We Are All Sensory Creatures

We are all ‘sensory creatures’. We constantly seek, notice and respond to different sensations within our bodies and the surrounding environment.

Botanyblend marries a specialist knowledge of sensation with the art of aromatherapy to create ‘sensory inspired self care’ products that indulge your senses and bring vitality to your skin.

Each batch is made by hand, using sustainably sourced, organic ingredients in our studio on the Devon coast.

Who Started It

What inspired your work? And how did your career journey begin?

I have worked as an Occupational Therapist for several years running clinics in the assessment of sensory integration a branch of neuroscience concerned with how the brain processes sensation. It was this that sparked my interest in aromatherapy, making me aware of the therapeutic benefits of essential oils, in particular their calming and relaxing properties and how these influence our responses to sensation to promote health and wellbeing.

I trained as an aromatherapist and found that this, accompanied by my knowledge in sensory integration gave me a strong foundation for developing a sensory inspired self care and wellness range and Botanyblend evolved from here.

Whats different about your products?

Each product has a story. The aromas really move people, providing a moment of total escape and calm. So much time has been taken to make sure each one is perfect. We use British suppliers, who source organic oils from sustainable farmers belonging to fair trade co-operatives. We make our products in small batches to ensure they are as fresh and as nutrient dense as possible.

What is your top beauty tips?

Move your body, dance, lift weights, swim, run, stretch - whatever is most meaningful to you. It calms and regulates the sensory system, reduces stress, stimulates lymphatic drainage, releases endorphins and improves sleep patterns. All things essential for health and well being.

Why are organic products important?

Scientists at Oxford university found that organic farms support 34% more plant, insect and animal species than conventional farms and have 50% more pollinators such as bees. We use organic ingredients so that we can be confident our ingredients have not been genetically modified or grown using pesticides. We can also be confident that by supporting organic we are minimising pollution, working with natural systems not against them, and contributing to building better soil fertility.

Katie Paige - Founder

How we do it

We use a rich and pure range of ingredients, chosen for the powerful aroma-therapeutic synergies they create, and the ‘active’ nutrients they provide the skin. Where possible we use wild crafted, raw, certified organic ingredients that have undergone the least aggressive extraction to preserve the vital components of the plant.

Suited to all skin types our products are concentrated with fat soluble vitamins, essential fatty acids, antioxidants, and plant pigments. They provide the skin with glowing radiance, improve elasticity, heal, plump, balance, regenerate and help to hydrate the skin.

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