I'm Addicted to This Adaptogenic Coconut Butter


Courtesy of Pearl Butter

Like most millennials, I spend an unhealthy amount of my day shopping online. I’ve always done my best to resist the urge to splurge impulsively, but then I randomly came across Pearl Butter, a line of adaptogenic coconut butters that almost look too pretty to eat, while browsing the beauty section of Urban Outfitters. The brand was spearheaded by Kati Holland after she suffered from a severe lymphatic reaction to a pharmaceutical drug as an undergrad at the University of Pennsylvania.

During this tumultuous time, the 20-something turned to nontraditional practices within the wellness space as a solution and wound up seeing instant and life-altering results. “That was my foray into the world of health and the first time I had no choice but to take my own health seriously,” she says. “After having healed myself with the help of professionals through Eastern medicine, I knew I wanted to create something in the wellness space that incorporated Eastern modalities like adaptogens but wasn’t so serious or stuffy.”

Pearl Butter is currently available in five flavors: Secret Ingredient (matcha for calmness), Beauty Butter (activated pearl and shave grass for skin), Glow-Getter (turmeric and ashwagandha for focus), Smarty Pantsuit (ginkgo and protein blend for brain power) and Dirty Detox (activated charcoal and milk thistle for cleansing). While it’s easy to write off these pastel-tinted superfood spreads as “unicorn food” that will be good for the ’gram, each flavor has a unique set of ingredients for a particular purpose with specific benefits in mind.

Holland’s mission is for customers to look and feel better from the inside out so they can truly be the best, healthiest version of themselves. As these yummy products continue to spread across the market, she is determined to change the narrative of wellness. If you didn’t already get the memo, it’s officially time to ditch the avocado toast and upgrade your lifestyle. Learn more about the origins of Pearl Butter and why the brand strives for “wellness not perfection” in the interview with Holland below.