Over the last several decades there have been many products on the market for a woman’s intimate area, but many of them are designed to medicalize or sexualize a woman’s body. Rosebud Woman is a woman-owned small business that has created products to care for the labial area. At the Apothecary, we believe that the quality of care for the delicate labial skin is just as important as the care we give to our faces. Having conversations in our store is not always as comfortable as “which eye cream is best for me?” so I thought I would take a moment to detail the benefits and uses of our new pelvic skin care line!
Rosebud Woman’s flagship offerings:
HONOR- Everyday Balm 1.7 oz $90
Honor promotes skin density, structural stability, tissue regeneration, moisture content, and repair of microabrasions. Honor supports woman who are experiencing dryness due to a decrease in estrogen during perimenopause and menopause. It’s also wonderful for breastfeeding mom’s to apply to their nipples. It’s safe for ingestion and child safe! Bisabolol, a constituent found in Chamomile, is one of many high quality plant-derived ingredients in Honor. This cream to oil makes a nice lubricant.
SOOTHE- Calming Cream 2 oz $40
Soothe addresses redness, chafing, swelling, abrasions, razor burn, eczema, itching, and bruising. It has all of my favorite ingredients; arnica, chamomile, comfrey, calendula, peppermint, and aloe. Vitamin E also adds some healing benefit.
AROUSE- Stimulating Serum 1 oz $75
Arouse is not a lubricant! Arouse was designed to stimulate the Bartholin Gland and activate mucus membranes. There are many factors that contribute to a lack of sensation and/or lubrication of the tissues but the progressive use of Arouse can train the body to reteach body lubrication. Arouse utilizes a plant called Spilanthes Acmella, or Buzz Buttons, to stimulate blood flow and push the body’s natural moisture to the surface. Damiana and Maca are a few other plant-based ingredients that support an aphrodisiacal effect.
REFRESH- Cleansing Spray 1.7 oz $40
Refresh is a gentle leave-on cleanser and toner. It is not intended to perfume or deodorize you! The vulvar tissues are not self cleaning, but they are too sensitive to wash with soap. We recommend using just warm water and the application of Refresh when you get out of the shower or bath. It supports a healthy pH and has antimicrobial ingredients like tea tree, lavender, and hydrogen peroxide. If you prone to UTI’s Refresh should be your friend.
I am so proud of Rosebud Woman. Their timing couldn’t be more perfect in introducing a line with the intention to shift the narrative around women’s bodies. The owner, Christine Mason, has also written a book that we are carrying called The Invitation: daily love for your intimate self. She also has a fabulous BLOG.
Rosebud Woman products are soy free, gluten free, cruelty free, vegan or beegan, organic whenever possible, allergy tested on humans. No petroleum products are used.