Xodo Botanicals was founded in New Orleans in 2014 by Jane Bleecker, a California native with a hyperactive sense of smell and a lifelong love of plants and gardening. Jane took up experimenting with botanical perfumes and skincare while working as a social worker and found it to be a fascinating and rewarding pursuit. Inspired by the jasmine, gardenia, sweet olive and satsuma blossoms that scent the air in New Orleans, Jane soon became engrossed in the replication of scent memories and in creating products that evoked the lush, verdant landscape of her adopted home of Louisiana.
Xodo progressed organically from that initial exploratory phase to become what it is now- a small but growing independent company producing high quality candles, perfume oils, and skincare products for face and body. Jane makes all Xodo products in her home studio in the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans using all-natural, plant-derived ingredients and sourcing them locally whenever possible.
Jane and her Xodo family (i.e. whichever nice friend/sister/mom she bribes with body scrubs to help her) are committed to crafting safe and effective products that not only smell great but that treat what they claim to treat by actively harnessing the power of nature. Xodo products are 100% free of harmful chemicals and nasty preservatives- just pure plant-derived goodness, made with love in New Orleans.