Ojai Botanika is a woman-owned, artisan small business located in Ojai, California. Our founder, Malina, started making soap when she was only 15 years old. Now 23, she has refined her craft with many unique formulations and designs inspired by the beauty and magic of nature.
Our luxurious soaps are 100% vegan, natural, and cruelty-free. Handcrafted in small batches with organic oils, botanicals, pure essential oils and clays, they are all free of parabens, phthalates, sulphates, synthetic fragrances, harmful toxins and other nasties.
Malina is on a mission to share the many benefits of natural artisan soaps with the world. She infuses love and positive vibes into each bar, for a soap that’s good for you and the planet!
Meet the Maker
Ojai Botanika was started by me, Malina, as a way to share my handmade, vegan soaps with the world. I was born and raised in Ojai, California, and have always been inspired by the natural beauty and unique energy of this little valley. I began my journey of creating natural bath and body products when I was 14 years old. As a homeschooler, I was fascinated with natural and holistic health, and I taught myself how to make herbal lotions, balms, and makeup. Later, a friend introduced me to traditional, natural soap making. I fell in love with the magical process. It was incredible! I felt like I was an ancient alchemist creating magical potions… I was hooked! After several years of research, inspirations, and many midnight concoctions, I was able to create my own unique soap formulas that I absolutely adore to this day. I’m 22 now and feel so blessed to be doing what I love and helping to bring some soapy love and light to the world!