About Us

Family photo of Selima Tami and their son NilesWives, mothers and best friends. We’ve been together since 2008 and from Day 1, for Tami, it was love at first sight. For Selima, it was probably around Day 23. We’re truly partners in all things, life and business. It isn't always been easy, but we’re committed to walking this path with one another. Our intention to our commitment keeps us accountable to one another and we couldn’t imagine life any other way.

 

 

More on Tami
More on Selima
  • Undergrad: Information Systems, Suffolk University
  • IT & Operations Consultant
  • Salesforce & Skuid Developer
  • Herbal Training & Certification with Master Herbalist Karen Rose of Sacred Vibes Apothecary 
  • The Alchemist
  • Head of Everything Else (fo' real)
  • Right Brain
  • Constitution: Pitta-Kapha
  • Serious & Sensitive
  • Sagittarius Sun, Capricorn Rising, Aries Moon
  • Loves solving a good problem
  • Undergrad: Music, Spelman College
  • Peace Corps Volunteer in Samoa
  • Grad: Arts Administration, Teachers College Columbia University
  • Herbal Training & Certification with Master Herbalist Karen Rose of Sacred Vibes Apothecary 
  • The Oracle
  • Head Herbalist
  • Left Brain
  • Constitution: Kapha-Vata
  • Silly & Chill
  • Pisces Sun, Sagittarius Rising, Capricorn Moon
  • Loves telling people what to do

 More on Niles
Nothing short of amazing, Niles Maël Lust, the River Chief, is our greatest teacher. This is the closest we’ve ever felt to unconditional love. He's also a pretty typical toddler and expert at getting into everything and saying "no." Pisces Sun, Rising and Moon (Venus, Neptune, Chiron and Mars too)!

Our Wellness
We’ve explored the full spectrum. We’ve not given a damn about our health, didn’t exercise and made eating and buying decisions based on convenience and price. This meant a resounding “yes” to processed foods and an “of course” to the cheapest commercial cleaners.

We’ve also been extremely strict with our exercise regimens and diets, practically demanding to know the name of the hen who laid the fried egg that graced our plates. Looking back, we have to laugh at our year of doing laundry with soap nuts (we were nuts for thinking those clothes were actually clean)! Neither extreme worked for long and both paths led to illness and resentment.

Now we’ve returned to the center. Our philosophy on maintaining wellness is this: as natural as possible. It’s that simple. We make what we can, eat most meals at home, buy good quality foods (minimal fake ingredients, organic when we can and humanely raised), use natural cleaners, and formulate our own herbal medicine for preventative and acute conditions. We play. We get outside. When we travel, we prepare and bring as much of our own goods as we can and is reasonable. We do our best to follow the same principles we use at home, while enjoying the experience of being immersed in a new culture.

Our Spirituality
Everything is spiritual. Everything has a deeper meaning.

Physical pain and illness in the body is merely a reflection, symptomatic, of what is going on in the spirit. Every wound can be healed.

We are all connected. We are all Divine.

God’s love is reflected in all of us. It’s up to us to recognize it.

God’s love isn’t limited to the human experience, nor can it be adequately or comprehensively explained in a book.

We innately have the power and are capable of addressing every life challenge.

Everyone on the planet has a role. Every soul has free will, to stay, go, destroy, heal, do whatever they want or nothing at all.

Christ Consciousness is choosing the path of unconditional love.

We draw from different traditions to develop our own spiritual practice. We pray, chant, affirm, meditate, breathe, sit, divine, ask, seek, believe, read, detach, forget, create, give thanks, smudge, write, expand, cleanse, heal, lay hands, dream, see, speak, channel, release, protect, enjoy, set intentions, love, read, co-create, cry, dissect, empathize, forgive, unfold, blossom, bow, try, try, try again.

We accept that the spiritual path isn’t a race. We won’t get it all in this lifetime, or probably the next. We’ve been here before and we’ll return again, hopefully with more wisdom and less karma to balance.

Our Business
Iwilla Remedy was founded in the heart of Brooklyn, New York, and now operates in Atlanta, GA. 

Since we opened for business in 2012 we have been dedicated to helping people understand the power of herbal medicine to improve lives. From the inside out, physical to emotional and spiritual bodies, sacred plant medicines heal and we’re here to guide you along your path of wellness.

What initially began as a natural body care line, has expanded into an herbal wellness brand. We do herbal consultations and coaching as well as teach workshops and classes on plant medicine and natural healing. Our line of products now includes personal care products along with herbal remedies. And because we believe that the cause of all physical pain and illness is rooted in the spiritual and emotional bodies, we emphasize in our work the necessary addition and inclusion of spiritual practices into every health plan. 

Our company is small, but our commitment to healing is large. Let us be a resource, and if our spirits are aligned, let us help you along your journey of reclaiming your wholeness.