Our Journey

BackCountry Botanicals is owned and operated by Liz and Paul out of their home in Kanab, UT. They met in 2017 while working in the mental health field and bonded over the realization that humans have become disconnected from the natural world. The goal of BackCountry Botanicals is to connect deeply to nature and to help others do the same. Through essential oils and other wildcrafted products, we bring the BackCountry to you. Wherever you are.
As soon as they met, Liz and Paul bonded over their love of the outdoors. In his childhood Paul would go on month-long hiking trips in the Grand Tetons. Liz’s first time camping was at 22. When she woke up that first morning on the hard earth, she knew something had changed.
In 2018, we took our three horses and two dogs and headed up to Yellowstone, WY. On our way back to Kanab, we stumbled on a workshop on Native Plant Alchemy led by Ben Scott of American Wilderness Botanicals. The cost, almost exactly what they had in cash. Naturally we signed up!
We spent the rest of the summer in the Jackson area making lots of lovely essential oils and hydrosols from native plants. It was on this trip that the vision of BackCountry Botanicals began. 
In April of 2019 we decided to commit to BackCountry Botanicals full time. With deep gratitude for Mother Earth and our community of customers, co-creators, and mentors, it is our honor to share our products.