Q&A: Bec Jakstas, Founder of Stass & Co

Q&A: Bec Jakstas, Founder of Stass & Co

In our Q&A Series, Self Bloom Co aims to put a spotlight on the incredible founders we are so thrilled to partner with, that are truly doing incredible things and creating such magic in their businesses. We dive into what inspired them to start their businesses, their business journey so far, their favourite products, what self-care means to them and their own self-care rituals. 

Let's lower the shoulders, take a deep breath, and find a moment for us and immerse yourself in this read.

Meet Bec Jakstas, Founder of Stass & Co, the most gorgeous dry body brush on the market in our opinion!

Tell us a little about Stass & Co? 

My mission with Stass & Co is to share the life-changing benefits of self-care and daily ritual through deep nourishment of the lymphatic system. Practicing daily ritual allows us an opportunity to be present and grounded, creating space for more dedicated silence and reflection.

We launched in January 2019, so we've been running for 4 years now. 

Bec Jakstas, Stass & Co Founder

Tell us a little about you?

I live on the Sunshine Coast, the ocean is my medicine and my daily rituals bring strength and flow in my life.  
I'm a yoga teacher but a student of yoga for life. My 20+ years of practice include a combination of Vedic mediation, breath-work, kundalini kriya, and yoga asana. 
My daily rituals allow me to share from a deep place of embodiment. Every day, with my hand on my heart, I ask my body what it truly needs. Then, in that connected space, I softly come back to myself, and listen. From here, we can repair, grow and expand. 


What inspired you to create Stass & Co?

I believe self-care rituals and tools empower us to pause and reconnect. I believe a healthy lymphatic system is the key to a connected Self.


How has the business journey been so far?

Challenging, Expansive, Creative, Intuitive, Joyful. It is my biggest love and where most of my resilience comes from. 


Tell us about the Dry Body Brush? 

I immersed myself in intentional design; the result was an all-natural, vegan-friendly, plastic-free luxurious dry body brush. Made from all-natural walnut wood and sisal bristles. 

Hand resting on white sheet holding dry body brush

Why is it important to use?

The benefits? 
The Body Brush ignites and stimulates the skin, the lymphatic system, the detoxification pathway and we see improvements in the nervous system. When the body, lymphatic system, blood, immune system, and heart are all healthy, in turn, the mind is clear and emotional state balanced. 

Some of the many other natural health benefits for dry body brushing are:

  • Tightening of the skin
  • Skin exfoliation
  • Encouragement of new cell renewal
  • Toning the muscles
  • Increase in energy
  • Improvement of digestion
  • Increases lymphatic flow
  • Lymphatic support and drainage 
  • Relieves ingrown hair follicles
  • Improves appearance of cellulite
  • Exfoliates & tightens the skin
  • Smoothes and softens skin
  • Cleans pores, removing oil, dirt and residue


What's special or unique about it?

I’ve been told by numerous people it’s the most luxurious dry body brush on the market. You can sit it in your bathroom on display to remind you of the love and care you give to your body and soul daily. 

Why did you want to create this product?

I created the Stass & Co Body Brush as a tool to help you experience this deep joy and nourishment.
I have been naturally driven to create a line of products reflective of my own desire to slow down and promote the healing and calming powers of daily ritual.

woman using dry body brush on arm


Any hopes, dreams or plans for the business in the future?

I've been working on a very special Body Oil specific for skin renewal and lymphatic stimulation to match with the Body Brush for over a year now and cannot wait to share it. Our new product is due to release later this year (fingers crossed).

I’m creating more focused offerings specific for lymphatic health and daily ritual to empower people to do themselves which will include breath-work, yoga, self-massage, dry body brushing which I’ll be offering in person groups in Noosa and maybe online. 

What does self care mean to you?

Self-care for better health is all about calming, soothing and healing the body. From a gentle lymphatic self massage, specific lymphatic breath-work and yoga, and of course dry-body brushing. 

Dry body brushing is the perfect addition to your morning rituals to reconnect, revive and glow daily.

Do you have any self care rituals?  

I have a very dedicated morning practice, from lymphatic self-massage, breath-work, yoga, Vedic Meditation, Kundalini Kriya, dry-body brushing, self-massage, oceans swims and nature walks. Tuning into my Body and my own natural rhythm through a daily practice comes from a deep desire to have a balanced and harmonious life. When I carve out time for myself I feel light in my heart and body.

My daily practices continue to clear, heal and strengthen my nervous system especially in this wild journey of life. This space allows me tap into what soul needs.


SHOP the Stass & Co Dry Body Brush $62 HERE 


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