Raven Hill Botanicals has had a good run. Now it is time to close a chapter on what has absorbed every ounce of my love, attention, and energy over the last eight years. I have given my body and soul to my little business, but a person needs to know when to step back and not prolong an inevitable ending.
My products are handcrafted with the freshest and purest of ingredients and love! I carefully select and harvest organic and wildcrafted ingredients with each formula, including herbs and flowers from my botanical gardens and wildcrafted from the surrounding mountain meadows and woodlands. I then infuse selected herbs into aloe vera and skin-nutritive oils for a minimum of 4-6 weeks. To make the most active and effective natural products available, I add additional plant extracts, antioxidant plants, seed oils, and skin-supporting nutrients. Only organic ingredients and pure therapeutic-grade essential oils are used in my formulas. It is very costly, to say the least!
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. I assumed others might feel the same. Our 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! I have tried my best to educate people on what goes into making these exquisite products. However, still, people do not want to buy because they believe my products are too expensive. With this in mind, I must say that I am not even breaking even anymore.
I started Raven Hill Botanicals with my Signature Herbal Healing Salves & Balms and began making soaps, lotions, and eventually facial skincare, later on I dabbled in aromatherapy by signing up as a Wellness Advocate with doTERRA. I wanted to share these products with others and establish a synergistic way of life with my career. I have been responsible for each step of the process, from the herbal infusions to the bottling, labeling, marketing of the products. The exhaustive work of the gardens, the freedom of walking in nature foraging for herbs, barks, and wildflowers make my products unique and beautiful skincare that grace your face and body~all of this I do alone without assistance and on a minimal budget. As hard as I try to market with all of the limitations and supply and shipping issues of the worldwide pandemic has only exacerbated the situation. It is not sustainable for me to continue like this. I have only continued on this last couple of years because of my stubborn tenacity. I have done it for my loyal customers who depend on my unique formulations, but I cannot do it anymore. I am sorry.
You will still be able to shop in my online store until we have sold everything in stock. I made a lot of goat milk soaps, beautifully packaged for the holiday season. When the current inventory is gone, I will close the store. I will still have the website to connect with people who would like to come out and visit in the Spring, Summer, and Fall. I will possibly start giving classes on foraging and Aromatherapy. For now, I will close by saying that the last eight years have been some of the most fulfilling years of my life~living the life I love and loving the life I live. It is time to do something different now. Blessings to all of my beloved and loyal customers. I will miss you!
Proprietor of Raven Hill Botanicals