Heading Out for a Spa Day in PDX
Portland is a DIY mecca. In a city ripe with innovation, it’s no surprise that makers, herbalists, and crafters are churning out some of the best natural aromatherapy products we can find. Check out our list of our favorite bath and body products made locally by artisans in Portland, Oregon.
Rosewood + Moss Essential Water
“An ethereal blend of lightly floral woods and notes of sheer rose petals,” Midnight Collective’s essential water is pure rejuvenation. This modern apothecary believes in natural self-care, and this botanical-infused water evokes positive vibes with its refreshing mist.
Knot Springs Lotion
Another Midnight Collective product, the Knot Springs body lotion is a favorite in the Portland spa scene. Midnight Collective is partnering with Knot Springs to release a new line of lotion products concocted with bergamot, white cedar, and oak moss. But the best part? At Knot Springs, this lotion comes with a hot springs soak and a glass of kombucha.
Cedar Salt Soap
Who says soap can’t be fun? The Greater Goods, Portland’s gorgeous bath and body company, churns out beautiful soaps, including this natural cedar salt soap made with dead sea salt kelp. The cedar and salt soap has dead sea salt and kelp for the sailor in everyone. Soap up and dive in.
Cardamom Clay Soap
The Greater Goods doesn’t just create one kind of soap, this natural Portland company specializes in clay soap, too. Their flawlessly spiced cardamom and clay bar is made from organic oils, Moroccan clay, and the perfect hint of orange.
Organic Blueberry C Serum
Portland-based Servello Skin Care draws on old-world inspiration. Their Organic Blueberry C Serum blends therapeutic plant extracts with modern aromatherapy skincare techniques. All natural, we love this product, which uses its extracts to heal damage and protect from free radicals.
If you’re not using revitalizing salve yet, then now is the perfect time to start. Willamina Modern Apothecary creates this amazing salve that offers a host of therapeutic and healing benefits. Made with lemongrass, the revitalizing salve simultaneously tones and brightens your skin while reinvigorating circulation and cell memory.
Replenishing Bath Soak
No solo night at home is complete without a replenishing bath soak, and this Willamina Modern Apothecary product is the perfect addition to your bath and body collection. Let this stimulating and grounding product nourish and sooth your skin after a long day on the clock.
And while you’re soaking, pop on one of these rose masks also made by Portland Willamina Modern Apothecary. 100% natural, this refreshing mask is made of rose petals, Pacific Northwest clover honey, and rose absolute essential oil. Apply for 20 minutes while you soak, then rinse.
Forumla No. 9: Citrus, Wood, & Spice Body Scrub
Portland’s CH Gobble Salt Co. perfected the body scrub, seriously. While the company offers a variety of “formulas,” we love Formula No. 9 – the perfect concoction of citrus, wood, and spice. Let this all natural formula exfoliate and hydrate your skin in one easy step.
Craftsman Hand Balm
Treat your skin right with CH Goble Salt Co.’s Craftsman Hand Balms. Let formula No. 35 rejuvenate your skin with its supple combination of shea and cocoa butters. Inhale lemon, exhale grapefruit as you enjoy a skin softening experience.
Keep Calm Aromatherapy Roll On
In case of emergencies, always carry Portland Apothecary’s Keep Calm Roll On. When stress levels rise, apply to the insides of your wrists, your temples, or to the soles of your feet. Take deep breath, and inhale soothing scents of lavender and tangerine and lavender.
Enhance your bath and body routine with Willamina Modern Apothecary’s Purifying Salve. A pea-sized dollop will do the trick, making a little go a long way with this cleansing product.
Hydrating Body Oil
Portland Apothecary’s hydrating body oil lives up to the hype. With a moisturizing blend of jojoba and rosehip seed, and other plant-based oils, this body product with leave your skin feeling smooth and replenished.
It really doesn’t get more Portland that this Urban Oreganics coffee scrub. The scrub’s high caffeine content increases circulation and blood-flow to reduce the visibility of small varicose veins. Not to mention it’s naturally wonderful and ethically made.
Cocoa Facial Mask
Upgrade your weekly facial with Urban Oreganics cocoa facial mask. With this lovely mask, you’ll have yet another way to enjoy chocolate in your life while giving your skin a seriously refreshing treatment.
Aromatic Body Refresher
Bless Saint Olio for their refreshing aromatic spritzer. Made in Portland, OR, it’s a little heavenly dose of perfection.
Another godsend from Urban Oregonics, this detox cleansing bar works miracles. The carefully chosen ingredients in this formula is pH balanced with carefully chosen ingredients to ensure your hair, face, and body are getting the ‘detox’ cleanse they deserve.
Nourish your body with Urban Oregonics body food. You will fall in love with this luxe, multi-purpose head-to-toe butter — trust us.