Amber Ashley has been harnessing the power of aromatic botanicals since she was a teenager. While attending the University of Colorado at Boulder in the early 90’s, she traveled the world spending time in India and North Africa, where aromatic oils such as sandalwood and frankincense are part of life’s daily rituals. Upon returning to the US from these travels, with an abundance of oils in hand, she became the provider of fine essential oils to many of her friends and family. “If you wanted to smell good, you came to see me”, she says. From this time, her love of body care developed and deepened.
In 2000, she co-founded Inesscents Aromatic Botanicals; an organic body care company, devoted to offering nutrient-dense, high potency botanical superfoods for the skin. She wanted to offer a truly natural alternative to what was then available on the store shelves. The goal was not only to provide the means to healthy, glowing skin but also to raise awareness on the importance of feeding our skin with the same care that we feed our body. It was also important to her to support a strong and vibrant network of global organic producers. Inesscents was one of the country’s first certified organic and certified fair trade body care companies.
Amber still lives her passions daily with her natural ability to understand and work with botanicals. The essential oils, absolutes and resins chosen for her blends are incredibly powerful tools for the emotional body, overall well-being and quality of life. Each is carefully selected based on the growing region, conditions and supplier. Amber knows that these details matter when it comes to the potency and effectiveness of everything she creates.