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Hidden Gems: Meet Andrene Grant of Zuri Organix LLC

Today we’d like to introduce you to Andrene Grant.

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
I was born in western Jamaica and moved to the capital city at the age of 17years old to attend university. I found myself with less time on my hands, my hair started to get thin and damaged. i tried many products to repair my hair with no success, so i did some research and started experimenting with traditional Jamaican coconut oil and other natural Jamaican herbs. Over time i improved the formula and crafted a mix that promotes hair growth, thickens hair, soothes the scalp and locks in moisture. I began sharing this product with friends and family knowing that many persons would love to have healthier hair and they loved it. After a while i also began to experiment with organic skin care products, mainly organic soaps made from natural herbs and spices grown in Jamaica such a ginger, turmeric, aloevera and moringa just to name a few. After finishing university the pandemic struck and that is when Zuri Organix was born. The Coconut-Hemp Hair and Scalp Treatment was my first product and was loved by many. Business was doing well and new products came long. I migrated to the United States and decide to relaunch my business now known as Zuri Organix LLC.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
It has not been a smooth road, a few hiccups here and there but nothing that coud not be fixed. My biggest challenge was finding a reasonably priced supplier with quality raw material and packaging supplies, however at the time i was employed to a shipping company so i had the opportunity to ship my raw material at a cheaper cost. Another challenge i had was learning about marketing, photography and content creation, my brother whose career focuses on Information Technology and UX/UI deign helped me along the way and taught me new things constantly so i am grateful for his support. My current challenge is building a new customer base. Since i migrated to the US i lost my customer base in Jamaica and it has been a challenge building a new customer base due to the difference in business enviroments.

Great, so let’s talk business. Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
Zuri Organix LLC is geared towards striving to produce the best products for customers using natural ingredients. All our product are palm, sulfate and cruelty free. We specialize in natural skin and hair care product. What sets Zuri Organix apart from others is that i incorperate my knowledge of jamaican traditional skin and haircare methods into creating authentic products for my customers. My customers wellfare is important to me so i make it my duty to ensure that i create the highest quality products at affordable prices. I am proud to say that over the years i have improved my brand, methods and quality of my products to a point where i am confident that my customers will be satisfied. I want the readers to know that my customers are my number one priority, my products are safe, palm, sulfate, cruelty free and of the highest quality. My products can be found on Etsy at ZuriorganixLLCshop and you can follow my page on instagram at

Let’s talk about our city – what do you love? What do you not love?
What i love about Baltimore is the culture and countless number of attractions and entertainment spots you can find at every little corner. However what i love MOST is the harbour because it reminds me of my home in Jamaica. I recently moved to this area so i am not sure as yet What i like least about Baltimore.

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