Founder 5 ⚡️ Elysse Crabtree of Wabi-Sabi Botanica...

Founder 5 ⚡️ Elysse Crabtree of Wabi-Sabi Botanicals

Deeply focused on sourcing as sustainably and ethically as possible, Wabi-Sabi Botanicals places a special emphasis on cooperatives that empower women through fair wages and working conditions.

Uncompromising in their standards across 5 categories – Origin, Composition, Sensory Experience, Sustainability and Bioavailability, this is a skincare line that checks all the boxes.

Formulated with organic and/or organically wildcrafted plant ingredients that contain active phytonutrients essential to skin health, Wabi-Sabi Botanicals promises effective products that are sustainable, unadulterated and cruelty-free.

Chatting with Elysse Crabtree, founder of Wabi Sabi Botanicals

Why Clean Beauty?

There’s something about using products that are made with love and intention in micro-batches with fresh, Earth-to-Skin ingredients, that feels so incredibly good for the body, mind and spirit.

It really goes beyond the skin benefits – it’s a total sensory experience and the ritual of adorning yourself in these beautiful, luxurious ingredients is completely opposite to the experience I had for my most of my life – slathering prescription creams, harsh gels, and very sort of clinical-feeling products on my face.

Clean beauty is not only about the benefits and results you get by using the products – it’s about the conscious, intentional, loving rituals, or ‘self-loving moments’ as I call them, we give to ourselves by using these products.

Your self care ritual: an indulgent weekly event or finding moments whenever you can get them?

Both. I have my brief, but nourishing 5-minute rituals in the morning and evening, the bookends on my day, and then I make space for a beautiful face mask, a bath soak, or a body scrub at least once a week.

Your deserted island product

I can’t live without an SPF. I love Skincare’s MALU Protecting Day Cream. My Wabi-Sabi Botanicals ‘deserted island’ product would be Eau Sacree No. 2 | Heart Rising – a gorgeous ritual facial mist with jasmine, white rose, royal Hawaiian sandalwood.

I feel most beautiful when…

I’m barefoot, hair down, adorned in flowers, connecting with nature, massaging beautiful oils into my skin, and/or surrounded by people I love.

What’s the #1 piece of advice you would you tell your past self just getting started?

Buckle up. *Laughs* But, seriously, I would tell her to outsource. Be patient. Take risks. Invest in yourself. Enjoy the ride.