Cruelty-free status should be expected of all products if you ask me. The same goes for organic. Sadly, this isn’t always the case. Grab and go products aren’t always granted the same attention and care as other product lines, even though they get just as much use. Luckily, as an avid lavender lover, Appalachian Botanical Co. has plenty of products that are small and easy to toss in a bag and use on-the-go.
If you were to dump out the contents of your purse or backpack, what would you find? Personally, my bag seems to always be full but with essentially nothing that I need. A coin purse filled with only pennies and nickels – got it. A pair of broken earbuds – there they are! My hand sanitizer and face mask – d’oh! In all honesty, leaving my house is usually a bit of a frantic rush and all too often I leave the good stuff at home. That’s about to change now that I have my hands on Appalachian Botanical Co’s on-the-go travel products.
Cruelty-free means more to us than to most brands. Some brands toss around the phrase “cruelty-free” regarding their finished products, but they don’t consider the raw ingredients or workers involved in getting them there. At Appalachian Botanical Co, none of our products or ingredients are tested on animals ever. We use all natural ingredients and practice organic farming methods to ensure that the pollinators that visit our fields and drink water from our surrounding areas are healthy and undisturbed by pesticides.
We also believe in providing fair working conditions and livable wages to ensure that our team of highly-skilled laborers are protected and taken care of. We welcome people of all backgrounds and provide a level playing field so they can advance in their careers, regardless of their pasts. Additionally, we start all new workers with a living wage, well above the minimum wage, to compensate them for the difficult and skilled work that they perform. While we work on earning our official cruelty-free bunny, we can guarantee that the people, planet, animals, and pollinators that contribute to making our lavender products are healthy and happy.
Lavender Hand Sanitizer
The COVID-19 pandemic has really opened my eyes to all the shared objects that I touch everyday. Door handles, light switches, debit card machines, gas pumps, and hangers now pose a unique threat that I never considered before! Presently, the average American uses hand sanitizer 10 times a day during the COVID-19 pandemic. This number can jump even higher on days where we’re running errands and encountering these different “hot spots".
That’s where Appalachian Botanical Co’s travel-ready hand sanitizers come in handy (yep, pun intended!) These hand sanitizers come in 4 fl oz bottles that are easy to toss in your purse or car and forget about until you need them! Their hydrating formula is gentle on skin and contains 80% isopropyl alcohol with glycerine, aloe, and lavender hydrosol, a natural byproduct that comes from the distillation of our organic lavender essential oil. Lavender gel hand sanitizer is available for all your on-the-go moments to help decrease bacteria and viruses on the skin. A fast-drying lavender hand sanitizer spray is also available for your hands, steering wheel, phone, or anything that could use a quick disinfectant. The best part? It will leave your hands with the delicate and soothing scent of lavender.
Between COVID-19 and the cold weather, this winter is going to be especially hard on our hands. Our organic lavender cream is perfect for keeping your skin feeling soft, hydrated, and invigorated despite long winter car rides home and frequent hand sanitizing. It contains organic, natural ingredients like aloe vera, coconut oil, shea butter, and, of course, 100% pure lavender essential oil distilled from the lavender grown on our Appalachian farm. This 2 oz pot packs a lot of punch! Just use your finger to scoop a little bit onto your hands and massage in to moisturize and deeply hydrate without leaving a greasy residue. Even if you apply before you leave the house, you’ll still carry the scent of lavender with you wherever you go!
This product has come in handy for me time and time again. As someone who spends too much time in the car, I am always looking for a new way to make it feel cozier and cleaner. That’s why I like to keep this lavender mist in my glove box for any time my car or clothes could use a refresher. This lavender mist is made using lavender hydrosol. Unlike lavender essential oil that is extremely potent, this lavender mist is gentle enough to use directly on the skin or on clothes. Give your car seats a spritz or spray it on the clothes in your closet for a delicate and refreshing fragrance that will last you all day!
Many of our lives are in transition and we’re all on the go. To make all your in-betweens a little bit better, try incorporating relaxing, sweet, organic, cruelty-free lavender into the mix with any of our on-the-go products.
MEET THE AUTHOR / ELIZA TALVOLA is a writer from Pittsburgh, PA who considers herself to be a conscious consumer and traveler, slow fashion advocate, and devoted foodie. She is a firm believer in creative reuse and putting people over profits, and is a long time lavender enthusiast. Her favorite product: Lavender Hand Sanitizer Spray