Not only is all their packaging super cool, but Spinster Sisters Co. offers over 30 different “flavors” of wonderful, fragrant, luxurious and moisturizing handmade soaps, lotions, salves, soaks and scrubs. I also love that Spinster Sisters is a family owned and operated business! They use raw ingredients that are simple and recognizable – Olive, Coconut, Palm, Castor, Jojoba, Sweet Almond, Avocado and Hempseed Oils, and Cocoa and Fair-Trade Shea Butters. They even grow many of the herbs and botanicals that are used in their products and the other ingredients are sourced locally whenever possible. They also use simple recycled/recyclable packaging to conserve resources and reduce waste. I think it’s important to pamper yourself, and Spinster Sisters helps you do just that in a way you can feel REALLY good about!
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BestowSF – hand picked, artisanal handmade gift collections
Three sisters started BestowSF because they love awesome stuff and they love the wonderful San Francisco Bay area that they get to call home. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay, the abundance of exquisite, handmade artisan items is abundant. They founded BestowSF to share this super cool, unique gift giving experience: the goal at BestowSF is to compose the perfect gift box for every single occasion. Every BestowSF gift box is filled with quality gifts that have been thoughtfully handcrafted by individual makers with love.
You can also find BestowSF on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
Our Hello, I’m Handmade Winners!
I am so incredibly grateful to everyone who participated in my latest contest to be featured! I feel like I am a part of a community that really cares, because they do what they do, and make what they make, with heart and passion! I love making handmade, but I also love buying handmade, because I know each product wasn’t made on an assembly line or in a sweat shop, but on someone’s kitchen counter, or dining room, or sewing room, while their babies sleep, kids are at school, or late at night because they also work a day job.
Winner one (and these are in no particular order) is WAX by LAX, (you can follow them on Instagram here) with their March of Dimes Limited Edition candle: All proceeds from this candle go directly to March of Dimes!
Next up is Marshmueller (you can follow her on Instagram here), with her adorable yellow bunny bib:
And finally (sort of! Haha!) we have Industrial Envy (you can follow them on Instagram here) with this fun shot glass paddle:
I truly wish I could have featured EVERYONE who participated, because you all ROCK! But here are a few bonus winners (because it was nearly impossible to choose just three!) So I rounded up a few bonus winners…
You can find them on Instagram: @paperandthings_nyc | @verajayne_ | @forgottencotton | @darcie_pinkpoppyshoppe | @putonlovedesigns | @mimsydesign | @aspen_and_oak | @tinponysoaphouse |
Dub Suds whipped soaps
I know these whipped soaps from DubSuds look good enough to eat, and with names like Cotton Candy, Coffee, and Buttercream, you might just want to! But they are for making the outside of your body smell delicious, not inside.
I love how all of the botanical ingredients in Batty’s Bath skincare line are all-natural, organic, and vegan. Her products are diverse, helping all kinds of skin issues, and her customers LOVE her products.