Phoenix Women Entrepreneurs You Should Know: Stephanie Reynolds, Hothouse Botanicals
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Where You Can Find Her Online:
Why we love her:
Stephanie’s mother and aunt both survived breast cancer. Their stories inspired her to create a line of bath and body products that are free from harmful preservatives, toxic ingredients, synthetic fragrances, perfumes and colors. Founded in 2007, Hothouse Botanical products are not only a treat to the senses, but lovingly handcrafted using wholesome, nourishing ingredients.
Claim to fame:
Their luxurious organic body butters are their best-selling products. They contain rich emollients including the following organic ingredients: Shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil, and rose hip oil. Their body butters smell amazing because they create them using essential oils (no synthetic fragrance). Hothouse Botanical has numerous loyal customers (including a local chef) who swear the body butters help severely dry, cracked skin become radiantly healthy.
What she’s up to now:
Stephanie’s husband says that she has a great nose for scents, so she is always working on creating the next aromatherapy blend for our products. Right now, she is focusing on spring and summer aromas. In celebration of this holiday season, a yummy Sugared Maple scent just launched.
Stephanie sang in an opera in college. She says it was one of the best experiences she’s ever had!
They say she is:
Passionate, Benevolent, Vibrant
Stephanie says that as an entrepreneur with a spirited 2-year-old daughter, it is certainly a struggle to maintain a sense of balance. She indulges herself with a relaxing bath every night before bed. It helps her to unwind. Bath time is her tranquil ritual, when she gets to read my magazines and become inspired to create new products.
What she loves most about her city:
She loves the multicultural aspect to the Phoenix area. Her neighborhood where we live is so diverse. The fact that all of her neighbors are so different from each other, makes life more interesting.