Elizabeth Pickett Gray is a founder of Sarasota’s PHbotanical—a line of organic, homemade, top-quality beauty products. She believes supreme health begins with the skin.
Elizabeth Pickett Gray is a woman of many talents: for years she worked in Hollywood as a makeup artist and hair stylist, then she moved to Martha’s Vineyard and opened a bed-and-breakfast. It was there that she began experimenting with making her own skincare products–a hobby that arose when she began questioning the ingredients in the makeup she’d been using on her clients. She says that her family, friends and B&B guests were so supportive of the natural, organic products that she decided to turn her hobby into a full-fledged business called PHbotanical.
Gray has opened a PHbotanical boutique on Pineapple Avenue in Burns Court in Sarasota. In fact, she says, the community response to her first storefront–which also include natural cleaning products, soaps and gift items–was so positive that she moved into an even bigger space next door, and call it Kitchen. The new shop is airy and full of light, and Gray now has a place where she can offer coffee and homemade smoothies to her shoppers. She also has beautiful orchids and exotic plants for sale.
“I happened to stop by Phbotanical and meet Elizabeth – aside from being a lovely person, her products are impressive. I bought the face cleanser, day cream and serum and I can honestly say that my skin looks and feels great. I have extremely dry skin and only use natural/organic skincare products so I am very happy to have discovered this local gem!” – Karen Roth
“This wonderful woman and her amazing product has saved my skin. I started off with the sage line and it completely calmed my face down and balanced the ph. Now I just bought the acne line. I literally just bought it yesterday and I’m in love already!!!! Check it out!! It’s worth it. Trust me. I am VERY particular when it comes to my skin and now I would never use anything else.” – Jaclyn Marie Pisani
“PHbotanical’s Cast Iron Skillet Cleanser rocks! I cook almost exclusively with cast iron and this is a wonderful product… I’m thinking if PHbontanical can do that for my skillets, imagine what they can do for my face! Looking forward to trying more…” – Keith England
539 S. Pineapple Ave.