A Super NoVA is a person with a unique talent or business that makes them stand out in the crowd of Northern Virginia. Mellenie Runion is this week’s Super NoVA for her efforts to live more “green” by creating the company, Truly-Life, that makes handmade eco-friendly gifts from ingredients in her backyard.
“I wanted to figure out what I could do that would require less pull on the environment and have a smaller footprint,” said Runion.
Runion first started making soap in her kitchen in 2008. Now just a few years later, her company has received the Green America Business Seal of Approval and her soap will be on the shelves in Alexandria’s Whole Foods Market in a few weeks.
“I turned my kitchen into a skin care lab, and when dinner time comes I clear it all off and make dinner,” Runion chuckled.