to me in Virginia, improve their skin along with enhancing their overall health and wellness. 

In addition to loving all things botanical, I've been a big supporter of the hemp plant for decades. I opened a hemp shop in the early 90's in Hawaii and then learned even more about this amazing plant when I went back to school for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It is one of the 50 fundamental herbs in TCM, which is a big deal.  So, I was so excited when the cannabinoids in hemp started to be studied and the many benefits of this amazing plant started to come to light.  I began using hemp extract for its CBD benefits on myself several years ago, as it became available for use, and then I used it on my patients…with amazing results! I sought out every class, seminar and certification on and around hemp and CBD that I could find to educate myself as much as possible. I am totally addicted to learning and am constantly taking classes to expand my knowledge base so I can become a better practitioner and get better results for my patients. The more I learned about what scientists had discovered about cannabinoids and the endocannabinoid system, the more I knew I needed to add this amazing plant into my practice and my products. I started incorporating cannabinoids into all of my herbal products; tinctures and face and body care products and found I could get an even better effect for my patients. Since I already had an herbal body care line, it was a natural progression to incorporate the healing benefits of CBD into all the products and tinctures, thus Qi Botanics was born.   

I personally research, formulate and sample every product until it meets my strict requirements and is just right. This takes time as I am extremely meticulous about what I put into and on my body and my patient’s bodies, so it must be super clean. I love being able to formulate with cannabinoids, botanics, extracts, hydrosols, and oils and make sure they are perfectly balanced in everything we make.

The goal was to make organic herbal products that simply work great. I think we have done that. I am so excited to be sharing these products with you as I am very proud of them. :0) I am also excited to share some cross over therapies from my practice that people can do at home for skin and health benefits, like gua sha, dry brushing and acupressure kits to improve skin health and reduce stress. These are great additional therapies that not everyone is familiar with but should be … I am on a mission to spread the word. 

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I am here to help you! 

I hope you enjoy the products! 

With love, 

DeBritt

For more about DeBritt and CBD listen to our Podcast: Cannabidiol (CBD) Therapeutic Benefits

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