THE CITY CONFESSIONS PODCAST: Melissa Bolona- Founder and CEO of Beauty & the Broth - Benefits of Bone Broth

Melissa Bolona

Today's guest is Melissa Bolona, the Founder and CEO of Beauty & the Broth, a beauty and wellness brand offering shelf-stable, direct-to-consumer bone broth that’s care-free, convenient and customizable. Growing up in both the United States and Peru, Melissa was immersed in dual cultures which led her to appreciate various approaches to natural beauty and expressions of creativity. After completing education in International Marketing in Paris, she decided to pursue acting and went on to lead a successful career alongside many A-list actors in Hollywood and starring in more than 20 films.

Working many years in the creative industry led to Melissa feeling exhausted and unmotivated. Searching for a cure in all the wrong places, Melissa found herself at home with her family where her sister introduced her to bone broth. She immediately saw results, finding her energy levels increased, gut-health improved and her mind clear with purpose. Melissa soon got down to business in her own kitchen, testing countless ratios and recipes and figuring out a way to bring flavorful, collagen-rich bone broth to the masses. A natural entrepreneur, her mission is to provide convenient access to this magical elixir so that everyone has an opportunity to experience its benefits. After a year of development, Beauty & the Broth was perfected and launched in late 2020, delivering holistic healing and beauty both inside and out.

In this episode, Melissa explains how how she started her company and what the benefits of bone broth are, especially when it comes to regulating the gut. She also dives deeper into the challenges she's faced since launching the company during a pandemic. Melissa also acknowledges the difficulty in letting go of control in order to build her team. As someone who spent time in LA, Melissa also talks about the differences between both cities and explains why she think bone broth is the next big thing when it comes to health and wellness. Other topics in this episode include rituals that Melissa has incorporated in her daily routine to staying grounded, how she handles stress, and how she's taken the confidence from her previous modeling and acting career to her current path of being an entrepreneur. 

To learn more, please visit or find Melissa on Instagram. And feel free to direct any questions or feedback about this podcast to

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