August 21 2014

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Etta + Billie Lotion Bars Are Ready For Takeoff


Anyone who’s had their hand cream confiscated at an airport security checkpoint or suffered from a tube that leaks in transit will appreciate the simplicity of Etta + Billie’s Artisan Lotion Bars. The sustainable, all-natural salve changes from solid to liquid form when warmed between your fingers, transforming itself into an emollient hand cream on the go. Each bar is blended with sustainable materials, including wild-harvested shea butter processed by a women’s collective in West Africa, along with organic virgin coconut oil, plant waxes, and essential oils like lavender, ginger, bergamot, and peppermint. The San Francisco-based soap and skincare brand first launched on Etsy, where it became a hit and caught the attention of local buyers, including those from Halo Blow Dry Bars in California, Strip Wax Bar, and the Bay Area’s newly opened styleVISA boutique, which stock the bars alongside linens and towels from Tunisia. Suki Mulberg Altamirano, co-owner of styleVISA, told us she takes the handy moisturizer in her carry-on during scouting trips abroad. “It’s ingenious,” Mulberg says of the all-purpose salve that she dabs on in-flight to remedy dry spots, lips, and cuticles. “It’s so easy to throw in your purse or bring with you on travels,” she continues. In other words: Don’t leave home without it.

Photo: Courtesy of styleVISA

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