Testimonials


In the Wood Botanicals was launched in April 2019. We have been receiving some lovely, positive feedback about our products that we are excited to share with you. You can read more reviews within individual product listings. And, if you are happy with our products, we welcome more reviews to help us get the word out. Thank you for your support! With much gratitude and appreciation! ~Susan Ilka xx

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"Thank you for all of the lovely new offerings. The Hibiscus Rose Facial Toner is amazing and so summery. And the Violet Breast Balm is so wonderful, comforting, and clearing. Thank you, thank you, thank you, for all you do. You make being in a body more wonderful, wild, and luxurious!" ~Jessi

"I received my package today. I loved everything, especially the lip and cheek tint and hair pomade! The packaging and all the special touches made it a joy to receive." ~Jennifer

"I received my beautifully packaged shipment and your lovely card. So much love came out of that box and I am so very grateful for the magickal products you create for all of us to share with our loved ones and to care for ourselves. I am already wearing my Witch perfume oil and am very pleased with the face cream as well." ~Zoe

"My sister and I have been exchanging your goodies for our birthdays. She sent me the Hallowed Ground perfume oil this summer. Oh my goodness, what a delight. It is my favorite part of the morning routine. I love it so much. I just finished reading a novel called The Once and Future Witches by Alix Harrow in which fragrance and aroma was such a big part of the narrative - lots of roses and earthen smells. I really felt transported because I know exactly what it all smelled like - HALLOWED GROUND! Ahhhhh! Just lovely. Thank you for your beautiful offering." ~Sarah
"Thank you, Susan, everything arrived in perfect condition. Love everything! I'm so grateful to you for being a woman who believes in keeping the old ways and traditions. It's a joy to be able to purchase your products and help to support your work." ~Greta
"I am so impressed with these products. I purchased the “Magick” perfume, the herbal serum and the wild rose lip balm. I went through chemo in 2018 and it really aged my skin beyond my years. I have really seen a huge difference when I use your serum. I love all of these products so much." ~Robyn
"I love your products so much, and I want the world to know how wonderful they and you are! I just started using your Goddess Glow Brightening Elixir, and it is amazing - my skin has never looked this good in all my 46 years on this planet. Thank you for sharing your gifts with the world - you've made it easy, affordable, and joyous for the rest of us to use natural, handcrafted beauty products in our everyday skin care routines." ~Michele Murdock

"Seriously, Susan, my skin LOVES your products. I have had such sensitive skin my whole life and had so much sun damage as a kid (I learned recently that part of the reason why is that chemical sunblock doesn't work for me, only mineral) that I had been told by an aesthetician in my 20s that I had "bad skin." I have had lines on my forehead since the end of high school. In the past few years (I'm 38 now) I have been seeing a rapid expansion of fine lines around my eyes and mouth. I don't consider myself a vain person, but it can be hard to embrace the aging process and feel helpless about skin care when nothing really works. My skin just wouldn't take in moisture until I started using your products. I felt negligent even though nothing I was doing was working. So, thank you, Susan. Not only are you a kind person and wonderful business woman, but also you are an amazing creator of healing products. I appreciate all of the effort that I imagine went into learning all of what you do and I am so grateful that you offer these products. You have given me the opportunity to begin to transform my skin and heal deeply." ~Jessi

"Everything arrived in perfect condition. I'm so pleased with all the products that I have ordered from you and will continue to order in the future. Love the wild orange-patchouli body butter. Terrific fragrance!" ~GM

"I just received my perfume oils and I love them so much I just ordered more for gifts. Truly beautiful scents. And the personal thank you note was such a nice touch. :) You have a new customer for life." ~Karen

"Your products are legit and I can feel not only the magick from the plants you use, but your very powerful magick as well. I am delighted to have found a source I can trust and that feels like I made it myself. You are a treasure to be cherished and loved." ~spiritofganesh

"I genuinely love all of the products I have tried so far. I can’t wait to try more. You are a Master of your Craft." ~kb

"I have to say I am so impressed by your products. I use your toner and it has helped so much with the texture of my skin and has reduced redness and impurities within just one week. Not only that, but your Hallowed Ground perfume oil is my favorite and reminds me of an antique store. I just ordered your under eye elixir and I am so excited to use it!" ~Valerie

"I love your products so much! Your wild mushroom face cream is a miracle! Just ordered another one, along with the patchouli and orange body butter and the Mend salve. Your products make the world a better place." ~Michele 

"I just got my order of the wild mushroom cream and I'm absolutely in love! You are amazing for creating this and it is working beautifully on my skin. In one night it transformed the appearance because I'm glowing again. Thank you so much!" ~Stephanie B. 

"My skin absolutely LOVES your magickal products (toner, serum, face cream)! It feels so silky smooth and hydrated without any irritation whatsoever. And I even got compliments saying that my skin looked so fresh and glowy (no make-up). My skin and I couldn't be happier. Thank you for creating such beautiful magic." ~Jade Scarlett   

"I have to say, I am so impressed with you. I found your site through Enchanted Living magazine and found it charming and magical. Your information about each product is very helpful and the feel of what you offer is clean, connected and beautiful. When I got my first order and you sent a handwritten note, I literally teared up. You are so thoughtful and kind. The love with which you offer your creations to the world is powerful. Thank you for doing what you do!" ~J

"Thank you for creating such wonderful, magical, soothing products." ~Gloria

"For the past several years I’ve been wanting to find products for my face that were natural. When Susan started sharing her creations on Instagram, I just couldn’t wait to try them out. I’d never used a toner so this was something new to me, so I purchased the toner, serum and face cream. As much as I am enjoying all three products, I really love the serum. My skin just drinks in the moisture and finishes with a dewy soft glow and never greasy like many products I’ve used in the past. I’ve been wanting to increase my “self care” when it comes to my skin and Susan has made it a ritual that I look forward to every morning and every night. Thank you and I can’t wait to try more of your products!" ~Robin Craig  

"Thank you so much! I love the products! I've been using the toner and face cream nightly!" ~Brenda  

"I absolutely love your Flying Ointment. Thank you so much for your talent and all that you do. You are a precious soul." ~Martha

"I've tried many creams and moisturizers because i have sensitive skin but this one takes the cake!! It's really rich and smoothes on beautifully without a heavy greasy feeling. You're left with a soft, dewey glow!! It's wonderful. Portion is very generous as a little goes a long way. You need this!!" ~Michelle Borowicz 

"I am so happy and grateful for this toner. I am already experiencing amazing results. This toner has gone above and beyond what any other toner I’ve used has managed to accomplish. I have sensitive skin, and all other toners (even other herbal toners) make my skin way too dry and waaaaay too tight. I know toner is supposed to tighten your skin, but not uncomfortably tight, like I’ve experienced. This herbal facial toner made by In The Wood Botanicals tightens my skin while at the same time softening it. I feel like for the first time, a toner makes my skin happy. And I also just want to comment on how great it smells! The herbs used in the toner really blend together in a gorgeous way. Definitely sticking to this product!" ~Ivy

"I am absolutely in awe of this serum! I have seen astonishing results in such short time and my skin looks and feels younger and fresh, I have even had comments at work about how my skin is glowing lately! I call this serum little droplets of pure magic!" ~Jade Scarlett 

"I was never much of a serum person and almost didn't purchase this, but I'm so glad I did. It's light but deeply nourishing. My skin drinks it up!! It pairs wonderfully with the mushroom anti-aging cream. Highly recommend!!" ~Michelle Borowicz

"So happy I found this cream, as you age your skin becomes so much drier but with the toner and serum and then followed by the cream, your skin feels hydrated and moist but not greasy. I’ve been getting compliments on my skin looking smoother and more dewy." ~Brenda

"My husband and I are both fans of Mend salve. He uses it on his always-dry elbows and cuticles, I like it for my hands and feet (especially before bed). It is light yet penetrating, absorbs quickly and has a light soft scent. I recommend carrying this tin with you everywhere!" ~Marci

"This beautifully packaged lip balm is the best I’ve ever used. The consistency is perfect and it is so nourishing. The scent is heavenly. I bought 2 extras for gifts and the recipients are as delighted as I am. A really beautiful product." ~Janet Reid