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Rinse, Relax, Repeat: Six Vermont-based Bath Products


The beauty of Vermont is more than just skin deep—a fact celebrated by local bath product manufacturers, who turn the state’s bounty of organic ingredients, including goat’s milk, beeswax, herbs, honey, and hemp into soaps, shampoos, scrubs, and more. Vermont bath products also embrace diversity, with formulas for all skin types and sensitivities. Make your next bath more local with these favorite products.

Goat’s Milk Lotion—Elmore Mountain Farm Soap Works

Elmore Mountain Farm Soap Works is a small company based in Morrisville. Husband-and-wife team Bunny and Peter Merrill were inspired to begin making their own soap and bath products after receiving some handmade soap from a friend. Since then, the Merrills have been creating soaps, balms, and other bath products from milk collected from Swiss Oberhasli goats that are bred and raised on the Merrill’s property. For some lovely post-bath hydration, try their Goat’s Milk Lotion, which comes in two scents: geranium lemongrass and lavender. elmoremountainfarm.com

Shampoo and Conditioner—Flourish Beauty Lab

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Flourish Beauty Lab in White River Junction creates products that embrace the needs of people with sensitive skin. Their formulas avoid ingredients that can irritate the skin, including common allergens such as nut oils and gluten. Flourish’s shampoos come in four scents including honey blossom and marshmallow, patchouli tangerine, and lavender mint. See the creation up close and person at its White River Junction flagship store and “open lab,” which also features one of the largest refill bars in Vermont for personal care to encourage reusing containers and keeping it green. flourishbeautylab.com

CBD Bath Salts—Green Mountain Hemp Company

The healing potential of CBD oil has found its way into many of our lives and lattés recently. Green Mountain Hemp Company now brings it to your bath, with four blends of CBD bath salts—Breathe Ease, Relax, Tangerine Dream, and The Gift. The 8-oz containers each contain 50 mg of CBD in its mix of Dead Sea salt, pink Himalayan sea salt, black Hawaiian sea salt, and essential oils of frankincense, myrrh, eucalyptus, and spearmint, as well as 24k gold flakes. The St. Albans-based company does not use dyes or synthetic ingredients and is dedicated to keeping CBD oil affordable. greenmountainhempcompany.com

Deep Calm Bath Oil Concentrate—Lunaroma

Lunaroma was created in 2000 by master aromatherapist Leyla Bringas, who comes from an aromatically rich Cuban heritage. The Burlington-based business aspires to be as sustainable and eco-conscious as possible, making a point to produce less than one bag of garbage for the entire company per week, according to the website. Lunaroma’s Deep Calm Bath Oil Concentrate is a case in point, blending organic Jojoba, pure wild-crafted and organic essential oils, lavender, chamomile, and marjoram. lunaroma.com

Body Scrubs—Vermont Simple Beauty

Exfoliation is an important part of the bathing process, and getting rid of dirt and unwanted oils is essential to feeling clean. Vermont Simple Beauty has your back in this endeavor with their sugar-based body scrubs, which are free of parabens, sulfates, PEGs, petroleum by-products, or phthalates. Vermont Simple Beauty scrubs come in scents such as Oak Musk, Cucumber Melon, and Black Raspberry. vermontsimplebeauty.com

Handmade Organic Bar Soap—Vermont Soap Company

After developing sensitivities to artificial scents, artificial colors, and petrochemical products as a result of chemicals he was exposed to as a window washer in Burlington, Larry Plesent started the Vermont Soap Company in 1992 with the goal of making products that do as little harm as possible. These soaps are great for people who suffer from asthma, chemical sensitivities, or have compromised immune systems. Vermont Soap Company offers 17 varieties of handmade organic bar soap including woodspice, sweet orange, and rosemary herb. vermontsoap.com