Ever since we discovered Hillary Peterson’s True Nature Botanicals line of perfumes, skin care, and hair care, we’ve been devotees (read our primer in True Nature Botanicals: Nontoxic, Science-First Skin Care). Based in Mill Valley, CA, True Nature Botanicals has a simple manifesto: no toxins, ever, and serious luxury, superior results. Hillary, a melanoma and thyroid cancer survivor, has educated herself about the damaging effects of the sun and of the danger of toxins. So it’s important to her that True Nature Botanicals formulations include “the highest quantity of the highest quality ingredients.” To that end, she spends up to five times as much on ingredients as the leading luxury brands, and uses more of them in her products.
For the holidays ahead, True Nature Botanicals’ Skin Care, Hair & Body Care, and Perfumes make a lovely holiday gift, and Remodelista readers will receive free Tranquility Dead Sea Bath Salts with a $150 purchase using code REMODELISTAGIFT, now through December 19. (Limit one gift per person and cannot be combined with any other promotion.) For ideas, browse True Nature’s Holiday Gift Guide, and keep in mind that True Nature offers free gift wrapping upon request and free US shipping on all orders over $40.
SF Bay Area readers take note: Hillary and True Nature Botanicals will be at our San Francisco Holiday Market this weekend, December 12 and 13, on Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday from 11am to 3pm at Heath Ceramics, located at 2900 18th Street. Join us!
Above: True Nature Botanicals Dead Sea Bath Salts are available in three formulations. Bliss, shown here, features Bulgarian rose oil, South African rose geranium oil, and sustainably harvested sandalwood oil, prized for its woody and rich aroma; $48 for a 13.5-ounce tin.
Above: Dead Sea Bath Salts in Vitality makes for a relaxing, reviving soak with cooling bergamot oil from Italy, ylang ylang oil from Madagascar, and neroli oil from French orange blossoms; $48.
Above: Dead Sea Bath Salts in Tranquility make an evening bath even more relaxing. Using Moroccan chamomile, grosso variety lavender from France, and Valium-rivaling jasmine, tranquility salts help relax the mind and instill a sense of calmness; $48.
Above: While many brands claim to offer “Dead Sea Salts” but really sell regular salt sourced from anywhere in the world, True Nature’s really are harvested from the southern end of the Dead Sea, where the mineral content is the highest. And instead of stripping salts of their naturally skin-softening and relaxing properties like other manufacturers do, True Nature’s bath salts retain 21 essential minerals including magnesium, calcium, iodine, zinc, and potassium. Gentle enough for all skin types, True Nature Botanicals Dead Sea Bath Salts are $48 each. They’re a favorite of Remodelista editor in chief Julie Carlson, who says, “I only recently discovered the benefits of an evening soak with magnesium-rich bath salts; I’m a convert to the ritual, and Dead Sea Bath Salts are my new favorite indulgence.”
Above: Follow the bath with True Nature’s Pacific Body Oil, filled with apricot kernel oil with linoleic acids that plump cells and protect against moisture loss, sesame seed oil to reduce flaking and soothe cracked skin, and highly absorptive watermelon seed oil, excellent for mature skin. Fragrant essential oils include tuberose, rosewood, and neroli; $95. It’s a favorite of Remodelista features editor Meredith Swinehart, who calls it “the most luxurious body moisturizer I’ve ever used. I typically reach for heavy lotions to soothe my dry skin, but Pacific Body Oil is a potent moisturizer that somehow dries to the touch almost instantly, without leaving a greasy film. It also smells amazing, without a hint of sweet.”
Above: True Nature’s Pacific Mist is a lightweight skin freshener made of antiaging white and green tea extracts for plump, dewy skin. It’s both a “toner” for use before True Nature’s daily facial moisturizing oils and a luxurious skin pick-me-up for anytime throughout the day; $48.
Above: The stars of the True Nature Botanicals collection are three potent Face Oils (above, L to R) for regular skin, acne-prone skin, and sensitive skin. Pacific Face Oil is True Nature’s most beloved product–an everyday moisturizing serum suited for all skin types, rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids. Pacific Balancing Face Oil is a daily moisturizing oil for blemish-prone skin in need of antiaging care, which Vogue called “one of the most coveted formulas in the United States.” Pacific Soothing Face Oil is True Nature’s daily moisturizer for sensitive skin, packed with calming, skin-healing properties; $110 each.
True Nature Botanicals has extended a special holiday offer to Remodelista readers: Receive free Tranquility Dead Sea Bath Salts when you spend $150 using code REMODELISTAGIFT. (Limit one gift per person. Expires December 19, 2015, and cannot be combined with any other promotion.) For gift ideas, browse True Nature’s Holiday Gift Guide plus Skin Care, Hair & Body Care, and Perfumes.