How it all started..
I have worked with herbs for over 25 years, have been in private practice as an herbalist and licensed acupuncturist for over 17 years and specialized in the symptoms associated with allergies and sensitivities for the past 15 years. I am currently in private practice in Sterling, Virginia (www.strivingforhealth.com ) And, I am still amazed at how positively our bodies consistently respond to natural, drug free treatment modalities and the use of herbs to enhance and promote a healthy body.
I am constantly treating patients in my practice that are reacting to the ingredients they are putting on their skin in some way (rashes, hives, eczema, respiratory symptoms, chemical sensitivities, headaches, behavioral issues, etc.). Constantly having to treat for this over the years has prompted me to look more closely at the ingredients that are used in personal care products. The more I researched, the more horrified I became as I learned more about what can be and is used in the majority of products on the market. I wanted to offer an alternative using pure, natural and organic ingredients that could actually nourish the skin.
I have been making salves, teas, soaps and lotions for myself for years and I can absolutely see the difference good ingredients make when used every day. I love working with herbs as they contain a wealth of health promoting components that can enhance any product in which they are used. And who doesn’t love using oils on their skin? They are so moisturizing and they feel so amazing. It was a natural progression for me to start making products for other people. I am so excited and proud to be able to offer 100% natural products for the face and body and I feel good about making products that I know are completely safe as I can control what goes in them, so I know that nothing unwanted will end up in my products or consequently in my body from using them on my skin.
I always tell my patients how important it is to nourish the body with organic and clean healthy foods, but it is also really important to make sure you are nourishing your skin properly. Many of the ingredients found in the majority of products that are put on your skin will be absorbed into your body, so they need to be clean as well. With so many pollutants that we cannot control, choosing what we put into and on our bodies is something we can control.
It has been so fun for me to start sharing more products with my friends, family and patients over the past few years. They have encouraged me to start offering them on a broader scale, thus Spencer St. Botanicals was born. We are still in the beginning stages of making things available to more people and are still getting our footing, so please bear with us….
I hope you will love the products that we are offering and that you will feel the real difference high quality, herbal and organic products can have on your face and body. We are constantly trying new things and expanding so I would love to hear from you, what you like and what you don’t, so we can constantly make improvements. I hope you love using these products and enjoy the difference they make on your skin as much as I do… Enjoy!
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