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
Hi, I’m Malina! I handle all aspects of this little business: product design, soapmaking, fulfillment, etc... I started making natural bath and body products when I was 15 years old. I was blessed to have a super supportive family who encouraged me to pursue my creative passions. My Mom’s an ecologist and ran a wellness center, so I grew up surrounded by plants, crystals, and all kinds of unique healing modalities. I also learned the importance of treating Mother Nature with love & respect. That led me to where I am today, finding inspiration for my artisan soaps in the beauty & magic of nature! When I started my soap business years ago, my goal was to create unique, artistic designs infused with positive vibes, botanicals, and wonderful scents to help uplift people. I’ve always had super sensitive skin, so my soaps are formulated to be gentle and nourishing, with the highest quality organic oils. Being kind to the earth was also essential, so all my soaps are 100% vegan & cruelty-free. Every day, I’m so, so grateful for all your love and support for my creations and I look forward to making lots more soap for you!