I am a big advocate of supporting local, natural, family businesses. I feel that it is really important to vote with my dollars and I know that every dollar I spend is a vote for creating the kind of world that I want for myself and my children.
When it comes to personal care products, I am even more diligent about purchasing from local, handcrafted family businesses. As the owner of a small, family-based, indie cosmetic company myself, I truly believe that it is vital for us to support one another.
Since I have been traveling so much in the last couple of years, I have not always had the time or opportunity to make my own skin care products like I usually do. This has given me the opportunity to seek out other local makers. One that I have been impressed with is Songcroft Naturals, local to me in WA state. Marilene, Owner and Chief Formulator at Songcroft Naturals, and I have a lot in common. Not only do we both run natural, handcrafted skin care companies, but we also share a love of nature, and herbalism, in particular.
One of the things I love about Songcroft Naturals is that many of the ingredients in their products are grown on their farm using organic practices.
“SongCroft is a working permaculture farm with bees, dairy goats, chickens, fruit trees, and lots of culinary as well as medicinal herbs and vegetables. Permaculture is a design system based on ethics and principles which can be used to establish, design, manage and improve all efforts made by individuals, households and communities towards a sustainable future.”
Marilene recently sent me a bottle of her Frankincense and Rose Cream™. Both Frankincense and Rose are two of my favorite essential oils, so I was delighted to try it out. After a week of using it, I can say that I am genuinely impressed.
At first, I thought that it was going to be a bit too light of a moisturizer for me, since I tend to prefer heavier, richer creams. However, I can honestly say that I am enjoying the change. My skin is feeling incredibly soft and smooth. The cream has a beautiful delicate scent and absorbs very quickly. In fact, not only do I not have to wait for it to absorb before applying my foundation, but Marilene describes here how it can be used to create a cream foundation with our Natural Look Mineral Make-Up Skin Foundation Powders!
According to Marilene, this is their best selling product and I can see why. With ingredients such as organic Wild Rosehip Seed Oil, organic Frankincense, Rose Ablsolute and organic Rose Geranium, this cream is a great choice for anyone who is interested in healthy skin!
Formulated to replenish and hydrate, Frankincense and Rose Cream:
- Is good for all skin types
- Is wonderful under make-up
- Contains no phthalate, parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate or synthetic ingredients
I would definitely recommend that you give Sogcroft Naturals a try. You won’t be disappointed. You can connect with Songcroft Naturals on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter as well as their website.
Have you tried Songcroft Naturals? What do you think of their products?