More and more shoppers want to accomplish the dual task of buying all-natural beauty products and supporting local businesses. The Baltimore area is home to a number of businesses devoted to making handmade beauty products made with only the finest natural ingredients. Becca & Mars produces a line of facial care products made with 100% natural ingredients, including using pure essential oils. Misogi Naturals makes soaps made with a custom soap base of harvested coconut oil, palm oil, Kosher vegetable glycerine and natural, fruit-based sorbitol. Black Violet, a local “perfume vault & bathory,” has a line of locally made beauty products, including body butter, body emulsion, creme soaps and cleansing gels.
Becca & Mars
An all-natural bath and body company, Becca & Mars specializes in scrubs, aromatherapy blends and skin care products. Through studying aromatherapy, Becca & Mars has created products that “not only smell good, but have relaxing and nurturing qualities.” All Becca & Mars products are handmade with 100% natural ingredients, including using pure essential oils. Becca & Mars products are not made with synthetic fragrances, artificial preservatives, artificial colors or chemicals. Facial care products include Live Clear Astringent, Orange Moon Nighttime Moisturizing Oil and Time Revolution Serum.
1222 N. Main St.
Hampstead, MD 21074
Misogi stands for an Ancient ritual performed by Akido masters in waterfalls for spiritual purification. Misogi Naturals gathers the “finest natural ingredients from around the world” to create “products with healing properties and exotic fragrances.” Misogi Naturals soaps are home made with no artificial ingredients. Soaps are made with a custom soap base made with harvested coconut oil, palm oil, Kosher vegetable glycerine and natural, fruit-based sorbitol. Misogi Naturals products include a line of soaps: Bamboo Ash LatherMaster Soap, Ginger Sake LatherMaster Soap and Wasabi Lime LatherMaster Soap.
Sarah & June Handmade Soaps
Columbia, MD 21044
Founded by Valerie Stewart, a registered nurse and health advocate, Sarah & June is committed to making chemical-free products and vegan products, which “nourish the skin with high quality all natural ingredients.” This female-owned family business is dedicated to creating a “low environmental footprint” and uses no animal testing of its products. The Sarah & June product line includes soaps, body butters and accessories. Choose from the following soaps: Spearmint Eucalyptus, Berry Wine, Shampoo Bar, Orange Mango Bar, Face bar, Yuzu bar, and Coconut Lime and Luxury Bar.
Masterpiece Bath & Candle
P.O. Box 360
Parsonsburg, MD 21849
Masterpiece Bath & Candle is dedicated to “handcrafting” all of its “luxurious products” using the finest vegetable oils, botanicals, clays, salts, pure essential oils and special fragrance oils. All candles are made with Masterpiece Bath & Candle’s unique blend of vegetable and soy waxes. Devoted to quality, Masterpiece Bath & Candle specializes in “combining fine art and luxury with exquisite packaging” to create “divine products.” Scents used include: Aloe Vera, Bay Rum, Candy Cane, Chesapeake, Chocolate, Cucumber, Granny’s Cookies, Lavender, Mulled Cider, Moonlight Romance, Pomegranate, Nutcracker, Red Clover Tea and Spice Cake.
Black Violet is known as a “perfume vault & bathory.” From body butter to body emulsion to creme soaps to cleansing gel, the range of Black Violet products is extensive. Black Violet uses an array of exotic and unique scents in its products. The Cathedral scent is a “ray of light beaming thru stained glass.” The Lady Grey scent is made up of black tea leaves “framed by a smooth, smoky undertone of velvet with a bright bloom of Bergamot essential oils swirled in orange and lemon.”
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