Les Floralies was originally established by Danvers’ mother Colyn Devereux-Kay, in the basement of her house in 1988 and in 2000 Danvers became the owner and is now the creative talent behind the brand. Danvers is involved in every aspect of the business from product innovation, sourcing and growing premium local ingredients through to packaging design Matakana Botanicals (formerly Les Floralies), one of New Zealand’s leading bath and body manufacturers continues to grow and inspire the world with their quintessential New Zealand brand. The company is a winner of several business awards for exporting, marketing and design. It’s enjoyed steady growth and has become a highly respected brand in the bath and body market. Danvers is passionate about New Zealand and is constantly inspired by the opportunity to develop products, working with the best of what the country has to offer. “New Zealand offers the ideal environment to create our products and to source premium natural ingredients from specialised growers, which is in turn reflected in the quality of the products we produce. I am forever being inspired when I discover a new source or supplier who is growing or producing a unique ingredient,” says Danvers. Examples of these wonderful hero ingredients are the extra virgin olive and macadamia oil pressed at Matakana, wild harvested organic Manuka Honey and Manuka Oil sourced from Great Barrier Island and lavender grown and distilled on their own farm. Today Matakana Botanicals produces a variety of ranges, inspired by New Zealand and utilising local ingredients with an emphasis on soothing skin and soul to enhance your wellbeing .