“Invoke” is now open on the Old Mission Peninsula. Located at 13795 Seven Hills Road, Suite F (in the business complex between Center Road and Bowers Harbor Road), the new store sells all-natural skincare products such as bath and body lotions, sun protectants, natural deodorant, lip balm, facial elixirs and more, all handcrafted by owner Morgan Leigh Kelsey.
Morgan says the name “Invoke” means “to call upon,” and her products are made with the healing properties of nature, mindfully crafted with natural plant medicines rather than the chemicals found in many commercial skincare products.
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“Invoke” is also a reference to Morgan’s tenth generation grandmother, Alice Young, a healer who lived 370 years ago and in 1647 was the first person in the American colonies to have been accused and sentenced to death by hanging for witchcraft. In February 2017, however, the Town Council of Windsor, Connecticut passed a resolution to restore the good name of Alice, as well as her daughter, also named Alice and also accused of witchcraft, and Lydia Gilbert, another victim of the witchcraft hysteria.
“Through my work, I wish to invoke and honor [Alice], keeping her name and memory alive,” says Morgan. She adds that Invoke’s primary mission is to heal by invoking the magic of mind, body, and soul by promoting mindfulness, the power of positivity, and the use of ritual.
Her goal, she says, is to encourage others to live authentically and with purpose through spirituality, creativity, connection and empowerment. By sharing these principles and living our lives fully awake, she believes we can all change the world for the better.
“It’s not only what you do, but how you do it,” says Morgan. “Your thoughts have the power to shape your reality.”
At Invoke, Morgan also offers workshops and events, as well as Reiki, a Japanese healing technique that balances the body, mind, spirit, and emotions through the laying on of hands.
The workshop “Integrating Ritual Into Daily Life” will be held Thursday, October 12, 6 to 8 p.m. at Invoke. The event will explore how ritual can help to deepen our connection to ourselves and to everything around us, as well as manage our endless ‘to do’ lists, bringing new meaning and perspective to our daily tasks.
The cost of this workshop is $16, though Morgan notes that no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Space is limited, so reserve a space by calling or texting (517) 256-5317 or emailing [email protected].
Invoke is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about Invoke, Morgan and upcoming workshops, visit her website here.