Meet Kristen Runvik
“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.” — Henry David Thoreau
I'm Kristen Runvik, the herbalist, maker, and formulator at Lagom Body Co. My hope is that you feel more connected to your Self and Earth through beautiful daily rituals throughout the seasons.
As a holistic herbalist, I believe in the tradition of embracing medicinal plants for healing, balancing, and supporting our lives. My work focuses primarily on crafting botanical products that center around them.
Skincare is just one tiny part of overall health. That's why I teach not only about how plants support skin health, but also all the holistic habits that weave together to create a healthy lifestyle—sleep, creativity, movement, nourishment (spiritual & nutrition), and much more.
I've been an artist all my life. I am deeply creative and seek to see the world from all angles, perspectives, and possibilities. It's why I truly love herbalism and botanical skincare formulation—it brings together my love of nature and my desire to create something practical yet beautiful in the world that improves people's lives.
When I first started dabbling in herbalism, I began learning from the one and only Rosemary Gladstar. Later, I enrolled in Rosemary's Sage Mountain Science and Art of Herbalism Course. It was a thorough introduction to the world of plants as medicine.
During that time, I crafted products for friends and family, and with amazing response (and a few years of learning, testing, tweaking, and building my confidence), I launched Lagom Body Co. in 2016.
In 2017, I joined the good folks over at Portland Herbal School to officially train as a clinical holistic herbalist. Throughout the two-year program, I deepened my relationship with the natural world that exists within the Pacific Northwest. I grew to love Spring's Stinging Nettles, Chickweed, and Horsetail, Summer's St. Johns Wort, Yarrow, and Wild Rose, and Winter's Douglas Fir and Blue Spruce.
In 2019, my family and I relocated to Rhode Island. In 2021, we welcomed my daughter into the world. Lagom is one way I've learned how to stay connected to the earth and bring the cyclical routines and rituals into my every day life to stay grounded.
You can learn more about mine and Lagom's transition through the last few years in this 2022 article by Rhode Island Monthly.
Whether you're brand new to Lagom Body Co. or you've been a long time customer, I appreciate you and am so excited to continue sharing the power of plants with you.
Herbalist | Founder | Maker
Lagom Body Co.
P.S. Join me on a journey to nourish your skin + health, naturally, through the Lagom Collective. My monthly emails explore vitalist principles, daily and seasonal skin and life rituals for clear skin, optimal living, skincare specials, and trusted ways to infuse your life with nature and herbs every day.