at Peace of the Earth
The Band is wonderfully comfy and cozy. "Crafted with joy" in an historic textile mill in Maine, these bands are made from stretch knit fabrics that breathe. They are snug enough on the face that a filter can be inserted between two layers. For every four bands sold, Peace of the Earth donates one to a local food bank or shelter.
Thanks to contributor Patricia in Louisville KY!
at Sarafina Fiber Art
Oh yes! It comes in three soothing blends: coconut, eucalyptus mint and honey almond! Curator: Laura
at Pelindaba Lavender
From their beautiful farm on San Juan Island, Pelindaba organically cultivates the flowers, extracts the essential oils, distills the essence, and handcrafts a wide variety of botanical, culinary, personal care, therapeutic, household and pet care products. Pelindaba means "a place of great gatherings." The farm is a must-see when touring the Pacific Northwest islands. Curator: Laural
by Beloved Box
at Bold Xchange
Amber, green cognac and cashmere scents inspired this face and body scrub. It starts out exfoliating and lathers into luscious foam, leaving your skin smooth as silk. Bold Xchange co-founders Danielle and Doug create an unforgettable shopping experience with products exclusively sourced by black-owned businesses. Check out their story. Curator: Phyllis
at Ethical Earth
It may seem a strange gift to give, but if you have a kid in college or know one, they will appreciate this ethically sustainable alternative to plastic toothbrushes. They'll be the hit of the quad when they start handing out these chopper scrubbers. Gentle on the mouth, kind to the environment, and easy on the purse. Curator: Kellyann
at Pre de Provence
Sometimes it’s the simplest things that spark the most joy - like Milk Soap from Pre de Provence. These traditional French quad-milled soaps are made by skilled soapmakers in Provence using pure, natural ingredients. Aromatic fragrances and smooth, luxurious lather transport you into moments of calmness, vitality or well-being. Curator: Laural
These one-of-a-kind pieces of art are designed using only natural materials and a special formula: art+science+nature=magic. Artist Irina uses a process called Ecoprinting, creating these silk treasures by using the natural colors and tannins of leaves, flowers, and weeds.
Irina's paintings on paper and canvas are also available. Visit ArtworkByIrina.
Thanks to contributor Julie in Maitland FL!
at Coral Bells Designs
These Angelfish wiggle through warm currents picking up flashes from the sun’s gentle touch. The Czech glass shimmers in golds, slight orange, and dark pinks. While at Coral Bells Designs, check out all of the lavender, floral, jewels, fiber and glass "pretty things." Curator: Phyllis
by Lizzy Siman-Tov
at Uncommon Goods
Aaaagh. Fill a steamy shower with soothing, all-natural essential oil scents like lemongrass and lavender. Use as a body scrub, or just place one in the corner of the shower or on the shelf. Earthy and invigorating scents are also available. Curator: Phyllis
at The Nova Center
This healing center in Atlanta, Georgia, may be outside of your commute, but you can still get organic products that are charged with Reiki energy. Nova Butta, a 100% organic body butter, has been formulated by the proprietor of The Nova Center, Keela Starr, an Usui Reiki master and practitioner. Keela exhorts us to create an aroma of love and appreciation with this blend of shea butter, cold-pressed virgin oils, and rose and lavender oils. Curator: Kellyann
at 18.21 Man Made
This FANTASTIC SMELLING 3-1 Body Wash, Shampoo and Conditioner is ideal for all hair and body types. The high-quality PH-balanced formula is paragon and sulfate free, with the custom crafted aroma of sweet tobacco, saffron, dried fruits, honey, tonic bean and vanilla. The “three hardworking gents” at Man Made share a passion for making premium, uncommon goods that "gentlemen take pride in owning.” Curator: Laural
at Della Made Designs
Ornament yourself or someone you know with a powerful combination of creativity and style. The energy of these hand-crafted objects d’art comes from a variety of natural materials, including wood and jasper beads, brass, and Turkish silver. Della in Delaware fashions the metal, stone, and beads herself into one-of-a-kind jewelry that will put a flair in your mood. Feel like royalty, but at prices peasants can afford. Curator: Kellyann
at Hagan Days Soap Company
The Hagan family has been making luxurious organic soap for years and has developed a blend of highly coveted soap qualities and fatty acids. Their soaps and lotions, enriched with vitamins A, D and E, allow the skin to retain moisture and promote healing. This sweet almond oil shea butter lotion is soothing and has a calming effect — best if used before bedtime or after shower to replenish skin moisture. Curator: Laura
at Southern Hill Farms
Show a farm family some love! Treat yourself to a jar of exfoliating sugar scrub, available a wide assortment of natural scents. Better yet, visit the Orlando-area farm where they teach their neighbors where food comes from, who grows it, and how revitalizing a little sunshine and fresh air can be! Curator: Lisa
at The Keys Salt Scrub
Handmade in an island facility by residents of the Florida Keys, these scrubs come in many tropical fragrances that carry you off to breezy beach days. The Keys unique, proprietary blend positively transforms your skin while cleansing, disinfecting, moisturizing and rejuvenating. A treat for the whole body! Curator: Phyllis
at Crafty Wonderland
These beautiful earrings have been printed with an original illustration of a monarch butterfly wing on sustainably-harvested birch wood veneer. Since April 2006, Portland’s Crafty Wonderland has become the largest handmade craft show in the Northwest. They believe in sharing real goods made by real people, and at their retail shop visitors can always find something unique that can’t be bought anywhere else. Curator: Laural
by Christopher McDougall
at Porter Square Books
The astonishing bestseller and hugely entertaining story that completely changed the way we run. Curator: Phyllis
Take the baseball game with you! These cool, high-quality American leather wallets from Pacific Pastimes are handmade in Portland, Oregon from old baseball gloves. Curator: Laural
at Salt House Mercantile
This signature hand wash, available in 5 natural scents, is made from organic and pure essential oils and leaves hands clean, fresh, and moisturized. From Salt House Mercantile, widely recognized as one of the Pacific Northwest’s most beautiful gift stores. Curator: Laural
Add more strides to your day, burn calories, and boost energy — all while you sit. Cubii JR, with it's compact, ergonomic and whisper-quiet design, fits under a desk and is adaptable to all fitness levels. Whether for the office, home or for physical therapy, Cubii JR makes wellness approachable for all ages, abilities, and lifestyles. Cubii gives back through their donation and Cubiithon programs. Curator: Laural
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