As we enter the holiday giving season, you’ll see our continued dedication and commitment to sustainability extends to what you put onto your body. At our Holiday Gift Market, you’ll find an excellent selection of body care products that are completely non-toxic and chemical-free. We offer our favorite small-batch, local artisan-crafted products including soaps, lotions, salves, facial oils, lip balms, and our exclusive, famous Dr. Brawner’s Aftershave!
Several years ago, our good friend and former Harlequin staffer Sequoia and his wife moved from the Boulder Valley to the Western Slope’s high desert to pursue their dream of regenerative organic farming, producing nutrient-dense food and herbs. They’ve established Root Rock Farm, where they grow or wild-collect most of the ingredients for their cottage industry, Balm Botanics artisan hemp-based infused body products, which we are happy to introduce.
Their hand-made, plant-based Synergy Salve is the result of many years of research, trialing and refining. It uses a synergistic combination of herbs and hemp infused in natural oils and waxes. They grow their own CBD hemp, which offers a full spectrum of terpenes and cannabinoids. Eve has found their salve highly effective in relieving aches and pains, very pleasantly aromatic and moisturizing. Balm Botanics’ Massage Oils are infused with sustainably wild-harvested sage from Root Rock Farm land. The combination of soothing oils, their own hemp extract and specially selected herbs promotes deep relaxation during and post-massage.
Give a friend (or yourself) the gift of healing relaxation! We are very pleased to offer our dear friend Blair Chandler’s handmade, reiki-infused Bath Salts that bring forth the healing properties of the mineral-rich Himalayan salts and the biodynamically-grown plants she raises in her organic Boulder garden. You can trust that Blair’s Herbals products are made with the highest quality ingredients and intention.
Blair is also a gifted practitioner of Reiki and Healing Touch therapy techniques, working with subtle energy. We’re also carrying Blair’s CBD infused, all-natural lip balm.
Formulated and made in Boulder by ‘the doctor’ himself (Mikl Brawner), from 99% pure Aloe Vera Gel, with cold-pressed, organic Rosehip Seed Oil; 100% pure Jojoba Oil, and 32,000 IU Vitamin E Oil, along with essential oils of Lavender, Vetiver, and Rose. That’s all. No alcohol, nothing synthetic, non-greasy. All the ingredients are natural plant products, chosen for their skin-healing qualities. The steam-distilled Rose Oil is a powerful anti-viral and antiseptic. The other ingredients are good for healing burns and dry and damaged skin, inflammation, wrinkles. They are moisturizing and uplifting to the spirits.
Mikl has made and used this formula for more than 15 years to heal his Irish skin from the abrasion of shaving and the drying effects of the Colorado sun (and keep him looking youthful and handsome!). And it smells wonderful! (and it’s not just for men).
Dryland Wilds is a duo of young women of the northern New Mexico desert, hand-crafting quality cosmetics and skin-care products that are sustainable, low-waste and local. Their handcrafted products are made in small batches from dryland plants, capturing the New Mexico desert’s real ‘scents of place’, and use organic oils and handmade desert perfumes, with no artificial ingredients. Eve says “their Prickly Pear Lip Tint immediately became a staple in my facial care. I love the warm, natural color, creamy texture, the fact that it lasts for hours, and that the oils are all organic and skin-healing: olive, coconut, avocado and jojoba oils, beeswax, and wild-collected prickly pear seed oil”. It also happens to be fragrance-free.
We’re also offering their delicately scented Evening Primrose lip tint. We’ll have a limited number of Beauty Oils in Evening Primrose scent and Honey Mesquite scent. Three of their new new products that we’ll feature include Cottonwood Bud Hand Salve and Lip Balm, and Rose Petal & Hip Plant Water. We will also have their Pinyon Incense, with the uniquely purifying, exhilarating and archetypal aroma of the western drylands.
Surely your holiday gift list includes at least one person who knits, crochets, spins or makes things! Maker’s Hand Relief is a ‘must-have’ stocking stuffer for just about any fiber artist! Jane Anderson is an experienced herbalist and an avid and expert knitter who knows what housework and gardening, and working with fiber can do to your hands, and how that rough skin makes it impossible to work with yarn. Maker’s Hand Relief is wonderfully moisturizing yet truly non-greasy, using organic, wildcrafted Argan Oil from Morocco. She uses only pure, natural ingredients, originating from plants, seeds, nuts or flowers, to hand-craft her products. Her paperboard tube packaging is both recycled and recyclable or compostable. PS: Maker’s Hand Relief is also great for cracked heels!
An all-natural handcrafted soap by Botanicals Beyond Belief. This unique blend of coffee grounds and pumice has a great earthy scent! Don’t worry, this hand soap has what it takes to scrub off your dirt & grime after a hard day’s work.
Ingredients: Olive & coconut palm oils, spring water, lye, fragrance oils, coffee grounds and pumice.
Jen creates her Body Butter from all organics including shea and cocoa butters, coconut oil, lavender and orange essential oils. She purchases the ingredients locally from responsible world-wide sources. After showering, scoop some of Jen’s Body Butter and rub together between your hands and apply. Ideal for moisturizing the whole body.
Created by Pamela Clum’s Plum Botanicals, a small fair-trade organic skin-care line based here in Boulder. This long-lasting lip balm is based on wild-collected African shea butter from a womens’ cooperative, and scented with the marvelous, unique, citrus-y essential oil of neroli. Shea butter is a natural sun-blocker, so it really helps prevent chapping in all seasons. Kisu is, by far, Eve’s favorite lip balm!
Lamborn Mountain’s organic lavender and goat milk body-care products, made on a small organic farm in Paonia, CO, by our friends Carol and Jim Schott, are a great favorite at Harlequin’s.
From the milk of their own goats and lavender from their fields, they make the most luxuriously creamy, moisturizing hand and body lotion and gentle aromatic soaps. We also offer their soaps in other scents too, like Cedar Rose and Rosemary Lemon Mint, and calming & uplifting Lavender Hydrosol. All their products are hand-made in small batches.
Founded by Stacy Smoot, Mountain Time Soap is hand-made in Golden, CO. Stacy was born and raised in the Mountain West, and is dedicated to living simply and responsibly to enable spending time in the mountains. They use only pure simple Vegan ingredients from nature: plant-based-skin-loving oils like olive and coconut oils and shea butter, natural clays and botanicals for color, and pure essential oils for antimicrobial and aromatherapy properties. No lathering agents, hardening agents, fillers, or artificial dyes or fragrance are ever used.
We’ll have their unisex Shaving bar, best-selling Shampoo Bar, carefully formulated without harmful, allergenic or irritating ingredients, Pet Shampoo, fair-trade organic Whipped Raw Shea Butter and an assortment of soap bars with all-natural ingredients. Their products are attractively but minimally packaged, with recyclable and compostable materials. Mountain Time Soap gives back by donating 1% of annual gross sales to Colorado environmental non-profits.
The Spanish word ‘trementina’ has come to be used as the name for the sap of the pinyon tree of New Mexico. Folk remedies made from this sap have been used for centuries to relieve dry, cracked skin, abrasions and scrapes, and for drawing out splinters.
Made in New Mexico’s ‘curandera’ tradition by our friend Pamela, who climbed the pinyon trees to gather the sap, and infused it in olive oil and New Mexico beeswax to create this rare traditional salve. Each tin of salve comes in a lovely organza gift bag.
Leslie Lewis is our friend and our neighborhood ‘Good Witch’, a dynamic woman who puts her boundless talents, her 30+ years of experience, her wisdom and energy into diverse enterprises, including her practice as a certified clinical herbalist and maker of inspired herbal preparations that really work.
Her soothing salves for cracked and dry skin, congestion, rashes and burns, and sleeplessness belong in every family’s medicine chest. Leslie’s wonderful xeric garden and beehive provide most of the raw ingredients for WW’s salves, all of which are organic, nutrient dense, and free of pesticides. Wellspring Way salves are created with the motto “if you can’t put it in your mouth, then don’t put it on your skin.”