Carol Mason was born and raised on the Gulf Coast. She began making soap in her home as a hobby, eventually turning it into a business. She served 6 years in the U.S. Navy, where she was trained as an electronics technician. After her enlistment, she used her electronics training working for McDonnell Douglas Aircraft, Sony Corporation, and then the Federal Aviation Administration before she began exploring her more creative side by painting and making soaps, lotions, and scrubs.
After making custom soaps for a friend who had allergic reactions to store bought products, Carol began researching all the artificial ingredients found in commercially produced soaps and lotions. She eventually developed a line of natural bath and body products, choosing spices and botanicals for color and essential oils for fragrance.
Carol lives in Mobile, Alabama with her basset-mix rescue dog named Lucky. She says his full name is “Lucky-You’re-Still-Alive” due to his penchant for running off with anything that hits the floor and then efficiently shredding it to its most basic sub-atomic particles.
In this age of mass produced body products, many of us have developed sensitivities to the chemicals that are found on those products. Chemical detergents are used in soaps instead of glycerine. Moisturizers contain parabens, Phthalates, triclosans, and even formaldehyde. Carol’s Botanicals was created to produce natural alternatives for those who have sensitivities, or who just prefer to avoid potentially harmful chemicals.
Founded in 2012