If you want eco-conscious beauty products and love to support local businesses, check out Strawberry Hedgehog. Now.
The local soap, facial mist, body cream, beard oil and deodorant line uses natural, vegan ingredients to create heavenly smelling offerings, which are cruelty-free. It was founded in 2007 by charming local lady Tracy Perkins and is sold in Whole Foods stores around Arizona, as well as online and in shops around the Valley and in California.
After a recent visit with Tracy, I took home a bag full of goodies I’m sort of addicted to smelling. The packaging is also adorable, and the soaps are really pretty – like extra decorations for your bathroom.
I’m absolutely in love with the Tea Tree-Rosemary Face bar, $9, with organic coconut oils, organic palm oil and natural herbs, spices and minerals. It’s ideal for oily to combination skin, promoting antioxidant activity and includes invigorating peppermint and gentle exfoliating qualities. It smells amazing – probably the best thing to cover your face with on the daily – and really leaves you feeling clean and refreshed.
I got two soaps – some Blueberry Lavender, $8, which is one of Tracy’s most popular brands, and a Lavender Vanilla, $8, which has two of my favorite scents.
They’re both made with organic coconut oils, palm oils, herbs and minerals, and they work up great lathers that will make you never want to stop washing your hands.
I also was treated to a Hydrating Mist, $10, a refreshing spray that is good for setting mineral makeup or to just cool off and add some antioxidant-filled ingredients to your precious pores. It contains tea, organic aloe vera and essential oils, and instead of leaving you oily, it helps to balance your hydration levels so you don’t overproduce oil to compensate for dryness. As someone with oily skin, trust me, I love this mist!
One of the coolest things about Strawberry Hedgehog is that there are “Soap Clubs” offered. Because the soaps are all made from vegan ingredients, they have a shorter shelf life than artificial stuff, so it’s best to get them in smaller quantities. With the Soap Club, you get a unique new scent each month, and each bar lasts one person who uses it for daily showering about a month. The club starts at $30 for three months, which includes all shipping and handling. You’re saving money on three bars, and you get access to seasonal or special scents. What a cool gift idea! The more you purchase, the higher the discount.
Tracy also hosts monthly workshops on the third Thursday of every month. Thursday, June 19 will be a class on aromatherapy, and you can keep up-to-date on all the Strawberry Hedgehog happenings on the Facebook page.
Find out more about Strawberry Hedgehog, and make purchases, here.