The Top 5 Natural Skin Care Fixes for Working Moms

Busy working moms often won’t have time to follow a strict beauty regime, but these home remedies offer a great quick fix.

Organic beauty products are on the rise, with recent research suggesting the market will be worth $22bn by 2024. No surprise there: the benefits of natural skin care are known the world over, with mainstream brands such as Lush and Body Shop leading the trend in the global market. In 2017 alone, there has been an estimated 10% growth in sales in the USA. Now, most fashion bloggers and beauty gurus reach for the natural aisle in favor of toxin-heavy and potentially damaging products.

This growth in popularity is partly down to current beauty trends. A full eyebrow has been all the rage since Lily Collins and Cara Delevingne rose to fame, and now beauty brands such as Benefit and Anastasia Beverly Hills offer a wide range of makeup to get the look. But all that pruning and preening takes time, and so it’s no surprise consumers have turned to natural remedies such as castor oil to get hassle free, naturally thick brows.

Don’t stop there! Natural skin care and beauty products can help you to glow from within without spending hours in front of the bathroom mirror. Let these five natural skin cares fixes help you…

Cucumber water

You read right! Water is essential if you crave a clearer complexion. H2O helps to keep wrinkles at bay by providing skin cells with the fuel they need to repair themselves. The essential drink will also flush away impurities and toxins that can cause breakouts. Add cucumber for a healthy dose of nutrients and vitamins, and you’ll glow like a goddess within no time at all.

Greek yogurt

Probiotic yogurts are already a staple on your shopping list. Now beauty brands such as Korres are bringing the foodie trend to their own natural skin care range. If you’re stuck for cash, the good news is you can knock up a face mask at home using Greek yogurt, honey as an antiseptic, and bananas as a fantastic source of antioxidants. Mash them together and hey presto! Just remember to wash it off properly when you’re done.

Floral cleansing water

Rose water and chamomile are big features on the natural skin care scene, thanks to their plumbing and replenishing properties. If you’ve skipped out on your water intake or simply want to give your skin an added boost, there’s a natural solution. Add some rose petals to room temperature water and distill for a few hours before you wash up before bedtime. Your skin will love you for it!

Castor oil

Traditionally used to aid digestion, castor oil will make your hair grow thick and fast when applied topically. Many beauty gurus have smeared this natural product on their brows, to get the Delevingne look without resorting to drastic measures. Give it a try!

Apple cider and baking powder

This powerful concoction isn’t recommended for sensitive skin, but if you can tolerate the mixture, it will help to scrub away the most stubborn of blackheads. That’s because apple cider helps to open pores and address toxicity levels, while baking powder acts as a natural exfoliant. Have fun, pop-a-holes!

Do you have more natural skin care and home remedy tips? Let us know in the comments below!

Written by Emily Green for Working Mother and legally licensed through the Matcha publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to


The Truth About Remarkable Organic Beauty Companies!


The skincare industry is going through momentous changes. The internet has paved a path for companies like Rosemira–a one-woman operation working out of a converted garage, and yet, with her austerity comes creativity based on knowledge and inspiration–the clear proof evident in the quality results and popularity.

Seeing the change, the corporate world is trying to adapt–old companies in new clothing, large non-organic skincare companies pretending to be small and organic are flooding the ever-growing holistic skincare market, trying to cash in but doing so haphazardly at best. Their formulas are sub-par, the ingredient quality is poor and expensive ingredients, if any, are found in low concentration.


There’s also a slew of skincare entrepreneurs entering the market who aren’t formulators. They purchase a base formula available from a myriad of contract manufacturers, then sell it under their name, as if it’s a new product. They make up a cute story about how they were sick and couldn’t find a good product, so they came up with their own, but that is highly suspect. There’s nothing innovative or unusually effective in these formulas. These companies make the bulk of new companies in today’s market.

The good news is that there are good companies that have joined the ranks of organic formulators using the best ingredients in proper measurement to create exquisite products. They’re still a small percentage of the market but their presence, like Rosemira, is growing and securing their rightful duty to provide the best formulas. Their prices are sometimes higher, but considering the quality and results, well worth the few extra bucks.

Rosemira enjoys educating our clients as to the validity of the products they choose to purchase. Do you want to purchase a low-grade Rose Hydrosol Toner with no essential oils or any other ingredients added, or would you rather spend a little more on Rosemira Roses in Bloom Hydrating Toner–the combination of Red Rose Hydrosol, rare White Rose Hydrosol, Neroli Hydrosol and choice essential oils?

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My take is that the experience women have when using hi-end products, the energy involved in creating them, the quality of workmanship and ingredients used, the originality of the formulas, and the resulting healing benefits are well worth the price.

As you can see, I’m passionate about this. I don’t like people encroaching on my field of expertise if they’re not experts like myself or better than me. Doing so makes my life as a small manufacturer ever so difficult as I keep my production honest with the high standards required in this competitive field.


On a positive note: 2017 was the best year yet for Rosemira, and 2018 will rock.
May your year be filled with all health, purpose and skincare goodies.

With utmost love and gratitude,


Introducing Revolutionary Emerging Skincare Products

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It’s fair to assume we all agree on how quickly 2017 zipped by. Here we are, again, at the dawn of a new year, 2018.
At Rosemira, the holidays are in full swing and we’ve been very busy fulfilling your orders. As you know, we make everything fresh, and I’ve been in my workshop 14 hours a day making new batches of the most popular products–the favorite part of my work. I’ve also released several new products with little fanfare. The commercially proper way to launch a new product is to advertise beforehand and create an expectation. I’m not quite that savvy, but once a product has been successfully tested, I then yell from the rooftops, “This potion is really great.”
Allow me to exalt three products I’ve recently formulated. The detailed info may not be as interesting to you as it is to me, that’s fine, just know they’re miraculous and you should definitely try them. Your skin type doesn’t matter.  You’ll reap the benefits whether you have oily or dry/mature skin, suffer from Rosacea or acne, or any of the myriad skin afflictions I treat daily.


Blue Bliss Beauty Balm

Deep Moisture / Deep Cellular Anti-Aging

Introducing Blue Bliss Beauty Balm. Some of you have been using it and are as in love as I am. A potent facial balm, it’s been formulated to enrich the skin and entice our senses. The carefully chosen ingredients – Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Marula, Baobab and Yangu Oils, the superfood Maqui Berry, alongside essential oils of Immortelle, Lavender, Ravensara, Rose Geranium, Frankincense, Myrrh and Blue Tansy collaborate to create an ideal product to deeply moisturize and rejuvenate dry and dull skin. It also calms inflammation and soothes irritated skin.

Shawna: “I ran out of Rosemira products and used another top quality product for almost two weeks.  I soon noticed my skin was getting wrinkled and dry quickly. I visited Mira at her shop and she gave me the Emergency treatment my skin needed to get back to where it was and repair some of the backward slide. Her new creation is Blue Bliss Beauty Balm, the Anti-aging concentrate. Immediately my skin drank it in and felt better! Within days it looked moisturized and nourished!”


Seaweed & Me Youth Serum

Fine Lines, Deep Wrinkles

One of three Serums in our  new collection of Anti-Aging “Super-Serums”, Seaweed & Me Youth Serum proves that miracles do exist, especially when it comes to wrinkles.  The ingredients are stellar: Organic Moroccan Argan Oil, Brazilian Buriti Oil, flowers of Helichrysum and Blue Malva infused in Jojoba Oil unite to create beauty paint in a bottle. A seaweed with anti-inflammatory and anti-aging qualities, Astaxanthin Red Algae is known as “Nature’s Most Potent and Beneficial Antioxidant”, and is 550 times stronger an Antioxidant than Vitamins C and E. The resulting Serum rejuvenates and improves your skin’s moisture level — a truly multi-tasking product.

Diane: “I received a sample of this Seaweed & Me Youth Serum, and I loved it to the very last drop! 🙂 The texture is different from any other serum I’ve tried, because of the seaweed — it is slightly granular. It also smells lovely”

Dragon’s Blood Antioxidant Serum

Firm & Repair

This Serum is second in our “Super-Serum Collection”. Intrigued by Sacha Inchi Seed Oil and Dragon’s Blood Tree Sap — precious oils from the Amazonian Rainforest, I’ve formulated a highly reparative Serum for all skin types and especially sensitive skin. Add Macadamia Nut Oil – a skin protective oil rich in Palmitoleic acid, and the highly moisturizing, anti-aging Apricot Kernel Oil, alongside an array of anti-aging essential oils including Rose Damascene, and the result is a truly outstanding serum –  pure healing in a bottle. This summer I took my first vacation in quite a while on the beach in Tulum.  I under-estimated the sun’s power and sustained a serious sunburn on my first day.  Dragon’s Blood Antioxidant Serum and Alluring Jasmine Body Butter saved my skin from what I believe could have been permanent scars. I’m grateful to nature’s sacred ingredients and am delighted to share this lovely serum with you.

Mariee: “Exceptional, like all other Rosemira products!”

What Now? Best Skincare Products For Your Fall Regimen.

Autumn has arrived and I’ve been enjoying the foliage and humid scents of wet earth. Fall brought rain and relief to fire ravaged Sonoma County. It’s time to nurture ourselves and each other, friends and strangers alike.

Rosemira skincare is year-round but also seasonal, and though we carry all our products at all times because many of you don’t like to alter your routine once you’ve found a good balance, I suggest alternating products with the seasons. Your skin will be nurtured and continue to regenerate if you do. Akin to a macrobiotic diet where the percentage of root vegetables vs leafy vegetables changes with the seasons, so can your skincare regimen. To help you get started, I’m sharing my favorite skincare selections for this time of year. They’re good for all skin types.




If you’re a lover of Foaming Cleansers, you may have heard me recommend alternating their use with non-drying cleansers. This is doubly important in fall and winter, especially for Dry or Mature Skin. Aloe & Pink Grapefruit Gel Cleanser will serve you well as a morning Cleanser. As a night time cleanser Pineapples & Cream Cleansing Milk is effective and also removes makeup. It’s gentle enough for sensitive skin and smells like an orchard in bloom. If you believe you can’t live without our Moroccan Red Rose Exfoliating/Foaming Cleanser, make sure to integrate your moisturizing tools: Toners, Serums and Moisturizing Creams.





Spring and Summer found us alternating between Spring Flowers Calming Toner and Citrus Melody Balancing Toner.  Now with the cooling weather, it’s time to switch to Roses in Bloom Hydrating Toner. Apply after cleansing and follow up with a Serum and Moisturizing Cream. Toners also function to drive ingredients in Serums and Moisturizing Creams deeper into your skin. Let’s pay extra heed to the adage: Tone, Tone, Tone and Moisturize, Moisturize… you get my drift.




Serums do more than moisturize. I consider them your treatment phase-the equivalent of Skin Supplements. This is also the reason I recommend
you keep alternating your Serum use. My extensive Serum Category affirms that I don’t believe one Serum is perfect for everyone
and at all times. Whatever Serum you’ve been using throughout the Summer, it’s time to consider a change.

I suggest trying one of our new
“Super-Serums” (à là Superfoods). Seaweed & Me Youth Serum – Fine Lines, Deep Wrinkles or Dragon’s Blood-Firm & Repair SerumBoth are rich in Anti-Oxidants, and Vitamins C & E. The former Serum is a bit heavier, with a high concentration of granular Red Seaweed extract and a deep Floral Scent. If you’re drawn to lightly scented products, Dragon’s Blood is a better fit. Rich in antioxidants, it’s effective in treating stubborn wrinkles and sagging skin. Keep in mind that when I speak of fragrance, I don’t mean any added synthetic fragrance. We never add those to our
products. Rosemira scents are always the result of the interaction
between the various base ingredients and the rich concentration of
essential oils.


Moisturizing Creams

Moisturizing Creams are an
important component of a basic year-round skincare regimen. In the drier months of fall and winter, using a rich Moisturizing
Cream at least twice a day is essential. I recommend Divine Honey Rose Replenishing Cream — light yet rich and easily absorbed, it’s a great day cream.  For night time use, our most popular and beloved Bella Rose Anti-Wrinkle Cream or the Rich Moisturizing Cleanser & Night Cream are great staples.

I also want to mention our new Blue Bliss Beauty Balm. It’s so new we don’t even have a photo, but it’s selling like hot cakes. I recommend using this balm at night during fall and winter. A face balm is a new concept for me. I was concerned it might be clogging or too oily, and
although it’s definitely rich, I don’t find these concerns to be an issue.
It’s a great Balm for all skin types.

Please note that as a result of several years of bad harvests, true Vanilla Absolute has become almost impossible to procure and is mostly unavailable from any reputable essential oil supplier, and when available, its cost has skyrocketed. Blue Bliss has a high concentration of Vanilla, thus it may be in short supply until a new and better Vanilla harvest comes in. If you’re already a lover of this product I suggest stocking up.


The purpose of my recommendations is to help you personalize your skincare routine. You can change and rotate products for a complete diet of nutrients and an experience that is always new.

New to Rosemira? Try our Sample Kits or larger Travel Kits, which allow you more time to witness results before you commit to longer-lasting retail products. Our line is extensive and offers options for nearly everyone.

Enjoy this beautiful fall!

With love,



Sonoma County Fires

Located only eight miles from Santa Rosa and where the devastating Northern California Fires erupted two weeks ago, Rosemira was spared destruction.


The Santa Ana’s started blowing on Friday. Hot and dry, they struck Sonoma County with gusts up to 60 mph. The winds picked up ferocity on Saturday, whipping the trees and showering the ground with autumn leaves. Sunday night found me driving on Hwy 12 between the towns of Sonoma & Glen Ellen toward Santa Rosa and home after dropping off my son at his boarding school. Driving on that road, one I travel every weekend, felt ominous. The fires hadn’t started yet but the wind was intense, blowing debris over the road, an eerie feeling about it. My car wasn’t moved by the winds, but my psyche was. I assumed it was because I was tired.


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I arrived home. The high winds now carried the scent of smoke that grew thicker by the hour. The winds blew relentlessly. We stood on our porch in Sebastopol and weren’t sure what was going on. We couldn’t hear fire engines and no distress signals came through the neighborhood website.
Monday morning arrived to reveal the tragedy of Coffee Park—a residential 800-home community on the northern outskirts of the city of Santa Rosa—and only eight miles east of Sebastopol. The photos showed apocalyptic devastation, one reminiscent of war. All that was left were smoldering cinders. So close yet a universe away from us.



Animals at Safari West were spared


The fires spread and with them came the evacuees—thousands of people with nothing left to their belongings but the shirt on their backs. The death toll rose as did the property damage while the best of firefighters equipped with the latest technologies stood helpless as the fires roared and scorched everything in their path. The town of Sebastopol, our home and workshop, was spared by the grace of western winds blowing east from the Pacific.

The time to take stock is upon us—the worst natural disaster in our county’s history. The task ahead is long and arduous and requires a strong and united community. Rosemira stands shoulder to shoulder with all Sonoma County citizens and is committed to donating 15% of our profits over the next 30 days. It’s not a whole lot, but it’s done with love. We hope you can contribute to our effort.

Let’s all take a moment to appreciate our lives, friends and family, and give thanks to what we sometimes take for granted

Kids unite with their rescued cat

How to choose the best products for your skin?


I’d like to share a quandary I’ve been plagued with for a long time, and only recently feel I have the answer for.

When I started formulating my products, I was advised to make only a few to begin with. That was difficult to do. Too many formulas poured out of me, whether in response to people’s expressed skincare needs or in reaction to new and old ingredients that inspired new formulations. My line grew quickly. I’ve repeatedly been advised by marketing and merchendizing experts to pare down my line of products. I understand the logic—it’s easier for a small company like Rosemira to maintain a limited ingredient inventory. Manufacturing, packaging, marketing, website design and maintenance are all easier when done with fewer products. I’ve tried to narrow my line several times, and each time, be it in creams or serums, I experienced internal resistance, not so much because I was attached to the products (though I do have a relationship with each of the recipes I’ve nurtured), but because I felt I couldn’t recommend the Bella Rose Anti-Wrinkle Cream for two clients, knowing one would benefit more from the Rich Moisturizing Cleanser & Night Cream, which, had I discontinued, would be a recommendation I couldn’t offer. Would both creams offer good results? Yes, and for some companies that’s good enough, but not for me. Offering several choices is key to better skincare.

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As a holistic doctor, primarily within the realm of Traditional Chinese Medical diagnosis, I don’t treat the condition, I treat the person who comes with a set of symptoms that may be diagnosed one way, but when diagnosed in someone else, can require a different set of herbs or acupuncture treatment points. I may call both set of symptoms Arthritis, but one could be Damp-Heat Arthritis while another could be Arthritis due to Toxic Heat or Deficient Heat.

Let me offer an example:

55 year old Lisa has dry, maturing skin, mild Rosacea and age spots. My recommendation for her would be the Pineapples & Cream Cleansing Milk, Spring Flowers Calming Toner, Melodic Skin – Rosacea Recovery Serum to be alternated with Gorgeous Gold Stem Cell Serum for the age spots and maturing skin. Divine Honey Rose Replenishing Cream for the day and Bella Rose Anti-Wrinkle Cream at night. The Green Clay & Rose de Mai Gentle Masque used once a week will optimize the results.  We also have peels, exfoliating scrubs and other berry or fruit masks, most of which are not on my website but are provided to my consultation clients. I’d continue Lisa’s basic regimen for a few months and, as her skin improves and the seasons change, I’d alternate some of the products to fit the changing conditions until we reach a happy plateau.

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Joan, who’s 55 and has dry and “experienced” skin, has spent much time in the sun and has sustained sun damage with relatively deep wrinkles. She’ll benefit from any combination of Cleansers and Toners, the Rich Moisturizing Cleanser & Night Cream would be best and could double as her night Cream, while the Bella Rose Anti-Wrinkle Cream would be used in daytime. The Toner- Roses in Bloom Hydrating toner. The serum of choice Skin Sonata Argan Oil infusion for the dry skin and sun damage, alternating with Skin Lullaby Anti-Wrinkle Serum at night. I’d probably suggest a peel or Fruit Masque rather than a Clay Masque or a Scrub. As her skin improves adjustments will be made.

Most people don’t ask for my recommendations. They may look at the Serum page, which right now has 11 Serums, and I can see why they sometimes find it difficult to choose.

For that purpose, I’ve been offering my Skin Consultations. Those who’ve taken advantage of the offer have seen miraculous changes in their skin. Send me an e-mail about the skin challenges you face, previous products used, pictures if available, and the desired form of consultation, be it by phone or email. I’ll analyze the data, come up with a plan, and we then narrow down the best options. I then provide samples of the products I recommend, which you’ll try and then place your retail size order of products you now feel certain are the best choice for you. I offer the consultations for $75.00. The samples alone are worth the $75.00, let alone the 2 hours I spend in contemplation, analysis, conversations or emails. I’m keeping the cost at $75.00 for the rest of the year. I highly recommend to anyone with product/skincare routine questions to take advantage of this offer. Your skin will rejoice.

For those of you who aren’t regular customers yet, or if you aren’t sure you’re ready for a skin consultation, I’m currently working on a form, either a questionnaire or a chart that will narrow the products by skin type as well as by skin challenge. I hope it’ll simplify the process of choosing the best products for you. If you have products you’re already using but feel you need an adjustment, write me an e-mail and I’ll respond at no extra charge. I want my products to be agents of positive change for your skin, offering you the optimal results and the healthiest, most radiant skin you can have. This is my commitment to you.

In conclusion of my initial quandary, I’ve chosen to have a variety of options/products available rather than fewer selections. The latter would be easier, but I prefer to control my own destiny when it comes to formulating and treating your skin. It’s hard work but my clients benefit, and isn’t that what good skincare is all about?

I’m a trained chiropractor, acupuncturist, herbalist and nutritionist, and use my extensive knowledge in formulating the perfect combination of products for individual and effective skincare. My knowledge base is available to you; please take advantage of it. I want my skincare to be used as medicine, as an exchange of energy and knowledge, as the sharing of love and values.

Browse our website. And please email us with any questions you have about the best products for you.

Take care,

Dr. Mira


Consultations with Dr. Mira -Customize your  routine
   Samples – a great way to try our products


What happened to Rosemira’s Bella Rose Anti-Wrinkle Cream?

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I’m lately frustrated by a new anti-aging cream that was supposedly developed by Christie Brinkley. The company chose an identical name to one of my best creams- Bella Rose RX, while my cream is Bella Rose Anti-Wrinkle Cream, and I also have an Eye Cream: Bella Rose I-Renew Eye Cream

Many people mistakenly contacted me to purchase the cream. I researched and found out that Christie Brinkley indeed has a skincare line, but that she wasn’t associated in any way with the company advertising the Bella Rose RX scam, even though their advertising showed her name and picture pointing to a line of products.

The use of the name didn’t bother me much. What ticked me off was that my company’s name and product would be confused with that unsavory cream. I couldn’t find a list of ingredients, but one of their clients who called to complain about the Bella Rose RX shipment she received, was kind enough and tried to read the list of ingredients on the box. The print was too small even when she used her glasses.  The partial list of ingredients included Propylene Glycol – a drying and irritating alcohol to anyone with even slightly sensitive skin; Paraffinum liquidum- a form of Mineral oil, a Petroleum product, and one of the worst oils to use in skincare formulations; a synthetic version of a peptide, called Palmitoyl Oligopeptide; Palmitoyl Triceptide-7- a latex polymer; the Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-propyl Silanetriol- A silicone-derived synthetic ingredient.

Where are the natural ingredients advertised? I’m still waiting.

They also claim that:  “our natural skincare, having no side effects, is made using natural ingredients that are safe and familiar with the skin’s texture. The ingredients potency yet mild nature should work together to restore the skin’s beauty and texture.”

What does this even mean? Even the language is poor. Natural ingredients have nothing to do with the ones in the above list.

Here’s the list of Organic ingredients in my Bella Rose Anti-Wrinkle Cream: Jojoba Oil, Aloe Vera Gel, Lanolin, Yellow Beeswax, Distilled Water, Turkish Rose Otto Essential Oil, Italian Neroli Essential Oil, Indonesian Patchouli Essential Oil, French Rose de Mai Essential Oil. A list of ingredients you can spell and pronounce. How many ingredients do you need to put in your stew or your salad? if you don’t eat processed foods, your list of ingredients is short and simple. Sometimes we use more exotic ingredients, and some of the formulas are quite complex, but our ingredients are always plant based, natural and either organic or wild-crafted.

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So, that’s my rant for today. I cannot stress enough – do not purchase anything online unless the complete list of ingredients is disclosed. When they’re not, there’s no transparency- they don’t want you to see the list of ingredients.

Our skin is our body’s most important organ of absorption. Whatever we put on our skin is absorbed into our blood stream and cells. The results of using toxic products on our skin is dangerous and worsens with time. Feed your skin a good diet and it’ll reward you with healthy and attractive results.

Results are everything. Our customers adore this cream. In the words of a Bella Rose lover:

“After trying many samples of the Bella Rose Anti-Wrinkle Cream and then trying a variety of different organic brands, I came back to buy a full Jar as nothing comes close to it! It’s thick but not greasy, smells beautiful but not overpowering as some Rose creams do, and it leaves my face looking plumper and glowing. I don’t think I can live without this cream now.”  –  Naomi

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My deck decked in Roses

The words of Stella though different, convey a similar sentiment:

“The Bella Rose Anti-Wrinkle Cream is so wonderful! It is very rich and thick, but after it is applied (sparingly!) it has an incredibly light and airy feel on the face. It also has a beautiful Rose aroma, not overpowering at all. I definitely recommend it for older women, but also for younger women who want to get a head start in prolonging their beautiful, youthful skin.”  – Stella P.