Organic Skincare

Botnia Essential Digest, A Happy Accident

If you get regular facials from a Botnia holistic esthetician, you’ve experienced the magic of our organic botanical facials! We’ve trained Botnia spa partners across the nation how to create custom mask mixes that smell like green smoothies and plants are the star of these gentle yet powerful facial treatments. Well, we have news for …

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A Simple Botnia Skincare Routine for Men

Listen up, men! You all deserve skincare. In my opinion, outdated gender norms have robbed a lot of men from taking care of one of the most important organs in their bodies: their skin. So here’s a post for all the men out there. When we’ve asked the men in our lives why they don’t …

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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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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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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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Beyond Facials: Alternative Healing Modalities from Botnia Spa Partners

There are so many different ways to #treatyoself these days . . . and if you’re looking for something beyond a nourishing holistic facial, we have lots of options for you! While our spa partners share one thing in common (they all use and love the power of organic skincare!), they also have strengths in …

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How to Choose a Botnia Moisturizer (pt.2) – East Coast and Cold Winter Climates

As we continue our journey east, winters here and in the northern states are frigid, snowy, and harsh. Our holistic estheticians are here to share their thoughts on their clients’ needs for moisturizers in their region.  Northeast// Emily of Elderflower Esthetics, Rutland, VT Most common skin conditions: Compromised barrierRecommendations: Daily Face Cream with added boosters …

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