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Soap Opera: 10 Soothing Skin Products for Gardeners

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Soap Opera: 10 Soothing Skin Products for Gardeners

March 10, 2017

March is the month of chapped hands and wind-whipped cheeks. Fight back with soothing products for gardeners. We’ve rounded up 10 favorites to keep your skin safe until April:

Hand Soaps

Soap on a rope for the gardener: a bar of The Gardener Soap, handmade of essential vegetal oils, is €8 from Merci.
Above: Soap on a rope for the gardener: a bar of The Gardener Soap, handmade of essential vegetal oils, is €8 from Merci.
Made of 7\2 percent olive oil, a bar of traditional French Savon de Marseille Soap is €5 from La Savonnerie.
Above: Made of 72 percent olive oil, a bar of traditional French Savon de Marseille Soap is €5 from La Savonnerie.
Formulated by a florist&#8\2\17;s mother, Saipua soaps cold-processed, handmade soaps are made in batches of 88 bars. A bar of Rose Geranium Soap is \$\18 from Alder & Co.
Above: Formulated by a florist’s mother, Saipua soaps cold-processed, handmade soaps are made in batches of 88 bars. A bar of Rose Geranium Soap is $18 from Alder & Co.
Handmade in England, a bar of Basil Herbs Organic Soap has a soothing hint of lemongrass as well; £8 from The Future Kept.
Above: Handmade in England, a bar of Basil Herbs Organic Soap has a soothing hint of lemongrass as well; £8 from The Future Kept.

Salves

A \1.7-ounce tube of Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm is \$97 from Aesop.
Above: A 1.7-ounce tube of Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm is $97 from Aesop.
A 4-ounce bottle of Lavender, Cedarwood and Frankincense Body Oil is \$38 from Hudson Made
Above: A 4-ounce bottle of Lavender, Cedarwood and Frankincense Body Oil is $38 from Hudson Made
A gardener’s secret weapon, All Heal Salve from Toronto- based herbalist Denise Williams soothes cracked and chapped skin with ingredients you might find in your own garden: comfrey, burdock, plantain leaf, chamomile, and lavender. A tin is \$\18.
Above: A gardener’s secret weapon, All Heal Salve from Toronto- based herbalist Denise Williams soothes cracked and chapped skin with ingredients you might find in your own garden: comfrey, burdock, plantain leaf, chamomile, and lavender. A tin is $18.
N.B.: We like All Heal Salve so much that we included it in our Gardenista 100 list of timeless products in our new book, Gardenista: The Definitive Sourcebook for Stylish Outdoor Spaces.

Face Cleansers

Fragrance free and made in small batches in Portland, Oregon, a bottle of Olio E Osso Oil Cleanse is \$80 from Alder & Co.
Above: Fragrance free and made in small batches in Portland, Oregon, a bottle of Olio E Osso Oil Cleanse is $80 from Alder & Co.
A bottle of Latte da Toilette Cleansing Milk is &#8\2\20;rich in plant oils for daily use on the face and neck, with a delicate rose gardenia scent.&#8\2\2\1; It&#8\2\17;s \$80 from S.M. Novella.
Above: A bottle of Latte da Toilette Cleansing Milk is “rich in plant oils for daily use on the face and neck, with a delicate rose gardenia scent.” It’s $80 from S.M. Novella.
A natural facial cleanser made with local honey &#8\2\20;lovingly gathered from beekeepers in our small coastal community&#8\2\2\1; of Half Moon Bay, California, a jar of Spun Gold is \$68 from Garden Apothecary.
Above: A natural facial cleanser made with local honey “lovingly gathered from beekeepers in our small coastal community” of Half Moon Bay, California, a jar of Spun Gold is $68 from Garden Apothecary.
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