Stock Up on Local Gems

Soaps, scrubs, polishes, and more

locally made skin care products!

Everyone loves a natural beauty multitasker. But before you go using beets for lipstick and sliced bread to sop up boob sweat, check out these quality products made in Atlanta.

Fresh Direct
Created by a teenager named Caitlin Abshier, all-natural Revive Handmade Bath & Body (pictured, $5-$12) lives up to its name. Cleanse with soaps that look as pretty as they smell (we like True Lavender and Sweet Citrus), moisturize with shea butter body creams, relax with the Sugar Mama bath soak, and freshen up with linen sprays in scents such as Lemontini and Blue Fir.

Ladies with coarse spirals buzz about Beehive Hair Company ($6-$15), the brainchild of a Decatur stylist. Tame your mane with mostly organic and vegan shampoo, conditioner, and hydrating treatments; snag the pocket-size balm to smooth flyaways as well as moisturize hands and lips.

Hand It Over
Mani up with chemical-free nail polishes ($10 each) by Coco Rae in all the colors of the trend rainbow. Really want to show your love for local? Shop the new collection named for Atlanta’s elite fashion bloggers; it includes AsianCajuns Double Mint and Glossy Mimi Tangerine.

From the Ground Up
If you want farm-to-body benefits, you’ll dig Dirty Beauty — skin care products and cosmetics ($4-$32) made from mineral-rich muds, clays, and plants. Clean up your act with the oatmeal papaya face wash or African black soap made with roasted cocoa pods and palm kernel oil, then feed your skin with Carrot Complexion Cream. For all-over smoothness, slather on the Baby Butt and Body Balm.

Hops to It
Turn your shower into happy hour with Brown Bag Soap Company’s small-batch bars handmade with SweetWater ales (turns out, beer soothes and exfoliates skin) and essential oils ($5). If you have fancier tastes, the champagne bar with crushed lavender will please your palate.

Bottoms up.

Photo: Courtesy of Revive Handmade Bath & Body