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December 27, 2016

INbassadors

INbassador Series: Megan Rudell

Meet Megan, IN retail sales associate who loves talking about pure plant science.

Favorite relaxation technique

Bubble bath + tea lights + Benny Goodman = bliss.

My essential oil is

Lemongrass! I’m obsessed with the smell!

Best part of getting older

Continuously becoming STRONGER THAN YESTERDAY. *Clap clap.*
… Yes, that was a Britney Spears reference.

Favorite Horstism

“Clone ourselves through teaching others.”

Current beauty regimen

All IN everything!

Favorite hair trend

Waves.

I feel most beautiful when

My outfit is on point.

Next big adventure

Starting a fashion blog.

Latest obsession

I’m always obsessed with organizational supplies!

Your beauty icon or hero

Tim Gunn and Tess Holliday.

Words to live by

Be yourself because everybody else is already taken.

My best love life advice

If it doesn’t feel right, bring it up right away.

My best work life advice

Love what you do! If you don’t love it, get out.

My best family life advice

Only start a family when you feel ready, MOM. (She has grandbaby fever.)

My biggest overall advice

Always speak your mind.

Last belly laugh

After a long day of shooting the 48 hour film I was in, I was cracking up at a pose a flexible 101 Dalmatian toy from my childhood could make. Yeah, I don’t get it either.

What’s on your bedside table

My laptop, speakers, and a succulent.

Favorite place in the world

My bed! Or if we mean an actual place, New York City.

When are you happiest?

I’m happiest when I make people laugh — which is often!

If you had one superpower what would it be?

I’m big on superheroes so this is a hard one to answer. My super power would be to always feel awake and never need sleep. There are just not enough hours in the day for everything!

Your morning ritual

Taking too long to get out of bed.

My best friend would describe me as

Hilarious, quirky, stylish, caring, strong, and independent.  

Your best teacher

My mom and her best friend, who’s like a second mother. They’ve both taught me to always be myself, speak up, and keep smiling.

Who would you want to star as in a movie?

Myself! I’m an actor and comedian when I’m not at work. Okay, really I’m a comedian all the time. Let’s be honest.

Favorite work out

The elliptical! I have one at home and it’s brilliant.

What’s cooking?

Ha! Cooking? That’s not really something I like to do anymore.

Current mantra

Make it work!

Meditation to me is

SLEEPING.

My creative outlet

The comedy show I write for/have a segment in/do makeup for, Minnesota Tonight. Fashion and styling is a major one as well.

My sign

Libra.

My uniform

Something chic and comfortable.

Top 3 reasons you love what you do

  1. Getting to talk to people about science! I’ve always loved science.
  2. Working for a brand that uses good ingredients for both the body and the environment.
  3. Educating people about the green industry.

Why is IN important to you:

Intelligent Nutrients is important to me because I am concerned about the future of the environment and the company treats it with care—as we all should.

What are your hopes for the beauty industry

I hope the US will get on it and create a beauty industry seal and eliminate yucky stuff in products. So many people don’t even realize what’s in the products they’re using and how harmful they can be.

Best part of being a part of IN?

Working with other fabulous people who are also passionate about sustainability and organic products.

What are your biggest hopes for IN?

Being a recognized brand that everyone knows about.

What are you most excited for in IN’s future?

NEW PRODUCTS! Also, the NYC store!

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Five Questions for Nicole Rechelbacher, IN Co-Owner

We caught up with our fearless leader & daughter of Horst Rechelbacher, founder of Intelligent Nutrients and Aveda.

Q: How was your childhood different from others?
A: How wasn’t it? My friends thought my dad looked like John Lennon. He was flying all over the world, cooking clove shampoo in our sink, inviting Tibetan monks and Native elders over, and telling us to eat organic instead of OREOS. We didn’t have a picket fence, we had a mandala.

Q: How did growing with an entrepreneur change your worldview?
A: Creativity was a way of life for us—but so was hustle. I was cutting hair in high school. I was schlepping to shows and assisting him onstage. I was doing makeup backstage at hair shows and photo shoots. All while my friends were working jobs as lifeguards or retail.

Dad was never impressed by who people said they were. He was impressed by what you did. And that instilled a big work ethic in me.

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