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, and visionary behind Inesscents Aromatic Botanicals. My life is a journey filled with education, research, success, failure, study, practice and 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 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.
I came to Inesscents in 2013 after discovering some of their amazing products. I had extensive background in business, sales, finance, event coordination and operations - and was excited to put them to work for a company that I felt passionate about. My time here is dedicated to ensuring that we have a solid, consistent, professional and buttoned up business - and that it radiates out to our consumers, vendors, and staff. My days consist of building systems, supporting staff and being a right hand for anything and everything needed to grow and thrive.
Passion: A painter at heart, I love creating something from nothing. Vibrant colors, sweet aromas, fresh mountain air, ocean waves, beautiful places, incredible food - these are all things that make my heart sing.
Office Manager + Product Development
My name is Sam. I've been with Inesscents since 2003. I've held a lot of roles through the years! From product development, to production, to shipping – I’ve done a little bit of everything! I am now Office Manager. It's important to me to ensure that the needs of those we do business with are met and exceeded. Behind the scenes, – I am a botanical enthusiast. I am a key player in our companies Product Development + support the formulation process of our products.
Passion: I am a wife and a mother of three. My home life is on a farm with three goats, three dogs, two cats, a horse and a llama. Our garden is full of plants and a true labor of love. My family and home life is full of vitality and an infectious level of enthusiasm for life – we are always up to something!
I joined the Inesscents team in 2012. I had years of experience in production and manufacturing and was looking for a company with strong environmental and social business practices. I have been melting, measuring, blending and pouring our formulations for many years now. When I started, we all were in one warehouse bay. Since, we've expanded to 4+ bays, but still work as a small, efficient team. Everyone I work with here is great and this place feels like 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!) a major 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 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.