Meet Kayla


Founder & Owner - Kayla Emmons

For the past 10 years, Kayla has searched for cures to life’s physical and emotional pains. Through studying herbalism, nutrition and other healing modalities, she found that health and wellness lie in nourishing our living cells with natural foods and botanicals.

As a young adult, Kayla was brought to a turning point in her life - one towards a newfound focus on her nutrition, body and mind as a whole. She became a certified Pilates and yoga instructor and studied Thai bodywork while volunteering in an acupuncture clinic. 

She has traveled to Colombia to work with different plant medicines, and later taught yoga and meditation at a retreat in Bali. 

These experiences supported Kayla’s journey and confidence in natural medicine and holistic modalities, as she noticed the positive changes and healing impacts it had on her life and in the lives of those around her. 

These impacts grew deeper after becoming a mother in her early twenties and inspired her to make the choice to deliver her daughter at home. Kayla went on to become a certified birth doula, and has aided and attended around 30 births.

It was when Kayla started her job at Wedge Co-op in Minneapolis, working in the wellness department amongst supplements and vitamins where she drew her inspiration to create her own line of herbal elixirs.

Botanical Lucidity: The Beginning

It was Kayla’s life-long love of tea, paired with her experiences and education in the wellness field, that the idea to concoct her own blends evolved naturally.  

In 2019, she began making tea concentrates in her kitchen by slowly simmering dried medicinal plants for 24-hour periods to create potent medicinal elixirs. These early concentrates tasted bitter and sour, making them difficult to enjoy. Kayla ultimately wanted to create pure herbal blends that didn’t impair the natural integrity and vibrancy of the plants, while formulating blends that could taste good on their own. 

After months of experimentation and countless rounds of trial and error, she eventually discovered her medicinal elixir formulations that were balanced in taste and medicinal potency through the powdered herbal blends that now are Botanical Lucidity elixirs. 

The quality of her powdered ingredients combined with her own rigorous testing for the best ratio of potency and taste make her elixirs strong herbal supplements, where the benefits can be felt while enjoyable to drink. 

Botanical Lucidity elixirs are now sold at many co-ops and wellness stores throughout the state of Minnesota, the home of Botanical Lucidity. See what locations you can purchase Botanical Lucidity by viewing our Store Locator.