Botanica is a candle & apothecary company committed to supporting charitable organizations with every product they create. Botanica donates $1 from each candle and apothecary product sold back to region-specific non-profit organizations in the areas indigenous to their fragrance ingredients. Born from Creative Director Katie Gastley’s vision of bringing the highest quality naturally effective ingredients into affordable, well-designed bath, body, and home products, Botanica aims at producing beautiful and luxurious products you feel good using, as well as purchasing.
All of Botanica’s Candles and Apothecary products are made by hand in the USA. Homewares produced abroad are made by ethical practices.
Our mission is to create beautifully fragranced products with the highest quality ingredients, while committing to contributing a portion of our profits to charities across the globe. In our efforts, we hope to work together toward the goal of ecological, societal, and environmental sustainability.
A RISING TIDE LIFTS ALL SHIPS
As a brand that designs products to bring into a world that often could do without “more things,” Botanica strives to make a positive impact on the people and planet–not only by mere charitable giving–but by creating useful (and beautiful) products that fit into a circular economy. Botanica founder Katie Gastley draws on her studies in sustainable design at Pratt Institute to strive for a “Cradle to Cradle” method of manufacturing. From using recyclable materials in their packaging, sourcing safe and non-toxic raw materials for products, designing their glass candle vessels specifically to be up-cycled into drinking tumblers, and working with local businesses to reuse packing materials for shipping that would otherwise be landfill-bound, Botanica considers every facet of their business as an opportunity to develop more sustainable production methods, designs, and practices. By continually striving to raise the bar on environmental consideration in their own business practices, Botanica intends to help pioneer a new phase of economic industry that is by default enmeshed in sustainability.