Miranda Kerr was into wellness before it became an epidemic. She grows sugar snap peas in alkaline soil and her favorite apps help her record her gratitude and dispense self-affirmations as a headache cure. Believing in the power of positive thinking, she once told a magazine that she doesn’t worry about inadequacy: “Because a rose can never be a sunflower, and a sunflower can never be a rose.”
The founder of the beauty line Kora Organics, Kerr recently launched a superfoods supplement powder that contains of-the-moment matcha and noni, an antioxidant super-fruit found mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere. We talked to the model about why she loves crystals so much, baking apple pie, and how even a normally happy person like herself dealt with depression.
I’ve read that all of your beauty products are filtered through a crystal. True or false?
True. It’s filtered through rose quartz, which is my all-time favorite crystal. I really notice the difference when I’m holding it. I keep one in my handbag. I have a small heart-shaped one I put in my bra. It’s known to encourage love (like self-love) in your life and open the heart chakra. It’s supposed to have healing and protecting powers. We have a filtration system set up, and the rose quartz is energized, cleansed, and put back in to filter once again.
There are so many different ways out there we can have magic in our lives, and this is one way I saw that I could incorporate it into my line. The back of each Kora product says a positive word like bliss, love, or joy because I believe in the power of intention and attention. Having been around crystals for so long, they just really work for me and I wanted to share that with everyone.
How did you get into crystals?
My grandfather used to give them to my grandmother and she really treasured them. He used to find big geodes and he would give them to her. She and I loved them. He ended up bringing her so many that in the back of their house, they had this weeping willow tree and at the base was a collection of crystals that he had gotten for her. I used to climb that tree every day when I was a child and thought, they’re magic. It was without even knowing that different crystals had different energies. I was just drawn to them.
I haven’t discovered crystals yet. What would be your advice to a crystal skeptic?
It depends on the individual. It’s like exercise, you have to find what works for you. I personally have found such a benefit from incorporating it. Whether or not if it’s really doing something, it has been around for so long. I believe they have a little magic, and I like having that magic in my life. If a crystal is speaking to you for whatever reason, and you go to a crystal store and naturally just gravitate towards it, you can read up about that stone.
When we were living in NYC, Flynn was maybe three and went to FAO Schwartz with my cousin. He said, “Mummy, can I buy something when I go there?” I said, “You can buy one thing.” He comes back with this little rose quartz. Out of all the whole store that was what he picked out and said, “This is for you.” That blew me away. I didn’t know if he ever heard me talking about it. They do say children are very in tune. It was so thoughtful. And he does really love crystals. He has a little one that he carries.
So you really carry a rose quartz with you every day in your bra?
Pretty much. It’s a tiny little one in the shape of a heart. It’s been buffed a little. One day I was carrying it and then, I thought I really should just put it on my bra on my left side, near my heart. And that felt good.
I know it sounds crazy. But I feel as human beings, that we either come from love or fear. If we have something like that little reminder, like rose quartz, to always come from love and not from fear, it’s a much more expansive place to come from.
What is your morning routine?
A recent thing I’ve been doing is doing hot water with apple cider vinegar. It gets the digestive juices going and it’s a good way to flush out your system. About 20 minutes later, I’ll have my smoothie. I mix it up. Sometimes it will be kale, blueberries, spinach, papaya, avocado, with a base of almond milk we make at home. Other times, it will be a coconut water with a fresh coconut which is hydrating. Then I’ll add in the Kora skinfood supplement because it has noni, acai, blueberry, and matcha green tea. Other times, I’ll put a little protein rice powder and maybe a little almond butter.
In the past, I used to start the day with hot water with lemon. What I realised is that it’s very alkalizing and that’s great. But when you need to digest food, you need to have the digestive juices stimulated. A teaspoon of apple cider vinegar is good at doing it. It just feels cleansing.
Wellness has been such a buzzword. As someone who has believed in it for so long, even before it was “trendy,” how do you think about it?