The Grounded Organic Mission
Transitioning to a healthier lifestyle can be difficult and overwhelming. There is SO much advice out there about what to eat, what to use on your skin, and how to live healthy. The mission of Grounded Organic is to share down-to-earth (get it? grounded?) advice backed with research and common sense. We want to filter through the myths, the pie-in-the-sky miracle cures, the hazardous advice, and get to the bottom of what’s real and what’s myth. But it’s more than that! We share fun and easy recipes. My unique no-nonsense diet philosophy. Important health news. Science-based information on herbs and healthy foods. Informed advice on essential oils and personal care. Tips for beginners and long-time organic devotees alike!
Founder, Stephanie Greenwood
Digging for Truth Since 2007
Since 2007 I’ve been exposing greenwashers, pinkwashers, cosmetic chemical scandals and everyone in-between through my Chemical of the Day blog and the Bubble & Bee Organic Blog. While I will continue these endeavors, I feel it’s time to take on a larger portion of the industry and teach what I’ve learned along the way in the last 8 years.
My Health Journey
In 2005 I was diagnosed with adenomyosis. When doctors told me at 25 that the only cure was to get pregnant or have a hysterectomy I was incensed; I wasn’t ready to do either! They wanted me to go on birth control pills but I felt like that was just covering up the symptoms. I wanted to get to the root of the problem–what was the actual cause of the adenomyosis? I started researching and found out about environmental chemicals like parabens, phthalates, and BPA that can act like estrogen in the body and throw off our hormones, leading to conditions like mine, plus PCOS, endometriosis, fibroids, and even reproductive cancers. My journey to find chemical-free products led me to create Bubble & Bee Organic, which I proudly continue to run today.
Over the last ten years of starting and running the business it has been an amazing journey of learning. I’ve found myself steeped in controversy as I’ve exposed organic cheaters in the cosmetics industry. I’ve talked with thousands of customers over the years who have supported my efforts in education. I’ve learned more about health than I ever imagined I would, as I continued to solve my own health mysteries and helped those around me. I’ve been able to reach people through my other blogs and still will. But as my passion for health information has grown, it is time to branch out in to all aspects of healthy, organic living. Grounded Organic is the new vehicle in which we will share this journey!
When I’m not running our business Bubble & Bee Organic, formulating, writing, or researching, I’m spending time with the love of my life and partner Stevie “B,” pursuing my obsession with birding, and cuddling with our two cats, two dogs, and the boss of the household, Bun.