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Meet Tara Mackey of The Organic Life in San Diego

Today we’d like to introduce you to Tara Mackey.

Tara is the founder and CEO of The Organic Life, a successful holistic and sustainable living platform, and is a widely recognized social media personality with over 463,000 Instagram followers. She founded the organic beauty company Genetix Skincare and is the #1 best-selling author of Cured by Nature and WILD Habits (May 2018).

Tara, who has a background in psychology and genetics, left a coveted position at Weill Cornell Medical College in 2011 to travel to California to explore natural healing, yoga, and meditation. That same year, she began utilizing holistic techniques to heal her chronic illnesses, going cold turkey off of fourteen daily medications, and healing herself naturally. She’s been on a conscious quest to move humanity in a more sustainable, healthy, and holistic direction ever since.

As a #1 bestselling author and founder of the award-winning company and blog, The Organic Life, Tara has been researching, testing and writing about organic skincare for seven years. Her own journey started in her mid-twenties, when she began facing painful, cystic acne. She realized that not only did none of her dermatologists recommended products work, but that they contained high levels of toxins and fillers that further irritated her skin. As a biologist, she knew that was a better, natural way to treat our skin issues. After experimenting at home, she found incredible natural remedies that worked not just to treat – but they worked to cure her skin problems – completely!

Since foregoing conventional skin treatments and taking her health into her own hands, her skincare treatments have been featured worldwide by popular media outlets such as Forbes, Glamour, Teen Vogue, The CW, PIX News, Readers Digest, Women’s Health, Livestrong and Woman’s Day Magazine. Soon, she began receiving emails from blog readers every day, asking her to create skincare around different, intimate, personal beauty needs. All this buzz around her organic beauty creations inspired her to develop toxin-free alternatives to the most needed skincare items.

Tara began a four-year research and development process, drawing on her own experience as a biologist, woman, and organic skincare guru. Tara, alongside natural skincare veterans, set out to create a conscious beauty line that would address the toughest skin care and beauty needs, from organic breast enhancement to fine lines to stubborn acne.

Through her hard work and dedication, Genetix was born, and our flagship product, Genetix Organic Enhancement Oil, has quickly earned cult status the world over. Genetix has just launched a line of face serums that are getting stellar buzz and reviews by giants like Teen Vogue and San Diego Magazine.

Genetix philosophy extends to our supply chain. Our ingredients are hand-picked from organic reliable sources that we trust and know personally or grown on our own organic farm in Southern California. We believe that the quality of ingredients determines the effectiveness of the product, so we use GMO-free, organic, pure and handcrafted sources only. Our oils are solar-infused to ensure potency and effectiveness.

Whether the issue is humanity, social equality, healthy ingredients, women’s rights, poverty, water pollution, population growth or fair trade, Tara’s companies aspire to operate as a model for how a business can have a positive impact in every area it touches. We donate 5% of our profits to social causes that span from cancer to women’s suffrage to the environment.

Recognized with numerous awards and nominations for her entrepreneurship, she was named “a powerful voice in the smart, sexy, sustainable movement” by Coco Eco Magazine. She resides in San Diego, California, with her two rescue dogs, Raelie and Ruca. Find her on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
When I came cold-turkey off of 14 different pharmaceutical drugs, it took me three years to fully recover.

Please tell us about The Organic Life, LLC.
Our company is big on responsibility and believe that the way we treat our environment is intrinsically linked to how we run our company. We strive to be paperless whenever possible and when we do hand-wrap our products or send notes, we do so on recycled paper only. We encourage you to recycle or reuse any and all items you receive from us, as they are all recyclable in nature.

We are change makers. We are women who care about the planet. Our original, luxurious potions perform with timeless herbs that support feminine beauty and health. We aim to be a global standard for conscious operation in business.

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
Gotten more help earlier.

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  • Instagram: taraamackey
  • Facebook: /theorganiclifeblog
  • Twitter: taraamackey

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