When it comes to clean beauty, it's easy to feel paralyzed from the surge of information available to us. The definition of clean beauty becomes subjective depending on the brand and this causes us to question how transparent the labels on packagings are. Jana Blankenship, Founder of Captain Blankenship, is a passionate educator about the transformative power of plant and mineral-based ingredients for beauty. Captain Blankenship is an organic, green beauty company that's B Corp, Leaping Bunny Certified, and part of 1% for the Planet. Jana also launched Sailor by Captain Blankenship, which is a gender-neutral skincare and grooming line. To top it off, Jana is also the author of Wild Beauty, a book about clean beauty and natural self-care recipes.
In this episode of Hello Beauty, Jana recounts how her business grew organically from her house in 2009 to being sold in Credo, The Detox Market, Anthropologie, and over 300 stores nationally and internationally. This conversation tackles some green beauty issues such as overharvesting, and we talk about dangerous synthetic chemicals like phthalates, parabens, and petroleum jelly. She shares the natural alternative to petroleum jelly, which is shea butter! Tune in to this episode with Jana to learn more about the importance of not compromising the integrity of your business, the benefits of having a support system in the same industry, the exciting things in store for her and Captain Blankenship, and so much more!