A few weeks ago, Sarah Villafranco emailed to tell me about her natural product line, Osmia Organics.
She started her company after spending six years in emergency medicine. Even though she liked her job and was good at it, she felt unfulfilled—but a conversation with her college roommate helped bring a new goal into focus. She’d always been obsessed with what her husband calls “lotions and potions” (an obsession I can definitely understand) and she decided to try to make them herself. She enrolled in a soap-making class. She re-discovered her love of chemistry. She spent two more years working in emergency medicine, but otherwise shuttered in her lab, fretting over emulsifiers. (While also juggling being a wife and parent to two little girls.)
Now, a few years later, Sarah is dedicated to Osmia Organics full time. As I scoped out her website, I noticed that she lives in Carbondale, Colorado—not far from Basalt, where I spent a few college summers. It’s a place I often think about, and it’s not a stretch to say that living there, in a few small ways, helped me start on the path to discovering natural products. And her products are extremely natural, so I was excited to test one out.
You guys, she sent me practically her entire product line. And here’s the thing: I can’t pick a favorite one to review. I honestly, truly adore every single thing I tried. So instead of my typical beauty obsession post, I’m going full-on fangirl when it comes to Osmia, with mini-reviews of everything she sent.
Read on for my roundup of mini-reviews, and details about a generous giveaway from Sarah!