episode 11. ft Ashley Spierer

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It took the summertime heat in India and naturally frizzy hair for Ashley Spierer to get rid of her familiar supply of products, and experiment with coconut oil. Fast forward three years later, and she’s now the founder of a growing natural skincare line, Daughter of the Land.

Ashley became passionate about natural products, like coconut oil, after spending a year in India where she witnessed firsthand that good skincare did not have to be complicated. She realized that she herself had become accustomed to “specialized” products with a long list of ingredients. So, Daughter of the Land was born, defined by simplicity, authenticity, and purpose.

In this podcast episode, Ashley walks us through her life (and skincare journey--hello Aveda!) up until this point--including the highs, the lows and the messy middle. Ashley gets real about her experiences listening to her gut, from the confusing days in college to being a young woman entrepreneur that’s taking the wellness world by storm.

And, most importantly, she explains everything you need to know about natural skincare--from “jojoba” to why using skin oil actually decreases the oiliness of your skin. If you’re just dipping your toe into the world of natural skincare, or are even thinking about starting your own business--give it a listen.


*Daughter of the Land is also sold at Madewell, Anthropologie, and other stores.

Katina Mountanos