Flower power and plants are at the heart of everything we make at Votary. All of our beautiful skincare is made from pure plant oils and botanical actives.
Summertime makes me even more mindful of what a brilliant apothecary Nature is. I love walking around my garden now that everything is in midsummer full bloom. I’m mindful of how many flowers are rich in ingredients which can have a transformative effect on skin. Flower power is amazing.
Understanding what ingredients flowers and plants contain – and what those ingredients can do for our skin – is my passion. When I am working on a new Votary product, I am always ingredient-led. I am obsessed with what oil, in what particular combination, can help to give you happy, resilient, glowing skin. I’m also always mindful of the aromatherapy benefits that using pure natural skincare can bring. The naturally occurring fragrances in pure plant oils not only make using Votary formulas a gorgeous multi-sensory experience, they can also soothe, calm and re-set the mind.
When I look around my garden on a summer’s day, it’s a reminder of all the fantastic ingredients in Votary skincare and how they work to nurture both you and your skin.
Here’s some examples of our flower power. There’s calendula oil in our Jasmine and Calendula Facial Oil and in our Super Seed range because it calms, soothes and promotes healing. Our Blemish Rescue Oil and Clarifying Cleansing Oil contain rosemary because it is a natural antiseptic. Camellia seed oil is in our body oils and Super Seed range because it’s deeply moisturising, is an anti-oxidant, and is rich in Vitamin E. Our Intense Night Oil and Intense Eye Oil contains rosehip oil, because it plumps and hydrates.
For aromatherapy benefits, I love the rose geranium oil in our Rose Geranium and Apricot Cleansing Oil because it gives me a lovely uplift in the morning, whilst the chamomile oil is calming and soothing in the evening. Neroli is in our Neroli and Myrrh Facial Oil, and Lemon and Neroli Toning Serum, and its gorgeous zesty fragrance is a total tonic. I blended lavender, chamomile and rose oils in our Pillow Spray, soy wax Lavender and Chamomile Candle and Antidote Bath and Body Oil to help you calm down and unwind. They capture the fragrance of a country garden at dusk and help bring tranquillity to your bedroom. The more deeply you sleep, the better your skin will look and feel.
I sit in my garden at dusk, take a moment to breathe, and am grateful for the gorgeousness of flowers and for the brilliant goodness they contain.
Wishing you happy midsummer evenings,
Love, Arabella x