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Locally sourced body products
Jeffery Cross

Locally sourced body products

A crop of handmade products and beauty lines take a good-for-you/good-for-the-planet approach to beauty, each tied to its own corner of the West:

  • Captain Blankenship Rusalka Bath Salts (pictured). Made in S.F. from Pacific sea salt. $20; captainblankenship.com
  • Earth Tu Face Face Wash. With California and Oregon organic jojoba, olive oil, and lavender. $48; earthtuface.com
  • Juniper Ridge Trail Crew Soap. Fragrances extracted from wild botanicals, using presses and stills in Oakland. $35; juniperridge.com
  • Osmia Organics Facial Serum. Made in Carbondale, CO, with chamomile oil from the Northwest. $50; osmiaorganics.com
  • House of Matriarch Blackbird Perfume. From aromatics like Northwest conifers and Puget Sound seaweed. $120; matriarch.biz
  • Molly Mutt Dog Shampoo. Made in California from local rosemary oil and Idaho peppermint oil. $15; mollymutt.com
  • Lotus Wei. This Phoenix-based line is the brainchild of organic alchemist Katie Hess, who infuses flower essences from local blooms for her skin tone–boosting elixirs. lotuswei.com
  • Gunilla Skin Alchemy. At her cult San Francisco spa, Gunilla Eisenberg blends essential oils and herbs, mostly from Northern California, for her Gunilla Skin Alchemy line. gunillaskinbutik.com
  • Isun Skincare. Bunnie Gulick, founder of Isun Skincare, brings a touch of the mountains to her organic line, with wild herbs foraged near her lab in Colorado’s San Juan Range. Although packaged in glass and sustainably sourced, these aren’t the hippie tonics sold on card tables at your local farmers’ market—they’re used in some of the best spas in the West. isunskincare.com

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