2020 is here, and we all know what that means – it’s an election year! We also know that given our current political climate, it’s probably going to be an unpleasant process with no shortage of dirt, mudslinging, and odorous dealings. Unfortunately, tuning it out isn’t an option. As responsible citizens it’s our duty to tune in and be informed voters, plus, the stakes are incredibly high! With this in mind, here is a selection of locally made body and bath products that will help keep you sanitized and invigorated throughout the year.
Note: We originally published this feature in January. Almost a year of pandemic later with cleanliness even more important, and the election stench still reeking – it’s more timely than ever!
Lather up with handmade, natural, palm + animal oil free, eco-friendly, cold process soap from Heavenly Soap Company (l). Hand Wash from elizabeth W comes in over a dozen deliciously fragrant scents including mint rosemary, lavender, eucalyptus, lilac, tuberose, rose and vetiver (r).
Inspired by snowy walks through evergreen forests and tangy seasonal citrus, Evergreen Tangerine by Etta + Billie is available as a sea salt body scrub, a bar soap, and liquid hand + body wash (l). After cleansing, massage your hands + face + body with Serenity Now Body Butter, a calming and soothing essential oil scented butter for your body from Drifter Organics (r).
Natural Mineral Deodorant from Heliotrope has no metals, synthetic ingredients, or preservatives, and will keep you smelling naturally fresh all day (l). The all natural LARO 2019 Limited Edition fragrance collection is made with special ingredients that are handmade or hard to source, and comes in a choice of five scents (r).
For an artsy, minimalist vibe, clean up with Artist’s Studio Soap from Austin Press (l) and fill your studio with the scent of teakwood and leather from a reed diffuser by Basik Candle Co (r).
Craving the fresh scent of the forest to clear your mind and awaken your spirits? Room spray from Juniper Ridge comes in five scents including Redwood Mist, Coastal Pine, and Cascade Forest (l), or you can bask in the glow of a Forest Bathing candle from Anecdote Candles (r).
Relax and unwind with the Matcha Mint & Lavender Citrus Bath Salt Set from Esselle. The set includes a gilded wooden spoon, two glass jars, a bamboo tray and 10 oz. of bath salts (l). Body Lotion from Tonic is a deeply hydrating blend of organic oils, nourishing botanicals and calming essential oils that will leave your skin feeling perfectly moisturized, and is wonderful for face, hands and body (r).