JTG#50 Natural Hair & Skincare with Laila
Founder Wild Seed Botanicals

Laila Wild Seed Botanicals

JTG#50 Natural Hair & Skincare with Laila Founder Wild Seed Botanicals

I’m honored to share with you an interview with Laila Amakye Mensah, the amazingly inspiring and charismatic founder of Wild Seed Botanicals.

In her interview, Laila takes us behind the scene of what it takes to create a clean beauty brand, her journey to returning to natural hair as a black woman and the dirty little secret behind most shea butter you find on the market.

Although Wild Seed was born in the heart of London, its roots are firmly planted in the heart of African Holistic Traditions. The products are handmade in small batches to ensure that the most potent, raw, and purest potions. WSB uses the finest wildcrafted, organic cold-pressed and steam distilled carrier oils, butters, essential oils, and botanical herbs. And their ingredients are ethically sourced, active, and included for their therapeutic effects.

In this episode of the Journey To Glow podcast, we go behind the scenes of Wild Seed Botanicals, the importance of clean, non-toxic ingredients in our skincare, and the benefits of shea butter for hair and skin.

We also cover:

  • The importance of listening to your market/customers/audience for which product to create
  • The whole journey from sourcing to testing to manufacturing and getting a product approved for market
  • How Laila was able to grow a hugely supportive audience by following her “nudges”
  • The challenges a small business faces in growing and scaling a business
  • The importance of supporting local, handmade, high-quality products
  • Laila’s big vision for WSB working with women in Ghana
  • The truth behind most shea butter and how to avoid buying crappy products

Laila also shares how her wildly popular YouTube channel Fusion of Cultures got started!

It’s a fun episode that will inspire you to dare to follow your dreams!

Please leave any questions for Laila (or myself) in the comments and let us know your key takeaways!

And please share this episode with anyone who loves clean, nontoxic beauty and is curious about creating a green beauty business!

Links & Resources

Shop Wild Seed Botanicals wildseedbotanicals.com

Wild Seed Botanicals on Instagram instagram.com/wildseedbotanicals

Fusion of Cultures on YouTube

Nneka Leiba, vice president of healthy living science at the Environmental Working Group on Goop Beauty Closet podcast

Shop Meraki Organics shopmerakiorganics.com

Our Beauty Junkies
Recommend

shop nontoxic organic skincare products

The Glow Blog

Natural Skincare for Rosacea

Natural Skincare for Rosacea

Which natural skincare is best for rosacea?UPDATED JUNE 1st 2022 This post aims to shed light on the best natural skincare for rosacea and give you some pointers to help you shop smarter. As someone healing rosacea naturally and holistically, finding the right natural...

Demodex mites rosacea natural treatment

Demodex mites rosacea natural treatment

Natural Treatment For Demodex Mites & RosaceaNatural Treatment For Demodex Mites & RosaceaIf you’ve just learned about the link between Demodex mites and rosacea and are looking for a natural treatment, you're at the right place. In this article, we’re going...

Gua Sha For Rosacea & Clear Glowing Skin

Gua Sha For Rosacea & Clear Glowing Skin

Gua Sha For Rosacea & Glowing SkinUPDATED MAY 2022 I think it’s safe to say that Gua Sha has recently exploded on the beauty market, so I wanted to share a few thoughts and resources. First, I want to stress the importance of investing in a high-quality tool...

The Best Nontoxic, High-Performance Sunscreen

The Best Nontoxic, High-Performance Sunscreen

Toxic Ingredients In Sunscreen & The Best Non-Toxic Sunscreen Edited May 2021 by Caroline FrenetteWhat's the deal with toxic ingredients in sunscreen? The last time you packed for a trip to a warm and beachy destination, did you take a good look at the label of...

Natural Solutions & Remedies To Heal Rosacea

Natural Solutions & Remedies To Heal Rosacea

Natural Solutions & Remedies RosaceaNatural & Holistic Solutions RosaceaI've been wanting to write a comprehensive blog post on natural solutions and remedies to support the healing of rosacea for the longest time! After interviewing numerous holistic skin...

Best Floral Waters For Sensitive Skin

Best Floral Waters For Sensitive Skin

Best Floral Waters For Sensitive Skin I’m in love with floral waters. Also called hydrosols, floral waters have multiple uses and can be beautifully incorporated into your skincare ritual. Hydrosols are produced by the steam distillation of aromatic plants; the steam...

Balms for Sensitive & Rosacea-Prone Skin

Balms for Sensitive & Rosacea-Prone Skin

Limited Edition Calendula Glow BoxExperience the healing properties of the calendula flower infused in skin-nourishing, organic oils formulated specifically for sensitive, rosacea-prone skin.Organic Skincarebalms for sensitive & rosacea-prone skinThe most...

Interview With Yewande Masi Founder Ornami Skincare

Interview With Yewande Masi Founder Ornami Skincare

Interview with Yewande Masi Founder Ornami Skincare1. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and how you started Ornami Skincare? My journey to becoming CEO of Ornami Skincare started as a happy “accident”. Shortly after I started making skincare products for my...

The Glowletter

Get the best of Journey To Glow delivered straight to your inbox!

Delicious skin nourishing recipes, the best in clean beauty, upcoming skin detoxes & challenges, tips from holistic skin experts and real women stories to inspire you on your journey to glow!

By clicking "Get on the Glow List," you agree to receive emails from journey to glow and accept our web terms of use and privacy and cookie policy.

Get The Free Guide:

6 Simple & Effective Steps to Navigate Your Skin Crisis

 You'll also receive our weekly Glowletter packed with skincare tips, interviews with Skin Healing Experts & upcoming Glow coaching programs right in your inbox!

You have Successfully Subscribed!