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Our founders were separated by geography and passion, but recently came together a bit like peanut butter and chocolate. 


Sandy Polentes

Sandy Polentes is a mother of four girls, as well as the Founder and President of the non-toxic skin care company, Bausc,Inc. She is very passionate about living a non-toxic life and spreading it to those around her. Her mission through Bausc is to raise awareness of the toxins in everyday products, the lack of industry regulation, as well as offer sensible alternatives to toxic skin care products on the market.

Zena was drawn to non-toxic products due to severe allergies, skin conditions, and deteriorating health she experienced as a hands-on owner of a cleaning company.   She was intrigued by the website as she was in search of non-toxic anti-fungal and anti-bacterial natural products due to her mare Jade's chronic rain rot conditions.  After experimenting and arriving at success,   She called Sandy to share how effective Bausc’s human deodorant formula was in curing Jade's fungus problems.  Completely. 

This conversation led to six months of validation on both coasts, formulation tweaks, and today,  a partnership with a common mission: “To provide the equine community with effective solutions that are safe for horses, the humans who care for them, and the planet we share."

Zena Howard

A passionate equestrian and entrepreneur who earned her first pony mucking stalls at age 7. She has been involved with Equestrian Trail Inc., America Paint Horse Association, Pinto Horse Association, National Barrel Horse Association and Pacific Coast Barrel Racing Association in the disciplines of Western Pleasure and Halter, Gymkhana, and Barrel Racing. Zena is the proprietor of The Tack Stable in Acton California, where she is a well-respected advisor to the local community,  as well as the owner of Equine Body Bling