Kimberly Keeshin has led a life many people would envy—singing, dancing, traveling and working in the healing arts. But her greatest satisfaction comes from her latest venture, Chiki Buttah products, her line of organically produced wellness products that help people feel beautiful inside and out.
Keeshin, a Baltimore native, sang professionally at events and in nightclubs throughout the East Coast, West Coast and Europe. Her wanderlust led her to Los Angeles, where she auditioned for a tour organized by comedian Adam Sandler. She got the part and was one of three backup singers on the tour.
From there, Keeshin was quickly immersed in the Hollywood scene. She appeared with Sandler on an HBO special, the Tonight Show and as a backup singer in Sandler’s movie The Wedding Singer (under the name Kimberly Schwartz). But Keeshin eventually tired of the celebrity scene. “It wasn’t warm and rich enough,” she reflects. “I wanted to be in a town with music and healing, so I moved to Austin.”
Keeshin’s metamorphosis from Hollywood chic to a quieter, spiritual lifestyle came easily. Once in Austin, she became certified in massage therapy from A New Beginning School of Massage. She completed 500 hours of yoga teacher training in kundalini yoga, and she studied and became a certified teacher of Sheng Zhen qigong under Master Junfeng Li. Additionally, she earned certification in nutrition, health and wellness coaching.
While working as a massage therapist, Keeshin noticed how commonly used oils had stained linens. She set out to find more effective, wholesome massage products and, after researching recipes, she decided to make her own. Her first product, a velvety whipped body butter, quickly became popular, and clients wanted to purchase it.
She named her product Chiki Buttah—chi being Chinese for life force, and ki the Japanese word for energy. While shopping at Wildflower Organics, Keeshin struck up a conversation with store co-owner Cori Hedman, who noticed how good Keeshin’s skin looked. Wildflower Organics agreed to carry Chiki Buttah and became her first retail client.
Soon after, Keeshin created the pain relieving Chiki Chill Balm. She now has a comprehensive line: Chiki Face organic face and hand cream; Chiki Shape Shifter dry shampoo; Chiki Lips lip balm; Eau De Chiki Perfume; and Chiki Cannabliss Balm, an anti-inflammatory healing balm with cannabidiol (CBD) oil. Keeshin crafts Chiki products by hand using organic, sustainable ingredients sourced from ethical vendors she has vetted. This past year, Chiki Buttah added a full line of organic CBD products.
After four years of running her business on her own, she met her husband, Randy. He had lived in Chicago and had planned to leave his sales and marketing career to move to the West Coast. The couple married this past August. “Randy became my business partner and life partner, and I was able to quit massage and go full-throttle promoting Chiki Buttah products,” Keeshin says. She sells through festivals and events, and has expanded sales to Amazon, e-commerce and new wholesale accounts. Last year, she got recognition from Shark Tank’s Kevin Harrington, who produced a commercial for Chiki Buttah.
Currently, Keeshin is involved in discussion to participate in a television series, Advancing Health and Wellness Through Innovative Alchemy, hosted by Laurence Fishburne.
Now at age 57, Keeshin attributes her much younger look to her products. Content with her slice of life, she takes satisfaction in empowering people to maintain healthy skin through her Earth-friendly products. “Through massage, I helped one person at a time, but through Chiki Buttah, I can help the whole world,” she says.
For more information, call 512-771-6421 or visit ChikiButtah.com.
In the United States breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women after skin cancer. It is an arduous journey that these women are traveling or have traveled and we should all take this time to reflect and honor them… These women are true warriors!
I would like to introduce you to Anna. I met Anna, a breast cancer survivor, through a friend who uses Chiki Buttah Products. I was very touched by her and would like to share her story…
As our knowledge of cancer evolves, we have more cancer survivors and alternative health experts challenging what we used to believe as true. Here are some alternative healing methods that have been shown to improve and support the body’s overall health and well being while going through cancer or, for prevention:
The Truth About Cancer®: A Global Quest: This docu-series features experts that share their cutting-edge, and groundbreaking information about healing and preventing cancer and other chronic diseases…
They traveled the world and gathered a “who’s who” of the very brightest minds and caring hearts in the field of alternative healing.
There is so much information out there on this topic that it can be overwhelming and confusing. When researching this information, let your intuition be your guide. Tune into that deep stillness inside yourself and try to feel what resonates or does not resonate with you. Remember knowledge is empowerment.
Here at Chiki Buttah Products we care about the health of our community. We strive to educate people so that we are always giving ourselves and our loved ones our best chance at vibrant health.
In honor of breast cancer awareness month we would like to offer a FREE 4 ounce jar of Chiki Buttah (whipped body butter) with the purchase of our Chiki On The Go gift/travel set from now until the end of October. Just add the On The Go gift bag and use promo code Chiki4OZ.
Chiki On the Go has all of your Chiki essentials all in one bag + you get the added bonus of an extra 4 ounce jar of the best buttah!
Our Chiki Buttah nourishes and rehydrates your skin even after harsh chemotherapy treatments. Chemotherapy can cause dry and irritated skin in some patients, so it is very important to make sure to take care of your skin, and give it a little Chiki Love. Our all natural ingredients give your skin what it is most thirsty for, Vitamin A for healthy skin cell production, and Vitamin E, an antioxidant, helps with skin health as well as cell functions. We never, ever, use any chemicals in our products. What you see is what you get with all of our Chiki products. If you are looking for an all natural solution to dry skin or skin irritation, revitalize your skin with Chiki Buttah!
A side note to add for breast health:
Massage your breasts with Chiki Buttah everyday to insure good circulation for your breasts daily.
Create your own massage technique and be thorough, with the intention to soften the tissue and bring fresh blood and nutrients to your breast tissue.
I originally created and formulated Chiki Buttah specifically for my massage clients. The whipped butter texture of Chiki Buttah makes it the perfect medium for massage!
Wishing you all the best in health, peace joy and love,
Kim Keeshin, The Chiki Buttah Babe….
I was diagnosed with Stage 1A Breast Cancer this year and had my first lumpectomy April 10th. My cousin had gifted me this Chiki On the Go Bag which was absolutely perfect and so easy to pack in my hospital bag. The bag contained exactly what I needed.
While in the recovery room I opted to go natural and not take any other pain meds than what they had given me for surgery. I applied the Chiki Chill around my side and on my pulse points. During the first 3 days post-surgery the recovery was absolutely wonderful. I used ice packs and Chiki Chill Balm consistently and nothing else. I was not able to shower for 2 days so the dry shampoo came in handy and the Chiki Chill Balm did too. The chiki lips was, absolutely, the icing on the cake because all that I wanted and needed to use came in that Chiki on the Go Bag.
Two months later I started radiation treatment and I used the Chiki Buttah Whipped Body Butter every day after treatment. There was an area under my arm I was not aware that was getting treated so after round #15 the skin irritation was absolutely unbearable. I applied different things for the burn but once I started to apply the Chiki Buttah directly on my skin it began healing quickly. I really don’t know what I would have done without the Chiki Buttah during my treatments. It was truly a lifesaver and I am so grateful my cousin bought it for me. This cute little bag allowed me to keep all my things together and made it so handy when I did not feel my best.
It’s been 3 months now since I completed radiation treatment and I still apply the Chiki Buttah to my entire chest area. My skin is now all healed up and you can’t even tell that I even had surgery or bad radiation burn with skin discoloration. The essential oils and ingredients are so pure and natural that I am so at ease knowing that I am putting a wonderfully safe product on my body. If you know anyone going through any surgery or recovery, show them your love and bring them a Chiki on the Go bag. I would take this little bag over anything else!
Thank you Chiki Folks for creating these awesome products. I will forever use them. On a side note my son pulled a serious muscle in his hip and nothing has helped him. I gave him my Chiki Chill to use a few days ago and he now carries it in his pocket. Chiki Chill to the rescue again.
– Anna Ramos