The Non-dermotoxic Essential Oils in Botnia Skincare

Essential oils have become all the rage in the wellness space. And while we love a good aromatherapy sesh, EOs can be more harmful to your body than you might think, especially if taken internally. Plants are powerful! At Botnia, we’ve formulated most of our products to have very little essential oils in them since …

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Botnia Skincare’s Do’s and Don’ts for Lymphatic Drainage

In the past, we’ve mentioned some pretty interesting alternative modalities to healing skin but have you heard of lymphatic drainage massage? Celebrities claim it’s the most amazing treatment for their skin, and our holistic estheticians are crazy about this method of healing, which also benefits your entire body as a whole. (What a perk!) We’d …

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Botnia Skincare Beginners’ Guide to Supplements

We talk about how Botnia Skincare is made like a complete nutrition for the skin. Have you heard in any recent commercials about how adding collagen to your diet can help give you more youthful skin? While adding certain types of collagen can help, there’s a huge difference between good and poor quality collagen which …

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Botnia’s Approach to Botox Treatments

Everyone’s looking for a miracle cure these days, and while a little nip tuck or injection might sound like a fun quick fix, we’d like to show you other holistic alternatives you can try before going “under the knife.” As we age, our skin loses the ability to generate and regenerate cells, collagen and fluids …

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Why We Don’t Use Retinol in Botnia Skincare

“Should I be using a retinol?”  We get asked this question all the time, so we thought we’d share a little bit more on this popular skincare ingredient. Our goal is to help you understand the side effects of using active ingredients (like retinoids) in your skincare routine, and give you all the facts so …

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How to use Botnia’s Sausalito Hydrosol

Otis Redding had it right… Sausalito is the perfect place to sit on the dock of the bay! We want to capture the essence of Sausalito in a bottle, so with every spray, it’ll remind you of this beautiful city. Last year, we sold out of this special seasonal hydrosol so quickly we didn’t even …

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Why Botnia Grows Your Skincare

We have to admit, we’re control freaks. We like to have our hands on every step of making your skincare. From choosing the seeds we’re planting on the micro-farm to making our products by hand in small batches, hand bottling and hand labeling each and every bottle, and packaging your order with care by our …

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Botnia Detectives Decode Skincare Ingredients on a Label

Do you remember that 90s ice cream commercial where the kids are struggling to read the ingredients on the carton label? Like … What does polysorbate 80 mean anyway? (Psst… it’s an emulsifier used in both food and cosmetics.) Lucky for you, you’ve got a BFF on the inside (us!) and we’re here to help …

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Botnia Skincare, Balanced Nutrition for the Skin

You have to do the work to get the results, as with anything in life. Whether it’s working out or changing your diet, the day-in, day-out repetitive actions you take get you the results you desire. And the reason’s simple: our bodies take time to respond. Did you know that it takes on average 21 …

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Embracing the Energetics of Spring, feat. Anne Miller, L.Ac.

Oh, Spring . . . we couldn’t wait for you to arrive! As we watch our micro-farm transition from the depths of winter (admittedly pretty mild in Sausalito!) into spring with sprouting seeds and flowering buds, we can’t help but think about how we can transition ourselves into the new season too. In Traditional Chinese …

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