Soothing the Skin for Spring

Feature Stories Spring 2014 Issue

Soothing the Skin for Spring

By Susan Gloss | Photos By Jim Klousia 0

Local, Handcrafted Body Care
in Southern Wisconsin

Cackle Bee makes soaps, lotions and other skin care products from honey and beeswax straight from their beehives in Waunakee.

Four Elements Organic HerbalsNorth Freedom, creates soaps, bath salts and more on-site at their 130-acre farm in the Baraboo Hills, with certified organic herbs that they grow.

Mari Botanicals, Viroqua, produces homemade soaps with organic, sustainably-harvested palm oil and locally grown herbs such as calendula, comfrey and mint.

Opie's Goats soaps are free of chemicals and fragrances and are handcrafted with organic goat milk straight from their farm in Beloit.

Patti's Potions, Kenosha, makes natural, artisan soaps, including two popular extra-moisturizing bars made with emu oil and shea butter. 

Qēt Botanicals, Cross Plains, handcrafts artisan body care products for the face, body and hair, all free of toxins and synthetics, with a focus on organic ingredients.

Via Naturelle, LLC, Madison, has an array of natural body care products including soaps, dry shampoo, perfumes, body butter and more, all handmade with natural ingredients and refreshing scents.

Wildhaven Soap Company, Beloit, handcrafts vegan soaps using an olive oil base for a more moisturizing product and only essential plant oils for a natural aroma.

Susan Gloss is the author of the novel Vintage (HarperCollins, March 2014). She lives, writes, cooks, eats, mothers, and works as an attorney in Madison. She blogs about fiction, fashion, food and wine at Photo by Nick Wilkes.

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