Made in the Wilds of Scotland ...for Skin with a Story to Tell
Raven Botanicals is created by sisters, Arabella and Charlotte, who spent a free-range childhood in the beautiful Borders of Scotland before going on to study botany and fine art.
Influenced by their mother's encyclopaedic knowledge of plants and father's landscape-inspired sculpture, they were inspired to turn their passion for plant-based potions into an intelligent skincare range that harnesses the evocative mythologies of the natural world.
Ingredients from the ancient Scottish land and coastline blend with the finest UK grown and ethically sourced worldwide botanicals to create an unforgettable skincare experience.
"Hours spent experimenting with natural ingredients as children evolved, over time, into a passion for skincare blended from natural sources. We grew up in a virtually self-sufficient household and making our own products is a natural expression of the creative values with which we were raised.
Following the loss of our beautiful Mum, we decided to work together, using the plants she loved, to invest our passion into a business. We not only wanted to create products that work, but a brand that truly values and cares for the people who use it. Raven Botanicals finally took flight in July of 2020 and we are thrilled to be able to share our unique, high-performance formulations with fellow skincare lovers.
We hope you love using our products as much as we love creating them for you!"
Arabella & Charlotte
INGREDIENTS & RESPONSIBLE SOURCING
We are passionate about the ingredients we use and we know our customers trust us to source our ingredients in the best way we can. From golden sea buckthorn oil that comes from berries hand-picked on the ancient East Lothian coastline to Scottish lavender grown just sixty miles away, we try and source ingredients locally and from the UK, where possible.
UK grown ingredients we use include white poppy, hemp, black currant, sea buckthorn, borage, nettle, lavender and rosemary.
We are committed to supporting ethical supply chains for ingredients that are grown outside the UK and take care to check the credentials of our suppliers to ensure our ingredients are not only high quality but produced in an ethical and sustainable way that doesn't harm the earth or the communities involved in the harvesting of precious natural ingredients. We use many organic butters and botanicals oils in our formulations and all of our products are either vegan or vegetarian.
ALWAYS CRUELTY FREE
We are proudly cruelty-free and will never use ingredients that have been tested on animals.
REUSE, REFILL, RECYCLE
We supply our products in widely recyclable materials like glass and aluminium and all of our pumps and droppers are reusable. If you've bought one of our products with a dropper or a pump, we encourage you to buy a refill next time and just reuse your dispenser!
Our packaging is deliberately simple and all our product labels are recyclable. We take care not to package your deliveries with unnecessary or wasteful packaging materials and we protect your products with plant-based packing peanuts which are biodegradable and compostable. They dissolve in warm water and can simply be washed away.