Gianne Doherty is an inspirational and educational speaker, clean beauty advocate, co-founder of Organic Bath Co. and founder of The W.E.L.L. Summit. Named “Wellness Guru” by Improper Bostonian, Gianne, and her brands have also been recognized in Boston Magazine, Organic Spa Magazine and on Refinery 29, Style Blazer and Hope Magazine. She has appeared at Nantucket Yoga Festival, Love Yoga Festival in Cape Cod, Foundation for Love in Maine, Vegan Beauty Affair and Mass Women’s Conference.
Name: Gianne Doherty
Current City: Boston
Favorite workout: Yoga has been my off and on favorite for the past few years. I’m hoping to get back into pilates soon.
Thing you love most about working in wellness: The community. The wellness community is filled with people trying to better themselves and grow thoughtful businesses that are changing the world and that is such a positive, wonderful thing to be immersed in. Coming from a corporate background where I wasn’t passionate about what I was doing, the people I was working with, I am so grateful for the local wellness community in Boston as well as the national wellness I’m involved in becuase of W.E.L.L. Summit.
What you ate for breakfast this morning: Oatmeal
Wellness trend you can't stand: I would say being too aspirational for the benefit of social media and not showing the reality. Everybody has their struggles and its important to not only recognize this but be honest with the fact your life is not a 24/7 snapshot of wellness perfection.
Go-to item in your closet: Any Yoga Pants. In particular my favorite Excursion Tights from Athleta.
Top 3 Natural beauty products: Organic Bath Co. Nourish Night Balm - Its our best selling product for a reason. :-) Josh Rosebrook Hydrating Accelorator, I always have this on me. - find me at Good Fest and I’ll give you a mist. Tenoverten Nail Polish - LOVE! Gorgeous colors and nontoxic.
What inspired you start Organic Bath Co: Organic Bath Co. started because I was reacting to the preservatives and fragrance in the mainstream lotions I was using. My partner Jay and I created a 100% pure shea butter based body butter for me that my skin loved. That body butter is now known as Drenched and is our best selling product. Learning that the EU has banned or restricted over 1,300 ingredients while the US has only banned or restricted 11 ingredients in our personal care products was alarming to me. It opened my eyes--no turning back after learning that!-- and that was the start of my clean beauty journey. It also changed who I was a consumer. I am so much more conscious of the ingredients in all the products I use now. From the laundry detergent I buy to what products we use to clean our home or the office to the food we eat--it all matters in the long run, for our health as well as the health of the planet.
Advice you'd love to give your younger self: No regrets. Every relationship, every job, every experience is preparing you to become the woman you are meant to be.