As an adult Zaunbrecher continued her love for essential oils, which are often applied directly (or diluted) to the wrists for a variety of ailments as well as to lift moods or to ground the mind (among many other benefits). Zaunbrecher found lava beads that would absorb the oil and act as a sort of wearable diffuser. LAVA was born.
“I love copper and mixing metals. I love hematite, and pyrite is one of my favorites with an oyster shell with pave. I love matte rubberized pieces and will put one piece of oxidized bling on it,” she says.
Her combos are earthy in some ways, glam in others. And the most beautiful part — the oils. Most oils applied to the skin last three to four hours. A few drops on a bead of the bracelet and you’re good to go for three to four days.
LAVA can be found locally at Caroline & Company on Arnould Boulevard and 02 Face and Body on Settlers Trace Boulevard. Stay tuned, however, as Zaunbrecher is working on more designs, more materials and new spots to sell in Acadiana. — AJH