I started formulating and using these products at the beginning of 2017 in South Africa, and after a few months, I knew there was something special about it! It just felt right to share and make it available. Still, after so many years every application is a delight and the response from people is super rewarding!
The idea is to make available a natural product that will not damage your skin in any way but replenish, heal and protect. Store-bought products have chemicals and preservatives to give them a longer shelf life, bind better, and have a fast reaction time. No matter how much it is promoted as natural, it cannot sit on a shelf for long without adding harmful preservatives/chemicals. Lisah products have no added chemicals or preservatives - just naturally beautiful!
I believe there is a market for genuine organic and natural handcrafted skincare products for those who are keen on achieving beautiful skin the natural way.
In 2019 we emigrated to New Zealand and I had to reformulate with new ingredients available to me here, and some native to New Zealand. I source organic ingredients and some imported, yes - I cannot produce my own frankincense or myrrh for example so the best quality ingredients have to be imported. All products are now proudly handcrafted in New Zealand.
The name Lisah-Khayil has a very profound and spiritual meaning to me. It was in the year 2017 when I had an amazing encounter and the words were said: "Your new name is Lisah." Completely surprised by why the stranger would even say anything like that to me I asked, 'why would you say something like that?' Poised, with a calm voice and his hands folded behind his back, he looked at me and said: "Because you look fit to be called Lisah." I drove off and was completely bowled over by this encounter. I drove down Rivonia road (Johannesburg, SA) toward the highway to a friend. I replayed the moment in my mind and thought 'how bizarre'. On the way, there was a very large advertisement board on the left of the road and I cannot remember what it was about but the name King was on it with a crown. I knew that G_d was in this and that the King had spoken! Still to this day, I can only think of that man - a complete stranger - to have been an angel and messenger from G_d.
The name Lisah comes from Elizabeth in the Bible. Elizabeth means "Oath of G_d". At the time I knew G_d was saying that He made a promise to me and it will come to pass. He was so serious to make me understand this truth that He told me He made an oath by His own name, the name above all names! And He named me Lisah to reiterate that oath and to live it and live by it!
Many years later, in 2021, I read the book of Proverbs and specifically Proverbs 31 (The Virtuous Wife) in The Passion Translation, and the writeup speaks about the Radiant Bride, a woman of strength and mighty valor! In Proverbs 31 the subject is the perfect bride, the virtuous woman - this woman is both a picture of a virtuous wife and an incredible allegory of the end-time victorious bride of Christ, full of virtue and grace. The Hebrew word used to describe the virtuous wife is 'Khayil'. The meaning of this word cannot be contained by one English equivalent word. It is often used in connection with military prowess. This is a warring wife.
Khayil can be translated as "mighty; wealthy; excellent; morally righteous; full of substance, integrity, abilities, and strength; mighty like an army."
The wife is a metaphor for the last-days church, the virtuous, overcoming bride of Jesus Christ. I believe G_d is calling us all to live this kind of life, dedicated to Him. The virtuous bride of Christ in the last days (now) will be seeking only what is pure and righteous in the eyes of her Bridegroom.
So, I decided to call the products Lisah-Khayil. The name speaks of this radiant bride of Christ. It speaks of G_d being a faithful G_d and the promises He makes He keeps. It speaks of purity.
The ingredients are and will always be natural and organic just as G_d gives them to us with all the amazing healing and restorative properties in the seeds, roots, stems, flowers, and leaves. Naturally beautiful without chemicals. When you use the products you should feel blessed and radiant like a bride preparing for her Bridegroom!
Of course, the logo had to have a crown in it as I, and you, belong to G_d, our King - the King of Kings!
The Virtuous Wife
Proverbs 31 - TPT
The Radiant Bride
Who could ever find a wife like this one -
She is a woman of strength and mighty valor!
She's full of wealth and wisdom.
The price paid for her was greater than many jewels.
Her husband has entrusted his heart to her,
for she brings him the rich spoils of victory.
All throughout her life, she brings him what is good and not evil.
She searches out continually to possess
that which is pure and righteous.
She delights in the work of her hands.
She gives out revelation-truth to feed others.
She is like a trading ship bringing divine supplies
from the merchant.
Even in the night season she arises and sets food on the table
for hungry ones in her house and for others.
She sets her heart upon a nation and takes it as her own, carrying it within her.
She labours there to plant the living vines.
She wraps herself in strength, might and power in all her works.
She tastes and experience s a better substance,
and her shining light will not be extinguished,
no matter how dark the night.
She stretches out to help the needy
and she lays hold of the wheels of government.
She is known by her extravagant generosity to the poor,
for she always reaches out her hands to those in need.
She is not afraid of tribulation,
for all her household is covered in the dual garments
of righteousness and grace.
Her clothing is beautifully knit together -
a purple gown of exquisite linen.
Her husband is famous and admired by all,
sitting as the venerable judge of his people.
Even her works of righteousness
she does for the benefit of her enemies.
Bold power and glorious majesty are wrapped around her
as she laughs with joy over the latter days.
Her teachings are filled with wisom and kindness
as loving instruction pours from her lips.
She watches over the way of her household
and meets every need they have.
Her sons and daughters arise in one accord to extol her virtues,
and her husband arises to speak of her in glowing terms.
There are many valiant and noble ones,
but you have ascended above them all!
Charm can be misleading,
and beauty is vain and so quickly fades,
but this virtuous woman lives in the wonder, awe,
and fear of the Lord.
She will be praised throughout eternity.
So go ahead and give her the credit that is due,
for she has become a radiant woman,
and all her loving works of righteousness deserve to be admired
at the gateway of every city!