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INDY OFFICINALES

@indyofficinalis

Hometown: Los Angeles, USA

Bio: Indy isn’t just our Global Brand Ambassador, she’s an urban farmer, mushroom forager and sustainability activist from Los Angeles whose dream was to be more intentional with her food and buy all natural and organic produce. After a trip to the store, she learned how unaffordable it was and left with a few pockets of seeds—and a new determination to grow plants at home. Since then, she’s volunteered on farms across the country, studied herbal medicine, and worked with non-profits to grow food for the underserved residents of LA. Now, she’s on a mission: to start her own BIPOC Community Garden dedicated to community enrichment.

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GET TO KNOW HER

Favorite food: Sauteed chanterelles with black pepper and smoked salt.

Hidden talent: I like to create my own custom calligraphy fonts.

Bedtime routine: Read or journal.

Can't live without: Compost bin, farmer’s market bag, mushroom jerky, hiking journal, plant propagation station.

LETS TALK ORIGINS
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WHY I LOVE REISHI MUSHROOM

Reishi Mushroom possesses powerful skin-soothing properties and helps calm visible irritation and boost skin's resilience.

 

"Reishi was the first mushroom that I ever learned to identify and harvest."

 

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MY EVERYDAY GO-TO

Dr. Andrew Weil For Origins™ Relief & Resilience Soothing Treatment Lotion

 

“I love the Mega Mushroom Treatment Lotion and the Mega Mushroom Soothing Hydramist and use them both every day.”

 

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MY WEEKDAY SAVIOR

Dr. Andrew Weil For Origins™ Skin Relief Micellar Cleanser

 

"If I'm rushing to get to the garden, I use the Mega Mushroom Skin Relief Micellar Cleanser. It’s a no-rinse, soap and alcohol-free formula that’s amazing for busy mornings!"

 

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“My skincare routine starts from the inside out. I drink a large glass of lemon water when I wake up and a mug of warm green tea before I start my skincare routine.”

- @indyofficinalis

INDY'S SKINCARE REGIMEN
  1. 1. I wash my face with Origins A Perfect World Antioxidant Cleanser with White Tea, followed by the Mega-Mushroom™ Treatment Lotion.
  2. 2. If I'm rushing to get to the garden, I use the Mega Mushroom Skin Relief Micellar Cleanser. It’s a no-rinse, soap and alcohol-free formula that’s amazing for busy mornings!
  3. 3. In the evening I wash my face with A Perfect World, and 2-3 times a week I use the Drink Up Intensive Overnight Hydrating Mask.
  4. 4. A few times a week I also like to exfoliate with the Modern Friction Face Wash.
ANY SUSTAINABILITY TIPS?
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START AT HOME

“You don’t have to run to the local nursery—start by re-growing your celery ends, green onion scraps or lettuce heads in water on your windowsill.”

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KEEP SMALL COLLECTIONS

“Find things of quality and keep small collections. This applies to having a capsule closet, only using a few well-made beauty products or reducing your cookware to a few essential items.”

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PRACTICE KINDNESS

“Although it might not seem like interpersonal interaction directly translates to a healthier planet, it’s important to realize that humans are a part of nature, not separate. If we are kinder, more giving, more understanding of one another, we can inspire others to feel a deeper connection to the planet we all call home.”