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

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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

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.

I’m often asked, why aren’t you certified as organic?


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I’m not certified organic, even though I’ve considered and studied the requirements in my quest to make sure people who don’t know me and my company can trust that I’m not green washing.

I’d taken an in-depth look at certification and spoke with the companies I’d have to hire to oversee the auditing process.  I discovered that organic certification for food is different than the one required for personal care. The plant-based organic ingredients I use aren’t considered food nor regulated under the USDA program. Essential oils – one of the mainstays of my products, are a good example.

Many of the products I use are sourced from small farms that grow their crops organically, yet can’t afford the certification process. Were we certified, we wouldn’t be allowed to purchase our ingredients from those farmers, who we’re determined to support.

Other important deterrents for me are the amount of paperwork needed, the lengthy process, which can take anywhere from 1-3 years, and the certification cost involved – a heavy financial burden for small companies. Also once one is certified, there’s a considerable annual renewal fee.  The cost, without consideration of time investment, can reach tens of thousands of dollars. I prefer to spend that money on assuring the ingredients I purchase are of the highest quality, rather than fall into a bureaucratic abyss.

Lastly, I believe the USDA is corrupt. They take the money used to license organic ingredients and reward companies who proliferate the spread of GMO’s. The top four companies subsidized by the USDA are the largest producers of GMO corn, soy, and Canola oil.  Paying into this system to support something I’m wholeheartedly against, makes no sense to me.

I’ve probably lost clients over the years, ones who understandably feel the need for the safety of a certification process.  I understand that, but I also need to follow my own guidance. I believe that my clients can tell the quality and caring invested in my products. They trust in my knowledge and ethics. I’m Organic, certification or not.

Hope this helps answer some of your questions. Please do not hesitate to write with any questions you may have as you use Rosemira products.

Yours in health and Beauty,

Best natural eye creams of 2017

We’re all looking for the best product in any category. Eye creams are a particularly sore spot, since they treat the areas that show our age. Also, the skin around the eyes is thinner and sensitive, and often doesn’t tolerate poor ingredients as the rest of the face may. Products with less than stellar ingredients can cause reactions, be they redness, breakouts, swelling, irritation or tearing. The worst ingredients, when it comes to sensitivity around the eye area, are the same culprits in any product: synthetic fragrances, parabens, mineral oils and alcohols. These ingredients, though harmful, may be tolerated for a period of time on the cheeks and forehead, before leading to irritation, but on the skin around the eye area, negative reactions are immediately noticed.  Though Avocado Oil and Jojoba Oil are effective moisturizing oils, mineral oil clogs the pores. I often hear women hesitant to try yet another eye cream promising the moon and delivering…. Heartache. Eye creams also tend to cost more, adding insult to injury when the product falls short.

There are thousands of eye creams clamoring for our attention, but few fulfill the promise, and very few are among the best natural eye creams. As with any other product, ingredients are the key to efficacy or negative reactions.  When it comes to eye creams, the targeted issuers are wrinkles called crow’s feet, puffiness or bags under the eyes, and dark circles.

We chose 5 creams we believe are the best natural eye creams.

1. Weleda Evening Primrose Age Revitalizing Eye & Lip Cream

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Weleda is a company that’s been around for a long time. Its formulas are time tested, and their ingredients, sound. This eye cream targets mature skin and works to eliminate wrinkles and crow’s feet with the help of plant-based ingredients.  One of the main ingredients responsible for the efficacy of this cream is Evening Primrose Oil, due to its high concentration of linoleic acid- an omega 6 fatty acid essential for skin regeneration. The herb Gotu-Kola is known to increase collagen production to firm the skin, and Inca Nut Oil is rich in antioxidants that protect skin and promote renewal.  While there were no client reviews for this cream the combination of ingredients looks promising.

   2. Rosemira’s Bella Rose I-Renew Eye Cream

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The second in our list of best natural eye creams is Rosemira’s  Bella Rose I-Renew Eye Cream for just $40. Though a newer and smaller company, these formulas are stellar for the choice of ingredients and absence of any toxic or damaging ingredients. Jojoba Oil is highly revered for its moisturizing properties and long shelf life (hence the lack of need to add synthetic preservatives). Aloe Vera Gel is another effective ingredient for eye tissues. In addition, what is missing in other natural eye creams is a proprietary blend of high quality Rose essential oils, known as moisturizers, renewing cellular membranes and regenerative to skin cells. Patchouli, another essential oil in this formula, regenerates, tightens, tones and calms sensitive skin. Another ingredient missing from other eye cream formulations is Salt Water Pearl Powder- an ingredient used throughout Asia to keep skin youthful and brighten dark circles. Rosemira’s Bella Rose I-Renew Eye Cream is a comprehensive formula that delivers on its promise as is evident in clients raving reviews.

3. Sibu Beauty Sea Buckthorn Age Defying Eye Cream

The third of our best natural eye creams, also free of parabens and synthetic fragrances, is the one by Sibu Beauty. The main ingredient in this cream is the one the company bases all its products on – Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil, as well as Pumpkin Seed Oil, which protects and firm the skins’ fine lines.  This isn’t an all-natural eye cream formulation since it contains a relatively high concentration of several alcohols, which, besides being drying, can be challenging to delicate eye tissues. We advise performing a skin test prior to use on a less sensitive area.

4. Murad Renewing Eye Cream










The fourth among the best natural eye creams and advertised as a natural eye cream, Murad Renewing Eye Cream is said to firm, hydrate and brighten the delicate eye area, and to reduce fine lines. While this cream contains many inactive ingredients, alcohols, Urea & EDTA, synthetic additives and fillers, its main active ingredient is Wild Yam Extract—a naturally rich source of phytoestrogens, which support the skin’s youthful appearance. Other beneficial natural ingredients are Evening Primrose Oil, Borage Seed Oil and Mango Butter – all to help hydrate and soften the area. Client reviews indicate satisfaction with the results of reduced puffiness and dark circles.

5. Whish Repairing Eye Serum

While Whish does not make an Eye cream, their Eye Serum can serve as the 5th in our line of the best natural eye creams, since it targets the eye area.  The Serum’s main oils are Rosehip Seed and Argan, intended to brighten dark circles and reduce fine lines. Aloe Vera Gel is soothing and reduces inflammation, and SOD improves elasticity. There are other natural herbs in this formula, and the combination of ingredients results in rejuvenated skin, brighter and less puffy. This Serum contains synthetic preservatives and fillers, but no Parabens or Petrochemicals. We were unable to find any customer reviews for this product.