Leslie Reichgelt is the owner and founder of Bella Botanicals. She lives in Holmen Wisconsin (Go Packers) where she cultivates and manufactures her skincare products. She is a mother to two littles, wife, avid gardener, and a true lover of all things health and wellness. Early on in life, she realized the value of developing a skincare routine, due to her early onset with a skin condition called rosacea. Into her adulthood she began reading labels, and looking at the ingredients in products more closely. It was a desire to use natural products that were sustainable, sourced ethically, and without known toxins, that truly inspired her to create this brand. Leslie received her education for formulating natural skincare from Formula Botanica, an online school based out of the UK.
“I absolutely love working with natural skincare ingredients. The oils, butters, waxes, and different plant extracts, all contain wonderful nutrients that really work to care for your skin’s overall health. I enjoy knowing that with each bottle of skincare we’re bringing a piece of nature into your bathroom. Something that can ground you, enlighten you, and bring a bit of joy to your everyday life, all while being environmentally conscious.”
Leslie’s goal with Bella Botanicals is to create products that help women feel confident in their skin, without feeling the need to mask their true beauty, through natural and effective skincare.
During trials of formulations at Bella Botanicals, Leslie was amazed by the positive impact that CBD had on her skin when thoughtfully created into a product. By harnessing CBD’s ability as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory Bella Botanicals creates skincare that nourishes and renews the skin, and puts achy joints and muscles at ease. Keeping in line with our values of sustainability, we have chosen to source our CBD from only Hemp farms in Wisconsin. We use only organically-farmed hemp to create our products and ensure adequate testing is done to guarantee its efficacy and purity.