Mary Kong-DeVito is a retired esthetician and massage therapist and current lifestyle writer. She’s been working with skincare products, essential oils and raw, organic materials for over a decade.
She’s a veteran of the hospitality industry, working with VIP’s like Barbra Streisand, Vanessa Williams and LeVar Burton, who said she “had a gift.”
Kong-DeVito created Naked Botanicals Apothecary in 2013, because she knew there was a safer, more natural way to prevent becoming a human pin cushion every summer. She had spent one swampy summer in Chincoteague, Virginia where the mozzies were so big and she was so brutally attacked, she didn’t recover for months.
After years of testing, she finally perfected her proprietary formula and has been selling mosquito ammunitions since. “I control every step of the process, from blending the certified organic, bug-fighting ingredients to applying each label–it’s all done by hand, with love and precision,” Kong-DeVito says.