We just celebrated the Autumnal Equinox on September 22, 2022! Here in Montana, we received a much-needed beneficial rain that quenched the dry earth of fields and forests. Montana and the West have been in a severe drought, so all welcomed the rain!
Today is the New Moon on September 25, 2022~ A day of new beginnings that ushers in renewed hope. I am excited to announce that we will have a limited-time run of most of my best-selling products, including facial skincare lines, body lotions, body butters, salves, lip balms, and soaps!
Last year in December, I sent out a newsletter with the news that I would be closing my doors. However, I heard such an outcry from my customers that I thought I should re-access my options and see if I could save the business at some level. Customers voted on their favorites and urged me to continue if I were able to do so.
Over the years, I have carefully developed each formula in my repertoire with my customers in mind. My brochure states that 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 out of the need to know what was going into my body and skincare products, and I assumed others might feel the same.
With every season, the process adds a dimension, a layer to the process. One cannot simply stop foraging in the forest for herbs, flowers, and berries. It is impossible to have an herb garden and not make the base infusions from the harvested herbs. Summer is my busiest season of full-time gardening, roaming the meadows and forest glades in search of medicinal herbs and berries. It is a part of me that is so engrained after more than 40 years of doing it. It is my passion! ~ I am responsible for each step of the process, from the herbal infusions to the bottling, labeling, and marketing of the products—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, worldwide shipping and sourcing issues have only exacerbated the situation. It was not sustainable for me to continue. I had only continued on the last couple of years because of my stubborn tenacity and for my loyal customers who depend on my unique formulations. It quickly became apparent, especially to my skincare customers, that they could not find a suitable, affordable natural botanical skincare. Nothing matched the quality of my two Skincare lines: SIRIUS and LUMINOUS Skincare and my Body Care Products.
With this in mind, I will offer, for a limited time through the end of this year, a trial period to see if I have enough of a customer base to continue offering these exquisite facial skincare and body care products. (October - December) I can only make small batches and am severely restricted to the number of supplies I can order; therefore, it limits my output. Also, I do not have the website at total e-commerce capacity for financial reasons. That means that I can only offer flat rate shipping. I only have local delivery on the Square Store: raven-hill-botanicals.square.site
At my regular website: www.ravenhillbotanicals.com I will continue taking orders as well. There, you can read further descriptions of the products and see their complete ingredient lists and the ingredients' properties.
(I am waiting on the bottles and other supplies for the skincare lines, so they should be available by October 1, 2022, I hope.)
Don't hesitate to get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a Happy Fall! For customers who have my number, please give me a call.
I wish you Peace and Love!
Evelyn Brugger Proprietor of Raven Hill Botanicals