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We are fully transparent with our ingredients. Each product page will list complete ingredients and you can find out more on our ingredient glossary at https://rosewoman.com/pages/ingredients.
We are fully transparent with the ingredients we use. Each product page lists its complete ingredients. You can learn more by visiting our glossary
Each product page lists a complete ingredient breakdown. For more information on our ingredient glossary. If you have any known allergy to certain aromas or plant ingredients, we suggest that you order the Ritual Travel Kit to test compatibility with your unique genetic makeup.
Soothe and Honor contain small amounts of high-grade, sustainably sourced beeswax, and therefore they are considered “Beegan.”
Our products are tested by a spectrum of humans in controlled environments. These include tests for safety, patch testing for irritation, and testing for the overall qualitative experience. We partner with Essex Testing to validate human skin responsiveness and safety.
We have found the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Database to be an invaluable resource for assessing the safety of products we put on our skin. We are not yet rated by Skin Deep but intend to be soon. Rosebud Woman is listed on the THINK DIRTY app, and is available at retailers with very green buying criteria, such as Detox Market.
After 14 days and within 30 days, we offer returns in the form of store credit.
We do not accept returns after 30 days.
To start your return process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. All items must be returned in their original packaging.
Your billing information must be exactly as it appears on your credit card statement. If any numbers are different, the order cannot be processed. Be sure to correctly spell city names and avoid using abbreviations unless that is how your information appears on your statement. Contact your financial institution if you need the exact billing address associated with your credit card. For your security, Rosebud Woman may require you to enter your 3- or 4-digit card identification number (CID/CVN/CVV/CVC) on certain orders. See below for help with credit card identification numbers.
Visa/MC/Discover Card Customers: Your Security Code/CID (Card Identification Number) is in the signature area on the back of the card (it is the last 3 digits AFTER the credit card account number). Visa/MC/Discover customer CIDS are 3 digits.
American Express Customers: Your Security Code/CID (Card Identification Number) is a 4-digit number on the front of the card, ABOVE the embossed (raised) credit card account number. This number is referred to as the "Security Code." American Express customer CIDs are 4 digits.
Debit Card Customers: The amount of your order is held on your debit card and the debit card owner does not have access to these funds until the hold is taken off. Holds usually last 3 - 5 business days and may vary with your financial institution. Holds are usually taken off within 3 - 5 business days. Policies differ from bank to bank. Call your financial institution for more details.
You can also use our store locator to find retailers that sell our products in-store to sample in person.
Rosebud Woman products are packaged beautifully—we want you to enjoy seeing them as much as you enjoy using them! They look lovely on a vanity, a bedside table, or beside a bathroom sink.
At home, we use our products in multiple ways. For example, Soothe is an incredible muscle rub. Refresh is a wonderful gentle cleanser anywhere on the body—even your face. Men have also used Refresh, particularly after playing sports or working out. We like to use Arouse on and around the lips for a quick tingle and plump, and on the fine lines near the eyes. Last, but definitely not least, Honor is fantastic for dry skin, making it a marvelous lip and cuticle balm. Honor also feels great on cracked nipples. It really is the perfect product for your nighttime ritual. As you use each product and get a better hand feel for each formulation, you’ll find numerous ways that they work best for you.
Honor, Soothe and Refresh can be used on irritated skin, as they are formulated to treat just this type of issue.
If you are concerned about a reaction, please do a patch test prior to use in larger quantities.
What do Healthcare Professionals Say?
“I partner with and recommend Rosebud Woman because they create great products. I’ve worked with a lot of vulvar atrophy and vulvar dryness, and it really limits people’s sexual health—and your sexual health is a part of the rest of your health. It’s important for relationships, it’s important for hormone balance, it’s important for just plain pleasure, which I think we undervalue even from a health standpoint. Rosebud Woman products are very clean. I feel confident recommending them to my patients. I use them myself. I particularly like the Honor and Soothe—the one that’s a little calming for any type of minor vaginal irritation. Because sometimes in healthcare, we jump to the most intense solution—like giving someone vaginal estrogen, or lidocaine, or something that’s more intense than necessary. That can either tip the balance of the microbiota, so someone goes from being irritated to having zero sensation at all.
What I like is that there’s this middle ground of a clean, nourishing product that is not an endocrine disruptor, but like a little gentle step that also helps women take ownership of these issues without having to feel like they have to go to the doctor for everything. And the more we can empower women with tools that they can use for a little bit of moisture or a little bit of irritation support, rather than making it pathologic, is valuable. Especially because you can do that in concert with things like nutrition and pelvic floor exercise—practices that really women the ability to feel healthy in their pelvis and vulva/vaginal region the same way they would fine tune their workout routine, or how much water they’re drinking. Rosebud honor is my #1 most recommended vulvar-vaginal moisturizer for my clients with vaginal dryness, usually either in postpartum or perimenopause. It's my personal favorite moisturizer and lubricant. I like that it has a clean texture - not sticky! It's made with ingredients that are not hormone disrupting. And, it has a gentle scent. it's not too perfume-y. I use it myself, and can't recommend it enough!" - Dr. Jessica Drummond, DCN, CCN, PT, Founder and CEO, The Integrative Women's Health Institute
“We've found the Honor balm to be an excellent product that supports the wellness of our female clientele. It supports vaginal health and tissue regeneration in a soothing and beautiful formulation that is good for all skin types. We have used it in conjunction with non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation treatments. Patients report to us improvement in vaginal lubrication and an overall increased satisfaction with their intimate areas.”- Sonata Aesthetics
“I had an unfortunate and unexpected surgical complication this spring with was surgical menopause. I’m so glad I had the honor balm because while my estrogen levels were building from the bioidenticals the balm helped prevent a lot of dryness issues. It’s a great product.”- Dr. Sallie Sarrell, PT, ATC, DPT
“If you have a vagina- or vulva- you simply must try this incredible line of intimate skincare products! Add the honor everyday balm to your regular skincare routine and use the soothe calming cream for any kind of irritation or swelling. The wipes are great for general every day use in between workouts or on travel days. These products use super high quality ingredients and they smell so good!” - Nicole Jardim - The Period Girl , Certified Women’s Health and Functional Nutrition Coach https://www.nicolejardim.com
As Harvard Health says, “You may routinely pamper your face and work hard to keep it moisturized and irritation-free, but what have you done lately for the more sensitive skin of your vulva, the external genital area surrounding your vagina?” The tissues of the vagina are made up of many layers of distinct epithelium called ‘strata’ and just like the body’s skin (the epidermis) the vaginal epithelium is differentiated to form a bottom or basal layer, a superbasal layer and a top or superficial layer called the stratum corneum (‘horny layer’) comprised of a flattened layer of keratinized cells – these nuclei-free, flattened dead cells that are what make our epidermis generally waterproof and resilient. Knowing about how these cells function helps explain why the tissues of the vagina are more permeable than any other skin on the body other than the mouth. Non-keratinized epithelia are generally more permeable to external substances. The vulva, just like oral tissue, clearly displays differences in structure and keratinization. Non-keratinized buccal mucosa – a.k.a. the soft inside lining of the cheek and mouth – shares many traits with the vaginal epithelium and is ten times more permeable to water alone than is keratinized skin.
The vaginal epithelium fluctuates in keratinization that is impacted by hormones and environmental factors during a person’s lifespan as well as each menstrual cycle and menopause. A healthy vaginal epithelium usually can fight off infections and invasive sexually transmitted diseases. It is important to note that the epithelium itself has no glands so there is no mucus secretion. The vagina usually maintains a certain minimum moisture level of about 1 milliliter of secretions that come from sources in the follicles, tubes, uterus, cervix, vagina and Bartholin’s and Skene’s glands. This base-level moisture is usually not enough lubrication for any vaginal penetration or movements therein to be painless.
The connective tissue right beneath the epithelium is filled with many elastic fibers and blood vessels that assist the exchange of fluid across the epithelium through what is essentially a ionic pump that, along with the plasma circulating around the area, helps the epithelium release and re-absorb just the right amount of fluid. An increase of fluid from these blood vessels is pushed through the capillaries due to high pressure within them and is mixed with cervical mucus and that is what provides lubrication during sexual arousal and intercourse. As arousal increases droplets of this viscous fluid join to form a slippery layer on the vaginal epithelium and in the process slightly decreases the acidity of the fluid that’s already present. During ovulation it is glycogen stored in the vaginal epithelium that peaks and later, as it breaks down, produces lactic acid; this shifts the pH of the vagina to more acidic levels that stop the growth of bacteria, fungus and other pathogens and also makes it a tougher environment for any sperm present to survive. Triggered by neural responses during arousal the blood supply to the vaginal epithelium increases and veins drain away the blood more slowly causing engorgement and even further enhances the permeability of the tissues.
Understanding the varying and cyclical sensitivities and permeability of the vaginal epithelium leads many to examine and question the use of ingredients in personal care products, topical and otherwise, and seek approaches that are natural and plant-based.
For women having vaginal births, the perineal tear is real. In Homo sapiens, it's our big brains that make this happen! As the large head of a full-term human fetus passes through the pelvis, the soft tissues are both stretched and compressed. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) reports that first- and second-degree perineal tearing is the most common complicating condition for vaginal deliveries in the U.S.. More that 85% of women having a vaginal birth sustain some form of perineal trauma. About a third of woman have larger tears. These, and episiotomies (deliberate cutting), can make healing even more difficult.
What can be done? One thing that can help is perineal massage. Dr. Jessica Drummond, an integrative wellness physician who focuses on women’s health, says, “Perineal massage reduces the likelihood of perineal trauma (mainly episiotomies) and of ongoing perineal pain. As a pelvic floor physical therapist, I strongly recommend that women learn to perform perineal self-massage during the last few weeks of pregnancy, and then again postpartum once any tissue trauma heals and the skin is intact.” This is confirmed by a 2013 Cochrane Study, which suggests that massaging the perineum in the last few weeks of pregnancy can reduce the chances of having a tear or episiotomy during childbirth.
Most massage techniques involve having a woman (or her partner) insert one or two fingers into the entryway of the vagina and apply downward pressure or sweeping back and forth motions towards the perineum (towards the anus), for 7 to 10 minutes, a minimum of twice a week during the last 6 weeks of pregnancy. Avocado or coconut oil are sometimes used as lubricants, although they can impact the Ph balance of the vaginome. You can use our Honor Everyday Balm, which is formulated with luscious plant ingredients and has 10 minutes of play value.
Tearing is no fun, no matter how small the injury. If you do get a tear, treat it with cold compresses or sit on ice packs (damp towels put in the freezer work wonders), rinse with a peri bottle of warm water after using the bathroom and keep the area clean with a gentle non-irritating toner (try our Refresh Cleansing Spray, which contains witch hazel and aloe as well as tea tree and clary sage). After toileting, another tip is to use a hair dryer on cool to make sure you get as dry as possible with no mechanical friction. Another helpful healing tip during the healing process is to recline whenever possible, without underwear, legs apart, and help the tender area receive light and warmth and dryness. You can also put our Refresh wipes in the freezer and use them as a cold compress. From 2 weeks postpartum, you can try our Soothe Calming Cream for reducing redness and swelling, and begin applying Honor balm to the healing tissues.
Bringing forth new life is an amazing, empowering process for which you are exquisitely designed. And it can come with discomfort. We can help with some of those discomforts in the skin of the greater vulvar region. No matter what your experience, be sure to talk to other moms and to your healthcare provider about ANYTHING that’s bothering you. Secrets can lead to suffering!
You are not unique in your discomfort and curiosities, and there are answers and tips available for anything you might be going through.
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