Fork & Melon
Cheryl Fork (she/her) is the founder of FORK & MELON, an elevated, non-toxic line of hand and body care made with watermelon seed oil. Leading up to the brand's inception, challenges with fertility and pregnancy loss led her to start cleaning up the products she was using on herself and in her home. She had been a beauty/skincare enthusiast for as long as she could remember, and though there were many wonderful non-toxic beauty brands available, she wasn’t able to find some of the everyday products that were 1) made with clean ingredients 2) effective and enjoyable to use 3) looked beautiful in her home and 4) weren’t so expensive that they were only relegated to the guest bathroom. And as these were reoccurring purchases, she also wanted to support a company that was trying to do some good. When she couldn't find what she was looking for, she went on an extensive research journey and learned about the wide-ranging benefits of watermelon seed oil for all skin types. Eventually, FORK & MELON was born. Cheryl’s mission is to bring clean luxury to your daily routine without making it complicated.
What inspired FORK & MELON?
How would you describe FORK & MELON to a friend?
I started the company so I could feel safe (i.e. no harmful ingredients) using everyday personal care products, as my husband and I struggled with infertility and pregnancy loss.
At FORK & MELON, we infuse beauty and health into everything we do: the way our products make you feel, our product designs, how we relate to the environment, and the ways we approach the world. FORK & MELON products are manufactured in the USA in a Certified Organic facility that uses 100% wind energy, using only safe, premium, carefully-considered ingredients.
What are your individual core values?
Integrity, kindness, honesty, authenticity, and beauty.
How do your friend's describe you?
Trustworthy, genuine, smart, and present.
How do you want to be remembered?
As beautiful, healthy, thoughtful, & authentic.
What's the best way to get in touch for questions and support?