Loving Local in the Wellness Dept

Jess Rasmussen, Wellness Manager

 

Here at the Co-op, we absolutely love our local farmers and vendors! Did you know that we are representing local in the Wellness Department as well?!

My goal is to really highlight local vendors by giving them prime location and merchandising.  I want to encourage our owners and all of our customers to give them an extra perusal the next time you're in and see what amazing goodies our local vendors are making!

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Queen Anne's Lace, whose farm is located in Camargo, IL, is a natural and organic body care line that is rich in wild crafted botanicals, herbs and essential oils. Linda makes a variety of home and body care products using herbs and floral infusions grown on the farm, as well as honey and beeswax from her hardworking bee colonies. They also have a goat family who provides fresh goat milk for their signature goats milk soaps.

http://www.qalcollections.com/ 

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Wild Botanicals is natural, small batch, artisan bath, body & skincare based out of Champaign,IL.  Every product is carefully formulated and crafted with natural botanicals to enhance one's beauty, health, and wellness. They are created without synthetic ingredients, parabens, sodium laurel sulfate, phthalates, chemicals, fillers, animal testing, mineral oils, petroleum, and are made, bottled, and labeled by hand.

https://www.shopwildbot.com/ 

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Soap by Felice, based in Urbana,IL, makes all-vegetable-oil soaps using the cold process method, plus occasional batches of glycerine soap (goats-milk, shea-butter, and clear).

"My goals in soapmaking are . . .  

. . . to make healthy, natural, animal-friendly soaps that are better for me, my friends, & my family than commercially available products;

. . . to make available some varieties that are extra mild, unscented, and able to be enjoyed by those with sensitive skin and noses;

. . . to use sustainable and reusable supplies in my soapmaking process wherever possible;*

. . . to have fun inventing strange recipes and color/fragrance/texture schemes for new soaps, even if it turns out I'm the only one willing to actually bathe with them;

. . . and above all, to set a good example for my public by staying squeaky clean. Which considering the ridiculous amount of soap currently curing on my racks, is not going to be a problem . . . "  

https://soapbyfelice.weebly.com 

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Just arrived! Glow by Lola, based in Urbana IL, creating essential oil based skin care products with high quality ingredients to help you find your glow!

http://glowbylola.com/