When Emily, of Urban Oreganics, agreed to be a part of our April monthly gift box we were so excited! We had been eyeing up her body products for a long time and knew they would be the perfect products to include in our gifts. Thank you Emily for taking the time out of your busy schedule to share your story with us!
Tell us a little about your business and how you got started.
As a devoted vegan, to say I am health conscious would be an understatement. But eating healthy is just one small piece of the puzzle. Upon reading that it takes 26 seconds for the toxins in our products to absorb into the bloodstream, I vowed to make a change. I was determined to make all my own home and body products, because I wanted everything under our roof to be 100% natural. Realizing that no [sane] person has the time to make all their own natural products, I decided to start offering my creations to each of you in December of 2013.
How do you decide the ingredients you choose for your products?
I have a main core of ingredients that I love using (organic coconut oil, clays, herbs, etc.) and then I do a lot of research and development to create my final formulas for each product. My friends and family love being my guinea pigs!
What is the best lesson you have learned whether in business or in your personal life.
Don’t give up. Even if it seems impossible, it’s not.
Best moment of your career so far?
When I got to quit my job and run my business full time!
What is your favorite quote or saying that inspires you?
“Be grateful. Eat more vegetables. Love others.” This sums up my entire life.
Favorite Instagram feed?
We’ve been remodeling our house slowly over the last 5 years, so I’m hardcore crushing on @dreamywhitelifestyle. Do yourself a favor and check it out. It’s my eye candy.