At the heart of Live Botanical is the intense desire to connect with Mother Nature, sharing her beauty and wisdom with others. Founder and formulator, Carolyn McRory, believes the path to a more sustainable society is to encourage ideas.
The study of herbalism was a natural progression during Carolyn’s formative years. Her initial education started with an American Herbalist Guild (AHG) program where she studied with Dr. Mara Levin. Levin, an early practitioner in the 1970’s worked alongside many influential modern American herbalists who would eventually form the AHG.
Live Botanical formulas are rooted in creating balance and harmony, to enhance what makes you uniquely beautiful. Their goal is to incorporate the beauty and wonder of nature into your daily self care rituals. Through herbal based skin care, Carolyn is able to tell a story to help forge a relationship with the natural world. With vivid botanical imagery and products designed for self-care, Carolyn hopes you are reminded everyday of the beauty in the world and more importantly the beauty that lives within you.
We had the chance to pick founder Carolyn’s brain in a lightening round about our 5 favorite topics, we hope you enjoy!
With herbal based skin care, my hope is to help people forge a relationship with the many wonders of the natural world. With vivid botanical imagery and products designed for self-care, they may be reminded everyday of the beauty in the world and more importantly the incredible beauty that lives within themselves. For some, using plants topically can create tiny threads from the mundane quiet tasks in life to something deeper and more meaningful.
Your self care ritual – an indulgent weekly event or finding moments whenever you can get them?
I try to make time for myself and recharge when needed. I love to travel and immerse myself in nature for long periods. At the core, my self-care is a balance of adventure and adequate sleep 🙂
For sure our Skin Repair Balm. It does it all from first aid to skin care.
My initial reaction was confidence but the reality is shared vulnerability and connection. There is something truly beautiful in the magic of feeling free to be 100% yourself and witnessing the freedom of someone else.
What’s the #1 piece of advice you would you tell your past self just getting started?
Always trust your intuition.
What’s up next?
I always have multiple products in the works. My current focus is body care with formulas that pull from the repairing and nourishing elements of our skin care. The first item is a cleansing, exfoliating balm for the body. I’m really excited for the next evolution.