In 2009, Erin Meagher, then a high school business teacher, decided to follow her own mentorship and establish Beneficial Blends, LLC. Erin wanted to make a difference in people’s lives and saw the desire for truly organic ‘Beneficial for You’ products. Erin launched the company’s first product, organic coconut oil, under the Kelapo® brand according to the company’s 4 Diamond Approach, which starts with ‘Beneficial for You’ product and focuses on quality, transparency, and social impact. These attributes serve as the company’s roadmap to ensure high standards within its business and manufacturing practices.
A decade later, Beneficial Blends has become the industry leading, fastest growing oil company in the US, while operating a fully integrated manufacturing facility, with top certifications across food, beverage, supplements, cosmetics, and home goods. The company’s 50,000 square foot facility maintains an SQF Level III rating, a FLDBPR cosmetics permit, and an FDA compliant facility, while holding USDA Certified Organic, Kosher, and Fair For Life Certifications – setting the benchmark for quality in the industry.
Kelapo continues to be one of the leading premium brands of ghee (clarified butter) and organic coconut oil sold on Amazon and with retailers nationwide. In 2019, Beneficial Blends began offering CBD-infused products including ingestible, topicals and aromatherapy products available to fit manufacturing and retailer needs. Being oil experts and knowing oil is one of the most popular delivery methods for CBD led Erin to recognize the natural product expansion.
Beneficial Blends is recognized for launching NanoLyte™, the first-ever clear, certified water-soluble CBD with non-detectible THC making it the most effective and easily added ingredient for any beverage, food, dietary supplement or cosmetic product. The CBD emulsion is developed by a global team of leading Ph.D.s and made in Beneficial Blends’ certified organic manufacturing facility resulting in high bioavailability, water compatibility, neutral taste, transparent color, and long-term product stability.
Recently the company launched its own retail-ready private brand, Chillax’n™ CBD making it the highest-quality, most affordable, CBD on the market. The new line of CBD products includes premium CBD concentrate tinctures, single-dose shots, beverage enhancers, mouth sprays, body creams, candles and diffusers. The products are ‘Chillax’n worry free’ as they contain non-detectable THC and are designed to help provide relief, relaxation and recovery where it’s needed most.
Erin continues to lead Beneficial Blends’ high growth being recognized again in 2021, for the seventh year, on the INC5000 and for the fifth consecutive year as one of Tampa Bay Business Journals Fastest Growing Companies. In 2016, Erin was Businesswoman of the Year for Manufacturing and received the 40 Under 40 Award. Erin is active with the Coconut Coalition of the Americas, US Hemp Roundtable and Hemp Industry Association. Erin loves Tampa Bay and is passionate about building the economy and creating a better place to live and do business by being active with Make It Tampa Bay, MacDonald Training Center and Tampa Economic Development Council.