meet: Amanda Chantal Bacon, Founder of Moon Juice

Moon Juice was created by Amanda Chantal Bacon: World-traveling chef, mama, sustainable lifestyle leader, and passionate food educator.

Moon Juice represents a holistic lifestyle that goes far beyond juices, milks, and snacks. It’s a healing force, an etheric potion, a cosmic beacon for those seeking out beauty, wellness and longevity. People visit Moon Juice for daily nourishment, beauty foods, and high-powered natural remedies.

The first Moon Juice shop opened on Rose Avenue in Venice, California in 2011. Then it the second retail location was on Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake two years later, their third shop open on Melrose Place in 2016.

Moon Juice, In addition to their extensive juice and snack offerings, has created the dust, an all-natural, herbal ingestible powder that promotes health and wellness. Now available in single serving packets you can take Dream, Beauty, Spirit, Sex, Brain and Power on the go anywhere.

Along with The Moon Juice Cookbook which is a stylish lifestyle manual that reflects Moon Juice founder Amanda Chantal Bacon’s powerful approach to healthy living.

Cosmic alchemy for a thriving body, beauty and consciousness.

Spa it Girl was that inspired by Amanda Chantal Bacon, Founder of Moon Juice that we are super excited to share this interview with you. 
Meet Amanda Chantal Bacon, Founder of Moon Juice

What Inspired you to start your Moon Juice brand? In 2006, I began studying the power of raw, medicinal foods to heal the hypothyroid condition I had had since I was a teen, in addition to my severe allergies to wheat, sugar, and cow dairy. Although I was still working as a chef in fine dining, at this juncture my whole diet changed.

I ate primarily vegetables and legumes from the farmer’s market, and foods that would serve as hormonal adaptogens. Within a few months, I noticed a radical shift. My next round of blood work revealed that my thyroid hormone levels were back to normal.

Working in fine dining was amazing, but my own transformative experience – backed up by extensive blood tests, the scrutiny of several physicians, renewed feelings of vitality, and a shift in my personality, immunity, appearance, and thought – inspired me to create Moon Juice. These live, medicinal foods changed me from the inside out.

I created Moon Juice for people interested in a new way of living. Not a way where you have to erase your past, but a way fueled by excitement to help yourself live better. Our only intention is to add goodness and beauty to your life.

What was the hardest thing about opening your Moon Juice shops and launching the brand? I have the same excited energy that I did 6 years ago, I’m still in launch mode. Moon Juice still feels like an all-consuming, passionate love affair that hasn’t cooled off in more than half a decade! The challenges arise when I let fear creep into my head and start questioning time and numbers.

If you could give one piece of advice to people interested in starting a business, what would it be? If your heart feels completely convicted and unstoppable, then you will be! Take care of your physical body, destress yourself daily with meditation, and don’t stop- just don’t ever stop swimming towards your vision. When fatigue or doubt arises, motive yourself with gratitude for being given the inspiration in the first place.

Who are your wellness mentor(s)/inspiration(s)? I love and have gained great wisdom from dr. Pratima Raichu, Donna gates, dr. Sara Gottfried, Ron teegarten, in a may gaskin, Nadine Artemis, David Wolfe, Weston price, obviously Dr Frank Lipman, and many others along the way that are not in the United States and are so buried in their practice they don’t have email addresses and it takes days to find them hidden down dirt paths.

Who’s your mentor and why? I’ve been blessed with many in several different fields, but right now I’m really appreciating the mentorship from Greg Renkar and Michelle Taylor, who have become investors and board members… when it comes to scaling a business they’ve seen it all.

What are you most passionate about in the wellness world? The inspiration was to provide the absolute best quality health products available in a setting that is aesthetically pleasing. On a personal level, being a part of a movement that is changing the way food is produced and consumed. I wanted to go to work every day and be excited to put the best stuff in my body and that of my child’s.

Wellness is ______: What’s the definition of wellness to you? Feeling deeply comfortable and connected to source.

How do you relax & unwind daily/weekly?  I meditate daily, I make adaptogenic tonics mutiple times a day and I really like kissing, hugging and loving.

How do you start your morning every day? 2 Quentin Hypertonics, and a warm protein, power dust, mama smoothie 

What’s your favourite exercise? After dissing out all the fancy methods my preference truly is walking, it’s a luxury I’m trying to make daily space for this year, a brisk 30 minute walk a day.

Favourite music to workout to? I’ve done some cool power moves to the Rolling Stones.

Must-Have Beauty Products? I have odacite Clare de lune face oil on me at all times, juice beauty mascara for extreme circumstances and I do a… I have a serving of beauty dust in warm water everyday., It’s a blend of powdered tonic herbs based on an ancient empiric formula that increases collagen and silica production, tones and firms tissue, and fortifies skin, hair, nails and cell membranes from the inside out.

Can you tell us about your sleep routine? I’m making a huge effort to clock 7+ hours a night. This includes setting an alarm to tell me to start tune out, having a cup of dream dust, spraying magnesium oil in my body and laying on my biomat.

What tea do you drink? Tulsi rose

What are your favourite aromatherapy oils? Rose

What do you always carry with you when Travelling?: I always take my gnarly Ayurvedic mud toothpaste, dead sea mineral soap bar, Lypo-Spheric Vitamin C. and my protein. I do travel light, because I find that wherever I go I love finding local treasures, so I like to leave enough room for them. My philosophy is to pack light and come back bursting at the seams!

Favourite Healthy Destination? India, always!

What book(s) are you reading now? The Ramayana and the yoga of herbs.

What is always in Fridge and Pantry? Fermented veggies, Nori wraps, ghee, micro greens, coconut flour, Himalayan pink salt, apple cider vinegar, mama  cacao, cordyceps, avocados, frozen strawberries, organic stevia.


Favourite Way to Reset: after an indulgent meal, weekend, or getaway? High plant protein and good fat foods, fermented foods, green foods…. I drastically cut out sugars, grains and caffeine.

Daily Supplements: If you have a supplement routine, what is it? I supplement my potion making and taking with daily

Vitamin d

Thyrostim

L Theanine

GABA

Krill oil

And pregnenolone

Favourite Healthy Food Snacks On-the-Go? Raw, activated, stone ground nut or seed butter, I will litter ally drink it out of the jar when hungry and on the go.

Ingredient I Always Avoid? Sugar ingredient(s) do you (almost) never eat? Wheat

Can’t Live Without? Sunglasses (my blue eyes burn easily), rohan my son and alone time.

What’s your current mantra? Victory

How do you squeeze in a self-care moment (daily, weekly)? How much time do you devote to this, and what does it involve? I meditate daily, which usually means I’ll pull over and take 20 in my parked car and I always spend 3-5 minutes deeply nourishing myself with by making an adaptogenic smoothie. This is only 25 minutes a day, but it’s life changing and sustaining!

And more importantly, how do you feel afterward? I feel like superwoman ready to take on the world (with a slight limp from that pulled hamstring muscle!).

Do you have a favourite beauty ritual or treatment you like to get? Daily dose of beauty dust in hot water, acupuncture, clay face masks and b12 shots.

Do you block out me-time in your calendar or fit it in when you can? It’s all about the stolen moments and being able to drop into deep rejuvenation in the midsts of chaos- on a plane, in a car ride between meetings, after kids are asleep, don’t be to precious.

What is happiness to you? Bliss found in stillness

Favourite spiritual practice? Sitting quietly long enough that the thoughts disappear and I am again aware of the many layers of miracles around me at every moment.

How can we stay in contact with you & Moon Juice?
Instagram: @moonjuiceshop
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website: www.moonjuice.com