In a cosmopolitan city like Las Vegas, you can easily find beauty products from the masters of parfumerie, apothecary and cosmetic lines from around the world. It is also possible to discover locally made specialty items crafted with care by trained professionals and artisans at several different places (including craft fairs). Whether you prefer the world market or old-world skills, it’s all here in Las Vegas.
6569 Las Vegas Blvd. S., C-171
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Sweet Bubble makes products that look good enough to eat. This European-themed soap confectionary “bakes” up a variety of yummy looking soaps that resemble cupcakes, sprinkled donuts, cakes, pies and tarts enhanced with delectable slushes, buttercreams, whips and frostings, all designed to pamper your skin and delight your senses. The owners develop, create and handcraft each item, merging ancient with modern techniques, using pure fragrance and natural essential oils. The presentation is delicious and the unique packaging makes for a most memorable gift.
3157 N. Rainbow Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89108
Jean Perry is a craftsperson who creates natural, hand-made artisan soaps and bath products. The line contains over 60 different scents of olive oil-based soaps, some with goats’ milk and others containing exfoliants. Yousopia’s products include lotions, shower gel, body souffles, bath salts, scrubs and body oil. These products are created in small batches and are specially handmade as the perfect gift for yourself or someone on your gift-giving list.
516 7th St.
Boulder City, NV 89005
Located just half an hour from Las Vegas, Artesia crafts and sells fresh natural skin care products that are made in small batches to ensure excellence. The main ingredients in its products come from the Earth’s minerals and plants, allowing a more natural home spa experience. Products are tested on friends and family, not animals.
Sud Shack sells soap and toiletry making supplies. You can find everything you need including carrier oils, butters, herbs, botanicals, exfoliants, clays, fragrance/flavor/essential oils and the ingredients to make your own lip balm. This is the perfect one-stop location for the person who wishes to make their own soap, lotions or colognes, especially for those with sensitive skins or allergies.
The Spirit Within U
Ann Decatur Marketplace
4780 West Ann Road #4
North Las Vegas, NV 89031
No list of shops in Las Vegas catering to inner and outer beauty would be complete without mention of The Spirit Within U. This metaphysical gift shop, as it calls itself, has the most eclectic collection of items for cleansing, purging and spiritual healing. You can find everything from aromatherapy, essential, Chakra and therapeutic oils, a natural skin care line of products, Tarot decks and cloths, Dead Sea salts, candles, soap and bath products plus smudge sticks, incense and so much more. It may not all be locally made, but this shop is unique to Las Vegas and caters to all your New Age needs. Gift products such as Tibetan Singing Bowls, Dream Catchers and crystals also make the visit well worth your time.
Sharon Damon is a preschool specialist, avid reader, passionate writer and creative baker/ cook. She has been a cooking instructor at a local Rec Center in Henderson, NV since 2011, and has written for Examiner and other publications since 2010. She knows her way around the keyboard and the kitchen! Sharon moved from a small city in Canada to Las Vegas 6 years ago, to marry the love of her life, and has since been swept up in the whirlwind known as Sin City. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.