We had the good fortune of connecting with Amanda Martinez and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Amanda, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I’ve always loved the natural, edible products. For me, it was amazing to learn the beauty and benefits of the use of botanicals. My past experience in the medical field for the last 10 years also helped to be create something with beauty products to hopefully help relax and unwind the body!!

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
MAD petals was slightly created 2019 but,during the pandemic MAD petals became my reality. As previously working in the medical field, I transferred my stress from work into something that was stress relieving for me. I learned to use self care, prayer time, mental health during these hard times. I never knew just how important it was to take care of your body and mind until the pandemic hit and there was a state of depression everywhere I looked. I’m very happy and pleased with myself by looking at the glass half full.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
A would take them to a peaceful botanical garden in sea Brook called MAAS nursery for some plant therapy! Next, get a facial at The Glamour House in Houston. To eat, I would take them to an old really great burger spot in Denver Harbor called Sams Burger. For the night, the Secret Garden in downtown Houston for some cocktails.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would love to thank my best friend, my husband JP for all the love and support! From asking him to test my products on himself LOL, to putting my tent together for a pop up to actually selling my products on his own! I couldn’t be more blessed to have him! It takes a Team!

Thank you to all my true lovely friends who actually have been there by my side through this whole process! I truly appreciate you!

Website: www.MADpetals.shop

Instagram: madpetals_tx

Facebook: madpetalstx

Other: Products are sold at The Glamour House 2517 N Main Street Houston, Texas

Image Credits
Photography taken by Carlos Zamora and Maria Alducin

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