There’s a reason for spring cleaning—when the seasons change, fresh sights and scents gear our bodies up for change. If you’re feeling the need to clean out your makeup or skincare collection, and start anew with a fresh, natural products, check out some of these must-haves from Denver’s talented herbalists and apothecaries.
Try: For a glowing complexion, look no further than the Whole Lotta Roses nurturing probiotic mask. Combine this powdered mix of white clay, essential oils, and rose with avocado, yogurt, honey, or even water, and let your skin soak it up for 15 to 30 minutes. Or detoxify your liver by drinking Rites of Spring Greens, a caffeine-free tea made from nettles, dandelion, peppermint, and rose hips. Bonus: Add a teaspoon of raw local honey to your morning cup to help fight springtime pollen allergies. If you’re craving new smells this spring, snag R.L. Linden’s new collection of perfumes, which features scents inspired by Denver shops like Ironwood and Beet & Yarrow.
Visit: 1474 S. Acoma St. (email [email protected] to visit the workshop)
Try: Overhaul your skincare routine by splurging on the Facial Care Kit from Fig + Yarrow. Between the all-natural cleanser, oat-and-honey scrub, and toning complexion waters, you’ll have a dewy springtime visage in no time. Or guard yourself against any weather condition with their Spring Herbal Steam, which contains a variety of healing flowers—linden, chrysanthemum, lavender, chamomile, marigold, rose petals, and red clover blossoms—to purify, hydrate, and soothe the skin. When the warmer weather lures you outdoors, we recommend bringing the Healing Salve along. The shea butter cream is infused with calming essential oils and nourishing herbs to heal sunburn and soothe bug bites.
Visit: 3600 Tejon St.
Try: Healthy skin starts with a healthy liver, so adding MoonDance’s detox tea (a nutritive blend of slightly sweet licorice and liver-cleansing powerhouse burdock root) to your pantry isn’t a bad idea. Neither is combating Colorado dryness by lathering your skin with their toning Linden Face Moisturizer, a thirst-quenching combination of high-nutrient oils and linden flowers. And with longer, sunnier days ahead, protect yourself from UV exposure with Pomegranate Protection, a simple cream with natural SPF made from pomegranate essential oils.
Visit: 601 Corona St.
Try: If you’re eager to learn something new about your body this spring, the employees at this Cherry Creek shop can teach you. Browse through their massive collection of essential oils and chat with experts who will help you mix custom blends to fit your body’s needs, or discover how to incorporate herbal bitters in your diet. Looking to get more hands-on with your beauty routine? Sign up for their April 13 class to learn how to make your own natural cosmetics, including foundation, eyeliner, and mascara.
Visit: 2900 E. 6th Ave.