Kate Solomon, the founder of Babo Botanics, whose father was a beekeeper, shared his skill and love for bees early on. Her passion for beekeeping and sustainable agriculture only strengthened as Kate got older, and after graduating from Harvard, she joined the Peace Corps, where she had the opportunity to share her knowledge of beekeeping with women in rural Paraguay as a means of financial and nutritional support for their families.
On returning to the US, Kate embarked on a career as a hair and skincare product developer for brands including L'Oreal, LVMH, Avon, and Redken. When she got pregnant with my first child, she went in search of a line of products that both stood up to her professional standards and felt safe and natural enough for my new baby. Kate found that most baby and children's products were long on chemical names and did not address particular hair and skin problems like adult products do. Her entrepreneurial spirit took over, and Babo Botanicals began. She named the company after her little boy's security bunny, Babo. She loved how safe and comforted he felt with Babo in his arms, and she wanted parents to feel that security and comfort with our products.
Babo Botanicals is a perfect marriage of Kate's professional expertise and her passion for sustainable agriculture. Kate works with top botanists to create effective, high performing hair and skincare products, all made on a certified organic farm in Upstate New York. The line has continued to expand, and Kate is proud to report that their latest sunscreens were rated safest by Parents Magazine in 2013. And although she originally created the products with babies and children in mind, the products perform so well that Babo is quickly becoming a family brand, providing products that babies, children, teenagers, and adults all love.
The brand has grown, but at its heart it will always be a small, family company. Kate Solomon feels so fortunate to get work every day with products she loves and believes in, and it's her greatest joy to share it with other families. Kate's mission is to provide the highest quality, purest family hair and skincare products, and Babo is entering its fifth year of fulfilling that mission.