Welcome to a new feature on The Lilly Mint Blog, Q & A! I’ll be bringing you interviews with some very fabulous people in the beauty and fashion industry, and we are kicking it off with the absolutely lovely Jenna from Oh Natural. If you haven’t heard of Oh Natural, then you need to get there pronto as it is a mecca for all things natural-beauty and wellness related. As well as a stash of product reviews, articles and some sweet giveaways, there is also an online shop which sells some amazing natural beauty products.
♥ Tell me what inspired you to start Oh Natural?
When I started Oh Natural nearly two years ago it was just a natural beauty blog. It was after my son was born and I was on maternity leave from work but felt like I wanted to have a little ‘hobby’ for myself for during his sleep times etc. I’ve been conscious of the type of products/ingredients that I put on my skin and used around the house for a fair while now and it was kind of this combined with some wise words somebody said to me about doing something you love and the money coming later that prompted me to start Oh Natural.
I think it was about six months or so after starting the blog and discovering a few amazing natural brands and products that weren’t currently available in New Zealand, that led me to add an online store component to the site. I was motivated to have an online store where a customer could know that everything that could be purchased was 100% safe and natural – it takes the hard work out of it for the consumer as there is so much confusion around this these days! But the online store is just one facet of the site, I also want it to be an information source for those interested in natural beauty and wellness. I’ve come along way since the beginning but there is still so much more I want to do! That said, with baby number two on the way shortly time is definitely of the essence but I definitely wouldn’t change the way it has worked out for the world! One of the other main motivators behind starting the site was having something that would enable me to work from home, whilst being a mum, so it’s all good! Continue reading