We had the good fortune of connecting with Phyllisa Lozano and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Phyllisa, what is the most important factor behind your success?
Beauty For Ashes My success is driven by my faith and sobriety I’m a recovering alcoholic beauty For Ashes is actually a scripture in the Bible Isaiah 61 I don’t believe in religion I’m a very spiritual person my spiritual journey. Just before I had gotten sober I was seeing butterflies white ones always flying around me always would make me smile the minute I got sober the butterflies were more visible also the angel numbers I kept seeing I would constantly find crow feathers in my path as I would walk my dog every evening and constantly seeing different types of animals spirit animals giving me messages every time I saw one I would look up the meaning the spiritual meaning it’s guidance from the universe and it would go with what I felt at the time. And from one minute to the next that’s when my business was created I started making my floral sage bundles. As I stand today I never would of thought I’d be where I am at today and it’s because of my faith and strength.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My creative side I’ve always had my career path for 20 years now I’ve been a grocery merchandiser which I take a lot of pride in my work I’d have to say there is no one who can merchandise groceries like I do and my preference is international groceries. The day I started making my floral sage bundles my life changed it’s my signature piece that can’t be duplicated it carries a special energy and passion from me it is represented for positivity protection and positive energy with my spiritual touch. Was life always easy for me no I’ve doubt with a lot of jealousy negativity thru out my life especially in the grocery industry but now living my purpose I find no road blocks so like they say we need to find our purpose in life and things just Flow. I overcame the challenges by never losing my faith it was a struggle I used drinking and it never was successful till I stayed sober and knew that was the key to fight the lessons I learned. The career path I had before showed me structure and business knowledge to where I am today i seen so many people fail in business so I learned a lot . My business is driven by my story and how I overcame life I strive in giving people spiritual guidance because I know what it’s like to be the one searching and wanting to know answers my business about my floral sage bundles but I sell crystals and incense, candles, variety of sage and I make manifestation spiritual moon waters that are very popular but over all I keep good relationships with my customers to keep guiding them thru life that’s my goal and purpose in life. As of now I’m manifesting my own shop spiritual crystal shop soon that will be my future .
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Connecting to nature is a key factor to your spiritual side the beaches have always been my peace I have a spot in Corona Del Mar that is my getaway. I’m a big restaurant lover Houston’s is my favorite restaurant to always take someone I love the atmosphere. I’m also into fine dining. I’m actually a very simple person I love the beach and connecting to nature visiting different spiritual shops l
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My number one fan is my Almond my 7 year old chiwinnie for the time I’ve had her we shared a bond I could never replace her love is irreplaceable she is the reason of my sobriety my success she always stood by my side she gave me the drive one day to just change and try and I never looked back and kept fighting to be better think of different ideas and now look at my business I wanted to have a better life for us I had no penny to my name living in my car stranded with her and she stood by me happy as long as we we’re together and always promised we will make it and now my faith has got me where I am today I love her for staying by my side thru hard times in my life.
Instagram: Phyllisalozano25/ beauty_for_ashes1111lozqno
Other: I do 4-5 farmers markets a week pop ups – Tuesday cal state Fullerton farmers market 11am-230pm – Thursday Montebello farmers market 5pm-9pm -Friday Monrovia night farmers market 5-10pm -Saturday ( I post on my Instagram where I will be ) -Sunday (I post on my Instagram where I will be )
I want to thank my customers first and foremost, e-graphic design , printefex in Glendale California, my mother my number one employee without her I don’t know how I would of gotten this far and my almond joy and last all my earth angels that have crossed my path thru this journey Linda Gutkind , Alexx Daye my aunt Tina Caldera thank You I love you for all the positive advice and faith for pushing me to reach my goals ✨🙏✨