Reviews & Media
"I got bit by another spider/insect -- the Anti-inflammatory balm was instrumental in recovering quickly from that." -BP, Point Roberts, WA
"I’ve struggled with seasonal allergies for years and yet it always catches me by surprise. I get earaches, sinus congestion and lots of inflammation around my neck and throat. Typically, I try an off the shelf allergy and sinus medication and/or steroid based nasal sprays which have a lot of side effects.
This time I applied the Slow Botanicals Anti-Inflammatory + Antioxidant Cream to my neck, over my throat, behind my ears and below my eyes. The relief was immediate, and with no side effects! This cream had a real impact and I’m going to make it part of a program for me: more water, less inflammatory foods and the topical use of this Anti-Inflammatory + Antioxidant Cream.
To someone considering purchasing this cream I say: Try it! Try it for many applications. If you’re taking a lot of ibuprofen or topical anti-inflammatory creams for pain, this is a great alternative and isn't damaging to your skin." -RO, Vancouver, BC
"I just had to tell you that your wonderful cream has totally fixed my irritated neck of leather! I was sure I’d have to live out the rest of my days with a neck like a reptile. But no. Thank you so much!" -LC, Finn Slough, BC
"I am a 72 year old woman who is a licensed mental health counselor. Before beginning work for the day, I was walking my big poodle and little Pomeranian on the side of the road in our rural quiet community. As you might guess, this walk involved picking up after my dogs.
What I didn’t expect was a severe allergic reaction on my face from touching some wild plant. It was red and itchy and getting worse by the second.
I came home as quickly as I could and pulled out of the drawer a jar of Slow Botanical’s Anti-inflammatory and Antioxidant Blend, smeared it on my face, and within minutes the itching and redness was gone.
I now have four jars so that I do not run out. I use it daily on my face and under my eyes. Very grateful to Chwynyn for this wild poplar bud, turkey tail mushroom, organic olive oil and beeswax blend." -MB, Point Roberts, WA
"I have always had issues with my skin from eczema as a child to psoriasis as an adult. I have used Castille Soap and Dove but found over the years that my skin was tight and these products were abrasive. I ended up not using any soap at one point and just warm water and a towel and showered twice a day.
The Slow Botanicals soap I have used is luxurious. It is thick and creamy, without leaving that film on my skin. I have not had a bad break out when using this soap and feel finally I have found something that works for me. At first, before trying Slow Botanicals soap, I was worried about it creating more skin issues for me, and afraid it may have contained chemicals. However, after meeting Chwynyn and talking about my skin issues I gave it a go and am so happy I did.
I no longer have huge break outs of psoriasis and feel good about using soap on my skin. I would like to tell others to TRY IT! It is a wonderful product that is clean and natural." -MF, Washington State
"As a relatively long-time user of Chwynyn’s soaps I can definitely say they have improved the quality of my life. I have VERY sensitive skin and have struggled to find a soap that didn’t trigger issues.
Upon hearing my story, Chwynyn recommended two different kinds of her handmade soap that she thought would work for me and I have been using them happily ever since. Chwynyn is very knowledgeable about the ingredients that she puts into her soaps and how those ingredients affect your skin.
I am certainly glad that she is here on the Point and I can’t say enough about her soaps." -ME, Point Roberts, Washington
"I have been using this Shampoo Bar for a year now. I love it because it is completely natural, it smells great, just like a baby soap, and it does a great job. It foams extremely well and leaves my hair clean, but not over-dried.
I had used 3-4 different bars of shampoo before and I found that the natural oils in them dried my hair a bit too much. Some of the bars I had used were store bought and some were handmade locally but with natural DoTerra oils in them. They all over-dried my hair which is highlighted and needs proper moisture and maintenance.
This Shampoo Bar seems to be much more gentle on my hair. It also makes me feel good about putting only natural ingredients in my hair and not any chemicals. I love the fact that there is no plastic packaging, no unsustainable natural oils, no carbon footprint from transportation and factories.
I also love supporting a small local business. This Shampoo Bar not only makes my hair feel great, but it also makes me feel good about supporting the environment and my community" -MH, Delta BC
"I have had some good liquid shampoos in the past but they are no longer available. I was not happy with what I was using as my hair seemed to get dirty again very quickly.
I mentioned this to Chwynyn and she recommended her shampoo bar. I love this product! It lathers well and rinses cleanly, leaving my hair soft and the curls of my perm happy. I pat my hair dry, lightly spritz with a leave-in conditioner, run a comb through - and I'm good to go.
The shampoo bar itself is long lasting and free of heavy scents. And the best part is my hair looks and feels clean for days." -Barb Wayland, Point Roberts, Washington
"Such wonderful balm! I use it everyday and give it as gifts to everyone!" SP, Washington
"Thank you again, I can't even tell you how much I love your products...so healing on my hands and nails. Then I rub the residual in my hair! Proud to display on my bathroom counter. Cheers to you!" QL, Washington
"My husband was saying this morning that this is the best soap he has ever used. And he's right. Other soap leaves my skin feeling dry. But your soap makes my skin soft and it's moisturized. Other soap bars only look good and smell good." AS, Washington
"...and your soap! I just LOVE them!! The best soap bars ever! The smell of these soaps is just so light and ethereal." (Wild Poplar and Winter Blend Soap Bars). KKH, Vermont
"Literally the BEST shampoo bar, or bottle, that I have Ever used!! ps my best compliment is that is also works AWESOME on my pup, Yarrow. So gentle and soothing for him, too...and makes his coat so soft, shiny and fresh." TF, Washington
"I gave my friend a bar of soap (calendula) as a gift, when we went for lunch with her parents who were visiting her from Luxembourg. She just loved your soap bar! She appreciates so much the purity of your soap that resolved a skin problem she had." DL, Québec
"Fast shipping, well packaged, and great quality. The description lured me in, and the quality of the product is impressive." CR, Indiana
"I just wanted to write a big thanks for your soaps and the lovely note you added to my order. I love your products (as I knew I would), it's lovely to see that you're doing what you love- it's an inspiration!" KS, British Columbia
"Loved that soap last year! Ordered some more! Love your new website! So many fun things to shop for :)" KH, Vermont
"Hey!!! I love the salt soap bar!" GL, British Columbia
"The wreath is stunning. I love the pine cones, rosehips and holly. Thank you for doing a beautiful job as always!" RTH, Washington
"It's SO beautiful!!!! Thank you so much." (Custom evergreen wreath) TP, Washington
"Got it!! Thank you :) It arrived in perfect state. She is sooo happy. She is enjoying the balm already. Thank you!" (Gift basket) EB, Québec
"Thank you, Chwynyn. Your wreath is beautiful. And it was the perfect afternoon in the midst of a lovely snowfall to go pick it up!" SM, Washington
"I just wanted to let you know the wreath arrived safely and is lovely! It’s a gift for my Dad, who has hung it on the front door of his apartment. I picked this one because the flowers happen also to be the colors of his favorite basketball team (the Warriors) so he’s showing team spirit, too ;)" CG, California
"We were so appreciative of the flowers of our dreams that Chwynyn so artfully arranged". NW, California
"Oh, the wreath is exquisite. It put an immediate smile on my face. I found a spot...the wall background is soft yellow and there is an antique small dresser below. There is a small lamp that casts a warm glow on everything. So pretty!" MB, Washington
"THANK YOU for the beautiful flower arrangements. I had endless compliments and they were perfect for the table."
"This is my second order with Chwynyn and it won't be the last. I can feel her passion and love through her work and I can tell how much she loves what she's doing. The wreath is beautiful and brings a soft balance to my wall with other antique pieces. Thank you Chwynyn!!!" KB, Texas
"I knew I'd love this stuff! (Winter Blend Skin Balm)! I just smothered my lips with it. I can feel the healing." QL, Washington
"My neighbor was given one of your bouquets. She's over the moon about it. Absolutely stunning!" GO, Washington
"I know for my husband and his severe skin condition, your soap is the only one he will use." KPF, Washington
"I adore the balm (floral balm) more than any other. Regretting getting only one, if you have another, I'll take it. I've heard how roses are the best for my skin & you've done the work for me. Thank you." CZ, Washington
"I'm loving my basket of goodies. I love soaps especially as well as the napkins. You're gifted." KB, Washington
"I don't know what kind of magic potions you are making but holy cow!!! I was able to get back to sleep and was totally more calm at work sipping my tincture. You have converted me to herbal remedies!!!!! I will be buying a ton more" KF, Washington
"THANK YOU!!! What a wonderful surprise my hubby gave me for Mother's Day! You are so talented! I loved everything! Your creams are amazing! Thank you thank you thank you!" SM, Washington
"I bought an espresso soap from you a few weeks ago and I'm in love! Deliciously creamy and moisturizing. And, last but not least, my sensitive skin loves it. Thank you!!" NB, Washington
"Love what I got!!!!" NJ, Long Beach, California
"This is my first order and I can't wait to use my new soap!! I ordered one for myself and one to add to a gift basket for Mother's Day. The shipping was super fast and the soap is so beautiful! I love that it has excellent ingredients and doesn't have any that will harm my skin." KB, Texas
The website is beautiful! It really captures 'you' and essence of your offerings.
I love my cloth napkins and use them every day. I put the salve on at night before I go to bed. And if I feel my body needs it, I take one of the tinctures. I love that I know where they come from, who has made them, the ingredients inside them and the love that was part of the process. -C.S. local customer
The cloth napkins are perfect and I will use them a lot. And I have already slathered my face with your magical balm. I am happy. Thank you again for letting me shop with you again this afternoon!! -local customer
I must tell you I am absolutely obsessed with your herbal cream!! It is EXACTLY what I was needing!! -TF, Washington State
This is long overdue but I wanted to thank you for the beautiful products that you so obviously put your heart and soul into. -local customer
I love your approach...you are such a talent. -SR, Washington State
Chwynyn, we absolutely love the wreath you made for us. You mean a lot to us, thank you for everything you do! -C.Z. local customer
Your soap is amazing! -local customer
Thanks so much for everything you do and for who you are. -local customer
Thank you Chwynyn,The wreath is soooooo beautiful thank you again! I very much appreciate having your artistry on the Point! -local customer