botanikō - small batch cosmetic formulators, a team of gardeners and artisan distillers growing organic herbs and flowers and processing them into beautiful extractions. our distillates, tinctures, and oils are then intentionally formulated into our clinical skincare.
Founder / CEO
Manufacturing facility management
Deborah Stone was a pioneer in the emerging day spa movement during the late 80’s-90’s.
The Deborah Stone Day Spa opened in 1989 and its offerings were extensive and beautiful, reminiscent of a destination spa.
Deborah holds strong the belief that nature is where all great things begin. She has carried this conviction over into her spa therapies. Hydrotherapy & balneotherapy baths, seaweed wraps, aromatherapeutic massage, an “inhalation room” where beautifully blended essential oils were diffused to relax, inspire and decompress the benefactor prior to the commencement of services. The spa had a juice bar and herbal teas were always available.
However, as an aesthetician, her view was broader. Having seen first hand the benefits of glycolic for acne and aging skins, retinols, Vitamin C, chemical peels and many other cosmecutical treatments, she had to acknowledge the need to balance science and nature. It was her ability to find this balance that made she and her team of 35 successful.
Today that balance, The Botaniko Balance™ is available as Botaniko Skin. Naturally based, science embraced skincare that she and her youngest daughter, Alexandra create.
A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Alexandra Stone is co-founder and creative director of Botanikō Skin and Botanikō Lifestyle Studio. In 2006-2008 Alexandra accepted an internship with Tina Earnshaw, Academy Award winning artist and key artist for The Titanic, Spider Man and Mama Mia. In 2007 she was accepted into the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Southern California. After completing her studies in Beauty, Product Development she went on to finish up her studies at Samford University in Graphic Design.
Accepting a position in the family business, she worked as marketing and public relations manager and re-branded Botaniko, a clinical skin care line which recently launched its flagship store in Birmingham, Alabama. Alexandra served on the board of Alabama Forever and currently is a member of Young Professionals of Birmingham.
The botaniko Difference
What makes Botaniko Skin different?
On their 80-acre flower farm, these ladies manage the soil, plant, propagate, nurture, harvest and then distill, extract, tincture, macerate and process all botanical ingredients used in Botaniko Skin.
The farm is complete with an herbal processing facility and lab. Since 2001 Deborah has been developing herbal extracts, hydrosols and therapeutic blends of essential oils before manufacturing effective, naturally based wound care and skin care products. Botaniko Skin, where nature and science join forces for effective, powerful results.