Jana Blankenship is the founder of Captain Blankenship. Created in 2009, Captain Blankenship is an organic beauty company based in New York’s Hudson River Valley that makes face, body, haircare products and scents with organic and wild-harvested ingredients. Since childhood, Jana has had her nose wafting in the trees and flowers. As a young devotee, she mixed together her mother's perfumes to create signature scents like "Scents of Hawaii." This heavy mixing as a child led to an ongoing allergy to synthetic scents. Captain Blankenship was born out of her desire to create luxurious, organic products with lush, natural scents. With a prior background in fine art and curatorial practice, Jana dove headfirst into natural perfumery and herbalism and didn’t look back. She sees the essential oils and carrier oils that she works with as a rich palette and fancies herself as a curator of scents and experiences. Jana lives in Gardiner, NY with her husband, daughter, dog and cat.