Celebrate Labor Day with These Great American-Made Brands

With a national holiday coming up, we here at Smallflower are thinking about what makes us proud to be American. One of the greatest things about working with smaller, niche, and natural brands is that many of them are made right here in the U.S. of A! Though we’ll always love our hard-to-find European favorites, we’re also proud to sell and support great American brands. Here are a few of our favorites, with some of our favorite products from each.

Trilipiderm

In Jackson Hole, Wyoming – where nature is at once its most amazing and most harsh – Trilipiderm was born, a line of dry skin products that are tough enough to hold up in any condition and gentle enough to pamper skin the way it should be. Over 40 years of experience researching and testing ingredients has equipped the company with valuable knowledge to create products for the treatment of skin

Smallflower Picks:

Trilipiderm

Rehydration Night Cream

Naturally stimulates skin cell renewal for hydrated, radiant skin in the morning.

$50 | Shop Now →

Trilipiderm

Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Sunblock with deeply nourishing hydrating properties and antioxidant action.

$17.95 | Shop Now →

Trilipiderm

 

All-Body Moisture Retention Cream

Hydrates skin and provides essential lipids that inhibit moisture loss.

$29.95 | Shop Now →

 

Indigo Wild

Indigo Wild is known for hand-made soaps with delicious, earthy scents. Their formula includes such nourishing ingredients as goat’s milk, shea butter, and jojoba oil. They don’t just do soaps though—since they began they’ve expanded into all sorts of bath and body products, with even some home cleaning products thrown in the mix!

Smallflower Picks:

Indigo Wild Zum Bar

Sea Salt Zum Bar Soap

Natural sea salts bring an ocean of moisture with a citrusy scent.

$5.50 | Shop Now →

Indigo Wild Zum Mist

Lavender Zum Mist Aromatherapy Room & Body Spray

Clear your mind and relax with ingredients you can pronounce: Purified water, pure essential oils, aloe and vegetable glycerin.

$10.50 | Shop Now →

Indigo Wild Zum bar

Frankincense & Myrrh Zum Bar Soap

The festive scent makes this luscious soap a great pick for the holidays.

$5.50 | Shop Now →

 

Sweet Comb Chicago

Sweet Comb started out in a backyard in the Rogers Park neighborhood right here in Chicago. Its founders were worried about the plight of the honeybees and Colony Collapse Disorder, so they took it upon themselves to turn their backyard into an apiary. Chicago is one of the few places where the number of honey bees seems to be increasing slightly, thanks to backyard and rooftop beekeepers. With your help, Sweet Comb is working to keep up this trend and save the humble honeybee.

Smallflower Picks:

Sweet Comb Chicago

Beeswax Beard Conditioner

The nourishing natural oils and extracts repair and replenish facial hair and soothe the skin beneath, resulting in a lustrous, healthy beard.

$18 | Shop Now →

Sweet Comb Chicago

Lemongrass Lip Balm

Use this beeswax-based balm to nourish, soften, and moisturize for healthy, bee-utiful lips.

$3 | Shop Now →

Sweet Comb Chicago

Royal Jelly Hand & Body Balm

Nurture your skin from tips to toes with royal jelly and a host of nutritive ingredients.

$16 | Shop Now →

 

Four Elements

Four Elements has grown its own herbs since 1990 on a certified organic farm located in the hills of Baraboo Bluffs, Wisconsin. They practice deep respect and gratitude for Nature, from which they harvest the healing ingredients that make up their teas, tinctures, and body care products. Each product is hand-made and formulated to increase beauty and well-being.

Smallflower Picks:

Four Elements

Hypnotic Sleep Aid

This totally organic formula features Wild Lettuce, Passionflower, Hops, Chamomile and Rose Petals to help soothe you into a restful sleep.

$11.99 | Shop Now →

Look, No X Ma! Soap

Specifically formulated to soothe itchiness and reduce inflammation while maintaining healthy skin function.

$5.99 | Shop Now →

Four Elements

Minus Sinus Tea

Spearmint and thyme are warming and moving, and mullein supports healthy lung function.

$6.89 | Shop Now →

 

Defy Bags

Founded in 2008 by Chicago Art Director Chris Tag, Defy Bags has grown from a one-man operation to a workplace staffed with world-class artisans. Designers, leather experts, and seamstresses work together to create quality, hand-made leather bags that are truly built to last.

Smallflower Picks:

Defy Bags

Horween Leather Oxblood Gear Kit

All leather is selected in person at the century-old, iconic Horween Leather Tannery in Chicago.

$89 | Shop Now →

Defy Bags

Grey Wax Canvas Dopp Kit

Sourced from a New York textile company creating quality waxed fabrics since 1838.

$63 | Shop Now →

Defy Bags

Dublin Leather Safety Razor Sheath

Hand-crafted in Chicago with Horween leather, using a team of master leather workers with a combined 60 years leather experience.

$18 | Shop Now →

 

Badger

Nested in the woods of Gilsum, New Hampshire, Badger is a family-owned and run business founded by Bill Whyte in 1995. Bill, a carpenter, was looking for a balm to help his cracked hands in the winter—so he made it himself! Today, Bill still runs the company with the help of his wife Katie and their two daughters, Rebecca and Emily. They only use ingredients that fit their rigorous standards for healthy agriculture, minimal processing, sustainable supply chain, and health-giving properties.

Smallflower Picks:

Badger Balm

Lavender Sunscreen Cream SPF 30

Water resistant for up to 40 minutes, safe for children of all ages, and thoroughly moisturizing while it protects!

$15.95 | Shop Night →

Badger Balm

Organic Damascus Rose Antioxidant Face Oil

Organic Jojoba, Baobab, and Pomegranate oils create a light, super-absorbent, and highly nourishing face serum.

$14.45 | Shop Now →

Badger Balm

Sleep Balm

Skin smoothing night care with the fragrance of forest and orange.

$5.99 | Shop Now →

Caswell-Massey

Dating all the way back to 1752, Caswell-Massey has been the premier name in quality American personal care products since the time of George Washington. It began as an apothecary in Newport, Rhode Island and, throughout the nearly two centuries since, it has grown into one of the finest suppliers of fragrance and luxury goods on the continent.

Smallflower Picks:

Caswell-Massey

Dr. Hunter Hand Creme

This classic formula of glycerine and rosewater still ranks among the best for conditioning hands and keeping them moist, supple, and smooth.

$16 | Shop Now →

Caswell-Massey Soaps

Presidential Soap Sampler

A collection of the brand’s best soaps beloved by past U.S. presidents.

$28 | Shop Now →

Caswell-Massey

Elixir of Love Cologne Spray

Spray on pulse points form ankles to the neck for a beguiling scent that both soothes and excites the hearts of men.

$40 | Shop Now →

 

Captain’s Choice

All of the Captain’s products are crafted in small batched with all-natural ingredients, right here in the U.S.A. Premium shave soaps and amazingly scented aftershaves leave your skin feeling smooth and toned after a shave. You morning will finally be complete once you start shaving with the Captain!

Smallflower Picks:

Captain's Choice

Bay Rum Aftershave

Wonderfully scented with a mellow masculine overtone and hints of cinnamon and citrus for just the right amount of zing.

$17.95 | Shop Now →

Captain's Choice

Bay Rum Shaving Soap

An outstanding performer that serves up a comfortable shave every time with the timeless scent of Bay Rum.

$14.95 | Shop Now →

Captain's Choice

Lime Aftershave

Customers not only love the zesty lime scent but remark how they like the gentle tingle upon a freshly shaven face.

$17.95 | Shop Now →

evanhealy

Evan Healy started out her career as a body care buyer and aesthetician, training with a top biodynamic European organization. After owning her own practice for over a decade, she started her own company in 1999. evanhealy only uses responsibly-sourced, organic ingredients from family farms in California and Washington, along with a self-governed women’s cooperative in Morocco and a tribal village in Ghana. This dedication to quality ingredients makes for incredibly luxurious and effective products.

Smallflower Picks:

evanhealy

Rose Geranium Facial Tonic HydroSoul

Balances and refreshes combination skin with pure rose geranium hydrosols.

$26.50 | Shop Now →

evanhealy

 

Rosehip Treatment Facial Serum

Pure plant extracts regenerate and harmonize skin.

$29.95 | Shop Now →

evanhealy

Whipped Patchouli Vanilla Shea Butter

Creamy, luxurious, and ultra-hydrating shea butter with a lush patchouli vanilla scent.

$33.50 | Shop Now →

 

Stirling Soap Co.

Stirling Soap Company was founded in 2012 by owners Roderick and Amanda Lovan after a trip to Scotland that left them craving all things natural and pure for their bodies. Stirling’s products will not dry and strip your skin – they contain no phthalates, no petroleum, no alcohols, no dyes, and no chemical additives. Stirling goods will leave you feeling clean, refreshed, and alive!

Smallflower Picks:

Stirling Soap Co.

Sharp Dressed Man Shave Soap

Inspired by the classic Green Irish Tweed scent, with a luxurious tallow and lanolin base.

$13.10 | Shop Now →

Stirling Soap Co.

 

Executive Man Post-Shave Balm

A fresh cologne scented with citrus and musk, with a witch hazel and grapeseed oil base.

$10 | Shop Now →

Stirling Soap Co.

Piacenza Shave Soap

Inspired by the Northern Italian city, with a sultry, musky blend of citrus, rosemary, and amber.

$13.10 | Shop Now →

 

Shire City Herbals

Shire City started out when founder Dana St. Pierre offered his wife Amy a taste of his grandmother’s Fire Cider after watching her struggle with poor health throughout the cold Massachusetts winters. It was based off an old New England remedy of apple cider vinegar, honey, and other herbal ingredients. It’s a tradition that’s been passed down for years to calm stomachs, fight the flu, and even season cooking.

Smallflower Picks:

Fire Cider

Fire Cider

A synergistic blend of apple cider vinegar, roots, and vitamin C-rich fruits with a dash of honey for sweetness.

$24.99 | Shop Now →

Vegan Fire Cider

Fire Cider Unsweetened

The same time-tested herbal remedy as above, just without honey for sugar-free and vegan goodness.

$24.99 | Shop Now →

 

Uncle Harry’s Natural Products

Based on a nine-acre eco-farm in Redmond, Washington, Uncle Harry’s is dedicated to providing high-quality personal care items that won’t break the bank and are created with local, organic, and sustainable raw materials. For 25 years they’ve maintained their roots in family, traditional healing, and Earth-consciousness with a holistic emphasis on internal and external health.

Smallflower Picks:

Uncle Harry's Natural Products

Spearmint Toothpaste

Non-toxic and full of beneficial minerals for happy teeth.

$6 | Shop Now →

Uncle Harry's Natural Products

Miracle Mouthwash

Made with fresh, natural plant extracts for safe and non-toxic oral care.

$9 | Shop Now →

Uncle Harry's Natural Products

Natural Breath Freshener & Herbal Digestive

Battle bad breath and upset stomach in one go, with anise, fennel, and peppermint essential oils.

$4 | Shop Now →

 

Meow Meow Tweet

Though Meow Meow Tweet started out as a tiny operation in Brooklyn, New York, they have since grown and expanded to the Catskill Mountains of the Hudson Valley. There, they find inspiration in Nature for their small-batch, vegan, and organic products.

Smallflower Picks:

Meow Meow Tweet

Lavender Lemon Bar Soap

Gentle and suitable for the most sensitive skin, with a lovely lavender scent.

$12 | Shop Now →

Meow Meow Tweet

Baking Soda-Free Grapefruit Deodorant

Aluminum-free natural deodorant sans baking soda for sensitive pits.

$14 | Shop Now →

Meow Meow Tweet

Tea Tree Charcoal Bar Soap

Detoxifies and exfoliates skin with charcoal, and rehydrates with cocoa butter

$10 | Shop Now →

Captain Blankenship

Spending childhood summers in the coastal town of Sorrento, Maine, Jana Blankenship fell in love with the sights and smells of the ocean. The brand was born out of her desire to create organic beauty products that had a direct link to the nature that she loved so much. Operating out of the Hudson River Valley, Captain Blankenship focuses on ingredients that conjure the natural world and are beneficial for the skin, hair, and senses.

Smallflower Picks:

Captain Blankenship

Mermaid Sea Salt Hair Spray

Beach hair in a bottle, with Pacific sea salt and conditioning aloe vera.

$24 | Shop Now →

Captain Blankenship

Mermaid Dry Shampoo

For great hair on the go, with arrowroot powder, kaolin clay, and rose geranium essential oils for a lovely scent.

$24 | Shop Now →

 

Hi Wildflower Botanica

Writer and novelist Tanwi Nandini Islam started Hi Wildflower as a botanical library to capture olfactory experiences and healing formulations. Inspired by the wildflowers in her home of Brooklyn, New York and motherland Bangladesh, she created ecologically sound and sustainably sourced products that incorporate the wisdom of Ayurveda as well as fresh, delightful floral scents.

Smallflower Picks:

Hi Wildflower Botanica

Namaka Rollerball Perfume

Notes: Neroli, Marine Accord, White Grapefruit, Rare Tiare Flower, Mimosa Olessence, Coconut Milk, Eucalyptus Absolute, Nutmeg.

$59 | Shop Now →

Hi Wildflower Botanica

Lovers Rock Rollerball Perfume

Notes: Black Pepper, Atlas Cedar, Rosewood, Clove, Tobacco, Cinnamon Leaf, Beeswax Absolute, Tonka Bean, Sandalwood, Fossilized Amber Resin, Peru Balsam.

$59 | Shop Now →

Hi WIldflower Botanica

Mojave Rollerball Perfume

Notes: Wildcrafted White Sage, Palo Santo, Eucalyptus Blue Maille, Leather Accord, Linden Blossom, Baked Mitti Attar, Sandalwood Accord, Agarwood.

$59 | Shop Now →

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