Volcano Concepción in Nicaragua, the country that inspired ESTELI BODY
ESTELI BODY is premium skincare made with botanicals, clays and minerals that Earth provides.
Our products are free of Parabens, Phthaltes, Benzoyl Peroxide, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate(SLS-free) and synthetic colors or fragrances. We do not use fillers or useless additives. Each ingredient has a purpose that contributes to the health and beauty of your skin.
We value where these ingredients come from and source from US farmers whenever possible. This supports local farmers and growers, reduces our carbon footprint and ensures freshness of ingredients. Special care is taken to ethically source ingredients that are gluten-free and not soybean derived.
Founded in Oakland, California in 2016, Esteli Body continues to be carefully crafted in small batches by Adriana Green in Portland, Oregon.
From the Founder, Adriana Green
After experiencing symptoms of malfunction of my endocrine system such as asthma, gluten intolerance, unexplained weight gain, lack of energy, digestive problems and a chronic cough, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Disease. In order to regain control of my body, I changed my life. I started to really look at what I was putting in my body which led to me finally looking closely at the ingredient lists of my beauty products.
All my life, I've been obsessed with beauty products and I realized that a large portion of toxins had accumulated in my body via cosmetics, skincare, hair color, and other beauty products. I felt a huge sense of betrayal by the beauty industry as I found harmful chemicals in even the high end products I had been using.
I started studying the amazing qualities of botanicals and herbalism and began formulating products. These products were more effective than the products I had been using and that is how ESTELI BODY came to be.
While traveling to my motherland of Nicaragua, the tropical air, gorgeous greenery, plentiful fruits, the warm sunshine and the tranquility had an amazing effect on my skin.
In Nicaragua, is a town called Estelí (pronounced ess-tell-LEE). In that town is a nature preserve called, Miraflor, which translates to Look the flower, or Flower View. There are over 200 species of orchids in this reserve. Experiencing healthy glowing skin while surrounded by beautiful plants served as the inspiration for Esteli Body, from the botanical ingredients to the green glass containers.
Nature continues to be my muse, from the ocean to the forest. I continue to explore the wonderful world of botanicals, including those that the PNW has to offer.