Teisha Lowry is one stunning chick! She’s not just a pretty face either. She is the founder of Queen Coco – her Holistic Lifestyle Coaching Biz and Blog and Indah – her organic coconut oil and beauty range. Teisha is also ambassador for the Borneo Orangutan Foundation. Her natural and organic approach towards the wellbeing of mind and body are reflected in all aspects of her career. Meet Teisha…
Tell us about your journey, what sparked your passion for the health and wellness industry?
In truth, my busy lifestyle shoved some of my dietary levels out of whack, and I suffered from a few other hidden health problems and obsessions. There’s a pivotal moment when I discovered INDAH – my organic skin care range in Bali, from here is where I climbed out of the darkness and overcome adversity and discovered my spirituality. Since then, it has taken me a long time to heal myself, and I’m still detoxing. I particularly pay attention to how organic food is thy medicine and live a simpler life and I’ve made some important lifestyle changes. Most of my thanks goes to my fiancé Darren Cox, he’s helped me transform my health from the inside – out. He is the one responsible for changing my diet and teaching me primal and functional fitness. He’s my biggest inspiration.
What’s your number one wellness tip?
My newest wellness tip that I’ve been working on for a few months now, is to ‘Keep It Simple’. For me last year was very challenging. Things are changing and that’s because I am making a change. I’m ridding all of the things that complicate my life – people, materialistic things, drama, negative influences and toxins. I’m prioritising, I’m loving the things that matter and eliminating everything that doesn’t. I can manage my time and moods a lot better and influence people in a positive way. I now have time to appreciate the little things; I have certainly come into my own as I’ve embarked on this new amazing chapter into my new simple life.
What’s your one non-negotiable when it comes to your health?
I stay clear of processed food, sugar, gluten and wheat and I try and only eat fresh organic produce. If I eat meat it has to be organic, free range and grass fed. I never purchase anything with palm oil in it, which goes for all food and cosmetics – that’s a massive NO NO in our house.
What motto do you live by?
To live and work harmoniously with humanity and the environment, it’s not only my personal philosophy but INDAH’s as well. I love it so much I have it tattooed on my wrist to remind me everyday.
What is your proudest achievement?
I would have to say having my products certified organic with the ACO (Australian Certified Organic BFA). It took me almost a year to get them certified and I worked so hard to make the best quality product for my customers, and now that’s been validated, it’s a huge milestone for INDAH and me.
What are your goals for the future?
We are about to launch INDAH globally on our new international website and you’ll be seeing more of us in Asia and the USA, and we’re expanding the range too which is super exciting. I have just launched Queen Coco with my fiancé Darren, and it’s going better than expected, so we’ve decided to launch an app to support our cleansing and fitness programs. My first book will be out shortly; I’ve been working on this for over a year now so it feels pretty good seeing it all come together. We are off to Borneo soon to do some work with BOS (Borneo Orangutan Survival Australia) which I am one of five ambassadors. I am super excited to be marrying the love of my life – Darren, in Bali late this year. 2014 is a magical year.
Tell us something not many people know about you?
I grew up the outback-mining town in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. I never forget where I came from, it means a lot to me, it’s made me the strong independent woman I am today.
Can you share with us one of your favourite recipes?
Coconut Chocolate Truffles
250g almond meal
250g desiccated coconut
½ cup of your chosen sweetener (ie: raw honey, agave, maple syrup, coconut syrup)
½ cup INDAH extra virgin coconut oil
100g dark chocolate
50g raw butter
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
Dash of Celtic sea salt
Raw cacao powder (enough to coat each truffle)
Melt chocolate, coconut oil and butter on low heat. Mix ingredients all together in food processor. Make balls the size of a large cherry and coat them in raw cacao powder. This recipe makes about 20-25 truffles. Pop in the fridge for a while before serving.
Where can we find you?
You can find me in all corners of the internet, to purchase INDAH go to www.indah.com.au and follow us for beauty tips and weekly giveaways on Facebook and Instagram. For all healthy lifestyle tips, recipes, cleanses, programs and to purchase my book go to www.queencoco.com and follow us for great wellness tips and living a health lifestyle on Facebook and Instagram.
Have you used the Indah beauty range?