To Top

Hidden Gems: Meet Robbin Turner of Violet Botanical Skincare

Today we’d like to introduce you to Robbin Turner.

Hi Robbin, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
In 2014, I began researching natural remedies to help relieve my husband’s and son’s eczema. Slathering themselves in steroid creams filled with toxic petrochemicals and synthetics was not an option.

I thought about all the times my grandmother would make homemade remedies. I immersed myself in books about African herbalism, ancient Egyptian aromatherapy, Southern folk herbalism, and modern-day herbalism.

I was surprised to find out that a lot of the remedies my grandmother used to prepare for minor illnesses, which we jokingly called ‘old wives remedies,’ were found amongst the textbooks I read.

Armed with my newfound information and vigor, I ventured to make my own products. Therefore, I’d have peace of mind knowing exactly what ingredients are in each product and that they will be effective.

Guided by time-honored African formulations and centuries-old ingredients like Shea butter, nutrient-rich oils and essential oils, I handcrafted my first body butter.

Not only did my two favorite guys have success with the body butter for their eczema, we all used it as a daily body moisturizer. The positive changes in our skin were visible to the naked eye. Our skin took on a healthy glow and soft touch.

Riding high on the response of the body butter, I meticulously tested formulations for body wash, body scrubs, body oils, and bath salts. I knew this journey was going to be a labor of love. I was determined to create a skincare line that people would be passionate about. It was out of this passion and desire that Violet Botanical Skincare was born.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
Entrepreneurship is never a smooth road. No two days are ever alike no matter how much you plan.

One of my struggles is that I’m a solopreneur. I wear all of the hats–formulating, manufacturing, shipping, videographer, editing, marketing, social media, and whatever else may pop up. It can be overwhelming at times. I push through with the support and patient listening of my husband.

As you know, we’re big fans of Violet Botanical Skincare. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about the brand?
As a person whose family suffers from dry skin due to eczema, I know that it can be an itchy, uncomfortable situation. We’ve slathered ourselves in over-the-counter and steroid creams filled with petrochemicals without success.

We found success in centuries-old plant-based ingredients that works with the skin. That is why Violet Botanical Skincare is committed to using the purest plant-based ingredients for healthy skincare and relief from dry skin due to eczema.

What sets Violet Botanical Skincare apart from others is that we formulate in-house and handcraft in small batches using only premium quality botanical ingredients. Therefore, you know you’re getting fresh, high-quality products. And we do it at an affordable price.

Can you share something surprising about yourself?
Something surprising that most people who know me don’t know is that I read, write, and speak French.


  • Body Butters $25-$45
  • Body Oils $20-$45
  • Body Wash $25
  • Body Scrubs $35
  • Bath Salts $30-$45

Contact Info:

Image Credits:

Dwayne Turner

Suggest a Story: VoyageLA is built on recommendations from the community; it’s how we uncover hidden gems, so if you or someone you know deserves recognition please let us know here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

More in local stories