Sandra Velasquez was raised by Mexican immigrant parents in California near the US/Mexican border, and she founded Nopalera to celebrate her culture. Loud and proud. No apologies.
Growing up, nopales were everywhere. They would frequently cut them from their own yard and cook them. Later, Sandra began using nopales in her artisan bath and body products, and Nopalera was born.
Nopalera is committed to making high-end products with clean ingredients and celebrating natural beauty and resilience wherever they find it.
Nopalera was founded to elevate and celebrate Latin culture.
Their products are inspired by the beauty and richness of Mexico. They take their inspiration from the nopal cactus, an ancient symbol of Mexican culture and one of the most sustainable, nourishing, and versatile plants in the world. You can eat it, make textiles from it, and use it to hydrate your skin and hair.