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Women In Wellness: Stacey Shabtai of Botanika Life On The Five Lifestyle Tweaks That Will Help Support People’s Journey Towards Better Wellbeing

An Interview With Candice Georgiadis

More water — Most of Americans are walking around dehydrated all day. Drinking water is a job we need to train our bodies to do. I always start the day with a full glass of water to flush out the toxins.

As a part of my series about the women in wellness, I had the pleasure of interviewing Stacey Shabtai, Co-Founder of Botanika Life.

Benny and Stacey Shabtai created Botanika Life with one goal in mind: to make the life changing benefits of full spectrum CBD and plant-based formulas available to all.

Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! Our readers would love to “get to know you” better. Can you share your “backstory” with us?

My husband Benny Shabtai is an Israeli-born, American businessman. I introduced Benny to CBD with full spectrum CBD oil drops to enhance his health regime previously treated with traditional pharmaceuticals. After using CBD for a few weeks, his blood pressure regulated, and his sugar levels were significantly lowered.

After experiencing the life changing benefits of CBD, we both knew we wanted to be a part of the holistic health movement and set out to create the cleanest performing lifestyle + wellness products on the market to empower others to live their best lives. Botanika Life is a mission of love.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started your career? What were the main lessons or takeaways from that story?

The gratitude that comes from helping others and hearing feedback from helping others heal. This has been so fulfilling.

Can you share a story about the biggest mistake you made when you were first starting? Can you tell us what lesson you learned from that?

Thankfully, with Benny’s successful history in business, there haven’t been any mistakes. But there has been a learning curve and we needed to educate ourselves. I’m currently working towards another degree in Hormone Health.

Let’s jump to our main focus. When it comes to health and wellness, how is the work you are doing helping to make a bigger impact in the world?

We have made our products good enough to eat! From Farm to Face. All Botanika Life products are vegan, cruelty-free, and packaged to be eco-friendly, helping to reduce environmental impact and support their commitment to sustainability.

Botanika Life was founded on the principles of unparalleled standards of quality, efficacy and potency. Not only are our products clean but they actually work! Our line exemplifies our socially conscious commitment to create products that exceed the “clean criteria’’. Our products are vegan and never tested on animals. Our packaging is designed to be eco-friendly, helping to reduce environmental impact and support our commitment to sustainability.

Our Full Spectrum CBD is sourced from 100% U.S.A. Organically Grown Hemp in the state of Oregon. It is pesticide-free, grown using sustainable farming techniques and extracted using the finest CO2 extraction process.

I love to educate others on how to be healthier using nature’s ingredients, and how to get back to a life without additives. To me, sustainability isn’t just the longevity of the Earth, Sustainability is the Earth.

With clean, natural ingredients and sustainable packaging, you can enjoy taking care of your body while also taking care of the earth.

Can you share your top five “lifestyle tweaks” that you believe will help support people’s journey towards better wellbeing? Please give an example or story for each.

I’m so grateful that I was born into a family with an established wellness routine, and my passion is to educate others on how to course-correct if this is new to them, it’s never too late.

  1. Sleep — The Center for Disease Control and Prevention says that, in America, 70% of adults report that they obtain insufficient sleep at least one night a month, and 11% report insufficient sleep every night. It is estimated that sleep-related problems affect 50 to 70 million Americans of all ages and socioeconomic classes. America is sleep deprived! Your body heals when you sleep. We need to all be selfish when it comes to making sleep a priority. Good sleep makes everything better.
  2. More water — Most of Americans are walking around dehydrated all day. Drinking water is a job we need to train our bodies to do. I always start the day with a full glass of water to flush out the toxins.
  3. Wear Sunscreen — We are working on formulations, stay tuned!
  4. Clean diet — Eliminate processed foods. Avoid the center aisles of the grocery store and stick to the perimeter of fresh produce and nature’s ingredients.
  5. Exercise — For at least 30 minutes a day, get your heart rate up.

If you could start a movement that would bring the most amount of wellness to the most amount of people, what would that be?

Educating children on the importance of wellness and sustainability. Just like the national campaigns to prevent littering and to say no to drugs. Our future relies on early childhood education in schools, teaching children how to respect their bodies and refrain from toxins.

What are your “5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Started” and why?

Sustainability, veganism, mental health and environmental changes are big topics at the moment. Which one of these causes is dearest to you, and why?

These are all incredibly important topics, but I choose sustainability. Sustainability isn’t just the longevity of the Earth; Sustainability is the Earth. Everyone is trying to be eco-friendly and we are so proud to say that we are 100% sustainable. It is a difficult and long process, but we believe the sustainability of the Earth is everyone’s responsibility.

It’s been a joy to present Botanika Life to the world.

What is the best way our readers can follow you online?


Thank you for these fantastic insights!




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Candice Georgiadis

Candice Georgiadis

Candice Georgiadis is an active mother of three as well as a designer, founder, social media expert, and philanthropist.

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