It’s so refreshing working for a company that is hyper-focused on their mission of healthy living and giving back to the community. When you work for Honest, it’s so hard to not be educated on living more sustainably and healthily. Inevitably you find yourself adopting better eating habits, working out more, and making health-conscious choices. I think this type of environment, coupled with all the charity work that Honest does, breeds an atmosphere of goodwill in the workplace. I love the people I work with, and love coming in to work everyday knowing that our brand is making a difference in people’s lives.
That’s a tough question! I use all the Honest products, but if I had to choose just one, I’d have to go with the Honest Shampoo + Body Wash. It’s really gentle and versatile as a wash. And I’ve actually found an unconventional use for it! I use it on knits and sweaters that have shrunk in the dryer. I find that if I handwash it in Honest Shampoo + Body Wash and allow it to air-dry, my clothing will be restored to its pre-shrunken state. I’ve used it in this manner for so many articles of clothing and it has yet to fail me!
The most memorable Honest moment has to be the non-traditional Thanksgiving canned food drive. Our company got split up into 10 teams competing for “donation dollars,” with each team trying to outdo the other in team spirit and best tower of stacked Thanksgiving food. All the festivities really put a highlight on the Honest’s charitable donations: every team’s charity of choice received a cash donation and 160 Thanksgiving meal boxes were distributed to local families in need.
A few months after I started my job here, I took the Honest challenge and haven’t looked back! I threw out all my name brand cleaners and replaced them all with Honest products. They are so effective and give me peace of mind. I can’t live without my Honest Dishwasher Pods or Honest Stain Remover Spray.
This year I really started getting into cooking! I’m a total novice, but I’m trying to commit to cooking 3-5 dinners a week and bringing my own lunch everyday. So I guess if I weren’t at work, I’d be trying my hand at a new recipe. I find it so satisfying when the dish turns out delicious and I’m definitely comforted knowing each ingredient that went into it. I’m slowly learning how to make my own adjustments to dishes, such as halving the sugar or butter, or making healthier substitutions for certain ingredients.
Most impressive thing I’ve made so far? For a St. Patrick’s day dinner party, I made homemade basil ice cream and it turned out amazing!
Working at The Honest Company is an experience like no other! I don’t think I knew what the true definition of “company culture” was until I started working here. We have karaoke nights, summer barbecues, and ping pong tournaments—it doesn’t get much better than that! Everyone at Honest is so positive, enthusiastic, and passionate. I am so fortunate to come into work every day and be surrounded by people that I truly consider my friends. Also, I can’t say that I mind the fridge and cabinets that are stocked with snacks on a weekly basis.
This is such a hard question! I love the hand sanitizer spray! It works and smells amazing! It is so convenient that it comes with two bottles—I keep one at my desk at work and keep the other one in my purse! Before Honest, hand sanitizer was a product that I would not get near. I disliked the harsh chemicals and drying agents that are in typical hand sanitizers. With our hand sanitizer spray, I swear my hands feel so soft and moisturized after every use! I love that I can feel safe about using the product as well. I can’t tell you how many people I have turned onto this product. My friends and family are hooked!
Halloween! There was SO much laughter at work that day! You know you have great company culture when 100% of your coworkers dress up for Halloween! It was so fun seeing people dress up in groups competing to win our costume contest. There were people dressed up as Disney characters, Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, and much more. My group dressed up as Honest diaper patterns. We didn’t win but we had a great time!
I’ve struggled with asthma for majority of my life so cleaning products have always been something that I have been very sensitive to. I remember the first time I used the multi-surface cleaner I was amazed! I did not have the need to open up any windows or doors in order for me to breathe properly. Now I have completely converted all of my cleaning products to Honest. I even have turned my roommates onto Honest!
I grew up in the Bay Area and am fairly new to Los Angeles so I enjoy spending my time off exploring all that SoCal has to offer. The weather is absolutely perfect and there is seriously so much to do! We are so fortunate in California. Los Angeles is so cool because it has such close proximity to so many awesome places. I love going on spontaneous weekend trips to Santa Barbara (go Gauchos!), San Diego, and Palm Springs. With spring right around the corner, I am looking forward to spending a lot more time outside. I love going on beach runs, boating, and hiking. Also, I can never say no to a Disneyland trip, country concert, or a Sunday barbecue.
Something unexpected that I discovered when I began working at Honest is what a truly unique workplace it really is. I was prepared for the “startup lifestyle” and how non-traditional things may be, but Honest takes it to a whole new level. Beyond that, having all business components under one roof makes for a really remarkable experience. Everyone is so driven and focused on doing good, not only in their own department but all across the board. Which, in a way, stems directly from the passion that ignited the company in the first place. Having bosses that you can also call your role models, mentors, and friends is definitely something you don’t find everywhere.
Having to choose a favorite product is like asking a parent to choose their favorite child — I love them all in their own way! But a hands-down favorite has got to be the Organic Lip Balm Trio (specifically the lavender mint flavor). Anyone that knows me is aware that I am a lip balm addict, but it was not until I started working for Honest that I was finally able to ditch my usual cherry flavored tube. And my lips have never been happier! The Healing Balm is also a miracle worker, and my roommates are hooked on the Stain Remover as we’ve learned that red wine and white carpet do not mix well.
I could probably think of a favorite moment from each week of working here. We’ve got an unmatched sense of culture and definitely know what it means to work hard and play hard. Professionally, a favorite experience has been getting to help out with the DIY portion of the Honest Blog for the past four months or so by filling in and creating the bi-weekly project posts. It’s been fun tapping back into my artistic side, and also having the opportunity to interact with our members in a different way that I typically get to.
In college I majored in environmental science, so living sustainably has always been a priority for me. Once I started working at Honest, I broadened my scope to incorporate this from a health standpoint as well, by replacing all of my traditional cleaning supplies with Honest ones and trying more diligently to reduce exposure to environmental toxins. Now, I’m working on getting all of my family and friends hooked as well! It’s rare to find low impact products, that are safe, affordable, AND beautifully designed, so it’s exciting to get to be a part of this and to share it with others.
Well, I’m lucky to have really awesome parents who instilled the importance of travel in my twin brother and me at a very young age, so I am all about going new places and experiencing different cultures. As a SoCal native I also love the sunshine, so I try to be outside and at the beach as much as possible. Come September you’ll find me back in the stands, cheering on Jim Mora and the UCLA Bruins on their quest for the Natty! As part of a strong Alumni group, my friends and I try to make it out to as many games as we can. We’re currently working on our travel arrangements for the game against Texas at Cowboys Stadium — should be quite the experience.