A brief intro to you! Who is Maddie Doan?
Hi! I am Maddie and I started Maddie's Market in 2016. I wanted all natural skincare that was affordable, which was apparently too much to ask! So I decided if I can't find it, I'll make it myself! Fast forward almost 6 years later and I have expanded my collection and focus solely on selling on my website, www.maddiesmarket.net. I am also back where it all started 6 years ago, on the east coast!
Tell us your philosophy on “wellness” in a nutshell.
My motto behind Maddie's Market is "don't put on your body what you wouldn't put in it." I am also huge on reading ingredient lists whether it be your skincare or the food you buy at the grocery store!
What are your favorite medicinal plants and your go-to ways to use them?
Truthfully I haven't been taking any supplements or anything lately. I go through phases so that answer could easily change next month but as of now I'm really just focusing on eating whole foods.
How do you practice being more sustainable in your own day to day life?
For Maddie's Market I offer repeat customers the option to reuse their old containers. I love when people use this option because each time it saves a plastic jar and it saves them money, so to me it's a win-win! Outside of MM I try to continuously do the little things like always using reusable bags at the grocery store and always opting out of the plastic bags they offer for fresh produce. Fun fact, I went to Trader Joes last week and forgot my reusable bags so I used their brown bags to wrap my family's Christmas presents and they look so good!!!
What’s your favorite natural wellness practice/routine?
Lately I have been super into infrared saunas! I am currently living at my parent's house and they have one, which I am obsessed with. I would say I sauna about 4 times a week. Especially now with the temperature dropping!
What’s one of your favorite ways to get outside?
I love running and walking outside. I despise treadmills. I try to find a new place to walk or run every week (I usually try to find the warmest day lol). I am hoping to do another half marathon in 2022 so I am excited to put in the miles outdoors!
What’s one thing people might be surprised to learn about you?
I am obsessed with Yahtzee and make my boyfriend play with me at least 5x a day (he's a trooper).
I can’t start my morning without…
Drinking a massive glass of water
Favorite way to wake up is…
To an alarm set to go to a workout class :)
My morning drink of choice is…
Recently it's been an iced americano. If I'm being picky, from Blue Bottle!