community love with
lauren and alyson griffith
A little Q&A with Lauren Griffith - Founder and CEO of Scrub and Butter.
describe yourself and what you do.
Lauren: I’ve been making my own skincare products for over 10 years. Why? I was tired of buying skincare that didn’t work for me. After several years of research and trial and error, I landed on ingredient blends that addressed my really dry, sensitive skin. Little did I know that this would be the early beginnings of Scrub & Butter!
what inspires you, drives you and gets you out of bed in the morning?
Lauren: the ability to be creative, solve problems and the accomplishment I feel after I've been able to do both!
what’s an important lesson you’ve learned that you want to share with the world?
Laurenl: Have a plan! One that you can clearly articulate and inspire others to help you achieve.
how does representation in your community make a difference?
Lauren: As a Black-woman, it allows me to see what is possible. Also, being able to leverage business knowledge from folks who intimately understand what being a racialized, female business owner is like and the unique challenges that presents is priceless and inspiring!
what does the idea of “Universal Love” mean to you?
Lauren: To love people in the ways they express they want to be loved / supported.
if there was one other person, business or group you want to celebrate, who would it be?
Lauren: A business called soulga yoga. They are a Toronto-based wellness collective that supports the growth of Black, Brown, Indigenous and melanated (BBIMP) wellness professionals (IG @soulgayoga).
Be sure to follow @scrubandbutter and shop their website. Treat yourself to their latest line of body butters for ultra-hydrated, moisturized skin! You’ll be so glad you did!