This week we want you to meet team member Smay Thomson (partner in crime with Office Manager Adam Thomson). We discovered Smay's hidden talent in branding and design shortly after joining our team and now she prepares most of the images you see in our product announcements and sales emails. You may also have engaged with Smay on our Instagram page @jade.bloom.oils. Smay is part of our 7 member Brain Trust team that was organized with the sole purpose of furthering the reason Jade Bloom exists...to change the way people think about health. Meet Smay Thomson!
What is your favorite Jade Bloom product, and why?
"Ahhh… where do I start?? I can’t go a day without using oils. My favorite oil is Neroli- the aroma is so sweet and floral but I also love that it has a really calming effect on my nerves and anxiety. One Jade Bloom product that I am SUPER excited for you guys to get to try later this year, is our Rose Water! It has so many health benefits, smells great and is amazing for beauty and skincare."
What do you do in your spare time? What do you wish you could do in your spare time?
"After work, I am usually hanging out at home with my husband, Adam (who you met in a past Team Member Spotlight), but in my alone time I typically spend it scrolling through the infinite world of Pinterest because we just bought a home and I cannot wait to remodel it! What I wish I did, was take time away from my typical routine and went on more adventures with my husband."
Tell us your best joke.
“How do they get Peekachu on the bus??
-They Poke him on!”
….Get it? They Poke-him-on → Pokemon?
No? Ok. Never mind haha!"
Complete this sentence: “There are two types of people in this world; there are people who___ and there are people who___.”
"There are people who Lead and people who Follow."
Why are natural products important to you?
"I grew up thinking that it was normal to use products that weren’t natural- After all, “How could a deodorant or toothpaste be natural?”, I thought. I was so blinded and society didn’t illuminate any other option except what was sold in the stores. I didn’t care what I ate, I didn’t care what ingredients my makeup had in it & I didn’t care what my hygiene products contained. I just thought, “It is what it is” and “Natural products are not effective”. It wasn’t until I moved to Kauai for a few months to live on an organic farm, that I really started to grasp the concept of what you put in & on your body MATTERS. Promoting natural products is important to me because I know that most of the world thinks the way I used to and I want to shine a light on the fact that natural products can be very effective and they can dramatically change your health and how good you feel!"
If you could have a meal with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be? And what would be on the menu?
"Esther, the Queen of Persia! I would love to meet this woman who stood up for what she believed.
She was BRAVE and BOLD and that is exactly the type of woman I want to be influenced by. The menu would be Sushi... Nom nom!!!"
Favorite quote from your favorite movie. GO!
“Coach Yoast: "I hope you boys have learned as much from me this year as I've learned from you.
You've taught this city how to trust the soul of a man rather than the look of him. And I guess it's about time I joined the club.” -Remember the Titans
“It's not gonna be easy. It's gonna be really hard. We're gonna have to work at this every day, but I want to do that because I want you.
I want all of you, forever, you and me, every day.” -The Notebook
What is something you’re exceptional at? What is something you’re dreadful at?
"I think I am exceptional at brainstorming and figuring out how to make something better, but I am dreadful at admitting that my way isn’t always the best idea."
My spirit animal is:
"Well… My butterfly personality test says it all!:
“You`re most like the Zebra Swallow Tail Butterfly. You`re very complicated. No one understands you.
The patterns in your wings are like the patterns in your mind, your personality. Your thoughts are more logical.
You`re a strong, confident person, yet different.”
Jade Bloom’s mission is to deliver Health, Healing, and Happiness to as many people as possible. What is YOUR mission statement?
"I exist to love God and love others.
(I fail often at the “love others” part, but my goal is to love)"