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July 19, 2016


INbassador Series: Stephanie Carlisle


Stephanie Carlisle keeps things moving behind the scenes as Human Resources & Accounts Payable at Intelligent Nutrients, joining our INbassador series featuring advocates in our shared mission of sustainable health & beauty.

Favorite relaxation technique

Taking a bath without kids in the room and Yoga

My essential oil is

Vetiver as an aroma and Clary Sage in bath water

Best part of getting older

Being comfortable in my own skin

Favorite Horstism

“I’m funding a new business with money I would have given away in the first place. And I’m starting a responsible business and I’m educating the consumer about chemistry that is totally sustainable.”  It’s difficult to choose or even remember all of the advice and quotes he gave, but this one shows just how compassionate he was and why IN exists.

Current daytime face regimen

Refining Micro Polish, Nourishing Tonic, Glycolic Gel, a Retinol gel, Restorative Moisturizing Emulsion.

Favorite hair trend

Cool-toned blonde

I feel most beautiful when

I have had a facial from Gena, our lovely esthetician

Next big adventure

Going to Lake Havasu with my husband, w/o kids

Latest obsession

Our new Wave Spray!!

Your beauty icon or hero

I’m not sure that I have a beauty icon or hero, but my girl crushes are Jenna Dewan Tatum and Blake Lively.

Words to live by

Take control of your own destiny.

My best love advice

Be true to yourself; don’t change who you are to be what they want… Unless you are a terrible person, then change.

My best work advice

Be professional and don’t get caught up in office politics.

My best family advice

Make quality time and memories with the people most important to you.

Last belly laugh

Making funny faces with my oldest daughter and taking selfies; we can make some pretty ugly faces.

What’s on your bedside table

My phone and a glass of water

Favorite place in the world

Home. As far as a vacation destination I loved St. Lucia.  

When were your happiest moments

After having each of my kids; it’s an overwhelming joy to see them for the first time, and let’s face it, labor is over!

If you had one super power what would it be


Morning ritual

Get my daughters up and ready for school, then get myself ready for work; I always stop at my favorite local coffee shop on my way to IN. They have a new Lavender Honey Latte that is awesome.

Biggest advice

Self motivate. There aren’t always people there to push you to be your best; you need to push yourself.

My best friend would describe me as


Who would you want to star as in a movie?

Penny Lane

Favorite workout


What’s cooking?

Beer can chicken, asparagus and corn on the cob last night

Meditation to me is

Not frequent enough

My creative outlet

Painting furniture and scrapbooking

My sign


My uniform

Business-Casual depending on the events each day

Why is IN important to you

I like being a part of something that has integrity and a great culture.

What is the future of the beauty industry?

Full disclosure and purity

Best part of being a part of IN?

Feeling good about our mission and watching IN grow.

What are your biggest hopes for IN?

To get the exposure and public attention/knowledge to make it grow into an even more well-know brand while maintaining its integrity.

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

Becoming a household name and a time when there are few people who haven’t heard of IN.



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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