Locally-made beauty products?

Menges and Curtis hand creamDeirdre emails:

I'm wondering if there are any locally made beauty products, specifically moisturizers and/or chapsticks, that you know of? I they exist, I'd like to give them as gifts to some people coming in from out of town.

The first thing that springs to mind is the moisturizer made by Saratoga's Menges & Curtis. But we suspect there are at least a few others.

Know of any locally-made products that can help Deirdre's guests stay moisturized? Please share!

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There are usually a few vendors selling locally-made beauty products at the Schenectady Greenmarket. I remember one stand that had homemade lip balms but that was a couple of years ago.

And while it's not as local - and it's not even on a small-scale, even though they are still an independent company -- Kiss My Face is based right outside New Paltz.

Jess is correct - there are a few vendors at the Schenectady Greenmarket selling just those types of items:

Sororia Organics (Scotia, http://www.purenaturaliving.com)
RAD Soap (Cohoes, http://www.radsoap.com)
Burden Lake Creamworks (Averill Park)

I can personally vouch for RAD Soap's Wonderland Chaga Body Cream. Soooooooooooo good. Smells awesome, too.

Farmers markets in Schenectady and Troy usually have local vendors who offer soap, cream, or bee wax. I once came across a local lady who made hypoallergenic soap. She told me that her products are offered at Honest Weight Food Co-op.

Log Cabin Farm Soap has lip balms and moisturizers.

http://www.logcabinfarmsoap.com/onlinestore.html

I know the owner of this etsy store. Awesome products made right in Chatham:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/SimpleTraditions

Olive Naturally in Clifton Park!!!

http://www.olivenaturally.com/

tata harper makes products and uses ingredients grown on her farm in the champlain valley of vt:
http://www.tataharperskincare.com/

Indigo in Troy is making some products; see web site at http://www.goindigohair.com/ . Click on Shop and then on Online Store. There's a hydrating facial mist and pure and simple lip balm.

I was also going to mention Indigo - you can check out her storefront on River St in Troy. I think that Anchor 5 Boutique might also sell soaps, and that is just down the street.

I found a product that I really love through the now-defunct Troy Co-Op: "Snow Remedy" by Snowspun LLC out of Vermont. http://www.snowspun.com/snowremedy.html

http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/pages/Forage/138086366300726?sk=app_169505045786

Forage Restoratives. Made by a lovely local by hand in small batches using organic & locally sourced (when possible) ingredients.

Alabu soap and skin care products are made in Mechanicville:

http://www.alabu.com/

Some of the products are sold at Honest Weight.

I'll vouch for Forage Restoratives- awesome products, and the packaging is super cute!

I second the recommendation of Forage Restoratives! Tara's products are so wonderful.

http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/pages/Forage/138086366300726?sk=app_169505045786

Great posts everyone! I'd love to try these out. Organiworks also makes bath salts and bath teas, and also carries great natural and organic products made in the USA, and locally! Check us out: www.organiworks.net

Hilltop Essentials has a wonderful all natural handcrafted moisturizer as well as lip balm (in a tube not a tin). They also handcraft their soap which is jam packed with natural moisturizers.

You can email them direct to get pricing
hilltopessential@gmail.com

Bake Naturals right from the Ballston Spa area make an all-natural lip balm! We create event packages for weddings and baby showers. Check out the reviews on our etsy website http://www.bakenaturals.etsy.com Should see us at more farmers markets and trade shows this year!
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