Jasmine Laurel

My name is Jasmine! I’m a small town Ontario girl, and Certified Holistic Nutritionist. When I’m not making green juice and smoothies, you can usually find me in amongst my massive essential oils collection, always learning something new! I am obsessed with: matcha green tea, the cottage, our black lab Otter, and lavender essential oil.

Since a very young age, I have taken a keen interest in the health of our natural environment. I completed my BSc in Natural Science at Lakehead University in the spring of 2015, with a strong focus on wildlife biology and evolution.  More recently I have realized how our health is intrinsically related to the health our ecosystems. I intend to encourage others to take responsibility for their own wellbeing through holistic health and nutrition. I believe that eating a plant based, organic diet of unprocessed whole foods will change the way that we interact with our natural resources, and result in a widespread epidemic health for anyone who is willing to take on the challenge.

I started this blog (previously known as Wild Green Life) late in 2015, when I began my studies in Holistic Nutrition with Alive Academy.  My goal was to share what I learned along the way, and use this website to reach out to others with similar interests. Since then I have connected with hundreds of people from around the world, and I am so grateful for everyone who has supported me on this journey.

NourishMint Kitchen

In January 2020 I rebranded to the name NourishMint Kitchen. This has been something I’ve been thinking changing for quite some time now, and I figured that the start of 2020 was the best time for a fresh start. If I’m being honest, I was never 100% set on my original business name (Wild Green Life) – it never really inspired me!

The idea for NourishMint Kitchen came to me spontaneously one day and as soon as I said it out loud I knew it was perfect. I sat on it for a long time and asked some of my closest friends and family for their thoughts, and everyone agreed that it was perfect for me! I love to create nourishing, healthy food and I spend probably 99% of my time in the kitchen doing just that – whenever I have the chance. Of course the “mint” play on words is also perfect because of my love of essential oils! This new name is everything I love to share about, all wrapped up in one simple (and hopefully memorable) name!!

I can honestly say that I feel totally re-inspired to share more healthy recipes and eco friendly living tips in 2020. I may not have it all planned out, but I have inspiration and motivation, and that’s what really counts, right!? Thank you to everyone who has been following along with me from the start, I really appreciate it and I can’t wait to see what this year will bring.


All photos on this page were taken by the very talented Lea, of Marcucci Photography!