PR Log - Oct 31, 2012 - Natural skin care meets luxurious ingredients and impeccable design with Osmia Organics, the new Carbondale, Colorado based organic skin care brand. As the green movement evolves, consumers are not only demanding more organic, natural food– they’re craving more natural beauty and skin care products too. Healthy lifestyle choices are no longer confined to the kitchen: consumers are looking for beauty brands that are less toxic and harmful to the environment, while boasting luxurious ingredients and beautiful packaging.
Founded by Sarah Villafranco, MD, a physician with a passion for potions, Osmia Organics is a full line of organic soap, organic and natural skin care, natural bath products, and artisan, natural perfumes. The products are all hand-made, in small batches, in the picturesque, mountain town of Carbondale, Colorado. Dr. Villafranco developed the organic skin care recipes in an effort to bridge the gap between the obsessively natural products she wanted to use on herself and the luxury products that all women crave. She suspended her practice of emergency medicine and, in 2012, opened her Carbondale, CO, boutique and manufacturing space, and an e-commerce store, OsmiaOrganics.com. The organic skin care company combines Dr. Villafranco’s passion for luxury beauty products, her extensive medical training, a fascination with chemistry, and a flair for fragrances.
Everything from the wild-harvested natural ingredients down to the eco-conscious packaging must pass Dr. Villafranco’s rigorous inspections. “Every ingredient I use has been thoughtfully researched and sourced. It is a constant process of learning about and reassessing ingredients to make sure they are the best ones for the consumer, and for the earth.” A mother of two, who has long embraced the organic, green movement, Dr. Villafranco has always led a healthy, active lifestyle. Osmia Organics was created, in part, out of her own personal frustrations with the lack of non-toxic skin care. Her mission, with Osmia Organics, was to create an organic skin care brand that combined top quality, certified organic ingredients with exquisite smelling essential oil combinations, and artisanal, small-batch production. Colorado’s stunning natural landscape also proved inspirational for Dr. Villafranco: “It’s hard to ignore the power of nature when she towers over you in the form of a 13-thousand foot mountain outside your window. It’s equally hard to ignore her fragility – every lupine makes me want to help protect this precious place.”
The natural, organic soaps are Osmia Organics’s best-selling items – with signature scents including the lusciously autumnal Lavender Pine, the energizing Coffee Mint, and the romantic, rose-petal-covered Milky Rose. The hand-made soaps resemble beautiful artworks, with their elegant curves and their often visible main ingredients. The luxurious, eco-conscious packaging also features a full list of ingredients and is wrapped in acid-free, recycled watercolor paper, and hand-tied hemp twine. “I want these products to feel like something you can’t get just anywhere – like they are a little secret you stumbled upon – because they are just that.” A gorgeous, artisanal product, Osmia Organics’s natural soaps are the perfect hostess gift or stocking stuffer for the holiday season.
For more information on Osmia Organics, or to receive a free skin care consultation by founder and creator Dr. Sarah Villafranco, visit www.osmiaorganics.com.