Starting Awesome Botanical, A Holistic Skincare Brand
Hello if we haven’t met before! I am Natalie, Founder of Awesome Botanical and maker of Holistic Skincare, Bath Bombs & Whipped Soaps that revive, energise and ease away your stresses – shop our relaxing range
I founded Awesome Botanical during 2020, amidst a worldwide pandemic to help ease my own anxiety. Like many others, I was struggling when we were suddenly plunged into a Lockdown with no where to go or no one to see. My Full-time job suddenly had all our contracts put on hold and I am not the type of person who can sit and do nothing. I had written a list of all the tasks I could finish in the house, but I soon completed those (well maybe not all of them) …
I started to study cosmetics and essential oils, as this is something that I was passionate about. I had always used essential oils to help ease my own anxiety and I had a passion to create products that would help other people with their anxiety and ease away their stresses.
From my Thoughts to Physical Things – Creating my First Holistic Skincare
With no shops open, I produced some beautiful Handmade Holistic
Bath Bombs and Whipped Body Scrubs for my Grandma’s Birthday. I thought she needed something a little extra special, as she had also gone from regularly seeing Me, Kev (my fiancé) and Boss Man (our old thyme Bulldog, who is definitely the boss of our house) to only having doorstep visits to drop off her groceries.
From here I gave a few samples to other members of my family and the feedback was AWESOME!
Boosted by the positive feedback from my family, I decided to take this further and research the legalities that go with selling cosmetics in the UK, as that really is a HUGE task in itself.
In June 2020 my holistic skincare brand, Awesome Botanical was born and we launched our First Shop on Etsy and I have never looked back!
Holistic Skincare, Bath Bombs and Whipped Soaps to Revive, Energise and Ease Away your Stresses
One of the first products we launched was our Cracked Heel Balm - Citrus Humbug Foot Balm which has been shortlisted for the 2021 Top Sante UK Body Care Awards. If you suffer from dry cracked heels or feet this is definitely the one product you need on your bedside table. It’s not only Top Sante who have been WOWed by our AWESOME Cracked Heel Balm, our customers have also been loving getting in on the action:
“Wow, what a difference - I have always suffered from dry, cracked feet and I’ve not found a product that works really quick. I apply it daily, mostly at night and it is so soothing. My feet feel weightless and very relaxing. This is AMAZING, can’t live without it!! Thank you.”
(Review by Katie S. on 15 Apr 2021)
My Mission to Create the Holistic Skincare you Deserve
My AWESOME mission is to encourage people to take the self-care time they deserve, through products which will revive, energise and ease away your stresses. It can take as little as 20 minutes to have a bath with a glass of wine, your favourite book or magazine and a relaxing bath bomb.
Our AWESOME Credentials
I have a diploma in Organic Skincare and I take great pride in my work and am always striving to learn more.
In December 2020 as the shops began to open back up, we were selected to have a pop up shop at the Fenwick Christmas Market, on Northumberland Street in Newcastle Upon Tyne. This really was a dream come true, after just 6 months in business we now had products in the iconic department store of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Honestly, this made my Christmas, it was so good to get out and meet people and chat all things Awesome Botanical and holistic skincare.
In addition to this, our holistic skincare has been featured by Fenwick and chosen as one of their Fenwick Finds. Chronicle Newcastle as part of the Fenwick Pop Up Shop.
We are proud to have also been Interviewed By High Life North
In February 2021 more good news arrived that our Cracked Heel Balm - Citrus Humbug Foot Balm by Top Sante UK for their 2021 Body Care Awards. In less than 12 months Awesome Botanical had achieved 2 outstanding achievements something which I am incredibly proud of and I am beginning to own my holistic skincare making power!
What makes our Holistic Skincare, Bath Bombs and Whipped Soaps AWESOME?
Well, all of our Holistic Skincare, Bath Bomb’s & Whipped Soaps are handmade in the North of East England, by me.
I have a passion for self-care and creating products that will revive, energise and ease away your stresses. As a sufferer of anxiety myself, I know how important is to include regular self-care in your weekly or daily routine.
Amazing WOW Customer Service – It is important to me that our customers feel WOW and that I create a product which is going to give them that WOW Feeling & a sense of been revived, energised or their stresses eased away.
Support of other Small businesses - through our Self Care Subscription Boxes we have supported other small business by including 1 product from a different business every month around the self-care theme.
Our Holistic Skincare Formula
We don’t have any overarching parent brands and we don’t import any of our products from abroad. Our Holistic Skincare, Bath Bomb’s & Whipped Soaps are all Handmade in the UK. Standing by our Ethics & the UK law we commit ourselves to been cruelty free .
All of our products are Handmade, I choose the unique ingredients carefully to ensure they will WOW our customers. When I developed our Lip Balm Range it went through approximately 6 variations before me and my testers were finally happy with the formulation. We choose to include Mango Butter in our Lip Balm as opposed to the usual Shea Butter which is often used. The reason behind this was that Mango Butter it is a Super Antioxidant which is not only deeply moisturizing, but packed full of natural antioxidants to revive those dry cracked lips.
Ready to be WOWed? Shop our Awesome Holistic Skincare, Bath Bombs and Whipped Soaps here