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Volume 12.12                                                       December 2012

Hurray! The holidays are here and it's exciting to share the spirit of peace and joy this season.  

My family and I will be joining a group preparing a meal for a shelter in our community; heading over to an annual holiday gathering of close friends which we are lucky to call neighbors; hosting the Zosimos Botanicals holiday party and happily seeing our close knit staff take time away to be with their families and friends.  


To all of you, heartfelt wishes for health, contentment and joy in your life now and in the New Year!  

Gift Giving Ideas


Channukah is in early December this year, beginning at sundown on Saturday the 8th.  Luckily, with 8 days there is time to keep picking special gifts for friends and family. Our Hanukkah Gift Basket provides them with something special for each night.  Need a little something for the mah jongg hostess? Soapstone tealight holder  A soapstone Star of David candle holder with our hand poured "chanukkah gelt" chocolate scented tealight nontoxic soy candle is a tasteful and unique showpiece.  


If you're celebrating the Winter Solstice on the 21st, Christmas on the 25th, or Kwanzaa week Dec 26th-Jan 1st, we've got Holiday Gift Baskets and eco friendly Jute Christmas Stockings for you, too. Do-it-yourself Jute Stockings are also available.  Hint:  our stylish cosmetic brush designs make for impressive stocking stuffers.


Ugh.  Need something for the neighbors? Babysitter? Boss? Mother-in-law? Holiday party?  Don't stress!  A customized Gift Basket is perfect, we can send it out for

you with a thoughtful greeting.  You can even get a digital photo so you will know exactly what your unique creation looks like.  Different prices for different budgets.


Whew! You made it all the way to the end of this section, that deserves a reward.  If you leave us a comment on our Blog or Facebook Page, you'll be entered into a raffle for a FREE Gift Basket!  Even the shipping is on us.

Winter Makeup
We've been following the trends and found a few  sensational ideas for the festive season.

Vivid green pigments look stunning with the classic "LBD" (little black dress).  It's simple to pull together an emerald eye with hues like Leaf and Moss.


Feeling more creative?  Play around with dewy skin and red toned eyes like makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury did for Donna Karan's runway show.  Blend our Burgundy and Redbud eye shadows with the same shades in lipstick.  Makeup artists frequently use lip products on the eyes to achieve sultry effects.

Other shades that are sure to sparkle and shine are Silverbelle, Slate Blue, and Snowdrop.  Add a bit of Camellia or White Hilite at the browbone to finish the look.
Social Responsibility Update/Contest
EcoKaren giveaway 
Superstorm Sandy recovery remains a huge undertaking in many areas of the Northeastern US. 
Through membership in EcoEtsy, Zosimos Botanicals got involved with the amazing EcoKaren.  As one of the donors to EcoKaren's Hurricane Sandy relief fundraiser, we are thrilled that enough was raised to purchase 20 heaters for storm victims.
EcoKaren is now giving away two $25 Gift Certificates to be spent at any of the donors' Etsy stores.  
To enter, you can tweet about it, like us on FB, all sorts of things - check the details.  Entries can be placed daily until 12:00 AM EST on Saturday, December 8, 2012.  Hey, it's not Powerball, but you still have to be in it to win it!
Monthly Special
FREE GIFT December Special 

FREE GIFT with any purchase! Our holiday gift to all our fantastic customers. Our elves will sneak something special into your order in December! Gift value will increase the more you spend.


Happy Holidays from all of us here at Zosimos Botanicals!

Offer expires:  December 31, 2012 at 11:59 EST



Have a beautiful day! 

Linda and the Staff of Zosimos Botanicals

In the News


Conscious Living TV's Dec 1st blog featured Linda's article on "Making Conscious Holiday Makeup Choices."


Conscious Living TV is a lifestyle program highlighting the latest trends in eco-friendly, healthy living.  The creator of Conscious Living is the brainchild of Bianca Alexander, a passionate advocate for healthy living and social justice. 


Bianca Alexander 


Bianca was a speaker at the DC Green Festival, where she picked up an order of makeup from us.  We hope to see her wearing it on camera soon! 

Live Demos


Each month, we perform a demo at Dawson's Market a few miles from the studio.  Here is Artisan Michellene with the Nourish Manager Zoe McDonald.


We showed people out shopping for Thanksgiving how we make Black Cherry Lip Gloss.  All the ingredients are on display, in keeping with our commitment to transparency.


 Black Cherry Lip Gloss


We'd love to meet YOU at our next demo on Dec. 15th at Dawson's Market between noon and 3pm!


You can also purchase Zosimos Botanicals products any time from our makeup case in the market's Nourish Deptartment.

Customer Feedback  


Congratulations to Stacey N. of Highland, NY - winner of this month's $10 Customer Feedback

Token of Appreciation!


Stacey told us:


"I just saw that you are discontinuing your Manuka moisture mask 

boo hoo :( What a shame!!!!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that mask!"


We agree, Stacey, but due to the exhorbitant cost of Manuka honey, we had no choice but to remove the Manuka mask from our line.


You can still get the nourishing moisture retaining qualities of honey by using our Rasberry N Honey Facial Mask.

Customer Service


No Returns doesn't mean no Customer Service!


As we make everything to order, and for reasons of personal hygiene, we do not accept returns.  Please try a mini or trial size first.


However, if product is damaged or defective, it can be sent back for a replacement.  We stand behind our products!

Formulator's Corner


Did you know?


Fractionating Coconut oil allows the oil to stay in liquid form at room temperature.  


Coconut oil at room temperature is a solid when not fractionated.


We use the fractionated form in our creams, otherwise they would have an unpleasant chunky consistency.

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