Founder and formulator at Inesscents Aromatic Botanicals
Certified Aromatherapist, Independent cannabis consultant and product formulator
My name is Amber, and I am the founder, formulator, boss, and driving force behind Inesscents Aromatic Botanicals. My life is a journey filled with education, research, success, failure, study, practice and much, much, much trial and error – and I am lucky beyond belief to be able to say I absolutely love what I do.
Botanicals found me when I was a teenager but started to truly pave my life’s path in college. I was living in the heart of an evolving community while attending University of Colorado at Boulder. It was a time where we were starting to ask where our food was coming from and what effect was it having on us. For me, it quickly led me to think ‘and what about the stuff I’m putting on my skin?”. I traveled to Northern Africa and visited farms and met people who adored aromatic oils to a degree I’d only dreamt of. I listened and learned as much as I could, and came home ready to share not only the materials I brought back with me, but the knowledge as well. My return solidified my love of alchemy.
I co-founded Inesscents Aromatic Botanicals in 2000; making it my mission to create products that I wanted for myself and my family; products that were nutrient-dense, botanical superfoods for the skin. Products that were simple but effective. Products that were sourced with care. I wanted to provide a natural alternative to what was available. Inesscents was one of the first organic body companies in the country. The goal was not only to provide the means to healthy, glowing skin but also to raise awareness in and around the global economy. I wanted to support a strong and vibrant network of international organic producers and farmers because I believe to do good business, it’s all in the details. I can’t profit if that profit causes others to fail. Inesscents has earned the USDA Organic, Fair Trade, B Corps and iTal seals because that’s how we have done business since day one. It’s our roots as a company. Our ethos.
I see myself as an educator of people, plants and business. That purpose fills my heart. I love my family and am a proud mother of a brilliant, bright, smart and talented son who is currently attending UC San Diego. I love food, nature, wine, and spending time with my people. My favorite days are spent in nature; with the southern Oregon mountains in my back yard, wild flowers bursting from the valley floor, and an ocean breeze of my Jamaican second home wafting in the distance.
Life at Inesscents: Heather Brunetti joined the Inesscents family in 2013. She came to us with an extensive background in business, sales, event coordination and operations. Heather dedicates her time at Inesscents by refining systems, supporting staff, managing sales, and is a right hand for anything else in between.
Passion: Heather is a mother and a natural multi-tasker. A painter at heart, Heather loves the art of creating something from nothing. She is passionate about using her knowledge and skills to better our quality of life and to make positive change in the world.
Office Manager + Product Development
Life at Inesscents: Sam has been with Inesscents since 2003. A master of many roles, Sam has worked in product development, production, and shipping. She is now Office Manager and a key player in our companies Product Development. Sam ensures that the needs of those we do business with are met and exceeded. Her experience, knowledge and enthusiasm are an integral part of our daily environment. Behind the scenes, she is a formulator for our products and a botanical enthusiast. In short, she is an invaluable resource and brilliant to work with.
Passion: A wife and mother of three, Sam’s home life is on a farm with three goats, three dogs, two cats, a horse and a llama. Her garden is full of plants and a true labor of love. Sam is full of vitality and has an infectious level of enthusiasm for life – she is someone you want to know!
Social Media Manager + Project Manager
Life at Inesscents: Lindsey came to the Inesscents team in 2012. She started in production and shipping before jumping into the role of Office Manager for a short while. From there she moved to working on the backend of the business taking over our website platforms then naturally assuming the role of content developer and social media manager. Lindsey has her hands in many Inesscents pots from product development to marketing material- and you can catch her painting and decorating the warehouse on random weekends.
Passion: Lindsey’s greatest love is teaching yoga. She’s a Master Yoga Teacher and has been leading classes for over a decade. She travels the globe leading Yoga Teacher Trainings and keeps her heart and dharma full teaching and roaming with Inesscents in her laptop. Lindsey is a natural leader, and loves experiencing life from country to country while calling Ashland home.
I joined the production team at Inesscents in 2012. When I got here, I was new to the body care industry, but over the years I’ve grown as the company has grown. My days mostly consist of melting, measuring, blending and pouring our products. We started with one small bay in a warehouse and now we have three large bays, one dedicated to production! Everyone I work with here is great and this place really does feel like an extension of my home family.
I started working with Inesscents in 2014 and there couldn't have been a better time in my life to become a part of this awesome company. The business was going through (and still is!) going through a growth spirt and I was able to fill in some gaps and help support the crew moving up into the next level! I would consider myself a jack-of-all trades. I make myself available to do whatever is needed in the moment (and there is always a lot). I oversee a lot of the production but also work hands-on in almost every department including shipping, receiving, and equipment management. My days are filled to the brim and I truly value my work, and this place. I couldn’t have asked for a better job.
I came onto the Inesscents crew in 2016. They needed one more hand on deck to keep up with production demands and I applied at just the right time. I’m mostly in charge of shipping and surprisingly it offers me new challenges on the daily. I love being able to watch these products head out the door, because I stand behind each one 100%. I’ve also been lucky enough to sneak in my love for photography and help out with some shoots on occasion. All and all, this place is awesome. I recommend our goods to anyone looking for stellar organic body care.