Lawless Turner, JunMagnolia, New Orleans, LA
Q: When did you first discover kombucha?
A: I first discovered kombucha from my girlfriend when she would leave a half gallon of kombucha from a local brand in my refrigerator around 2016. During this time, I began a practice of meditation with healing being the main priority for me. Drinking Kombucha became a form of personal cleansing. Then in 2018 I tried Jun for the first time and I was hooked! Today, I see drinking Jun and Kombucha alike as a fun pathway to sobriety and ultimately resilience.
Q: Why did you start your own kombucha company?
A: I started Jun Magnolia as a creative and therapeutic hobby for my own gut health, but also mental health. However, what started out as a creative outlet and therapeutic hobby turned into a business during summer 2020 while enduring a global pandemic. I was home and laid off from work, so I took time to explore flavor profiles I liked, created a logo, a packaging label , as well as hosting pop up shops at farmer’s Markets and festivals throughout New Orleans for over two years. I felt like it was the right time to start Jun Magnolia during the global pandemic because we all needed a little hope and healing, including myself. Drinking Jun Magnolia is a fun and natural way to heal our bodies and minds.
Q: What is your favorite flavor of kombucha?
A: Kaldi Kombucha – its a brand from Guatemala that we tried at KombuchaKon22 and it won the Kombucha Kup award
Q: What is your former/current other life or career?
A: I am a commercial realtor, specializing in Hospitality Sales
Q: What is a saying that you live by?
A: Bloom Where You Are…