In the land of the midnight sun, it is often hard to find locally made self-care products. To make it easy on you, we created this wonderful list of products! Below you will find face washes, salve, bath bombs, and more created by Alaskan makers.
Midnight Bloom Body Butter
According to the Waterbody website, “The Midnight Bloom Body Butter has the luxurious consistency of a thick, whipped buttercream frosting and melts on contact with the warmth of your skin to smooth and deeply moisturize from head to toe.” That sounds like the perfect moisturizer after a hot shower and a long day of enjoying the great outdoors!
Devil’s Club Salve
What makes a better salve than hand-harvested Alaskan devils club? Often thought of as a spiky plant that you don’t want to get too close to, devils club will surprise you with its health benefits. Its medicinal properties can help alleviate pain and reduce inflammation. You can find this uniquely Alaskan devils club salve on Etsy.
Lavender & Rose Bath Tea
Zen out and find some inner peace with this bath tea from Solstice Soap Studios. It is known to make your whole bathroom (or house) smell like lavender. Put the kids to bed and melt into a tub of Lavender and Rose Bath Tea. All of the ingredients are organic and each bag is hand mixed. Lavender essential oil, lavender buds, rose petals, Epsom salt, and dead sea salt make up this heavenly mix of bath tea.
Fireweed Honey & Glacier Silt Sugar Scrub
Grey Fox Candle Co harvests glacial silt from an Alaskan stream in order to create this exfoliating sugar scrub. They “combine it with organic virgin coconut oil, organic jojoba oil, organic apricot oil, and our own beeswax lotion, to make the hardiest, most moisturizing hand and body scrub ever, ALASKA STYLE!” Grey Fox Candle Co also creates cute candles that will enhance any self-care experience, check them out on their website!
Alaska Salt Co is located in Homer and is known for fun and salty products with a sense of comedy. Salty bath bombs (called Fizz-Sea Bath Cubes) are the perfect self-care product. Escape into your bathtub with a bath cube and light some candles. Head to Alaska Salt Co’s website to see the hilarious scents as well as other salty products.
Glacial Face Mask
Made with Alaskan glacial mud, this face mask will leave your skin feeling exfoliated and detoxified. The poreREFINING niacinamide + hyaluronic antioxidant facial mask has more than 60 nourishing major and trace elements that promote healthy skin cell regeneration. Support your face and an awesome Alaskan business by purchasing a mask or another skincare product from Alaska Glacial Essentials.
Fireweed Honey Lipbalm
Alaskan winters are beautiful but cold and dry! Keep your lips as sweet and soft as fireweed honey with this lip balm from Denali Dreams. It contains beeswax, almond oil, avocado oil, aloe vera oil, vitamin E, Fireweed honey, and essential oils. Denali Dreams is also well known for its colorful soaps, check out their website for more Alaskan-made products.
Alaskan Gold Moisturizing Face Cream
This Alaskan-made face cream is filled with wonderful ingredients. It contains aloe vera, grapeseed oil, rosehip seed oil, cocoa butter, carrot seed oil, beeswax, and more natural items. You can purchase Alaskan Gold Face Cream on Etsy, along with other products such as coffee scrub and moose tallow balm!
Alpenglow Shampoo and Shave Bar
Non-toxic and 100% natural, these shampoo and shave bars are handmade in Homer, Alaska. The bars are moisturizing and smell amazing because of the essential oils inside of each one. They can be purchased online at the Alpenglow website or at Blue Market AK in Anchorage. Alpenglow also sells a variety of other Alaskan-made skin and hair care products.
Arxotica Body Balm
This balm is “For the Native Youth Olympics seal hop athlete, it soothes the knuckles (YouTube the Seal Hop), the Iditarod Musher’s exposed cheeks, or the yoga enthusiasts palms, elbows, or knees.” The Arxotica body balm contains ingredients such as Quyung-lii Anti-Aging Skin Serum and wild Alaskan botanical extracts.
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