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!
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!).
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!
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.
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!
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.