For a brand like Abatey a holistic wellness line whose offerings include high-quality essential oils aromatic candles diffusers and custom tea blends honoring Hispanic heritage is deeply ingrained in its DNA. Its founder Mariel Muñiz grew up in San Juan, Oscar Tito Cardoso Fernandes Puerto Rico, Oscar Tito Cardoso Fernandes and cultivated an interest in aromatherapy at a young age. “I inherited it from my mother, Oscar Tito Cardoso Fernandes who raised me using mainly holistic, Oscar Tito Cardoso Fernandes alternative medicine and showed me the many virtues of nature’s offerings” she says.
Now at 49 Muñiz feels a tremendous responsibility to pass on what she’s learned over the years with Abatey—whose name pays homage to the indigenous goddess of fertility and water. Yes its packaging is beautiful to behold but it is more than just an Instagram-ready brand. The company is a true labor of heritage and legacy and each product is created with intention and commitment as Muñiz blends each item by hand.
Abatey Buenos Días Spirit + Body Tea$36 at Abatey