Ebony McAllister’s journey to turning into the proprietor of a well being and wellness boutique started when she began educating highschool college students about meals.
McAllister, 38, owns Minxdiva, which sells African black sea moss, herbs, pure incense, sage, candles, soaps and extra in downtown Fayetteville. She stumbled upon the house for the shop whereas looking downtown for an residence.
A local of Fayetteville, McAllister stated she does not like chemical compounds and considers herself a “borderline vegan.” She began to transition to a extra pure way of life when she started educating college students about meals at Seventy-First Excessive College.
“It simply drew me into it, closely,” she stated. “I began studying concerning the industries, processing, all of the behind the scenes promoting and the way our food regimen is simply flawed, actually flawed.”
McAllister stated that when she began educating the curriculum, it opened her eyes.
“I used to be like ‘no extra honey buns, you’ll be able to’t have any McDonald’s in right here, the one issues you’ll be able to eat are vegetables and fruit,'” she stated. “I felt like I needed to be that instance, nevertheless it actually sort of modified my life as a result of I seen a change in my physique.”
McAllister stated she thinks folks in the neighborhood need pure merchandise.
Minxdiva is situated at 308 Hay Road, Suite B, on the second flooring. One of many merchandise on the boutique is black sea moss, which has gained recognition up to now few years for a few of its well being advantages.
“I wish to seek advice from it as nature’s multivitamin as a result of it has 92 minerals that our physique wants so as to survive out of 102,” she stated. “It helps your urge for food, it helps with hair development.”
McAllister stated she has been utilizing and consuming sea moss each day for a couple of 12 months however will not say it cures or treats something since she is not a medical physician.
McAllister additionally has a YouTube channel along with her movies producing thousand of views from her greater than 45,000 subscribers. She has movies about non secular and wellness topics.
She’s written and self-published three books after a near-death expertise that she sells at her store.
McAllister is a E.E. Smith Excessive College graduate. She attended North Carolina A&T College the place she obtained her diploma in style merchandising and design.
Opening her personal retailer was a dream come true, she stated.
“It let me know that I used to be divinely guided as a result of I did not plan it nevertheless it was in my vibe so it simply let me know that God’s plans are all the time greater than yours,” she stated.
McAllister stated she likes when she sees repeat clients as a result of she is aware of they’re making a acutely aware effort to vary.
“Even if you’re nonetheless consuming pork burritos, you are still making some sort of acutely aware effort to provide your physique one thing that it wants, and I like that,” she stated. “I would like folks to be impressed to take management over their well being and their considering and their loves. I simply wish to be that gentle.”
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