Ashleigh from Buddha Organics specialises in organic powder blends, such as Cacao & Chocolate, Greens and Breakfast Boost which can be added to smoothies, cereals, puddings to give you an added nutritional boost. It’s an easy way to add some extra vitamins to your meal, especially if you are often on the go!
I previously shared my recipe for Cacao Chocolate Chia Puddings on the blog, you can locate that recipe here. I must say, the Cacao Chocolate Blend is one of my favourites and satisfy’s my chocolate cravings – yum!
This evening, we sit down with Ashleigh to learn a little more about this growing brand.
R. Thank you for jumping on board and being so passionate about being part of the Meet the Makers & Shakers series! Tell me something, I don’t already know about you!
A. Hi I’m Ashleigh, im 27 years old and a mother of 7! (2 kids and 5 fur-babies). I am currently completing my Bachelor’s degree in Business. Outside of running my business I enjoy doing yoga and Pilates on a regular basis as well as spending time with the family.
R. I didn’t know you were currently studying your Bachelor’s of Business – that’s amazing! Especially with your little growing business. What lead you to starting Buddha Organics?
A. Recently my daughter was diagnosed with ADHD + ODD, I started looking into the food she was eating and came to a realisation of how much preservatives and additives are placed in to these products. I was wanting to share my knowledge and provide people with healthy alternatives.
R. You recently launched a new logo for Buddha Organics (which I love!), are you currently working on anything new?
We have a few new products in the pipeline where we will be expanding on our superfood blend range. Make sure you sign up to our email list, located here to be the first to know when they launch!
R. Aside from the yummy superfood blends you currently stock, you also offer vegan lipsticks that look so creamy! Do you have any tip to those wanting to move away from mainstream beauty products and into green beauty – where should they start?
A. Start by reading the reading the labels and make sure you are aware of what ingredients are in the products you are using. It is very easy to be mistaken by companies that like to “greenwash” but the ingredients will never lie to you.
R. We definitely need to spread the word about “greenwashing” as unfortunately it is such common practice amongst some larger brands.
Tell me a little about how you practice gratitude?
A. I try and donate plasma as regularly as possible. This is only something I have started within the past 6 months but it has been an amazing feeling knowing that I am able to help so many people by taking 1hr out of my day every 2 weeks.
Thank you so much Ashleigh for taking the time to chat to us! I see big things on the horizon for Buddha Organics!
As a special thank you to readers, Ashleigh is offering 15% off using the code HAPPY at checkout.