I am always on the lookout for new, local products that align with my holistic health mindset. My birthday was a few months ago and one of my besties got me a few items from Pantry Products. I instantly fell in love with their organic bar soap and bath teas.
First, I want to take a quick look at the unique business structure of Pantry Products:
- Pantry Products uses only 100% natural, organic ingredients – plant oils, butters, therapeutic-grade essential oils, and so on.
- Michelle M. Czarka, Pantry Products’ proprietor, blends the products to reflect her love for the culinary and handcrafted arts. Additionally, all products are made in small batches by hand!
- Pantry Products pursues a “reduce, reuse, and recycle” mindset. I am a big supporter of sustainability and I love seeing smaller companies taking the initiative to reduce their impact on the environment. Sustainability is an ongoing process and we all must engage in more mindful practices if we want to promote real, positive change.
I have not (yet) tried all of the available products, so I am only going to focus on the specific items I picked up during my last visit!
Organic Facial Steam: Facial steams are fantastic at opening up your pores to eliminate toxins and dirt. If you are in need of a quick route to a peaceful evening, try out an organic facial steam. Facial steams should last for about 5 – 10 minutes and they will keep your skin glowing if you incorporate them into your weekly ritual! If you want to learn more about facial steams, check out this post. Pantry Products has two variations of their Organic Facial Steam: Sierra and Sunshine. I am currently using the Sierra blend and yes, it actually has pieces of star anise!
Sierra blend: linden blossom + cinnamon stick + juniper berries + orange peel + star anise + eucalyptus
Sunshine blend: lavender + chrysanthemum + calendula + chamomile + linden blossom + rose petal
Soul Soother Bath Tea: Bath teas are quickly gaining popularity. This proprietary blend is the ultimate “soul soother”. Not only does this bath tea have salts, but it also contains herbs and flowers (eucalyptus + spearmint + peppermint + lavender + roses), as well as eucalyptus essential oil. I have a Eucalyptus obsession, so this product truly speaks to my heart. In case you missed my post on the importance of a detoxifying soak, you can read it here! Insider tip: bath teas can also double as facial steams!
If you are still trying to figure out why this is called a bath tea, I strategically saved the best part for last! To prepare your bath tea, you add the bath tea blend to a reusable cloth tea bag and then “steep” your warm bath water for about 5 – 10 minutes!
Tip: For an extra calming bath, add 1 drop of Chamomile essential oil to the bath tea and sip on a steaming cup of chamomile tea! Trust me now, thank me later.
Cold Process Organic Bar Soap: The last product I am currently swooning over is the cold process organic bar soap. The amazing thing about this bar soap is that it actually leaves you feeling “squeaky” clean. Pantry Products does not use any of the chemicals found in most bar soaps and body washes, so your skin will actually feel both nourished and fresh! Organic coconut oil, raw shea butter, pure essential oils – need I say more?
With the bar soap, you have your choice of some very unique scents: calendula + chamomile | cinnamon + ginger | cocoa + mint | lavender + oatmeal | coffee + orange | orange + clove | rosemary + spearmint | sea salt + peony | seaweed + eucalyptus
My current bar is of the orange + clove variety and it is perfectly refreshing for a morning shower! Another great thing about this bar soap is that it does not get that gross soapy residue (due to the elimination of chemicals), so the quality of your bar will not deteriorate during its lifespan.
I just barely covered a small portion of Pantry Products’ all-natural product line, so you should visit their shop in The Basement Reno and take a peek at their beautiful website! Pantry Products is a small, local business located in Reno, NV. If you do not live in the Northern Nevada area (or even if you do), Pantry Products will ship products to you anywhere within the United States!
Now that you are aware of this fantastic company, I am counting on you to let me know what you think of their detoxifying seaweed sea salt soak, lavender-frankincense clay mask, and the warming chai milk bath if you get there before my next trip!
Have you tried anything from Pantry Products? Do you have any other companies with all-natural products that you just can’t get enough of? I would love to hear your thoughts!