At LAB.OTANICA, energy and matter combine to create Costa-Rica-inspired beauty formulas that nourish the skin and balance the mind.
We specialize in formulating plant-based, cruelty-free, non-toxic, fair trade botanical beauty products. All of our potions are handmade in small batches with bountiful love, uplifting energy, and plant magic. Join us in this holistic and transformative journey.
Botánica is a Spanish word that means "botany" or "plant store," referring to dispensaries of medicinal herbs, spirituality, and healing . Botánicas are common in many Hispanic American countries and Latino communities around the world.
Growing up, I loved walking into a botanical store to find all types of remedies, energetic and spiritual.
In light of these small yet powerful healing spaces, I combined ‘lab’ with ‘botanica’ to produce LAB.OTANICA, a place where science and plant power can intertwine.
Our tagline is 'plant magic', which highlights our deep faith in the intelligence of Mother Earth and how everything is perfectly designed. We use the hashtag #believeinplantmagic.
Hola! My name is Meleesa, and I have been intuitively creating LAB.OTANICA for as long as I can remember. I was born and raised in Costa Rica amongst medicine women, flora, and fauna. Growing up alongside powerful herbalists and strong women has guided me to seek the peace and power of nature to balance my body and spirit.
After working in the beauty industry for years and learning so many “dirty beauty secrets”, I decided to return to my roots and the healing power of plants. The moment I decided to offer the planet a higher vibrational line of plant-based, cruelty-free, organic products, the stars aligned and LAB.OTANICA was born.
LAB.OTANICA leads me back to my roots, my land, and my ancestors. Our recipes are inspired by traditional medicine women and are botanically designed to nourish and repair. At LAB.OTANICA, the skin, mind, and body coexist in harmony. Harnessing and nourishing the light inside and out is the splendor of ritual beauty.
I believe in the wisdom of the plant kingdom and the natural world.
I believe in the awakening of our inner power and authentic beauty.
I believe it is time to listen to our bodies, slow down, and harmonize with nature.
Join me in this holistic and transformative journey.
The demands of the modern world can deplete our energy and take us away from the present moment. Our days can get so busy and hectic that we hardly have time to think — let alone connect with our inner selves.
Ritual beauty is the act of self-love, self-care, and self-exploration. It is taking the time to honor the feminine energy inside all of us, regardless of gender.
Historically, beauty rituals have been practiced by our ancestors to feed the soul and nourish the body. These beauty ritual practices invite us to reconnect with and nurture our senses, as well as indulge ourselves — not necessarily for beauty alone, but also for pure pleasure and energy renewal.
Honor your skin for its glorious beauty with our potions and elixirs, you are worth it.
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