Herb Market Botanicals
Melissa Stephanie (she/her) grew up learning about the importance of natural products, homemade, nutritious meals, and at-home remedies. This is all thanks to her mother, who encouraged a natural approach from a young age. Melissa's growing love for health and nutrition eventually led her to become a registered holistic nutritionist. Then her passion sparked for skincare, and began her journey by making ‘healing’ salves and oils for her friends and family.
Looking back, Melissa never imagined she would be the founder and formulator of a skincare company, but she's confident in Herb Market and its’ products, and is beyond grateful for every step of the way.
What inspired Herb Market Botanicals?
As my interests evolved into different areas of the human body, skincare struck a chord with me. However, it wasn’t until a close family member was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer that I made the complete switch in focus towards skincare. I felt deeply inspired and determined to create a completely toxin-free skincare line, while channeling my studies of holistic health into the skin.
How would you describe Herb Market Botanicals to a friend?
Making responsible choices is what ties the Herb Market Botanicals' brand together. That's why we ensure every decision we make positively impacts the health of our planet. Each ingredient is sustainably sourced and stored in recyclable and reusable glass bottles and jars, with eco-friendly packaging and shipping materials.Our formulas are also never made with animal ingredients; we are proudly vegan and Leaping Bunny certified.
What are your individual core values?
Trust, quality, and compassion are important values to me. Whether it be regarding the food I eat, the products I use, the people and businesses I support, or the way I show up for others (and myself). These three values always stick with me.
How do your friends describe you?
How do you want to be remembered?
I hope Herb Market will be remembered for it's premium, nourishing ingredients.