- About Light Body Botanicals -
At Light Body Botanicals, we love handcrafting clean, natural products from healing, medicinal plants. Our products nourish and soothe the skin without harmful chemicals. We believe that by working with medicinal herbs, you can rebalance your body for optimum health and vitality. A wild green field can be your pharmacy and you can be your own best healer.
Your skin is your largest external organ and what you put on your skin is as impactful as what you put into your mouth. We are committed to doing our part in reducing your toxic load, without sacrificing glowing healthy,
Nature has your back. At LBB, we ally with many healing plants that are specifically beneficial to and supportive of the skin. Our products heal to reveal your skin's natural beauty and amplify its vibrance.
Experience the deep self-care of LBB balms. Feel confident knowing that our hand-harvested, handcrafted products are made from the highest quality, clean ingredients that infuse your daily self-care ritual with the magic of nature.
Glow from the inside out, your essence is waiting to shine.
Before I created our plantain balm formula, I suffered from easily inflamed and sensitive skin. I tried different face creams with natural ingredients but found them irritating. One product seemed to soothe the inflammation but left my skin dry, never penetrating the surface. I desired a clean option that deeply moisturized my skin without toxic chemicals and unwanted scents.
Then, I discovered the sweet and healing plantain plant or Plantago Major. Plantain contains allantoin, which is a skin soother that encourages cell growth and acts as an exfoliant, removing layers of dead skin. It is antibacterial, germicidal, and a powerful wound healer, making it great for preventing acne and healing acne scars. Because it draws out impurities, it’s a wonder for rashes, bites, and boils. It also soothes burns and heals dry, chapped skin.
I decided it would be the perfect base for a healing balm, complimented with the highest quality of a few other natural ingredients that also benefit the skin in countless ways. The plantain oil base is lovingly made by infusing organic, cold pressed extra virgin olive oil with hand-harvested plantain leaves for a minimum of six weeks for the highest potency.
This formula is the only product I use on my face, morning and night. Every time I apply it, it feels like luxurious self-care without the harmful chemicals that so many other skin products contain. I am overjoyed to share it with you and hope you fall in love with the experience of using it, and, especially, with the results.
Herbalist and Certified International Health Coach (CIHC)
Tracy studied at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and is a Certified International Health Coach (CIHC). She received her training in herbal medicine through Robin Rose Bennett’s apprenticeship in the wise woman tradition and also served as a resident at The Wise Woman herbal medicine clinic in Riverdale, NY. Tracy is passionate about healing with whole foods and allying with medicinal plants to invite the wisdom and energy they offer. She is an herbal and real food alchemist of a variety of natural medicines and has been practicing various holistic healing modalities for more than 20 years.