Brigitte Rau

Brigit True Organics,

Brigit True Organics (BTO) offers a complete line of organic olive oil  body care for sensitive skin.

By combining certified organic ingredients — organic olive oil, native herbs and flowers, and pure aroma-therapeutic  essential oils — I create simple, luxurious formulations designed to work with the body and the earth. I carefully source my ingredients to not cause allergies (hypo-allergenic) and therefore omit tree nuts, peanuts, gluten and any artificial substances. I also do not use any ingredients that contain gen manipulated organisms (non-gmo).

Old World quality means no synthetic perfumes or coloring, no animal by products or testing, and no chemistry-set ingredients. All products are lovingly handcrafted with herbal formulations emphasizing pure herbal ingredients that stimulate the body’s own healthy responses. All of BTO’s products are 75 – 99.5 % Organic, in fact, I use food grade ingredients wherever possible, making all my products edible.

Once, skin care was about using the healing qualities of Mother Earth’s bounty. Herbs and essences were combined in formulations refined over generations, based upon knowledge that was passed down from mother to daughter. But somewhere along the way, skin care turned into chemistry-set ingredients and promises of eternal youth. Herbal ingredients became marketing catch-phrases, and the old recipes were forgotten. In a rush to modernity, something was lost.

Why is it called Brigit True Organics?

Is there really is a Brigit behind Brigit True Organics?
There are actually two Brigits behind BTO.

One is my inspiration, the Celtic goddess Brigit. Worshipped for thousands of years at her shrine in Kildare, Ireland, Brigit (also called Bridget or Brigantia) represents the virtues of healing and herbalism, as well as poetry and writing, fire and smithcraft.

The other Brigit am I, Brigitte Rau.  Born in southern Germany, I grew up close to my grandmother, who passed on a love and knowledge of plants and gardening.  Later in life, my respect for nature gained a new dimension when I was educated in the European tradition of herbalism.

After moving to the US in 1999, I started to create healing balms, incorporating old-world herbalism and new-world organic ingredients. The balms proved popular in local markets.

In December of 2000, my husband and I moved to Charlottesville, VA, where we set up shop to make the BTO line of artisinal body care.

Herbal, organic body care products for skin, available at C'ville Arts charlottesville downtownBrigitte Rau
Brigit True Organics
Charlottesville, VA 22902
434.971 7627

* Body care that respects the old ways, and embraces modern priorities.
* Body care that renews and sustains.
* Body care that’s as good for the Earth as it is for your skin.

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