August 23, 2018

This month, we are shining the spotlight on a few of our favorite female entrepreneurs. Nicole Rice and Jamie Kantrowitz, cofounders of Countertop Foods are the perfectly matched, just like their Blends with Benefits!

What inspired you to start this business?

A love of cooking, health and helping people.

What advice would you give to your teenage self?

Love yourself more and don’t even try to work out what other people think about you.

As a female entrepreneur, what are the pros of being a woman in charge of your own business?

It’s great to not have to report to a man!

How does your product appeal to all different types of women?

We hope that every woman likes to cook with Countertop. Whether it is adding to your Golden Honey to your tea or rubbing a chicken with Golden Butter.

Describe your brand in 3 words.

Delicious, easy-to-use, healthy.

What does balance mean to you?

A general feeling of calm and that anything that is thrown at me can be handled.

What three things can you not live without?

Water, sleep, Golden Honey.

What is one piece of advice for aspiring female entrepreneurs?

Stick with it and don’t take anything personally, I personally hated receiving that advice, but it really is true.  

What’s your superpower?

I am relentless. And a little bit psychic.

One wellness hack that everyone should know

Sleep 8 hours, it will help with everything.

Where did your passion for health and beauty come from?

For the past 30 years my journey for natural health and wellness has taken me from Sydney, Australia to New York to Kathmandu, Nepal. Not even sure where it came from, it is a fire inside me that keeps me looking (and creating) new products and ancient remedies.

What makes you feel beautiful?

Feeling good, feeling healthy and getting enough sleep.

Who are 3 inspirational women we should follow and why?

Georgia O’Keefe, her adventurous, powerful spirit is evident in every one of her pictures.

Emma Gonzales, may the fire in her spirit inspire everyone to vote.

Amanda Chantal Bacon, the founder of Moon Juice, her products and her energy are fantastic and full of love.

What is the title of your autobiography?

You Can Always Get What You Want.

What do you love about Erewhon 🙂

Everything. From the local manufacturers and makers, to the tonic and salad bars. But my favorite section is the skincare and herbs, Erewhon has one of the best selections for any clean skincare and herb blends.