Made in the Wilds of Scotland ...for Skin with a Story to Tell
Raven Botanicals was founded by sisters Arabella and Charlotte who spent a carefree childhood in the beautiful Borders of Scotland where they grew up on the banks of the River Tweed. Surrounded by art, culture and nature, they each developed an enduring interest in the evocative mythologies of the natural world.
Influenced by their father's landscape-inspired sculpture and their mother's encyclopaedic knowledge of plants, Arabella went on to study painting and art history while Charlotte studied botany and forensic science.
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 create a luxurious skincare brand that not only works but that really 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 high-performance natural formulations with fellow natural skincare lovers.
INGREDIENTS & RESPONSIBLE SOURCING
We are passionate about the ingredients we use. 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.
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 we're delighted to say that all our new product labels are fully biodegradable and compostable. We use wood-free paper made from sugar cane, hemp and linen and take care not to package your deliveries with unnecessary or wasteful packaging materials.