virgabotanicals

Premium Natural and Organic Skin Care for Face and Body

Arizona, United States · 930 Sales

virgabotanicals

Premium Natural and Organic Skin Care for Face and Body

Arizona, United States 930 Sales On Etsy since 2010

4.5 out of 5 stars
(531)

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Welcome
to virga botanicals, the complete skin-care line based on Traditional Chinese Acupuncture and Western herbalism principles, owned by a Licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist. Wholesale Inquiries and special orders are welcome; please see more info below.
Facial skin care is our specialty. We use the finest natural and organic ingredients we can find, and make everything by hand from start to finish. Here you will find unique and amazingly effective formulations to enhance the beauty that is already yours.
Want to be on our mailing list? Send me a convo. Frequent sales and specials exclusive to mailing-list customers!
I have expanded my line of natural botanical perfumes! They are aromatherapy-based, using only premium-quality pure essential oils. True essential oils are bioactive - they interact with your body chemistry in a dynamic way. This means, in Acupuncture terms, that they have Qi.

Check out our wholesale program! Carry our top-shelf line of natural skin and body care products in your salon, store, or acupuncture business! Send a convo for virga botanicals wholesale pricelist or to ask questions.



Find virga botanicals featured here:
Heres a cool blog that recently featured virga botanicals:
http://www.mmbearcupoftea.com/
This lady is awesome, sincere, Real!
Live in the Now features an article calling our Perfect Bug Spray one of the 'best organic bug repellents'!
http://www.liveinthenow.com/article/6-all-natural-and-organic-bug-sprays

Pictures on this shop site are by Mark Voss Photography of Tucson AZ.



"Beauty is truth, truth beauty..." Keats said it best, and timelessly. My take on that sentiment: real is beautiful.
Virga (no, not that other word!) means 'a newly green branch' in Latin. I have made it the name of my skin-care line to denote ever-new, ever-fresh beauty and realness. The renewing, constantly regenerating power of nature is tapped to make these highest-quality skin and self-care products, carefully sourced and formulated using both Western and Eastern botanical principles, and of course no petroleum or unnecessary additives.
Thank you for visiting; please enjoy, and return often as I am always adding new things.
http://www.etsy.com/people/realisbeautiful
Kirsten

Announcement

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for Special Deals!

Welcome
to virga botanicals, the complete skin-care line based on Traditional Chinese Acupuncture and Western herbalism principles, owned by a Licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist. Wholesale Inquiries and special orders are welcome; please see more info below.
Facial skin care is our specialty. We use the finest natural and organic ingredients we can find, and make everything by hand from start to finish. Here you will find unique and amazingly effective formulations to enhance the beauty that is already yours.
Want to be on our mailing list? Send me a convo. Frequent sales and specials exclusive to mailing-list customers!
I have expanded my line of natural botanical perfumes! They are aromatherapy-based, using only premium-quality pure essential oils. True essential oils are bioactive - they interact with your body chemistry in a dynamic way. This means, in Acupuncture terms, that they have Qi.

Check out our wholesale program! Carry our top-shelf line of natural skin and body care products in your salon, store, or acupuncture business! Send a convo for virga botanicals wholesale pricelist or to ask questions.



Find virga botanicals featured here:
Heres a cool blog that recently featured virga botanicals:
http://www.mmbearcupoftea.com/
This lady is awesome, sincere, Real!
Live in the Now features an article calling our Perfect Bug Spray one of the 'best organic bug repellents'!
http://www.liveinthenow.com/article/6-all-natural-and-organic-bug-sprays

Pictures on this shop site are by Mark Voss Photography of Tucson AZ.



"Beauty is truth, truth beauty..." Keats said it best, and timelessly. My take on that sentiment: real is beautiful.
Virga (no, not that other word!) means 'a newly green branch' in Latin. I have made it the name of my skin-care line to denote ever-new, ever-fresh beauty and realness. The renewing, constantly regenerating power of nature is tapped to make these highest-quality skin and self-care products, carefully sourced and formulated using both Western and Eastern botanical principles, and of course no petroleum or unnecessary additives.
Thank you for visiting; please enjoy, and return often as I am always adding new things.
http://www.etsy.com/people/realisbeautiful
Kirsten

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Hand and Nail Concentrate Balm - 2oz.
US$11.95
Hand and Body Lotion - 8oz.
US$14.00
Cucumber Rosewater Facial Toner - 4 oz.
US$22.00
Neroli Extraordinary Day Cream - 2oz.
US$34.00
Hand and nail Care Gift Set
US$40.00
Perfume spray .75oz., aromatherapy, Mystica
US$42.00
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Reviews

Average item review
4.5 out of 5 stars
(531)
Fotini Zounis

Fotini Zounis on May 4, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Trying each fragrance out one day at a time,love them all so far! Thank you!

artemisia

artemisia on Mar 25, 2016

3 out of 5 stars

The seller gets higher marks than the product, which was thick and heavy for my taste. Tried thinning it with a lighter lotion, also w a bit of coconut oil but couldn't come up w a usable solution. Seller generously offered me a free jar of a somewhat lighter cream. Also, since there was a mail glitch that made it a little challenging to place my order, she gave me a 50% refund. Again, very generous. That never happens.

Holly

Holly on Mar 11, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Very rich hand cream. Feels wonderful.

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About

Real is Beautiful.

I've been making my own natural plant-based products since I was 12. I decided to start marketing them commercially after years of being asked for my skin 'secrets', freely telling them, and then having people say that sounded like too much trouble! So: I've made them for you. All vegetarian, using only ingredients I can determine have not been or are no longer being animal-tested. When I became a Chinese herbalist, I added that discipline to my 'tool kit', and things got even better!

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    Mom. Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist, Qi-geek! Champion of Real, deep, natural beauty in all its forms, shapes, sizes, colors!

Shop policies

Last updated on March 18, 2012
I send e-invoices to the email address from which you place your order. I do not send paper invoices (don't want to waste paper) unless requested. If you would like a paper invoice included or would like NOT to have anything sent to your email address, please let me know upon ordering and I will oblige!

I refund shipping overages greated than $1.00.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
  • Other Method
Payment
I accept PayPal, money orders and checks which must arrive and clear before your product ships.
Shipping
I ship as soon as possible; no more than 3 business days, usually earlier if the order is small. If you have special requirements regarding shipping, please let me know so I can facilitate the smooth running of things.
Refunds and Exchanges
I generally cannot accept returns unless a special problem exists. In case of damaged packages, crushed/leaking contents, whatever, please save the product and the shipping box.
I am very happy to convo you if you are unsure something would be suitable and need to ask anything at all in deciding whether you would like to order. I also provide samples of most things (usually for the asking) so you can try something out before you commit. I put sincere care into all of my products and do not sell anything I have not been using on myself or my loved ones for quite some time. If you are unhappy in any way please contact me and I will do everything I can to make things work for everyone.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you have questions about any ingredients please contact me and I will happily answer them. Ingredient list for any product is available upon request. I have formulated each product with ingredients generally known to be the least likely to contribute to allergies or sensitivites. If you are aware of a sensitivity to one of the ingredients, please inform me as I may be able to reformulate a product for your needs. I love doing stuff like that!

About Preservatives.
Yes, preservatives. I hate even writing the word, but: there it is. I am no happier about their necessity than anyone else, but they are in fact required in any product that contains water in order to ensure that nothing even more unhealthy gets a chance to grow. It is an FDA mandate that no pathogens be present in commercial products, and it is the job (not to mention the ethical responsibility) of the manufacturer to uphold it; proper, careful use of preservatives accomplishes this.

When possible, I design formulations to be water-free, in order to obviate this need. These are the 'dry' products you mix yourself immediately upon use, or those made without any water, and include:

Chinese Herbal Exfoliating Grains
Chinese Herbal Green Clay Eye-depuffer Mask
Face Steaming Teas
Eye Teas
Hand and Nail Balm
Bath Salts
Soaps
Perfumes
Sugar Shea Butter Body Scrub

Anything with oils in it will last longer if made with an anti-oxidant. For this I happily use a very effective natural one made from rosemary.

After a great deal of research, testing, and experimentation, the preservative on which I settled in cases where one is required is a combination of phenoxyethanol and propylyl glycol. It has the best balance of mildness, effectiveness and safety I could find, and is commonly used in natural skincare products. It is paraben-free and non-formaldehyde-forming, and has a very low rate of skin sensitivity when incorporated properly in products.
Please know that I am always on the lookout for even better alternatives. Anything new has undoubtedly been tested on animals, a bit of a problem for me, but I keep my eyes open and study industry boards regularly to ensure I am delivering the safest, purest and most balanced products possible.
With any questions, comments or concerns regarding preservatives - or any other ingredient for that matter - please feel free to convo me.