Amy Burke, the founder of Botanical, grew up on a farm in rural Nelson. Her grandparents owned the neighbouring farm, in which her grandmother had established a large English style garden featuring lemon balm, roses, lavender, chamomile, manuka to name a few. She taught Amy about the edible, extractable and healing benefits of the herbs and plants throughout her garden. This nurtured Amy’s appreciation in fragrance and florals, prompting the development of her first batches of cold processed soaps back in 2012.
Fast forward to today and the Botanical brand is still made locally in Nelson, New Zealand, having grown their range to include handcrafted bath bombs (which has become their signature line), body care, skincare and accessories. Every product Botanical creates, focuses on function and footprint, to ensure the end result is one where Botanical and their customers feel good about what has been created.