Today, we're speaking with Mullein & Sparrow founder, Anit, a fashion designer/yoga teacher/new yorker/natural skincare guru/herbalist, on her own motivations and thoughts on naturalistic ingredients.
Why we love? We're originally a big fan of their flora facial steam, it's always a perfect touch for you to unwind and relax while taking in the incredible mixed notes of lavendar, chamomile, rosemary, rose... Same as us and a lot of others out there, the Brooklyn-based apothecary line is also a big believer in nurturing mind, body, and spirit as a pathway to inner and outer beauty.
How did it all started? What motivated you to start your own brand?
I studied design and international trade at the Fashion Institute of Technology. After working as a fashion designer for seven years, I started feeling burned out and dissatisfied. I decided to take a huge leap of faith and travel to South America in search of some answers. As I backpacked around, I thought about how I want to live and what makes me truly happy. On the road, I was exposed to plant medicines and natural remedies, and something clicked: I was so drawn to this natural approach that when I returned to New York, I enrolled at the Aveda Institute to learn more about holistic skincare and Ayurvedic principles. After my studies at the Aveda Institute, I continued exploring herbal medicine and began experimenting with making my own products. Around that time, I also became a certified yoga teacher; Mullein & Sparrow was created from the overlap of these experiences.
Why is using natural ingredients so important? Where do you source them? Skin is the largest organ of the body. Anything you put on the skin will bedircetly absorbed into your blood stream. Keeping that in mind, you would want to put only the purest things on your skin that you can find. We source our ingredients from a variety of ethical companies that work with fair trade suppliers. We love supporting other small businesses.
If you have to choose ONE product that is our absolute must-have, what would it be?
My favorite product is our Immortelle & Myrrh Facial Serum :)
We’re curious about you as well – what is a typical day in your life like?
There is no typical work day! I wear so many hats that no two work days are alike.
What are your wellness tips for us?
Having a clean & balanced diet, engaging in some sort of physical activity, like yoga or running, & always keep your skin hydrated, it will help you age gracefully :)
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