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Christy Booth: Pure Love Turns Into Pura Botanicals

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This is the first in an occasional series profiling entrepreneurial moms.

They say necessity is the mother of invention, and the saying held true for mom of two Christy Booth.

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When he was younger, Christy's son (now 19) was diagnosed with several ailments, including ADHD, skin allergies and insomnia. He would break out in rashes. In her search for natural remedies, Christy discovered salt soaps could help with his skin irritation, and incorporated them into his bath routines.

"Structure was really key," Christy recalled. "We had a really good bedtime ritual." She began playing with aromatherapy, and discovered that the combination of the salts and scents would calm her son's body and mind.

Once her sons were in high school, Christy began developing a line of products built around the bath experience, including salts, soaps and candles. Her passion project became a business -- Pura Botanica.

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Made in the United States and out of completely natural ingredients, Pura is expanding. Many world-class hotels and resorts are stocked with the bath and body products. The jewelry travel case -- made from vegan friendly faux ostrich and leather -- can be found at "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Kyle Richards' boutique, Kyle by Alene Too.

Christy, an avid traveler, is inspired by ingredients she discovers on the road, from minerals from the Dead Sea to eucalyptus from Australia.

But her original -- and most influential -- inspiration continues to be her son. "I had an a-ha moment," Christy tells MomLogic.

To learn more about Pura Botanica products, check out the official website here.


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