The Botanical Trader Green Beauty Starter Kit Review
When you are new to clean beauty and trying to switch everything over, it can be a little overwhelming. Many brands are unfamiliar, and it can be information overload. One brand that does the hard work for you is The Botanical Trader.
Their Green Beauty Basics Starter Kit covers all the essentials for home & body — shampoo + conditioner, hand wash, body scrub, perfume & even a room spray!
The mini sizes are enough for a few uses of each product - great to test everything out or even as a travel kit!
The Botanical Trader is a small Australian skincare brand based in the Snowy Mountains. Many of their ingredients are sourced and wild-grown in the Snowy Mountains and the founder's own garden, with all products at least 97% natural. Dedicated to "ethics over profits", all products are Cruelty-Free, Vegan, and packaged in an environmentally responsible way.
You can find a full list of everything that is included in the Starter Kit here.
The Alpine Mint Bush & Wild Rosemary Shampoo and Mountain Blackberry & Clary Sage Conditioner left my hair feeling silky smooth, soft and wonderfully clean. I’ve actually struggled with a lot of natural shampoos, but the Botanical Trader Shampoo is very light and cleansing without stripping the hair.
I also struggle to find conditioners that don’t weigh down my hair, and I found I could use quite a generous amount of the Mountain Blackberry & Clary Sage Conditioner without my hair feeling product-y or limp and greasy. Just silky, smooth locks!
There was enough for 2x generous uses of the shampoo and several more of the conditioner for me in each tin. My hair is quite fine, but there’s a lot of it, and is just past shoulder length, for reference.
I also really love the Body & Hand Wash and Body Lotion, which I’ve previously reviewed. They are some of the loveliest products I’ve used! The perfume oils (3 scents) are also in very generous sizes and all have gorgeous fragrances. The Rose Thief is a favourite!
Overall I think the Green Beauty Basics Starter Kit is an excellent place to start and has all the essentials, with some really beautiful products and great clean ingredients. I’ll be reviewing the Botanique Face & Body Scrub and Alpine Face Mist separately so stay tuned for those!
The Botanical Trader ships worldwide, with FREE SHIPPING on orders over $100 (worldwide). You can explore the range here. Have you tried the Botanical Trader? What is your favourite way to freshen a room? I’d love to know!