Today we are super excited to introduce an Etsy shop that we have been swooning over for days! Whiskey, Ink, and Lace is a bath and body shop carrying a variety of handcrafted goods for dandy men and women. These particular goods have a rustic americana flair, made with all natural and sustainable sourced ingredients that are carefully selected through rigorous research by owner Andi "Whiskey" Shaw. As soon as we heard from Shaw, we spent hours admiring her marvelous goods and imagine you will too!
Shaw kindly states that her shop is "inspired by both urban and country living, there are hints of the rustic, the inventive, the practical, and occasionally the absurd in the handcrafted products. I often get asked about the name and, well, I drink a lot of whiskey, I have a lot of ink, and I wear a lot of lace. The business is my creation and my chance to get to make anything I can imagine and share the creations with the world to use. I love things that are creative with practical uses, so that’s how our products are made: unique formulations that provide the very best benefit to the end user."
Below are few products that are absolutely divine!
The Lumberjack Beard Kit Deluxe, perfect for a beard buff! This kit is a Whiskey, Ink, and Lace signature scent with cedar-wood, vanilla, ylang ylang, and bergamot essential oils. It includes Lumberjack beard oil, a beard shampoo bar, stache wax, and beard balm and perfect to keep you bearded man looking nifty and nice!
Coffee Beauty Kit Deluxe! That's right! This delightful beauty kit comes with coffee and brown sugar body scrub, mocha body butter, espresso morning face cream, vanilla latte soap, and cocoa mint lip balm. Smell and feel great with softer and smoother skin each and every day! This is such a perfect holiday or birthday gift for the coffee loving lady!
The Facial First Aid Kit - Skincare for oily, troubled skin! This incredible kit includes a troubled skin scrub, organic turmeric pumpkin facial bar, nighttime rose cream, and facial toner. It is made of natural ingredients benefiting from jojoba oil, coconut oil, neem oil, natural salicylic acid, rose hip oil, and more - nature's very best ingredients for the gal who needs special care!
The above are just a few examples of Whiskey, Ink, and Lace products. One can also find sweet soaps, holistic hair care, beautiful body essences, and cool cosmetics and candles (shown below). Each and every product is handmade with natural products and splendidly sourced by Shaw herself. As we happily searched her shop, she shared more great words with us. Read more about Whiskey, Ink, and Lace...
What inspired you to open your shop?
“In 2013, I was living in an area in the middle of nowhere in North Carolina where clean, natural products were hard to find. So I began to make them myself. After more research, I found more and more awesome things I could make and customers began asking for different products as well. And it was fun for me to come up with new natural formulations to solve different problems.”
What is your favorite item?
“That changes daily! Right now, I’m partial to our newest item, the Worker’s Hand Cream. I can’t stop geeking out over how it came out. Since I work with my hands in scalding hot water through most of the day, by the evening my hands ache and my skin is dried out and cracked. I created the cream to moisturize and help heal the damaged skin, but specially formulated it to have a waxy “seal” of sorts, to seal in the moisture and keep out the elements. With some experimentation, I was able to make the cream almost act waterproof so that washing my hands over and over doesn’t wash away the moisturizing oils in the cream. I put it in a pocket-friendly tin so that I can keep it with me on the go. Coming up with solutions like this is one of the reasons I absolutely love what I do, especially because others like me can benefit from my creations/problem solutions.”
What is your biggest challenge?
“Staffing! I can’t get enough people in to help! So if you’re in the Seattle area and a responsible, organized creative type, send us your resume! :) ”
Honestly, we couldn't tell you what is our favorite product because all of them are fabulous! Any one of these items are the perfect treat for yourself and/or to give as a gift. We are thrilled to share about Whiskey, Ink, and Lace today and envision you will moon over this shop as well!
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