We had the good fortune of connecting with Serena Fernandez Brittany Newman and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Serena, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
Our thought process behind starting Crave Botanicals was to create all natural, safe and sustainable products that you can feel good about using. After reading through the ingredients of our daily hygiene and household products, we noticed one big thing; you don’t know what most of the ingredients are! And we are using/consuming this daily. We then became determined to create clean, plant based formulas. Not only can you recognize each ingredient, but you can feel good about your impact on the environment. All of our packaging is minimal and sustainable.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
All of our products are small batch, cruelty free and plant based. In addition to bringing clean and quality products, we wanted to strive for a minimal impact on the environment with our packaging. All of our packaging is reusable and/or recyclable.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
We would start the day out with a morning hike in Evergreen along one of their many trails (we love Maxwell Falls). Then grab lunch at Lariat Lodge Brewing Company and don’t forget your pup! Next, it’s off to Lodo Massage to indulge in the Mile High CBD massage. Now rest up, because we got a full day of golf at Fossil Trace Golf Club. Take in the amazing views the Golden area has to offer. Now finish that up with some authentic Colorado green chili at Jaime’s Mexican Restaurant. Don’t forget to ask for the Mexican Candies! Now off to an epic show at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Thank you to our family & friends for being patient and supportive throughout the development process of Crave Botanicals. It was important to us to create a product that was tested & true to our mission. We are forever grateful of that encouragement within our circle.