The Mellow Story
The Mellow Clean is how instantly elevate the mood of your personal space. It's an experience. It's when you catch a vibe because you know the ingredients won't harm your family or your pets. You're doing your part to help the planet by being able to reuse and recycle all of the bottles and packing materials involved AND you're leaving an irresistible smell behind in each area you clean.
I created Mellow as a direct response to the scarcity of cleaning products when the pandemic hit. I was a first time mother to a newborn, paranoid, and highly germaphobic. I couldn't just sit around and hope there would be some Lysol wipes or Method Cleaner on the shelves when I could finally make it to the store.
My background is at the intersection of plants and essential business. I graduated from UC Berkeley in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Conservation Studies. I spent my undergraduate years growing organic gardens, advocating for sustainability, and appreciating the power of the natural world around me.
My first job out of college was as an Account Manager at a tech cleaning company. I experienced first hand how impactful a clean space can be on the happiness and productivity of people.
As I moved through tech, I began working for the #1 e-commerce platform in the world coaching entrepreneurs on how to build and improve their online businesses. It was here that I gained the confidence to develop my own product in the middle of one of the worst financial crises of this generation. I knew I needed to provide something essential to my community that could also bring some type of joy and comfort during these extremely trying times. I wanted to create a powerful cleaner that was plant-based, gentle, easy to access and inexpensive... but I was still searching for the unique piece of joy that I could provide.
One day it came to me as I walked through the historic Leimert Park in my home town of Los Angeles. I picked up a body oil that completely captivated my sense of smell. It was so enticing that I needed to smell the aroma all over my house. That's when it clicked! This was going to be the thing that set me a part from all other plant-based cleaners.
After almost a year of development as I balanced motherhood, postpartum depression, a full time job, and so much more. I couldn't be prouder to finally be presenting this to you.