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In Focus | Jade Jordan of OrganicTan Kelowna

Jade Jordan is hoping to help Okanagan residents look tanned and healthy, without having to go into the damaging rays of the sun. She runs OrganicTan Kelowna and Vernon, which features an all-natural airbrush spray tanning service that’s unlike any other spray tan on the market. Their specialized formula contains all-natural, skin-nourishing, organic ingredients like green tea and Echinacea, and it works to camouflage stretch marks, acne, and cellulite while leaving clients with a beautiful, natural glow. Each individual tan solution is custom-blended and applied by Jade to suit the client’s skin tone, so even the fairest of people can enjoy a perfectly subtle glow. Jade also offers a mobile service so that you can receive your tan spray in the comfort of your home or office. Jade is an Alberta transplant that is loving the Okanagan life. Today Jade and OrganicTan Kelowna are In Focus.

What do you always find yourself saying?
“I told you so!”

If you could spend one whole day with anyone in the world who is currently alive, who would you select and why?
This changes all the time but right now, Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram of Fully Raw Kristina (www.fullyraw.ca). She gives me so many amazing raw recipe ideas! I am always looking at her YouTube videos and trying to come up with new delicious creations in my kitchen.

If you were to receive any existing public award, what award would you like to win?
Professionally speaking, I would absolutely love to see OrganicTan featured in Elle Canada’s annual beauty awards, or any major Canadian magazine. There are over 35 OrganicTan franchises across Canada, from Vancouver to Halifax and so many cities and little towns in between, and it’s growing every day. It’s awesome to share that with clients who travel throughout Canada. So if you have a wedding in Vancouver or you’re in Calgary for business, you know you can book a tan in those cities and receive the same great service you would here in Kelowna.

If you could spend a day with any historical figure, who would you choose and why?
Leonardo Da Vinci, he truly had it all in terms of what he was capable of. He was an amazing artist and extremely intelligent. I think it is hard to master both sides of the spectrum in terms of your inner artist and your inner genius. When you get classified as one how do you break out and explore the other side of things? Learning how to conquer it all seems impossible so being able to look at the world through his eyes would be a gift.

Who inspires you?
My dad

What are 3 things on your bucket list?
Get my yoga teaching certificate in Bali

Get my professional engineering designation

Win the lottery and start an animal rescue facility

Patent something…I am still waiting for my one awesome idea!

If you had an enormous yacht, what would you name it?
Lucky

If you could foresee a single day of your future in its entirety, what date would you select?
None. I wouldn’t want to know because I feel like I would change the way I am currently living. I’ve been trying to focus on living in the moment. I think that it is really important to find happiness in each day.

What are you passionate about?
Healthy living and natural beauty products.

What has been your favourite day of your life, up to this point?
Every day because it has gotten me to today and made me who I am.

What has been your proudest accomplishment?
Completing my civil engineering degree at UBCO while opening OrganicTan.

Where is your favourite place to dine in Kelowna? What do you like about it?
RauDz, they always go out of their way to make me a delicious vegan platter!

What is your favourite activity or event in Kelowna? Why?
Anything that involves the beaches and lakes, or wine tasting. I love going out boating! I am so grateful for being able to move here from Alberta and have all these activities so accessible.

What is the name of your business/organization?
OrganicTan Kelowna & OrganicTan Vernon

What does your business/organization do?
OrganicTan is an all-natural airbrush spray tanning service, and it’s unlike any other spray tan on the market. Our specialized formula contains all-natural, skin-nourishing, organic ingredients like green tea and Echinacea, and it works to camouflage stretch marks, acne, and cellulite while leaving clients with a beautiful, natural glow! Each individual tan solution is custom-blended and applied by me to suit the client’s skin tone, so even the fairest of people can enjoy a perfectly subtle glow. Even better, OrganicTan is a fully mobile service so I can visit clients in the privacy of their home or workplace, or they can come to my home studio if they wish! AND we carry an exclusive line of skin care products called SunnaTan, which is also all-natural and organic and formulated to take care of the skin and maintain the life of your OrganicTan. Our best-selling coconut oil is to die for!

Where can people find you or your business online?
www.organictan.ca

Where can people find your business on Facebook?
OrganicTan Kelowna & OrganicTan Vernon

What is your Twitter account?
@OrganicTanCanada

What is your mission?
To get people out of the tanning bed and sun and into my OrganicTan tanning tent! I’m proud to provide a healthy alternative to tanning and want to show people that you can achieve that summer glow without baking in the sun or tanning bed and damaging your skin.

If you could achieve one thing within your field, what would it be?
To make my clients feel as amazing as possible about themselves, and to educate people about safe tanning alternatives.

Where do you want your business/organization to be in 5 years?
Spreading the glow throughout the entire Okanagan.

Who do you consider to be a forerunner within your field?
Well…I would have to say OrganicTan is an innovator in the Canadian airbrush tanning industry! OrganicTan is truly unique in its natural and organic approach, its mobile service offering, and its customized application and solution. There are certainly many other spray tan options available, along with the lure of UV tanning beds, but there is nothing else like OrganicTan and I hope that I can share that with the Okanagan.

What 3 qualities do you feel that your business/organization exemplifies?
Embracing natural beauty. I love to see my clients feeling confident, energized and transformed, but in their own skin.

Promoting lifelong skin care and health

Honesty; we proudly display the ingredients in all of our products and explain their purpose to clients. I want to bring awareness to the fact that what we put on our skin is just as important as what we put in our bodies.

What would you like to say to your employees/volunteers?
OrganicTan Kelowna and Vernon is just me at this point. OrganicTan was founded in Calgary and there are now over 35 franchises across Canada. So I guess I would say hello to all of the other owners across the country! We communicate regularly through Facebook and email.

How does your business/organization impact the community?
Increase the community’s awareness of skin health and safe tanning alternatives.

If you were trapped in an elevator with several wealthy investors from any field, which field would you want them to be experts in? What would say to them/talk about?
This is a fear of mine so I am hoping one of them would be an elevator technician who could get me out of there! Anywhere else I would say an expert in homeopathic medicine, I think it’s amazing what real food can cure.

If I could change 1 thing about Kelowna, it would be:
More sun in the winter.

What do you think makes Kelowna great?
Kelowna is amazing because we can live locally in all aspects of life. When I am here I don’t wish I were anywhere else, it really has it all.

Some general comments I would like to share are:
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me and OrganicTan! I love the sense of community in the Okanagan, the support we show one another is amazing. I love being a part of such a fun, energetic town. I hope to meet and tan more and more of the great people living in the area, share in their events, learn about their lives, and see their gorgeous OrganicTan’s glowing on the beach and on their boats!

In Focus is our gift to the community. A way for us to help show our recognition for the people, businesses and organizations that help make our city great. The team at KelownaNow.com is passionate about this community and the people that make it amazing. We want to show our friends, neighbours, family and colleagues that we notice them and the fabulous things that they do. We encourage you to leave your comments and words of support below, and submit your own nomination by clicking HERE. You are also welcome to submit a form of your own by clicking HERE. Thank you, Kelowna!


 
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