Buddha Nose founder Amy Galper has always been an advocate for healthy living and smart consumption. An avid hiker, camper, and cook, Amy has always looked to the earth for solutions to her day-to-day life. Buddha Nose evolved out of her kitchen as she was inspired by her baking and cooking to create homemade beauty recipes for face/hair masks, scrubs, oils, and creams.
Amy is also a Certified Aromatherapist and Shiatsu practitioner. With her wealth of knowledge and burning passion for essential oils and their benefits, Amy writes a bi-monthly blog for Organic Spa Magazine that focuses on aromatherapy, beauty, and wellness. She is also the Founder and Executive Director of the New York Institute of Aromatherapy, NYC's first professional training and education center for Aromatherapy. On top of that, Amy is also the founder of the Yoga Beauty Bar, an interactive pop-up shop that celebrates, educates, and advocates for Conscious Beauty. Her pop-ups have been very well received in both NYC and Santa Monica.
In her free time, Amy and her husband explore America's National Park system and escape to their off-the-grid cabin in the Catskills. The cabin is so off-the-grid, it's 2.5 hours from NYC, three miles down a dirt road, and through two trout streams where there is no electricity and no cell service.