Tell us about how your business got started
It was all based on my sharing a line I had created for myself with my now business partner (and longtime friend) Lisa. When I truly became interested in the green beauty world back in 2006,there were very few choices available. I’m very picky with ingredients and scent and most offerings at the time just didn’t fit the bill. So I spent quite a bit of of time researching natural ingredients that I could feel good about. Luckily, my creation resonated with Lisa and she is the brainchild behind the brand-as she too sought out a simple, elegant solution to a daily skin care ritual.
Where are you guys located?
We are located on the shores of Lake Union, just on the edge of downtown Seattle.
Tell us about your work space, studio or shop?
We have a corporate office, warehouse and training facility in Lake Forest. We educate our staff and partners about the benefits of sustainability and offer a corporate recycling program of all paper, bottles, cans, packing materials and cartons. In our kitchen area we offer a high-speed blender and juicer for staff to whip up healthy treats and use environmentally-friendly serving wear and cleaning products.
What Inspires You?
I have always taken inspiration from the wellness category. I know that when I eat a really clean, beautiful meal, I just feel better. Same goes for a good workout, whether it be yoga, a walk or barre class. Simply, when I feel better I seem to be more aware of the really simple things around me that provide inspiration and I’m consistently inspired by the people in my life.
What is your favorite product?
I cannot get enough of the Essential Serum. I never tire of the smell or the way it makes my skin feel.