Our Story

We believe that the choices we make have power.

The power to either cultivate good health and leave a positive ripple in the environment, or to take it away.

Just like choosing to eat healthy wherever possible, exercising regularly, nourishing our minds and trying to be a responsible consumer (a difficult balancing act we’re sure you’ll agree), we believe that the everyday products we use to clean our home have an immense impact on our overall wellbeing and the environment.

Study after study tells us that daily exposure to chemically engineered home cleaners is one of the worst causes of health problems ranging from mild to serious, not to mention their impact on the environment.

When we set out to find natural home cleaning products for our Dubai-based home, we tried it all (trust us), but despite big and bold marketing claims, there were still ingredients we couldn’t pronounce (or sometimes a lack of specific ingredients listed) and ‘natural’ products laden with synthetic chemicals. And really, would it hurt someone to design a bottle that you don’t have to hide?

So what do you do? You make your own, of course! But not like that – we’re not talking vinegar and lemon home recipes. For months, we dug back into history, searched every do-it-yourself guide, even consulted our grandmas and – using our knack for design and passion for health - created a selection of the simplest and most effective cleaning products, made the artisanal way. The kind where you don’t have to think twice about putting food on your kitchen top, can enjoy walking barefoot on the floor right after cleaning it, and let your kids crawl on the floor without worrying about what they’re being exposed to.

As with so many things, the answer lies in nature. And simplicity.

After a multitude of iterations, The Botanist was born. A plant-based, chemical-free and kind collection of home cleansing products, made the artisanal way, with a carefully selected range of fresh and therapeutic essential oils. All packed together lovingly, right here in the UAE, in eco-friendly elegant glass bottles that you finally don’t have to hide away. 

The Botanist launched in 2019 and we've since moved to a purpose built production facility in Dubai to enable us to bring the products we love to more people in the UAE.  We’re so excited to be sharing our range with you and hope you love it as much as we do. 

We’d love to hear from you with any comments, please drop us a line at hey@thebotanistdubai.com.