Meet Patty


Patty Liu is a San Francisco native and moon-loving night owl with a passion for holistic beauty & wellness. In 2017, she started Free Flow Botanicals with the desire to help every woman live her best life - flowing free and inspiring change. Patty proudly offers The Gorgeous Skin from Within Method (1:1 coaching),  holistic beauty classeshigh vibrational skincare products, and distance Reiki sessions. She also manages the Holistic Beauty Collective, an plant-based community for learning and connection.

Patty's Story

A highly sensitive person (HSP) and ex-corporate junkie, Patty constantly felt depleted and burned out trying to meet the unrealistic expectations she set for herself. Growing up in a family with intergenerational trauma fueled by narcissism, addiction, and depression, she lacked self-love which led to all kinds of skin and health issues including acne, poor digestion, anxiety, and chronic fatigue.

After hitting rock bottom a decade ago, Patty declared that she'd had enough of feeling sick and tired all the time, and made the commitment to begin her healing journey. Through profound experiences with medicinal + entheogenic herbs, Reiki, and self-care practices, she learned to connect to her heart and love herself unconditionally. And that gave her the courage to leave her corporate job and take a huge leap of faith by starting her journey to becoming a Clinical Herbalist.

Patty's Mission

As a certified Clinical Herbalist, Holistic Beauty Coach, and Reiki Practitioner, Patty's mission is to help you look and feel your best by providing the tools and support that enhance your unique, natural beauty. Patty takes a holistic approach in her clinical practice, using medicinal herbs and plant-based ingredients while avoiding toxic or harmful ingredients of any kind. Working with her, you’ll receive care that's customized to your individual needs so that you can achieve your health and beauty goals as quickly as possible. By coaching, supporting, and holding you accountable, Patty will be your guide each and every step of the way. 

Don’t wait like she did. There’s no better time to invest in yourself because you deserve to live your best life while sharing your unique gifts with the world!

Schedule a 30 min Beauty Coaching Session to learn more and see if you and Patty are a great fit to work together.


Patty has worked as a Healthcare Innovation researcher & consultant, holds a Master's degree in Molecular & Biochemical Nutrition, and has published multiple research papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Since researching chronic diseases, including Type 2 Diabetes and metastatic cancer, she has devoted her life to unlocking the potential of plant-based medicine to support one's health, happiness, and well-being.

In 2018, Patty completed a three year Clinical Herbalism training program in Berkeley, CA, and was the first graduate to receive an honors distinction.

Patty has taught holistic beauty, health, and herbalism classes throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, and has been creating plant-based beauty & skincare products since 2012. Her self-care practices include gardening, meditation, yoga, baking, board games, and taking part in herbal, beauty, and self-love rituals. Based in Oakland, CA, Patty recently relocated to Santa Cruz, CA, with her partner Jim and dog Lady.