Designer Spotlight: Roots Rose Radish

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Roots Rose Radish

For as long I can remember, I was always collecting berries and leaves and then trying to figure out what I could do with them. I decided to study herbal medicine to further my understanding of the healing capacity of plants.

Dirt is Good

When RRR founder Christian Toscano was a kid growing up in Connecticut, she loved nothing more than playing in the brook behind her house… barefoot… and digging in the dirt.

Well, some things never change.

Christian Toscano | Roots Rose Radish | Providence RI USA

To this day, her greatest passions still lie in earthy things.

A lover of wild English gardens, drinking tea, botanical illustrations and lithographs, she is also an avid wildcrafter (ethically and sustainably gathering plants in their natural habitat.)

She has turned that botanical obsession into a serious lifelong study.

By becoming a trained western herbalist, Christian remains ever enthralled by the complex and nuanced practice of researching, growing, and distilling the plants that contain the most powerful healing properties available.

Heading East

She recently moved her small company from Los Angeles to Rhode Island, in part to expand her gardens, which grow many of the ingredients in her masterfully crafted skin potions.

Christian Toscano | Roots Rose Radish | Providence RI USA

Speaking to Christian, one gets the distinct impression of a person with exceptional integrity about whatever she does.

She cares deeply about her work and its impact on other people and the planet, and puts that conviction into practice by the ethical and sustainable way she runs her small company:

Which is why research and development, formulations, packaging, marketing and distribution are done in-house, allowing for eco-friendly quality control every step of the process.

I love being involved in every part of the creation of our formulas. From growing and infusing the plants, to operating our copper Alembic still that makes our hydrosols, to the meditative process of pouring the creams."

Along with her RRR mission to empower women to accept their beauty at whatever stage of life they find themselves, another important cause in Christian's life is giving women the option of experiencing pregnancy and birth in a more natural, less stressful environment.

As a midwife in training, her new mission is well underway.

Roots Rose Radish | Providence RI USA
Roots Rose Radish | Providence RI USA