Natural body care can be fun, and no one knows this better than Twisted Tomboy. This woman-owned company began in 2012, when the founder’s daughter insisted that her mother help her sell homemade lip balms and sugar scrubs. The two of them threw themselves into their new project with a passion. Before long, the founder was selling freshly made beauty care products to resorts, boutiques, grocery chains, and many other places.
You can read Twisted Tomboy’s inspiring story on their website, www.twistedtomboy.com. The owner prides herself on using the freshest ingredients available. Everything is vegetarian, and many of the offerings are vegan. The lip balm line ($3.50 apiece), is completely vegan, and offers such lip-smacking flavors as pina colada, peppermint, and lemonade. Instead of beeswax, Twisted Tomboy uses candellila wax, as well as coconut oil, sweet almond oil, and avocado oil. This was the first product developed by the company, spearheaded by the founder’s daughter. It has gone on to become a bestseller! Try it, you’ll see why.
Do you need a good, detoxifying facial mask? Try the Clay+Oatmeal+Charcoal Detox Face Mask ($18.00). Its magic ingredients are kaolin clay and colloidal oatmeal. The addition of lavender and peppermint essential oils adds a hint of sweetness. Avocado and sweet almond oil impart vitamin E and much-needed moisturizing properties to this highly effective scrub. Just add water, make a paste, smooth it on your face, and leave it there for 10-15 minutes. You’ll feel fresh and glowing in no time!
We love bath bombs and suspect that some of you might, as well. Twisted Tomboy makes six different varieties! All of them come in handy bottles, so you can pour the contents directly into your tub. Ingredients include Epsom salt, baking soda, shea butter, and sunflower oil. The “Inspire” Coconut and Lemongrass variety ($12.00) is the best-selling scent in the bunch. Lemongrass is said to be the oil of energetic cleansing, boosting self-esteem and confidence. The lively aroma will leave you feeling refreshed. And who can resist the smell of coconut?
Keep in mind that Twisted Tomboy does use goat’s milk in their soaps, so this is not a vegan line. However, everything is vegetarian and cruelty-free, and all product ingredients are clearly labeled on the website. The company offers free shipping on all US orders over $40.00. You can also find their offerings in many stores, such as Whole Foods. Remember, when you purchase products from Twisted Tomboy, you’re supporting a small, woman-owned outfit from a small town in eastern Washington. Happy shopping!