Dawn Russell

Beauty Interviews

Dawn Russell on Kissing the Butler, the Secret to Perfect Skin and Making Brownies Healthier


Last time we chatted with American-born Lady Dawn Russell (yes, she’s married to an English lord, but too down to earth to be fussy about titles), she told us all about her road to health and recovery and how that led to inventing the effervescent, nutrient-packed 8G Essential Greens Booster. Now, she’s giving us a peek into life at the family estate, Woburn Abbey, her expert travel and skincare tips plus how to make any brownie recipe better for you.

Woburn Abbey
Woburn Abbey & Estate

People Magazine profiled you earlier this year and said your life and visits at Woburn are like a real-life Downton Abbey. What do you think about that?
It’s a family at the end of the day, just like any other family. So yes, there is formality and titles and a beautiful home, but there are also the same dynamics and daily routines of any other family.

What’s the biggest unexpected adjustment you had to make transitioning from living in the states to living in England?
I quickly learned that being punctual is imperative, the UK is the most punctual country and one always has to be on time. I also learned that the more you pick on someone, the closer you are as friends. And to never kiss the family butler. The first time I met Roger (the family butler) I gave him a kiss goodbye and quickly learned to tone down my American affections.


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8G Founder Dawn Russell on Living with the Dalai Lama’s Monks, Surviving Cancer and Favorite Cookie Recipes

Right now everyone’s talking about a “new year, new you.” While that makes for some catchy ad copy, there’s really no way—no matter what you do—to start over and get a new you. We’re all, each one of us, stuck with ourselves. But there’s liberating hope! Just take a deep breath and try working toward the possible, achievable goal of a new year, a better you … one day (even just one baby step) at a time.


That’s what Dawn Russell, creator of 8G Greens Superfood Supplement, aims for—even if she does end up grabbing something from her favorite burger joint, In-N-Out. After being diagnosed with cancer at age 25, Russell started writing a new chapter in her book of life and began her wellness journey. Of all that she learned along the way to remission, she decided to take her knowledge of—and life-changing experience with—nutrient-dense foods and come up with a way to share it with everyone.

Now a business owner, mother of two and avid racecar driver, Russell is offering the results of many years of research and development with her nutritional supplement that packs a ton of greens and vitamins into one tablet that effervesces in water and makes boosting your daily intake of greens a whole lot easier. (Baby step #1.) Not to mention it’s lemon flavored!

Russell gave us some time to talk about everything from the importance of each green in the supplement to her favorite wellness resources and her secret for a happy, healthy life.