Making the switch to nontoxic deodorant

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Making the switch to nontoxic deodorant

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Deodorant is a sensitive thing! No one wants to feel smelly or sticky, right? Making the switch to nontoxic deodorant can be really intimidating. Especially if you try one that did not seem to work.  I recently read this article where Tara Foley (CEO and founder of Follain) explained, “When a woman tries a conventional product that doesn’t work, she moves on. But if she tries a clean product that doesn’t work, she’s going to believe that all clean products don’t work,”. Which I found fascinating! The benefits of feeding our skin healthy, nourishing ingredients are huge. Replacing your conventional deodorant...

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Featured maker - Allie Kushnir
Featured maker - Allie Kushnir

Designing in Chicago, Allie brings her artistic skills and keen sense of ethical practices to all of her products. She makes stationary, pillows, mini zip pouches and prints. In addition to creating beautifully unique work, she also prints stationary on 100% recycled paper. All of Allie’s custom printed fabrics are made with biodegradable inks and manufacturing is done in the United States to minimize carbon emissions.  Pictured : Allie’s Chiang Mai Mini Zip Pouch made with a cotton-linen blend and biodegradable inks. 

Protect your skin with Force Field Daily Defense Lotion
Protect your skin with Force Field Daily Defense Lotion

Ursa Major’s Force Field Lotion blocks over 93% of UVA/UVB rays. It also combines plant stem cell technology to nourish and revitalize skin which can lead to a boost in skin elasticity and a decrease in the appearance of fine lines and dark spots. In addition, the Force Field Daily Defense Lotion offers broad spectrum mineral sun protection with an SPF of 18. It is a physical (not chemical) sunscreen which means it forms a protective layer on your skin’s surface to reflect UV rays as opposed to being absorbed into the skin. This sunscreen is safe for your skin,...

Featured Maker - Little Fire Ceramics
Featured Maker - Little Fire Ceramics

Jessica Egan is a warm, dedicated person and it comes through in all of her work. The name of her ceramics company honors her family name. In Gaelic, the name Egan means “little fire”. Jessica creates beautiful mugs (like the Luna Mug pictured), tumblers, planters, plates and platters. Her pieces are clean, form focused and made in the Midwest.  Ottilia is proud to carry Little Fire Ceramics. Should you have a special product request, please reach out. 

Featured product - Penny Frances Brightening Cleansing Oil
Featured product - Penny Frances Brightening Cleansing Oil

Penny Frances Apothecary is a unique brand based in Vancouver, Canada. Sarah creates products that make you feel as though your suddenly on a beautiful tropical island. Her love for all things lush and feminine come through in her potions. I would also encourage you to follow her on Instagram for inspiration you will find nowhere else.  The Watermelon, Papaya + Green Mandarin Brightening Cleansing Oil will leave your skin revived and nourished. Among the ingredients, you will find organic watermelon seed oil which includes fatty acids that soothe your skin. The organic papaya seed oil is high in antioxidants and can...