Besides being a talented actress and a super-mom, beautiful Jessica Alba is also president of The Honest Company and New York Times best-selling author, her first book ‘The Honest Life: Living Naturally and True to You‘ managing to land on the no. 8 spot on its list of best-selling paperback releases. From diet and beauty to bringing up kids and home décor, the book delivers everyday ways to live naturally and authentically.
It seems that motherhood inspired Alba to search for healthier household products and launch her own eco-friendly family products brand. “I felt like when I became a parent, there was so much judgment. So many people, from family members to complete strangers, had so many opinions on (parenting). I wanted to have a resource that made me feel it was OK for me to do it my own way,” the actress explained in an interview with Chicago Tribune.
Well, ‘The Honest Life’ is the result of Alba’s need to create a safe and healthy environment for her family. In 2012, with serial entrepreneur Brian Lee, seasoned consumer internet executive Sean Kane, and environmental advocate Christopher Gavigan, she launched The Honest Company, a brand where parents can find reliable information and products that are safe, stylish, and affordable. And ‘The Honest Life’ shares the insights and strategies the actress gathered along the way.
Okay, but the best part about her book is the fact that the solutions the actress offers are easy, chic, down-to-earth and honest, of course. Jessica Alba shares tricks for maintaining a clean diets, cultivating a daily eco-beauty routine, finding one’s personal style without resorting to yoga pants, engaging in fun, hands-on activities with kids as well as some eco-friendly décor tips suitable for any budget.
“Alicia Silverstone is a vegan, so she’s the extreme side of it. Gwyneth Paltrow probably lives a very similar lifestyle, but I didn’t grow up with a bunch of money, so my tips are much more grounded: repurposing things and making things at home,” Jessica told The New York Daily News.