about botanicalbasics

Since its inception in 1999, botanicalbasics has been founded to support healthy skin with nutrient rich botanicals. As a result, REAL botanicalsTM skin care products have been developed with natural and organic ingredients, without the use of harmful and damaging synthetics.


In 1999, Christa Tolson completed course studies focused on medicinal plants and herbs at North Carolina School of Natural Healing. Her love for growing and mixing botanicals for topical treatments soon became an avenue for a business venture. Starting with spring herb markets, botanicalbasics culminated and blossomed into a cottage industry.

In late 2006, she and her sister, Erica Burke, began developing a concentrated anti-aging skin care line, REAL botanicals. Their natural health lifestyle helped to direct the focus on pure and safe ingredients. Standing by their personal and environmental standards, they've formulated a brand free of harsh chemicals and unnecessary synthetic fillers that are far too commonly found in mass produced products.

All of these luscious products are handmade in small batches with a primary focus on quality ingredients. Selecting sustain-ably sourced ingredients, recycled and recyclable packaging and printing supplies is an important part of botanicalbasics' business ethics.