Green Beauty With a DASH of Luxury
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, certified organic ingredients in our small studio on the Devon coast.
I have worked as an Occupational Therapist for several years specialising in sensory integration, a branch of neuroscience concerned with how the brain processes sensations, such as touch and smell. 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 interact favorably with the sensory nervous system.
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.
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 'soil association certified' 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.
My favourite thing is to hear from customers about how much they love products, I never get bored of that!
Move your body, dance, lift weights, swim, run, stretch - however you like to move. It calms and regulates the sensory system, reduces stress, stimulates lymphatic drainage, releases endorphins and improves sleep patterns. All things essential for beauty and most importantly well being.
Its a long process, I am a perfectionist so I make every possible version I can think of before I feel they are ready.
I test them on people, listen to feedback, and adapt them until I come up with the perfect formulation. I’m driven to make products which are effective. I research all of my products thoroughly until I come up with the right formulation. I then send them to be safety tested with reputable chemists.
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. The soil association is renowned for setting the highest standard of organic certification. We use soil association organic ingredients so that we can be confident our botanical extracts have not been genetically modified or grown using pesticides. We can also be confident that by supporting the soil association organic certification we are minimising pollution, working with natural systems not against them, and contributing to building better soil fertility. Also, in my experience organic oils tend to have this beautiful richness and quality to them which I love.Katie Paige - Founder
We use a rich and pure range of ingredients, chosen for the powerful aromatherapeutic 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.