At IFF, we love to promote healthy, safe, natural products. We also love to promote small business which is why we could not be more thrilled to feature our fine-feathered friend, Jennifer Odom of Meraki Botanicals. We originally met Jennifer in Macon, Georgia when she launched her online Etsy store. She has since moved to the beautiful city of Tacoma, Washington but continues to sell styling + grooming products at The Gentry in downtown Macon. Her line can also be found on UrbanOutfitters.com (fancy!) Whether you have already made the switch to all natural ingredients or are just beginning, Meraki Botanicals is the perfect line to add to your collection.
QUICK ABOUT: Meraki Botanicals is handcrafted, plant-based goods for skin, hair and body. The products are mindfully sourced with all natural, (mostly) local ingredients to bring you exquisite body care straight from the Earth. All products contain no artificial colors, no synthetic fragrances, no parabens, no unnatural preservatives and are tested on friends + family, never on animals! SPECIAL NOTE: IFF readers will receive a 10% discount with code: LOVEIFF from 1-27 through 1-31!
Name + City: Jennifer Odom, Founder of Meraki Botanicals. Recently moved from Georgia to Washington.
Inspiration for your business? My main goal is to create safe, all natural products that smell great and feel amazing on your body. I want people to know there are other options besides the weird chemical stuff. I've been making products for my own use in my kitchen for quite a while. I feel much safer and more in control so I want to offer that to others!
Form of release: Yoga, biking, snuggling my pups, walking around town with a coffee.
Pick a Superfood: Raw spinach + nuts, totally.
Favorite form of exercise: Yoga! I started practicing when I was 12 but have consistently practiced the past 5 years.
Favorite yoga pose? Pigeon!
Quote or Mantra: "Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can't try to do things. You must simply do things."
- Ray Bradbury