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Wildly American Soap Co. Mother's Day Sets
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Olivia Foster gives a hand massage at Little House Green Grocery
While on a Real Richmond Food Tour this weekend, I stopped into Little House Green Grocery, and it was beauty product fate. Andrea Driffill, owner of Widly American Soap Co., just happened to be in-store along Olivia Foster of Open Hands Massage, providing hand massages along with a chance to try Wildly American soap products. After a long stroll through the North Side, I was ready to relax.
Wildly American Soap Co. started for several reasons. First, Driffill's daughter suffered from pediatric rosacea and Driffill couldn't find products to soothe her skin. In addition, Driffill had always suffered from sensitivity to chemicals in traditional bath products. So, she began researching conventional and natural products, and realized that natural products with the right ingredients might be good for both of them. After whipping some products up for herself and friends, and wanting a business of her own to feel proud of, Driffill launched Wildly American. From making the products to designing the labels, she does every part of the process herself.
I had an opportunity to try a scrub and whipped body butter. Wildly American Soap Co.'s scrub is different from the traditional all-natural sugar scrubs that are frequetly seen on the market. Made with a variety of ingredients including demerara sugar, cream soap, rice flour, scrubbing grains and apricot kernel oil, the product is formulated to stay on skin longer for better exfoliation, and provide moisture at the same time, so your skin feels soft when you get out of the shower.
The Whipped Body Butter combines shea and cocoa butters with organic jojoba and avocado oils for a light moisturizer that won't clog pores. I must also say, it looks fluffy and good enough to eat in the container!
The combination of these products left my skin feeling soft and moisturized. Wildly American's products are available online, as well as at Libbie Market, Camden's Dogtown Market, Harvest, Little House Green Grocery, Shields Market, Ellwood Thompson's, Eurotrash, and through Relay Foods.