Miranda Kerr just got married to Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel, but the model and wellness guru still remembers what it’s like to feel heartbreak. “A few years ago, I was in a really rough place,” she says from her home in LA. “My heart was really wounded. This strong wave depression really hit me all of a sudden, and I didn’t know what to do. I finally asked my aromatherapist if she could help. And that’s how this all started.”
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‘This’ is Kerr’s latest line for Kora Organics, a new range of stuff for physical—and metaphysical—well-being. There’s a skin supplement, a face oil, a body oil, and an elixir specifically designed for the Heart Chakra.
If you’re thinking, “That’s cool but what?” we get it. That’s why we asked Kerr the crucial, serious questions… like what her wellness routine has in common with Care Bears.
When did you first learn about the Heart Chakra? Where exactly is it on your body?
Your Heart Chakra is the fourth chakra. It’s literally right over your heart. And our chakras can open and close, and when your Heart Chakra is closed, you’re feeling less energy, more stress, like everything is overwhelming and your whole body just wants to shut down.
That’s exactly how I feel after a breakup.
Totally. So we created this super-charged wellness essence that really helps nurture your heart and empower your energies. We put in sandalwood, ylang ylang, cedar wood, and we combine them together and filter them through a rose quartz crystal to charge them.
What does the crystal do?
That brings the vibration of love, and it’s really good for your wellbeing. It’s a unique filtration process, and every single one of our oils goes through it. It’s this giant crystal, about 8 inches in diameter. It’s really cool.
Where’d you get it?
It was mine! I’ve had it for quite some time and I gave it to the Kora team for this project. We make sure it’s energized it in the sun, because you have to be really specific with crystals and their intentions, and their power.
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Ok. So how does this work?
So the first thing you do is smell the Heart Chakra oil. When you smell it, you’ll feel it. It’s such a sensory experience that’s really uplifting and energizing… to be honest, I use it as an alternative to perfume because it smells so yummy. It’s the closest thing I can describe to feeling a big warm hug… and if your heart chakra is open and activated, you’re more willing to give and receive love. So then you can activate other people’s hearts and make them give and receive love, too!
Model Question One: Can you wear a face oil under your makeup?
I do! I do every day! It’s my secret travel companion because it’s super nourishing and it’s good if my skin is feeling sensitive and definitely if it’s feeling dry. So I mix it with my facial moisturizer, and then again at night, after I’ve cleansed my face.
Should you put a few drops into your foundation?
More like, mix it with moisturizer and then it’s a really great base for makeup. Everyone I’ve given it to, men or women, they say the same thing: Miranda, my pores are shrinking. Even guys!
Do dudes really notice their pores?
Oh, for sure, and I’ll tell you how I know: Orlando [Bloom] specifically said that to me. So they definitely do!
Model Question Two: Can you mix a skin supplement like your new Skinfood with dairy? Like if you put some in a smoothie? Or is that a no-no?
To be honest, I like my Skinfood just with water. I like the flavor. It’s made with noni, acai, blueberry, and macha green tea. But if you want to put it with almond milk or any type of “real” milk, juice, smoothie, that’s fine. It’s an energy boost, too.
Why macha instead of coffee?
It’s so much better for focus and concentration. With coffee, I feel like I’m running on adrenaline. It’s like a marathon. But with macha, I just feel right there and focused. It’s good for modeling, too—you know, walking in heels without coffee is probably more steady. [Laughing.]
You have 11 million Insta-fans. Do you read your comments? Do you respond?
It depends what’s going on. Because we just launched these products with Sephora, I’m checking for comments on that. Have you tried it? What’s your feedback? Tell me. I find Instagram to be amazing for that.
You can have any outfit you want. Do you still shop?
I love to shop! I’m a Net-a-Porter shopper. Online shopping is my thing, because I can just send stuff to my house, and try it on at home.
Do you prefer the privacy?
No, I just want to make sure that if I’m buying something, it works with the other stuff I already have. “Does this new bag actually match my shoes? My coat?” I want to see what it looks like with what I already own. Otherwise, it’s a waste!
You are a supermodel, and a wellness maven, and apparently, a super practical luxury shopper. Please tell me there’s something you’re bad at. Is there a yoga pose you can’t do?
So, I’m really good at backbends—Heart Chakra openers! But the forward bends—if I’m not doing it regularly, and I try to touch the floor, I’m like, “Ugh, come on!” I can barely even touch my toes. So that’s one I have to keep practicing. It should be the easiest pose, but I’m really bad at it.