Co-founder of Branch Basics
Allison Evans is one of the founders/owners of Branch Basics, a non-toxic, all-purpose cleaning soap. Branch Basics, however, is more than a safe cleaner. It is a company based on the goal of empowering others to achieve their best health through clean living. Founded by three passionate women, branchbasics.com strives to educate others – namely parents – on the harmful effects of the chemicals we put in, on and around our bodies.
Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Allison’s personal health struggles forged the Branch Basics path. While studying Public Relations at the University of Texas in Austin, she developed debilitating pain and numbness that left dozens of the best doctors in the nation dumbfounded. Having spent two years exhausting every other route, Allison turned toward natural healing. She learned about the effects of dietary and environmental toxins and how their removal was key to the body’s natural ability to heal. Allison’s pain ended and her passion began. Her roommate and best friend, Kelly Love, was inspired by Allison’s lifestyle changes and the two girls fed off each other’s newfound passion for healthy living.
Upon graduation, Allison and Kelly went on to study the importance of a balanced diet and food-based supplements as well as Building Biology, which looks at the effects of indoor air quality and electromagnetic stress on the body. Alongside Allison’s aunt, Marilee Nelson, the two women founded Three Branches Healthy Living in the summer of 2010, a company that has narrowed its focus to non-toxic cleaning, thus becoming Branch Basics.
Through workshops, social media and consultations, Allison and Kelly are raising awareness among young women and moms about the benefits of choosing safer cleaning alternatives. Through experience, they believe that this is one of the easiest and most important steps toward healthy living. These women believe wholeheartedly that Branch Basics will result in providing a healthier environment for future generations.
Now 27 years old, Allison lives in Austin, Texas and is married to her high school sweetheart, Will Evans.