About three years ago, co-founder’s daughter was diagnosed with two sever and debilitating auto-immune disorders Fibromyalgia and Endometriosis, as a result she developed sensitivities to many environmental stimuli including things we consider simple like everyday skincare products. This resulted in the journey of a lifetime to make an active life-style changed, starting with researching and truly understanding the importance of not only what we put into our bodies but also what we put on our bodies as well. This time of education, reflection, and research gave her a startling understanding of what kinds of chemicals are put into everyday products like lotions, hair care, and make-up that have long lasting harmful affects. Furthermore, her research also revealed the environmental impact of these chemicals once they are released into the drainage systems and the impact of the waste they products. She realized that not only the chemicals but much of the packaging contain harmful elements like xenoestrogens, which are hormone disrupters which in her case lead of higher levels of estrogen in the body that in turn impacted the growth of Endometriosis in her body and elevated inflammation levels that caused her Fibromyalgia pain to increase.
This research prompted Zahra to truly understand that going back to the basics when it came to nutrition and skincare were really one and the same. Understanding that mother nature provides us with all that we need, allowed Zahra and her dynamic team to fall in love of the process of making simple, gentle and nourishing body butters, scrubs and nourishing facial oils. This passion has translated into creating Amala Botanicals, with our slogan of “Purity at its Best” our aim is to introduce a line of skin care products that have mother natures healing touch, with the best ingredients we can get our hands on. Together, we intend to lower our carbon footprint by using reusable, environmentally friendly packing, ethically resourced ingredients, while at the same time aiming to educate the masses about the importance of adapting a sustainable life-style.
Amala Botanicals was born through strength and vision, and with hope for Zahra’s daughter and anyone else who has been affected with persisting auto-immune disorders. Amala Botanicals is so personal and important to us, it has become our passion and obsession.
We hope you love our products as much as we do!