Meet Patty

Patty Liu is a San Francisco native and moon-loving night owl with a passion for holistic beauty & wellness. She started Free Flow Botanicals with a mission to help conscious women amplify their natural beauty through skincare + self-love rituals. Patty creates high vibrational plant-based skincare products and also offers personalized coaching, classes, and distance Reiki sessions. 

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 as a Chinese & Japanese American 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 and starting Free Flow Botanicals.

Patty's skincare products are handcrafted in California and made in small batches with organic & natural plant ingredients inspired by traditional Asian beauty rituals and healing practices. No harmful chemicals, parabens, sulfates, or synthetic ingredients of any kind are used. Infused with Reiki healing energy, these plant-based products promote your skin’s health as well as the health of our planet.

Free Flow Botanicals products are currently available for purchase online and at select retail shops around the world.

Do you need help with your skincare routine or choosing the right products for your skin?

Schedule a complimentary skincare consult with Patty to get personalized support!


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.