Karen’s Botanicals offers a comprehensive line of vegetarian and cruelty-free beauty products that are full of beneficial ingredients aimed at repairing and maintaining skin. Certified by PETA as a “Cruelty Free Company,” Karen’s Botanicals are developed and tested on willing friends and families. Karen asserts that there is simply no need, or place, for animal testing in skin care products, and that wonderful products can be made with materials that have been used for thousands of years.
In fact, Karen points out that their products are so safe that several of them can be used on pets. Their Stimulating Rosemary Cream can be used on cracked footpads, their Deepease Oil can be used on muscular pain, and their Pennyroyal Ginger Oil can be used as part of a flea repellent regimen. Karen also thoroughly inspects their ingredients to ensure that they are safe and healthy. If they are not, Karen will take them right out of the products. For instance, their creams used to include sodium borate, or borax, for emulsifying purposes. After learning that the Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Database gave a poor rating to borax, Karen promptly replaced it with vegetable emulsifying wax, which is all plant-based.
To ensure that their products have a good shelf life while still being safe, the preservatives that they use are natural and safe. Ingredients such as vitamin E oil, rosemary oleoresin, and other botanical extracts and essential oils are used to keep Karen’s Botanicals lasting longer. All of their essential oils are therapeutic grade and steam-distilled from whole plants, with the only exception being their citrus oils, which are cold pressed
Karen’s Botanicals have just about everything you need for complete skin health and overall well being. With a collection of aromatherapy mists, herbal body oils, cleansers, toners, scrubs, masks and peels, Karen’s Botanicals has a comprehensive collection for just about every need. They even have a line of natural cold remedies. They offer skin care for dry, normal and oily skin types, with olive oil-based cleanser for normal to dry skin, lemon mint cleanser for normal to oily skin and Melissa Rose for normal to dry skin. For very oily skin, they offer a fennel-based toner to help cut oil.