Meet The Sea Witches
Sea Witch Botanicals is a small family business in Bellingham, Washington. We started this company to make a positive impact on the health of people and the environment through education, outreach, and offering high-quality all-natural alternatives to home and body products that are typically lousy with synthetic fragrances, methylparabens, and other nasties.
We seek to offer natural and ethical alternatives to the home and body products on the market today. We source fair trade ingredients where necessary and opt for non-GMO and organic ingredients as needed. Our products are crafted using purchased green energy; wind, solar, and other sustainable energy alternatives. We even took it upon ourselves to install solar panels on our home! We continue to give to charities, clean up our parks, and fight the good fight.
Your advocacy directly impacts our lives and the communities we support. Feel free to reach out with any questions and come visit us in person at the shows we attend.
NATURE MISSES YOU.
Alesia, Master Crafter
Certified aromatherapist Alesia is the founder & master crafter here at Sea Witch Botanicals, whipping up intoxicating scents and creating the highest quality home & body products you can find.
Favorite Product: Soothing Facial Toner
Favorite Sustainability Hack: Compost at home if you can, it’s great for your garden and gives you a great sense of what food waste you produce.
Other Loves: Mediation, hiking, playing with my daughter, gardening, looking for beach glass, reading, spell crafting.
Jhustin, Head of Marketing
Co-founder and digital marketing expert Jhustin brings his analytical and design skills to the team. He does everything from label design to web development, and manages the marketing team.
Favorite Product: Midnight Wood Nymph
Favorite Sustainability Hack: Buy less stuff!
Other Loves: Playing video games, hanging out with my daughter, working into the wee hours of the night, and creating spreadsheets.
Cat, Director of Operations
Cat is one of the founders as well as the Director of Operations here, working in HR, accounting, and just a little bit of everything. She's passionate about customer service and sustainability.
Favorite Product: Soothing Facial Toner
Favorite Sustainability Hack: Shop as local as possible to support friends and neighbors and keep the carbon footprint of transport low. Also, use concentrated products when possible because shipping water is hard on the environment.
Other Loves: Baking. (Cat is professionally trained, and all of us Sea Witches reap the benefits of her passion!)
Mal, Head of Incense
Mal is head of incense, ensuring our most popular product is made with the finest of care.
Favorite Product: I love all of the skincare products. The Lucidum facial serum makes me feel like a legitimate grown up who Knows About Skincare instead of the millennial I am who barely knows what order things are supposed to go on my face in and has to ask someone from Gen Z periodically.
Favorite Sustainability Hack: I’m really intentional about what new objects I bring into my life. If something I want to purchase isn’t a Big Yes, then it’s a No, which really helps me only have items that are well used and well loved.
Other Loves: Staying At Home Because We’re Still in The Midst of A Global Pandemic, Having a Snack That Is Just a Cutting Board with A Lot of Cheese And Olives On It, Wishing Someone Would Write A Missed Connection About Me, Doing Arts & Crafts Primarily With Googly Eyes and Falling In Love With Every Middle Aged-Actress.
Allie, Incense Packer
One of our newest Sea Witches, Allie works in the incense production room keeping customer orders going out in a timely fashion.
Favorite Product: Canary Clean
Favorite Sustainability Hack: Check out thrift stores, yard sales, and your friends’ and family’s closets (hand-me-downs!) to avoid fast fashion!
Other Loves: Hiking, going to the beach, playing video games, and taking pictures!
Calyx, Incense Packer
Calyx is a dutiful incense packer, working with extreme care and diligence to ensure only the highest quality product gets out the door.
Favorite Product: Artisan Soap
Favorite Sustainability Hack: Veganism
Other Loves: Reading
Carmen, Production Assistant
Carmen works in the lab crafting soaps, making lip balms, pouring candles, and mixing up bath salts with love.
Favorite Product: Frith
Favorite Sustainability Hack: Shopping local is my jam!
Other Loves: Gardening, hiking, finding any water to soak in that I can.
Austin, Lab Acolyte
Austin plays the role of Alesia's right-hand woman while balancing her schedule as a child psychology student.
Favorite Product: Mint To Be Lip Balm
Favorite Sustainability Hack: Reusable veggie bags - the best way to elevate your grocery game.
Other Loves: Reading, reading, and reading.
Marian, Lab Mama
Marian is a volunteer, lab mom, and passionate Sea Witch who simply enjoys being in the lab with the crew!
Favorite Product: My favorite product is the facial collection. The facial toner is my absolute favorite, I love to store it in the fridge in the summer for a cool refreshing mist.
Favorite Sustainability Hack: I always wash my recycling before putting it in the recycling. Did you know if recycling is dirty from food waste, it contaminates the recycling stream and gets thrown in landfill!
Other Loves: Spending time with my granddaughter Ripley. I also enjoy trying new recipes, or making a solid classic like cinnamon rolls.
Dayna is part of the ever-important fulfillment team, nestling your goodies into compostable packaging peanuts with great care and helping to make sure you receive your treasures in a timely fashion.
Favorite Product: White Lodge Solid Perfume
Favorite Sustainability Hack: Always be mindful :)
Other Loves: Hiking, painting and petting dogs
Alicia is the person you can thank for how fast your products make it out the door!
Favorite Product: Goldberry Solid Perfume
Favorite Sustainability Hack: Grow your own herbs!
Other Loves: Reading, playing video games, baking, and making silly philosophy jokes
Marina, Project Manager
Marina oversees projects in the Sea Witch lab all the way from development to final product.
Favorite Product: White Lodge Veil & Mint To Be Lip Balm
Favorite Sustainability Hack: Take your own tupperware to restaurants for leftovers.
Other Loves: I really enjoy hiking all the amazing trails we have with my dog, beach combing, and cold water swimming. I frequent the antique stores quite often, read, cook, kayak, and love plant shopping.
The Marketing Team
Julie, Sales & Marketing
Dedicated to sustainability in business, Julie manages our stakeholder relationships and upholds our company values in her marketing.
Favorite Product: Our facial toner is the reason I asked for a job here over 3 years ago!
Favorite Sustainability Hack: Support your local farmers' market! You reap so many benefits like cooking new meals with seasonal produce, keeping your dollar in your local economy, cutting down on transportation emissions, and perhaps most meaningful of all, creating relationships with passionate people in your community.
Other Loves: Exploring on my bike, perusing cookbooks and trying new recipes, practicing yoga and having solo dance parties.
Karie, Design & Content
Karie writes content for the blog and emails, plus designs landing pages, cinemagraphs, and infographics. Sometimes she takes product photos, too.
Favorite Product: Hermitage candle for luxury. But for necessity, I can’t imagine ever washing my face again with anything but the Radiant Pearl Facial Bar.
Favorite Sustainability Hack: I love saving my veggie scraps to make homemade stock with.
Other Loves: Practicing photography, obsessing over house plants, trying to bake things no one has ever eaten before, and traveling the world.
Peach, Social Media
Creator extraordinaire, Peach creates content for social media, manages the giveaways, keeps the site up to date, and moderates the community.
Favorite Product: Vasheen
Favorite Sustainability Hack: Canary Clean. I'm a huge dork for Canary Clean. Such an easy way to cut down on plastic! I'm never going back to liquid dish soap!
Other Loves: I enjoy doing ~nothing~ quite a lot, but when I've had enough of that I often create art in various mediums. I might sing or write or pick up a new craft, take photos or beautify a space. Art will always come out, I just never know how.
As a diver, Hannah mixes her love of the ocean with mad photography skills. She does underwater photography and videography for various forms of content.
Favorite Product: I am addicted to every product but I never go without Hermitage Solid Perfume. Hummingbird is my morning ritual incense and Frith is the mother of all soaps.
Favorite Sustainability Hack: I love bulk shopping with my own storage containers. I try not to buy too many packaged foods and eat a plant based diet.
Other Loves: I love being outside and looking at all the many forms of life. My biggest passion is freediving in the cold Salish sea and nature photography. If I'm not outside I am watching Lord of the Rings or a BBC Earth documentary. I also love to throwing down in the kitchen.
Allie, Content & SEO
Allies writes content for the blog and uses SEO wizardry to keep the technical side of things top-notch.
Favorite Product: Literally anything in the Quoth the Raven scent, but also Frith, omg Frith, I love it.
Favorite Sustainability Hack: I actually just recently started using reusable silicone zip top bags. They're surprisingly easy to wash, and I think they have some dishwasher safe ones these days.
Other Loves: Playing video games, writing novels, and growing food.