Wary Meyers Japanese Cherry Blossom Candle and Soap

While the ephemeral sakura will soon fade, extend the season through these scented bundles of joy

Having been loyal followers of Wary Meyer’s Instagram account for some time (where they post interior design inspiration from the ’60s and ’70s that kindle a deep yearning), we were excited to learn that the husband and wife duo’s newest offering is timed perfectly with the season: Japanese Cherry Blossom scented candles and soaps. Blending hints of pomegranate, green bamboo, oak, vanilla and currant, they …

Maak Lab’s Soaps, Salves and More

Locally sourced, natural ingredients from the Pacific Northwest make for unlikely combinations

Drawing on their vegetation-rich surroundings in the Pacific Northwest, Portland-based Maak Lab crafts soaps, salves and candles with natural ingredients. With a focus on experimentation and pushing the bounds of scents and ingredients in such products, the brand lives up to its name. Plants play a central role, and seasonality is key to ensuring that the vibrance of every scent is as apparent in the …

Osmia Organics

The Colorado-based line of skincare products started by a former ER doctor

Just a few months after taking her first soap-making class (and after 10 years of practice as an emergency room physician in Carbondale, CO) Dr Sarah Villafranco decided to pursue the idea of making homemade skincare products—using only organic ingredients whenever possible—and created Osmia Organics. The name “osmia” is a term coined by Villafranco as an antonym to the word “anosmia” (or the loss of …