Twelve Hands Hydrosol
This hydrosol features lavender, yarrow and lemon verbena, harvested by the Botnia team from our micro-farm in Sausalito and the land of our sweet farmer friends in Healdsburg. For all skin types, especially sensitive.
Anti-inflammatory, calming, and cooling. Balances both the mind and spirit.
HOW TO USE
Apply morning and evening to freshly cleansed skin before moisturizing. All Botnia products are made with organic ingredients and are meant to be used fresh! For added moisture morning and night, follow by massaging a facial oil into the skin, and finish with another spray of hydrosol to lock in the moisture.
The story of the harvest, from Justine
For the last three years, we’ve had one day at Botnia that we look forward to more than others: lavender harvest day with our dear friend Candice from Sonoma County Bee Company on Sophie’s Five Acres farm in Healdsburg, CA. This year felt completely different, like coming home to a place we love so much to visit old friends. The lavender this year was also extra. It was more purple and fragrant than I remembered from past years, almost shocking to look at. As we gathered together with our friends, we realized what turbulent times we’ve all been through, and yet somehow, through community, we were still making skincare—still thinking about how to heal the skin in new and exciting ways. The next day we gathered as a team to process the lavender. As we worked, we talked about how the world had shifted and the beauty that nature holds. While we spoke, my partner collected lemon verbena from the back of Botnia’s micro-farm. Our friends at Open Field Farm, a biodynamic farm in Petaluma, dropped off beautiful yarrow. The synergy of these three plants coming together was such a labor of love; so many farmers and hands loved these plants and then applied them to making this unique hydrosol. After it was distilled, our farming specialist Emily approached me and said she would be so honored to hand draw the labels for this unique tonic; I was blown away by her generous offering and artistic skill, paying homage to the beauty of each plant. All together, this hydrosol took over 40 hours to create with twelve sets of hands coming together to offer healing to our community! We hope that when you use this very special and limited hydrosol, you feel the beauty that nature provides us. Twelve Hands Hydrosol is a tonic that most skin can benefit from, to be used after cleansing or whenever you need a little extra care. With love from us to you.
Because the healing of community is the center of our mission at Botnia, and health care is everything, we are taking action to help those who are seeking abortion care by donating to abortion birth workers in our local area, offering them a portion of the proceeds from this hydrosol. We are also donating thirty-six Twelve Hands Hydrosols to be gifted directly to women who are receiving abortion care. As a soothing and comforting tonic. <3
The twelve hands that make up Botnia!