As we enter the holiday giving season, 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, specialty herbal salves, facial toner, lip balms, and our exclusive, famous Dr. Brawner’s Aftershave! All of these are thoughtful ‘stocking stuffers’ and very special but affordable gifts.
DR. BRAWNER’S HEALING AFTERSHAVE – HARLEQUIN’S EXCLUSIVE!
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 18 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!
KISU LIP BALM – HARLEQUIN’S EXCLUSIVE!
Created by Pamela Clum’s Plum Botanicals, a small fair-trade organic skin-care line based here in Boulder Valley. 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 still, by far, Eve’s favorite lip balm!
LAMBORN MOUNTAIN FARMSTEAD
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 goat-milk soaps. We offer their lavender lotion, their soaps in Lavender, Cedar Rose, and Rosemary Lemon Mint and Natural (unscented), their calming and uplifting Lavender Hydrosol, and some giftsets. All Lamborn products are hand-made in small batches.
LITTLE HERBAL APOTHECARY
Certified clinical herbalist Faith Rodgers created the Little Herbal Apothecary in 2015 to support the community by providing access to high quality organic herbal remedies and all-natural, completely safe, botanical skincare products. Their own product line is lovingly hand-crafted on site in small batches.
The Apothecary is a delightful shop in Old Lafayette, but we were so impressed with the quality of their products and wanted to share them with the rest of Boulder County and the region. We think their non-toxic facial products, healing salves and other products are exceptional, and worthy of gifting to friends and family, and yourself! For example, back-packers will appreciate their Muscle Rub salve and their dry shampoo. Women of all ages will love their facial toner.
PLUM BOTANICALS – HARLEQUIN’S EXCLUSIVE!
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, and it really works! The pinyon sap and beeswax also contribute a wonderful aroma!
Made in New Mexico’s ‘curandera’ tradition by our friend Pamela Clum, who climbed the pinyon trees to gather the sap, purified it, and infused it in olive oil and beeswax to create this rare traditional salve. Each tin of salve comes in a lovely organza gift bag.
SALLYEANDER SKIN-CARE PRODUCTS
SallyeAnder is a 2nd generation family owned and operated natural skincare company making high quality handmade soap & creams since 1982. Their products are made with natural ingredients and only pure essential oils. Eve discovered their products about 7 years ago, when she started using their herbal Foot Therapy and Hand Therapy creams on her cracked, dry skin and found them to be more effective and therapeutic than any others she had tried (and there had been many). Our customers have reported their excellent results, too! They are also pleasant to use, and they don’t leave you with a plastic tube to send to the landfill. Equally impressive are their No-Bite-Me Bug repellent & after-bite cream and soap. They smell good and are Very effective! Gardener’s Hand Soap is perfect for hard-working hands, moisturizing and healing. Two of their other soaps will be of interest to people with skin sensitivities: the Calendula Shampoo Bar is perfect for babies and for blondes (with no bottle or tube to throw away) and using their Poison Ivy Soap after contact will soothe and reduce the swelling and itching.
The SallyeAnder company is committed to making ethical, effective, and sensitive-skin friendly products that really work. All are hand-made, 100% hypoallergenic, and vegan.