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Gentle Cleanser, a Holy Grail Product for All Skin Types

Sitting pretty in our top five best sellers is *drumroll please* . . . Gentle Cleanser! Our #2 bestseller came thisclose to dethroning our #1 product (Hydrating Serum) last year. Gentle Cleanser has been touted as the go-to cleanser for sensitive and dry skin types, but honestly, it’s so nourishing it can be used for …

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Botnia Skincare Do’s and Don’ts of At-Home Masking

This week, we invite you to pamper yourself in a way that you feel soothed, relaxed and nourished. Even if you only have 10 extra minutes in your schedule, we’re here to show you how easy it is to treat your skin with our powdered masks! Here are our do’s and don’ts from Justine for …

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Botnia Key Ingredients – Gotu Kola, Our Newest Plant Crush!

How fitting that our newest plant crush, Gotu Kola, comes in the shape of a heart! When formulating our Wisdom Oil, we found this mystical herb used in Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese medicine for its incredible skin healing properties. “In herbalism, Gotu Kola is often referred to as a Rasayana, a general tonic, that promotes …

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Ease into Fall With Botnia Skincare

With just four months left in 2021, we’re eager to move forward and get ourselves ready for the upcoming holiday season. (You might know that Elf season is our favorite season!) But before we get there, we want to prepare ourselves for this next transition into fall and really make some effort to enjoy the …

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Botnia Skincare: A Holistic Esthetician’s Guide to Rosacea

Are you blushing, or is it rosacea? Redness on your cheeks, nose, chin, and forehead, in combo with little bumps that look like acne, might just be the skin condition that affects 16 million people in America alone! While there’s no cure for rosacea, a skincare routine with gentle products can help control and reduce …

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We Shop Local: Botnia’s Farmers’ Market Resource Guide

Julia Cameron’s famous book on creativity, The Artist’s Way, explores the concept of taking yourself on an artist date as a way to devote time to your creative self. It should be done solo, and the time is just for you. For a few of us at Team Botnia, Sunday is our favorite day of …

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Botnia Skincare: Our Takeaways from the Benzene Recall

BIG NEWS from the skincare industry. This summer, an independent quality control lab, Valisure, found benzene in 78 batches of sunscreen from a variety of well-known brands. Prominent sunscreen companies have since recalled all the products listed in the report. All of the manufacturers involved are under public and governmental scrutiny for negligence. Our cosmetic …

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What to Expect When You Get a Botnia Facial

You may have wondered, “What makes Botnia so different from other organic and natural skincare lines?” One aspect that sets us apart from other companies is our professional-only back bar products available to you through a Botnia facial with one of our spa partners (aka holistic licensed estheticians). What does that mean for you? If …

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Our Non-Negotiables When Traveling with Botnia Skincare

Our Non-Negotiables When Traveling with Botnia Skincare

Packing your bags? Keep your carry-on light and take only the basics with you. If you’re in need of a quick fix, we have three different ready-made travel kits available on our website. Our leak-resistant, easy-to-clean bags are handmade in Oakland, CA from recycled racing sails featuring a modern basketry weave. All our travel sizes …

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