I agree with Rudeechick and Msgiblet
. The products do seem expensive when compared to others, and yes they are not lab produced. But I also don't know what quality of products the companies who mass produce use. They may use "natural" ingredients, but there are levels of those too, plus they still seem to contain a lot of chemicals. I sell homemade cakes and they are more expensive than store cakes, but they contain quality, all natural, ingredients, are custom and contain a lot of love and time. If you want a cake that tastes good but leaves your mouth with that chemical after-taste then buy a store bought cake. If you want a cake that leaves you only wanting more cake, then spend a littel more and buy my cakes. You can look at BB's products in the same way.
But, IMHO, homemade is always better. If you have the time to make a product. Great. Do it and save money. But if you don't, why not support a worthy business with a great product. Of course BB wants to make a profit, but she does seem to care that her consumer gets the best product. Maybe one day she will have a big enough operation to afford the cost of lab mass manufacturing and sell at reasonable market prices (and I think hers prices are not far off reasonable market prices). Wouldn't you like to know your support helped make it possible.
Just my 2cents to suport BotticelliBotanicals. But I also understand those who think it's too expensive. I can't always afford it as much as I would like. But I will support it when I can.