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Our Natural Ingredients

Botanical Vine celebrates the beauty and bounty of what nature provides us through fruit, herbs and flowers. The brand is a representation of what is grown on our 155-acre estate, all within a mile of Lake Michigan. Our products are a combination of several practices being done on the estate, which are growing and harvesting of grapes, lavender, strawberries, apples, herbs and perennial flowers. The harvests are followed by the production of wines, hard cider, distillation of essential oils and production of body products. The goal is for visitors and customers to experience nature and to celebrate the great benefits it has for our overall well-being. Sometimes the best things in life come from the simple things that are right outside the door.


Our Inspiration

The origin of the word "moonshine" as we know it today comes from England in the 18th century. It's meaning derives from the notion of light without heat, or light from the moon. A nighttime harvest can provide fruit that retains significantly better internal and external quality: sugars, acids, flavor compounds, color, firmness.

Our bottles are a nod to the traditions of old. Our inspiration was the elegant style and quality of the Biblical Roman Herodian wine pitcher from the 1st century AD. 


Our Natural Ingredients

Aloe Vera

​Aloe vera is a succulent and evergreen perennial that originates in tropical climates. It is popular as both a decorative and medicinal plant that does well as an indoor, potted plant. These plants have thick and fleshy offsets with small white teeth that house the slimy, gel-like substance most associate with aloe vera. There are many countries across the world that produce aloe vera to support the massive demand for the item in the cosmetics industry.

​The benefits of Aloe Vera include:

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Helps heal burns or irritated skin

  • Clears acne

  • Fades scars

  • Eases sunburn pain

  • Moisturizes dry skin

  • Can heal cold sores

  • Evens skin tone

  • Fight signs of aging

  • Promotes minor wound healing

  • Reduces dandruff

  • Promotes healthy hair growth


Argan Oil

Argan Oil is native to Morocco and derived from the kernels of the Argan tree. The Argan tree not only provides oil for cosmetics and culinary uses but these trees also hold great environmental and socioeconomic importance. The Argan Oil industry supports up to 2.2 million people. With this sizable production, the trees are carefully looked after and cared for. The canopy of the tree is also far greater than the diameter of the trunk, creating essential protection from the sun for humans, animals and certain plants. In addition to all of this, Argan Oil is great for your skin and is completely natural!

Benefits of Argan Oil:

  • Reduces signs of aging

  • Contains healthy fats and vitamins

  • High antioxidants

  • Known to treat inflammatory skin conditions

  • Strengthens brittle nails

  • Heals cracked skin

  • Anti-inflammatory properties  

  • Promotes quick healing

  • Moisturizes skin and hair

  • May fade stretch marks

  • Used to treat acne

  • Conditions hair naturally

Baking Soda

Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is a common household item made up of sodium, hydrogen, carbon and oxygen. Sodium bicarbonate is a white, crystalline salt that is best known as a vital ingredient in many baked goods. Baking soda has a wide variety of uses besides baking. It can be used to control fungal growth and moisture, balance alkalinity in pools and ponds, clean and disinfect surfaces and even extinguish small fires. Baking soda is produced industrially from a naturally occurring substance called nahcolite.


The benefits of baking soda include:

  • Reduce acne breakouts

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Antiseptic properties

  • Exfoliates skin

  • Evens skin tone

  • Unclogs pores

  • Helps remove blackheads

  • Brightens skin

  • Reduces chance of skin infections

  • Can ease skin rashes

  • Relives itching from insect bites/stings

  • Provides relief from sunburns



Beeswax is wax secreted from honey bees. The bees use this wax to form the structure of the honey comb. Beeswax is made up of fatty acids and various long-chain alcohols. Beeswax has been used for centuries as a waterproofing or lubricating agent, making casts for metal or glass, polishing wood and leather, as an ingredient in cosmetics, and so much more. It is common to see beeswax in personal products such as lip balms, lipstick, moisturizers, eye liner, eye shadow and more.

The benefits of beeswax include:

  • Seals in moisture

  • Keep skin hydrated

  • Natural exfoliator

  • Does not clog pores

  • Contains vitamins that promote regeneration

  • Soothes irritated skin

  • Conditions dry skin

  • Protects against the elements

  • Diminishes wrinkles and lines

  • Clears skin spots


Glycerin is a component of fat or oil. The Secret Garden glycerin soaps are 100% vegetable oil based. Glycerin soap is popular due to its transparency and benefits for all skin types. This soap base is made by melting the oil in a high percentage alcohol solution until the oil becomes clear and has a jelly-like consistency. The soap is then simmered in a sugar solution to make it more transparent before it is chilled in the freezer. Glycerin is great for sensitive, dry or irritated skin and will supply natural oils and vitamins to revive your skin.

The benefits of Glycerin include:

  • Reduces oily skin

  • Heals acne and skin infections

  • Smooth wrinkles and fine lines

  • Moistens skin

  • Improves overall look of skin

  • Non-toxic (great for kids!)

  • Protects skin from further damage

  • Helps maintain skins natural water balance

  • Relieves dry, chapped skin

  • Won’t clog pores

  • Keeps skin soft and supple


Goat's Milk

Goat’s Milk is simply the milk produced by goats. It is the composition of the milk that is significant and what makes it such a popular ingredient in cosmetics. Goat’s milk has almost double the amount of fatty acids (around 30% fatty acid composition) than that of cow’s milk. These fatty acids keep skin thick and elastic while still moisturized. In addition, goat’s milk is full of calcium, vitamin B-12, proteins, potassium and phosphorus, all of which help control the pH of your skin and hold in moisture.

The benefits of Goat's Milk include:

  • Clears dead skin cells

  • Provides smoother, softer skin

  • Reduces lines and wrinkles

  • Controls acne

  • Heals dry skin

  • Can prevent skin infections

  • Prevents further UV damage to skin

  • Easily removes make-up

  • Gentle on sensitive skin

  • Relieves irritation and inflammation

  • Aids in skin healing


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