The March Self-Care Set

Since the inception of Midwest Eco-Mercantile I knew I wanted to have thoughtfully curated themed boxes as a part of my business. I thought it could be a monthly subscription, I thought it could be a quarterly collection drop, I had a bunch of other ideas too. Truthfully, I still haven't committed to any one plan. In the meantime, I put together an exfoliating self-care experience for March. I curated the box using only Minnesota women-owned businesses. March is the month that makes us think of leprechauns and pots of gold. Using this as inspiration I made the jump from pot of gold to a pot of honey - and found some indulgent products containing golden honey and turmeric. Keep reading to see what we've all included.

Honey Mask with Turmeric & Camu Camu by The Goodery - Stillwater, MN 

The Goodery is run by Emily and Melissa, two busy moms who met through their kids' many activities. They believe that easy and convenient choices that allow families to make good choices and necessary and desired by their local community. Thanks to raw honey's antibacterial and antiseptic abilities, there mask may benefit oily and acne-prone skin. Turmeric helps to support brighter and more even skin tone. Camu camu contains more vitamin C than any other plant. Vetiver is well known for its use in skin cell regeneration. Cedarwood can help soothe irritation, inflammation, redness, and itchiness, as well as dryness. The generous size 4 oz mask comes in a glass jar with a metal lid, making it reusable or recyclable. 

Sisal Exfoliating Shower Glove from Bamboo Switch - White Bear Lake, MN

Bamboo Switch is founded on the beliefs that plastic should not be found in waterways and that access to eco-friendly goods should not be limited to those with privilege. A portion of their sales goes to Sea Shepard to protect marine life and water. This plant-based 100% sisal glove gently slides across your skin leaving a smooth surface behind. Completely compostable, this exfoliating glove won't harm our planet. Let's make self-care effective AND earth friendly!

Pollen Honey and Sugar Lip Exfoliator by BeeNaturalz - Oakdale, MN

The founder of Beenaturalz was so impressed by a bee demonstration at the Minnesota State Fair she started her own skincare line harnessing the power of bees. We included her lip exfoliator in the March box. Polish your way to silky lips with a sweet-as-honey lip exfoliator, handcrafted with local raw pollen-infused and wildflower honeys, sugar, and shea butter. Gently rub a small amount onto lips, allow to absorb for a few minutes, and then wipe (or lick) off. 

Tinted Lip Balm by Sustain Yourself - Minneapolis, MN

A plastic-free alternative to disposable lipstick. Delicately handcrafted in small batches with simple, pure, and high-quality ingredients that heal and hydrate chapped lips, while also offering beautiful, buildable color. Achieve a natural blushed look with one swipe, and more intensity for a night out with just a few swipes. The best things about this lip balm are that it’s long lasting, a small amount goes a long way. Can be used as blush and eyeshadow. Sustain Yourself is run entirely by twin sisters Geevie and Sophia in Minneapolis. They hand craft all their products and ship plastic-free. 

Golden Milk Bar made by Terroir Chocolate - Fergus Falls, MN  

Terrior Chocolate was formed after its owner, Kristin spent a year in the Swiss Alps. She now curates her chocolates from bean to bar, having visited the source of her ingredients worldwide. This chocolate bar with its vibrant yellow color will fill your soul with the goodness of golden milk turmeric latte. You heard right - golden chocolate! Taste buds savor the classic combo of turmeric, cinnamon and black pepper. As smooth as the turmeric latte it is named after. The taste may fade, but the comfort and healing properties will elevate your day.

Make your spa night golden.  

May I suggest a long bath in low light with spa music and your favorite candle burning. This set comes in a giftable box ready for you or a bestie. 

- Jenna | owner & operator, Midwest Eco-Mercantile