We had the good fortune of connecting with Callie Lions and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Callie, let’s start by talking about what inspires you?
Over the years I have been inspired by three very key people in my life my mentor Daisaku Ikeda, Anita Roddick the founder of The Body Shop and my current mentor in the business Lorraine Dallmeier CEO of Formula Botanica. Of course my mother and grandmother were the first to introduce me to beauty at a very young age because of their natural love for it. However it wasn’t untill I hit my 20’s and was introduced to Soka Gakkai Nichren Buddhism that I was able to really form my own vision and opinion of what part of the industry that I wanted to contribute to and even further create value in.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
What really drives me as The Green Beauty Mom is sharing my love of Green Beauty with others and helping them make better choices in the products they are purchasing for their health in their beauty routine. My strength lies in finding these hidden brands that are true gems within the Green Beauty space and putting a spotlight on them so that many others can benefit where to find their products.

To sum it up :
As the Green Beauty Mom, the heart of my business is to help people change their health and their life by making the switch to green beauty, especially all the moms out there.

What is Green beauty? To us it means that not only are the contents of the bottle organic or natural, but also that the product was manufactured using sustainable and renewable resources.

The core of our business philosophy is that the products that we recommend and you ultimately use are good for you and the world! Our company has a sense of responsibility to give back to the people and planet that helped to make our products. Lastly, we want you to walk away from your beauty & self care routine every day feeling refreshed and rejuvenated knowing that everything you put on your skin is healthy, of the highest quality, consciously and ethically sourced and is contributing back to your local/global communities while giving you the results you need. If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Well lets start off at : Sachi La Coffee Shop and get us a Chai Latte. Next we will head over to The Getty Villa in Malibu to take in the breath taking scenery and all the amazing fountains and art. We would then end the night relaxing with some take out from some Vegan sushi from Shojin Culver City . Day Two would be exploring the Descanso Botanical Gardens and then dinner at Saddle Peak Ranch in Malibu.
Day Three would include going to get our spa on at my favorite spot Willow Spa in Santa Monica.
Day Four would including visiting the SGI USA Friendship Center Bookstore where we would pick up some amazing books on Buddhism.
Day Five would be relaxing in Laguna Beach on the beach!

Website: https://www.thegreenbeautymom.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thegreenbeautymom/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/calandra-lions-ba7719105/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/thegreenbeautym

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thegreenbeautymom

Other: https://formulabotanica.com/callie-lions-the-green-beauty-mom/

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Image Credits
Lulu Selden photography

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