I must admit, I’m a bit obsessed with supporting local (if you have not noticed). When you have so many great artisan green companies in your city, why not try them all? Not only is supporting local my obsession, I’m also obsessed with my skin nourishment. After showering, one of my rituals is applying body creme. By luck, I discovered an amazing local company that offers unbelievable ingredients.
Viriditas Botanicals is founded and owned by Crystal Davidson, a Holistic Herbal Practitioner. Viriditas is Latin for green life, and green life is exactly what Crystal lives by. A little about Viriditas from the website: “My sincere hope is for people to begin thinking about what goes in and on their bodies more consciously and to offer people a freshly made, healthy alternative to the products that are commonly used to maintain and promote health and beauty. Emphasis is placed on the use of local, organic or wildcrafted, non-GMO, sustainably produced ingredients in our all of our products. My approach to beauty and personal healthcare products is from the perspective of a holistic healthcare provider, to promote healthy, safe and gentle, high quality products, based on the vital power of botanical ingredients.”
More about Viriditas Botanicals and Crystal Davidson, here.
I have a bit of a soft spot for Viriditas Botanicals, not only because they offer astounding products, but I actually had the honour to meet with the founder, Crystal Davidson (I was a bit star struck). Crystal, spoke so passionately about holistic healing and healthy living, I just soaked in all the great advice. In addition to Viriditas Botanical’s retail line, Crystal also consults with clients as well as offers classes on herbal health and beauty, healing and wild-crafting, and much more. She is one talented career woman. It was a stress reliever to talk to someone who is just as passionate about green products as I am.
I was delighted to sample one of Crystal’s amazing handmade Transcendent Body cremes in Vanilla & Rose.
Transcendent Body Creme Vanilla & Rose description from www.viriditasaustin.com: “Gentle yet concentrated dose of nourishment for your skin. A blend of naturally derived vitamins, minerals and EFA’s work together to create the ultimate in luxury, delivering superior results by deeply nourishing and protecting, improving skin resilience, strength and health. Light floral fragrance blend composed in part of pure rose otto and absolute, vanilla absolute and jasmine absolute. Treat yourself.”
My Thoughts: I am in LOVE with this creme! Now that winter is over, my skin does not thirst for heavy body butters. This creme is light and non-greasy for the upcoming summer. Its creamy goodness is incredibly hydrating and massages into the skin with ease. It keeps my skin moisturized all day long without a heavy feel. I can’t rave enough about the scent, it’s what made me fall in love! The exotic oils of roses lingered all day and there was no need to apply additional perfume. Like perfume, the smell was pretty strong when first applied, but lightened up throughout the day and left a beautiful floral fragrance. Unfortunately, I could not smell the Jasmine Grandiflorum and Ylang-Ylang oils. A little goes a long way and therefore, I think it’s definitely worth the price. The creme is good for up to a year, so I will be enjoying this luscious product just in time for summer.
Ingredients: Distilled Rose water, Organic Aloe vera gel, Organic Apricot kernel oil, Organic Sweet almond oil, Organic Grape seed oil, Organic extra-virgin Coconut oil, Jojoba oil, Organic Calendula oil, Local beeswax, Non-GMO vegetable lecithin, vitamin E, a blend of essential oils including Jasmine grandiflorum absolute, Rose otto, Rosa damascena absolute, Ylang-ylang.
Price: $22.50 4oz viriditasaustin.com
Final Thoughts: Viriditas Botanicals not only offers cremes, but also sugar scrubs, lip balms, facial care, salves, liniments, sprays, powders, and herbal infused oils. I can’t wait to try them all! I love how the products are prepared fresh when ordered. “Our products are freshly prepared, handmade and botanically based to nourish body, mind and spirit. We emphasize the use of organic and wild-crafted ingredients which are sourced as locally as possible and made completely without the use of artificial fragrances or toxic constituents.” I hope you give this wonderful company a try.
*I received this product in exchange for an honest review. I havenot been paid for my review, nor does the fact that I received the product for free influence my opinion.*
Forever Clean and Green,