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Our Story

Philosophy // Process // Chemistry 

Botanical Buddha is a range of nature-inspired Trail Perfumes and Oils for Body and Mind. We believe that stepping into the wilderness has an ability to awaken the senses and deepen our connection with nature, and ourselves.

To experience the subtle scent of a forest, or the feint waft of oakmoss on a trail or even the scent of summer rain soaking into the soil, is to experience being awake, alive, content! This is the beauty of subtleness + mindfulness. We try to capture these scents in our oils by first heading off on local trails and letting the chemistry of the wild permeate our senses and then, with ideas in tow, settle down to to recipe testing and handcrafting.

Botanical Buddha is therefore, in essence, an alchemy of nature and awareness. The products aim to act as prompts for moments of mindfulness, meditation-on-the-go and subtle uplifting reminders or calming messages to ground and re-centre the mind.

Handcrafted in small batches with 100% natural ingredients, each item is nutrient dense, free of synthetic preservatives, parabens and artificial colors and scents.

Dreamer // Creator // Scent-Seeker

Louise Sanders

It feels like I've been in love with nature forever, at least for a very long time. But most notably, I guess, since I was 16 when I started paddling in the rivers of KwaZulu Natal and sinking my soul into the rawness and realness of the outdoors (and dirt!). It was on the Umngeni River that I met the man that would eventually be my soul mate for life, my husband and now father of our 3 boys. And now, almost 18 years later, our lives are still firmly intertwined in the landscapes around us.

Nature is a place you can go to think clearly and just is the easiest and most natural form of meditation one could experience. And that is what we are in love with - the scent and restorative state of nature, the perspective you gain...the freedom you feel there. 


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