LUXLIFE: Tell Us about yourself and how you got started in your business.
I started Raven Hill Botanicals with my Signature Herbal Healing Salves & Balms and began making soaps, lotions, and eventually facial skincare and body care. Over the years, I have carefully developed each formula in my repertoire with my customers in mind. My brochure states: Raven Hill Botanicals is a cottage industry born out of the need to lead an existential life in nature, surrounded by beauty and nature's bounty. It was also born out of the need to know what was going into my body and skincare products, and I assumed others might feel the same. We make quality skincare made in small batches like we have done from the beginning.
What makes your company unique?
My company's products are handcrafted with the freshest and purest ingredients and Love! The formulas are unique! The oils alone are known for their amazing healing, conditioning, and anti-aging properties to revitalize the skin. Add to that the botanical extracts, and most importantly, the exquisite and rare healing essential oils, and you have excellent nature skincare. Our products feel so different--so alive with a distinct energetic vibration!
What's your most prominent service or product?
My customer's favorites are the skincare lines~the SIRIUS and LUMINOUS skincare, and the body care~ Aromatherapy Nourishing Whole Body Lotions & Body Butters, which constitute the bulk of my online orders. Each formula starts with carefully selected organic and wildcrafted ingredients~including herbs and plant extracts, to ensure they continue to meet our standards of purity and sustainability. I use organic ingredients and pure therapeutic-grade essential oils. However, since I started with the Herbal Healing Salves, Lip Balms, and the Goat Milk Soaps, they are still favorites, especially over the holidays and in the smaller shops in Montana that carry my products. Before the pandemic, I even had a contract with Missoula International Airport Gift Shop.
What is your typical clientele?
My clientele has changed over the last four years, especially when I fine-tuned my facial skincare lines. Now, my skincare and body care lines have taken center stage, along with my proprietary essential oil blends.
If you were to highlight one aspect of Raven Hill Botanicals as 'Award Winning' what would it be?
My 'Award Winners' will surely be the SIRIUS and LUMINOUS Skincare Collections, as well as the Aromatherapy Body Butters and Nourishing Lotions. Take a look at the ingredients list for the integrity of each of the products. Each botanical makes its own unique contribution to healing; however, used in combination the synergy goes beyond what each one delivers on its own. Having a healthy-looking, glowing complexion is absolutely within reach through our 40’s and beyond. Reviewing one's skincare routine is a good place to start. Knowing which ingredients are effective for helping mature skin look as healthy and beautiful as possible. SIRIUS Skincare Collection
What makes you stand out above your competitors?
WILDCRAFTED, ORGANIC SKIN CARE
Age-Defying Skincare made with wildcrafted and organic ingredients that nourish your skin to give you a healthy glow. We all want to feel beautiful and fresh! We offer natural, worry-free formulas that give actual results! Our Organic Botanical Aromatherapy Body & Skin Care products are handcrafted with the freshest and purest ingredients with the highest integrity!
Have you had any major product developments or launches in the past 12 months?
In the last twelve months, I brought back an earlier skincare line that was for all skin types, but younger complexions.
The LUMINOUS Skincare Collection
Equal. Even. Balanced. That’s what Luminous Equalizer Facial Serum/ Day Crème Duo delivers – an equal benefit for many skin types: sensitive, mature, oily, and combination – soothes and nourishes the skin, helping it to recover from daily exposure to the elements.
We also offer a special Wild Rose Day Crème as a special. It is so exquisite that I only make it in small batches once or twice a year because of the cost of producing it. We use only organic ingredients and pure therapeutic grade Bulgarian Essential Oil in this formula.