Entrepreneurial Wonder Woman and Former Pediatric Nurse Battles Toxic Bubbles Sustainably and Ethically
By Cindy J Lin and Kate Houser
Molly’s Suds founder, Monica Leonard, fought hard to bring a toxin free laundry detergent to market after the stillbirth of her fourth child, named Molly. She dug deep to understand the relationship between toxic chemical exposure from everyday cleaning products and health impacts, discovering the presence of these chemicals in the blood of unborn babies, debilitating allergies and other illnesses along the way. Molly’s Suds started in a basement with an assembly line of health conscious mamas determined to provide a safe alternative to home cleaning products. Today, it is a full-fledged business that’s been able to keep their manufacturing in Florida churning out the same 10+ year old affordable and effective cleaning recipe. Monica’s sharp business acumen, zero-waste goal, and commitment to her customer’s needs and health explains why her household cleaning products will beat out other cleaning brands every single day!