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Our Journey

 Our mission is to become the UK's most loved Organic Skincare Brand.

"Our vision is to create beautiful, effective skin care preparations that are as kind to skin as they are to the environment."



2003 - Inspiration

When Wendy Stirling’s daughter suffered a reaction to natural sounding ‘herbal’ shampoo, it inspired a passion to research the ingredients that might have caused it, and to seek out safe, natural alternatives.

It was the lack of truly natural products, available at the time, that led to Wendy to develop her own products at home - and a year later Botanicals was born.


2004 - Botanicals was launched

Botanicals started life from a converted barn at Wendy’s home in rural Leicestershire, where the products were formulated and produced in a small purpose built laboratory.

welland enterprise clean green award

2006 – Our First Award

Botanicals won the ‘Clean Green Award’ for conservation and preservation of the environment in the ‘Welland Regional Enterprise Awards’ – A great accolade for a new ‘green’ business that had only been launched two years prior.


2007 - Botanicals became licensed by the Soil Association

Pioneers of certified organic skincare, Botanicals became licensed by the Soil Association under its recently introduced Organic Health and Beauty Standard. Every product produced by the company is certified organic.


2010 - ‘Best Bodycare Product Award’ and ‘Best Facial Skincare Product Award’

We were thrilled to win in both categories in the 2010 Organic Awards. Foot Rescue Balm won ‘Best Organic Bodycare Product’ and Nourish Cleanse Melt won ‘Best Organic Facial Skincare Product’. Both continuing to be our all-time heros!

Wendy receiving award from Janey Lee Grace 2014

2014 - ‘Best FreeFrom Brand’

We were absolutely delighted that Botanicals won the 'Best FreeFrom Skincare Brand' award for 2014. This prestigious award was presented to Wendy by Radio 2 broadcaster and best-selling author, Janey Lee Grace, at the 'Love Natural, Love Organic Show' in London.


2018 - Room to Grow

Following years of continued expansion, Botanicals moved into larger premises at The Lodge at the Pera Business Park in Melton Mowbray.

Set in beautiful grounds, this former hunting lodge has been renovated by the PERA team to provide bespoke facilities for Botanicals.