Established in 1998, Better Botanicals is a “condensed line” of herbal products that are based on Ayurveda. Ayurveda is the world’s oldest and most widely practiced school of herbal medicine, originating in India 5,000 years ago. Better Botanicals products are manufactured under Ayurvedic license. Ayurvedic license is different from cosmetic license. “Ayurveda determines the herbal blends and the herbs determine product aesthetics.” Better Botanicals concept is to “infuse nature’s healing qualities into each preparation to help stimulate the skin’s natural ability to find its way back to balanced health.” The company’s credo is “care, not camouflage.” By relying on Ayurveda’s pure, balancing herbs, Better Botanicals is able to offer products that work with the body’s natural rhythm and intelligence to enhance both health and beauty.
Better Botanicals does not test its products on animals. Better Botanicals products do not contain synthetic colors, fragrances, parabens, alcohol, mineral oil or animal ingredients. Better Botanicals was named Best Lip Balm in 2008 by the Beauty with a Conscience Awards and BB’s Dandelion Moisturizer was picked as one of four of the top Best Daytime Moisturizers by WhiteApricot.com (eco news, eco fashion website).
Better Botanicals Products
Better Botanicals sells body care products as well as, face and hair care products. The company also features a line of products for kids. Body care products include: butter body balm, body oil, butter body wash, and nourishing skin lotion, to name a few. Face care products include: cleansing milk, toning mist, dandelion moisturizer, Apricot eye care, facial masks, clarifying scrubs, and lip balms. Hair care products range from shine shampoos and gloss conditioners to herbal hair oil. Lotions, oils, and body washes are available in formulas created especially for kids.
Better Botanicals Ingredients
Better Botanicals herbal content ranges from 15% (shampoo) to 100% (steams). BB’s moisturizers have a 30 – 35% herbal content. Many companies that call themselves “herbal” only add an herbal “image ingredient” (1 or 2%) and then make an alpha-hydroxy the active ingredient. Better Botanicals uses a number of different ingredients that include but are not limited to: basil, calendula, lavender, anise oil, vitamin E, celery extract, ginger root, kokum butter, rose, sandalwood, valerian, watercress, tumeric, clary sage, lavender, rosemary, fenugreek, eucalyptus, hibiscus, and henna.
Where to Buy Better Botanicals
Better Botanicals products can be purchased online at www.betterbotanicals.com or they can be purchased at health food stores and retailers across the U.S. To find a retailer near you, please use the website’s store locator.