Hey you, long time no see!

We cannot wait to welcome everyone back into our shop July 3rd! While we have been closed for in-store shopping, we are thrilled to be opening our doors, with a few new guidelines to protect everyone’s health! Our amazing Pantry team has been working hard to make sure our little shop is in tip-top shape for our loyal customers. We have been busy organizing + cleaning, while continuing to fulfill wholesale + curbside pick-up orders! Also, we have given our production area (and storefront) a little make-over. Our Shop Assistants can now make your Pantry goodies more efficiently! We promise, our products will still have the same small-batch, handmade charm. Hopefully, there will be a little less of a mess in the process! 😉  Just wait until you see it!

Our main focus at this time is to continue to keep our staff and customers safe. We understand that some of our protocols are different than other businesses, but everyone is navigating through COVID differently. At Pantry, we recognize that health + safety are the most important. While we agree our products are amazing and we want everyone to get their hands on their favorite Pantry gems, our priority is to keep our team and customers healthy. At the end of the day, things like soap and candles are trivial compared to the well-being of our community. Therefore, please note the following information before you shop at our small business:

  • First and foremost, we ask for everyone’s patience and kindness! Our team has been cranking out products as fast as possible, but there are some things we cannot control that effect our production. Also, because of the ongoing changes with COVID, please be patient as we navigate through any new mandates.
  • Our soft opening will be July 3rd-6th from 12 – 4 pm.
  • July 7th – the remainder of the summer, we will be open 10 am – 2 pm and 3 pm-4 pm.
  • We will be closing for an hour everyday from 2 pm – 3 pm so our team can deep clean + sanitize the store. Please carefully note the hours we are open for in-store shopping before coming to Pantry as we will not be making any exceptions.
  • We will be requiring everyone to wear a face covering in order to achieve optimal safety  + to comply with the Governor’s new mandate. If you do not or cannot wear a face covering, please utilize our curbside pickup as referenced below.
  • We will be continuing curbside pickup! Order your favorite Pantry Products on our website +  we will email you when your order is ready for pick-up. When you come to pick-up your order, call the store and a team member will run your order out to your car. Easy-peasy!
  • There will be hand sanitizer for customers to use when entering the store. We ask for everyone to sanitize their hands before touching any products.
  • We ask our customers to give a staff member any products they touch, but decide not to buy. We will then be able to sanitize bottles so they are safe for another customer to purchase.
  • Our staff will continue sanitizing commonly touched surfaces throughout the day, such as point-of-sale systems, counters, door handles, shelves, etc.

As always, there are not enough words to thank our customers for their dedicated support. We know Pantry Products is a place where simple ingredients become a handmade batch of something special. But it’s always humbling to see our customers recognize that as well. It is because of you that we have grown from products being made in a kitchen to a small business with so much potential + love. It is because of all of you that we have thrived and been able to share Pantry with businesses all around the country.  It is because of you that we have seen highs + lows and managed our way here. Here… where we can continue to share something so special, even in the midst of trying times. Thank you for being by our side. We can’t wait to see you!

XO, The Pantry Team

One of the most steadfast realities of life is that there is brokenness in the world.

Your childhood dogs runs away. A server is rude to you at your favorite restaurant. Your phone gets stolen. There is a consistent, unsettling feeling that these trivial things aren’t the way life should be. Then, the unsettling feeling grows deeper when we witness the injustices of the world that aren’t so trivial. People suffering at the hands that should protect them. Terrible violence. Children going hungry. The constant chatter of the news reminds us of the endless oppression people face. Yet, many of us are privileged enough to be able to change the channel to our favorite TV show and finish cooking dinner. We need to recognize that there are corners of the world and of our nation and cities that need us to get off the couch and help push back against the brokenness. The Black Lives Matter Movement should not be another sappy media story we eventually lose interest in and tune out. May we all remember every single day that there are voices and cries that still need to be heard.

There is so much we can do to keep propelling forward for a better world: having difficult conversations with a loved ones, digging deep to recognize biases, educating ourselves, signing petitions, donating, protesting, and advocating,

If you are feeling stuck or uncertain where/how to use your voice for others in need, here are some kickass non-profits, coalitions, and organizations who are fighting against injustice and lifting up our Black community. Some you may not have heard of, but each one is doing amazing work. Even though you may be seeing less Black Lives Matter content on your feed, the movement is far from over. There is still so much work to be done.


Black Lives Matter is a fighting for freedom, liberation and justice. You can support their work by signing up for updates, checking out resources, supporting their work and following their social media.

Black Lives Matter has a link to petitions on their website that have yet to reach their signature goals. Check it out, support and sign!

Higher Heights is the only national organization providing Black women with a political home exclusively dedicated to harnessing their power to expand Black women’s elected representation and voting participation, and advance progressive policies. Currently, Higher Heights is working on investigating the next generation of political leaders, organizing the power of Black women voters through their #BlackWomenVote campaign and creating an environment for Black women to vote, run, win and lead!

Black Visions Collective in Minnesota aims to center their work around healing + transformative justice principles to develop and raise up amazing + powerful black leadership campaigns.

Black Emotional and Mental Health (BEAM) is a collective of advocates, yoga teachers, artists, therapists, lawyers, religious leaders, teachers, psychologists, and activists committed to emotional + mental health and healing of Black communities: Check out their video, explaining their values and the work they do!

Black Girls Code mission is to increase the number of women of color in the digital space by empowering girls of color ages 7 to 17 to become innovators in STEM fields, leaders in their communities, and the builders of their futures through exposure to computer science and technology. Girls are learning to build apps, develop teamwork skills and build self esteem!

Black Mamas Matter is advancing Black maternal health. This Black women-lead alliance is seeking to advocate, drive research, build power, and shift culture for Black maternal health rights + justice. They provide a variety of resources + help support moms before and after their pregnancy.

The Innocence Project‘s mission is to free the staggering number of innocent people who remain incarcerated, and bring reform to the system for their unjust imprisonment.

Black Women’s Blueprint is an amazing Black feminist organization. Their movement highlights human rights advocacy, transformative justice, critical participatory action research, and the cultural preservation of Indigenous people. Currently, these powerful women serve as a resource for sexual assault survivors and their families. Check our their mission and the great work they are doing.

Lastly, there is a seemingly-endless supply of YouTube videos we can use as a resource to educate ourselves!


Pantry Products has always pledged for diversity and equality. We strive to make sure our vendors + partners align with our values, and continue to hold space for all voices, identities and ideas while creating a positive workplace. We have been donating 10% of our weekly sales to a variety of organizations that support our Black community. Our team has been hitting the streets to participate in a peaceful protests, sign petitions, and use their available resources to contribute to fighting injustice. While there is more work to be done, we commit to continuing to reach for justice and advocate for those that need to be heard. Let’s walk alongside one another to make change and not settle for brokenness.

This week’s Quarantine Beauty Routine Recipes are for healing your feet and sunburned shoulders after spending hours walking in the sun protesting. Here’s what you’ll need:⁠

“Pep in your step” – Peppermint Foot Scrub:⁠
• 1-2 cups sugar or epsom salt⁠
• 1/2 cup coconut oil, grapeseed oil, or olive oil⁠
• 10 drops peppermint essential oil or fresh peppermint⁠

Mix all your ingredients together and pour into a jar. (If you are using fresh peppermint, you may want to grind it up first.) You can use more or less sugar until you’re happy with the consistency. Using more sugar will result in a more firm scrub. Store for up to 6 months. Use once a week in a foot bath or prior to showering.

Healing Aloe Lotion:⁠
• 1/4 cup coconut oil⁠
• 1/4 cup almond oil or other carrier oil⁠
• 1/4 cup aloe vera gel or 1 medium sized aloe leaf⁠
• 5 drops lavender and frankincense essential oil (optional)⁠

If you are using fresh aloe vera, cut and clean it first. Blend into a gel. Combine your aloe vera gel with the almond oil and coconut oil. and blend using a hand mixer for 8-10 minutes. This will make the lotion airy and light. Once it is light and buttery, add any essential oils you are using. Store for 3-4 months in the fridge and reapply as necessary.

Want to follow along with our Social Media Manager, Taylor, and our General Manager, Jessica, as they demonstrate how easy it is to make these products? Watch our IGTV/ Live Quarantine Beauty Routine here: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CBW3-qkJ8ZM/?hl=en

No time to DIY? We’ve got you covered.

If you’re in need of some muscle + feet TLC, whether it be from protesting or your day-to-day routine, Pantry’s Peppermint Foot Salve and Arnica Muscle Salve pair perfectly with these Quarantine Beauty Routine Recipes and promise to soften and repair those barking dogs.

Spent too much time in the sun? Our Cooling After-Sun Spray is the ideal treat for sun-scorched body. Blended with organic Aloe Vera gel, organic coconut oil, and cooling peppermint & eucalyptus essential oils, this spritz works to soothe and replenish your skin while cooling the sensation of long days basking in the summer sun.


Hello, Pantry fans! We hope that you have managed to stay safe + sane during the global pandemic. We are thrilled to be engaging with you still!

COVID time has certainly not been quiet time for the Pantry Products’ team. While there were definitely days we were wishing for a little afternoon couch time with The Price is Right and a new craft project, we feel so very fortunate to have been able to work up a storm behind our closed Pantry doors!

From crafting our products, fulfilling online + wholesale orders, deep cleaning + organizing, and giving our small shop a make-over, the Pantry team has been working together (at a safe distance) to make the most of this pandemic. Through the highs + lows, we’ve been able to count on each other for ongoing jokes, long conversations, dance party breaks + dog cuddles. We’ve also found comfort in the support of our loyal customers who, even during these crazy times, have shown us that our business + our products are essential to them.

However, everything hasn’t been all sunshine + roses. Running a small business is extremely difficult during “normal” life. Running a small business during these unprecedented times is indescribably difficult. Sadly, we’ve watched many of our fellow business owners struggle with unexpected trials of COVID and of the impact this pandemic has had on the economy. Our heart goes out to each + every one in our entrepreneurial community.

Through these trying times, we have also found inspiration in our small business community. Instead of giving into restrictions + throwing in the towel, we have seen countless businesses figure out how to come together for their town, how to change their business model to support their employees, how to keep doing what they’ve been doing but better! It has shown what makes small business owners a unique breed of human. They’re inventive, creative, diligent, and not afraid to try something new. Tough times call for new changes and if anybody can make that change, it’s your local small businesses. These folks are used navigating through uncertainty to make big things happen – and all with limited funding, limited sleep, and loads of stress.

One prime example of this creative fortitude is, Proper Topper, a Washington D.C. -based Pantry stockist. In business for almost 30 years (yes, 30!!), shop owner Anna Fuhrman, recently had to adapt her retail business after temporarily closing their doors. Anna did so by creating a new subscription box named “Little Box of Wonders”. Each box is hand-curated to deliver the joy of shopping at Proper Topper – the music, the smells, all the feels that make them … Proper Topper. To our joyful surprise, Anna is featuring Pantry goodies in their box! Anna + her team’s perseverance and adaption earned them recognition from Good Morning America! Checkout it out here: https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/living/video/small-business-survived-great-recession-survive-coronavirus-70797522

The Pantry team has used this “downtime” to make some changes, too.

If you were to peek into our windows, you would see that our  little shop has been turned a bit upside down. In order to ensure adequate social distance while continuing to do what we do, we’ve adapted the use of our space. Our retail sales floor has become our order fulfillment area and every available (clean) counter top in the back is being used for production.  Our product shelves are intermittently absent as they undergo a refresh (Thanks, Sarah + Dane!) and every open floor space is housing extra containers, packing materials, surplus ingredients, and the occasional shop dog (We love you, Lou, Max, Dean, + Bruce). Starting next week, we will begin rolling out an entire new layout to both our retail + production spaces as well as embarking on a small construction project.

And, while one shop is being put back together, another shop is being taken apart. We have made the difficult decision to not reopen our original store location in The Basement. This is a decision we’ve been trying to make for a couple of years and one that is driven not by a lack of business (we’ve seen growth every year at this location) but more about the difficulties of logistically running two locations with one small team. By focusing our efforts on one location and using our existing team to fine tune our retail + production, we will build an even better Pantry.

In the end, what’s most important is to be the best business for our customers and to provide the high quality, handcrafted products our customers have come to love in a time where self care is a necessity. Therefore, whether you are someone who orders one lip balm for curbside pickup, a business owner with a giant wholesale order, or new customer ordering online for the first time, you matter to us + we thank you for allowing us the ability to continue pushing to be better.

And last but certainly not least, nothing would happen without our amazing team. Our crew works hard every single day to to craft our all-natural, chemical free personal care products. With their help, we have managed to help other businesses + spread wellness to our customers. Every product starts in our shop, with a small handmade batch, but they end up all over the country. And these are the hands that make it all happen.

(Our Production Superstars, Kayla + Dani)

As always, we hope everyone is safe and well.

xo, The Pantry Team

A DIY banana face mask your skin will love you for – SheKnows

This Beauty Routine Recipe uses a few simple ingredients from your kitchen Pantry and can be adapted for several different skin-types (and pairs perfectly with our new beauty tools!)

Banana Face Mask for acne:⁠
• 2 Tbsp. mashed banana⁠
• 1 Tbsp. baking soda⁠
• 1/2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice⁠
Mix all ingredients and apply to face and let sit for 10-15 minutes. Repeat twice weekly.⁠

Banana Face Mask for wrinkles:⁠
• 2 Tbsp mashed banana⁠
• 1 Tbsp yogurt⁠
• 1/2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice⁠
Mix all ingredients and apply to face. Let sit for 20-30 minutes. Repeat 3-4 times per week.⁠

Banana Face Mask for Brightening Skin⁠
• 2 Tbsp mashed banana⁠
• 1 Tbsp honey⁠
• 1 Tsp fresh lemon juice (optional)⁠
Mix all ingredients and apply to face. Let sit for 20-30 minutes. Repeat twice weekly.⁠

Facial steams can deeply cleanse your skin, promote collagen production (anti-aging!), remove toxins, rid blackheads and whiteheads, hydrate the skin, prevent sinus problems, and much more, making them the perfect product to make for our Quarantine Beauty Routine Series! ?

When creating your tea steam medley, the options are endless! We’ve listed 3 recipes below, but you can use any combination of teas and herbs you prefer.

• Lemon Peel and Chamomile Tea: The citric acid found in lemon peels helps to cleanse and brighten skin. Chamomile is known as a lightening + relaxation agent. Use this facial steam before bedtime, or any other time you need to relax.
• Basil and Black Tea: Basil has skin-soothing and calming properties, + also reduces inflammation, making it a great choice to reduce puffiness. Black tea is an astringent, helping to fight oily and dirty skin. It’s also a good source of antioxidants, which help reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
• Green Tea, Chamomile Tea, and Lemon Slices: Green tea has the same astringent and antioxidant powers as black tea, but comes with an invigorating and energizing boost. For an added boost, add in a few drops of rose and jasmine essential oils for help evening skin tone, smoothing skin, and anti-aging.

Step 1: Prep your skin. Remove all makeup and tie your hair away from the face.

Step 2: Bring 4 cups of water to a boil in a saucepan.

Step 3: Once your water is boiling, add your ingredients and remove from heat.

Step 4: The fun part! Cover your head with a towel and lean over your pot. Keep a safe distance—the steam should not hurt your skin. Your steam sesh can last anywhere between 15 and 30 minutes.

This Quarantine Beauty Routine is all about Hand Masks.

Hand masks work just like face masks. They infuse and trap moisture, nutrients, or other benefits into the skin. Here are two separate recipes for keeping your hands nourished:

Potato Hand Mask:
– 1 small potato, peeled
– 1 Tbsp olive oil
Place the small potato in a medium pot and cover with water. Place over high heat and bring to a boil. Allow the potato to boil for 5-10 minutes, or until you can easily pierce it with a fork. Remove and drain. Allow the potato to cool and mash it with a fork in a small bowl. Add in the olive oil to form a thick paste. Apply the mask to your hands in a circular motion and allot it to sit for 15+ minutes. Rinse off, pat dry, and follow up with a hand cream.

Avocado Hand Mask:
– 1/2 avocado
– 1 egg white
– 2 Tbsp of oats
– 1 Tbsp lemon juice
Mix all ingredients in a bowl, forming a thick paste. Apply the mask and allow it to sit for 20+ minutes.Rinse off, pat dry, and follow up with a hand cream.

Quarantine Beauty Routine recipe time ?. This go around we’re treating your hair to a quick and easy Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse that will leave it shiny + silky. ⁠

Apple cider vinegar does wonders for the hair. It helps maintain moisture, detangles, stimulates hair growth, removes product + chemical buildup, restores pH, soothes itchy and dry scalp, and makes your hair shine. Pretty exciting, right?⁠ (Love the idea of this product but not into DIY? Grab a bottle of Pantry’s Scalp Therapy!)

For this recipe you’ll need:⁠
• 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar⁠
• 1/2 cup water⁠
• 3 drops lavender essential oil or infused lavender (optional)⁠
• 3 drops rosemary essential oil or infused rosemary (optional)⁠
• A spray bottle⁠

How to use:⁠
• Mix all of the ingredients and add them to your spray bottle.⁠
• Keep it in the shower, and shampoo as normal.⁠
• Spray a generous amount into your hair and massage. ⁠
• Let it sit for a few minutes then quickly, not thoroughly, rinse it out. ⁠

Use around 3 times a week in place of conditioner. Your hair will smell of vinegar while it’s wet, but you won’t smell it once your hair is dry. ⁠

#quarantinebeautyroutine #diy #treatyourself #haircare #homemade #quarantine #smallbusiness #tricksofthetrade


This Quarantine Beauty Routine DIY will energize you and exfoliate your skin ?. In case you missed it, our new series ‘Quarantine Beauty Routine’ provides you with easy self-care DIYs that can all be made using the ingredients in your kitchen Pantry (just like how we got our start ?). This week we we were inspired by Donella Crigger who made this bright + energizing body scrub. Using a body scrub 1-2 times a week will exfoliate dead skin away and will leave you with glowy, soft skin.⁠ (Want to brighten up your skin + mood but not into DIY? Pick up a tub of our Peppermint + Lime Body Polish!)

What you’ll need:⁠
• 1 cup granulated sugar⁠
• 1/2 cup coconut oil⁠
• 10-12 drops lemon essential oil OR 1/8 tsp lemon juice⁠
• 5-6 drops peppermint essential oil OR 1-2 leaves of fresh peppermint, ground⁠
• 3-4 drops vitamin e oil (optional)⁠

Directions:⁠
1. Add all of the ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix well.⁠
2. Transfer to an airtight container and store up to 3 months.⁠

To Use: ?⁠
1. Wet your skin in the shower and generously apply the scrub.⁠
2. Massage your skin in a circular motion.⁠
3. Rinse with water and pat dry with towel. ⁠

If you make this recipe, share it with us using #quarantinebeautyroutine and by tagging us!

It’s time for another Quarantine Beauty Routine DIY! ?⁠

For our second recipe, we’re doing another face mask! For this mask, you’re going to want to save those coffee grounds in the morning, because this is an Eggs + Coffee Grounds mask! ☕⁠ (Love coffee but not into DIY? Grab a tub of Pantry’s Choco + Coffee Body Polish)

Eggs are great for deep cleansing treatments and the protein is good for firming up your skin. The egg whites will even help to shrink or tighten pores. The caffeine in the coffee works as a constrictor to reduce swelling and inflammation. When mixed together, these ingredients will preserve and renew your skin with protein and nutrients. If you don’t like the idea of using eggs, simply substitute a tablespoon of raw honey for the egg. ?⁠

Here’s what you’ll need:⁠
1 whole egg⁠
1 T fine coffee grounds⁠

Combine the egg with the coffee grounds. Gently massage the mask onto your face, in circular motions, avoiding your eyes. This will gently exfoliate your skin and remove dead cells off the surface. Leave on for about five minutes. Wash your face thoroughly and pat dry with a clean towel. (Pro-tip: If you still have coffee grounds left over, use them to scrub your body in the shower!) ⁠

#quarantinebeautyroutine #diy #treatyourself #facemask #skincare #allnatural #handmade #pampering #egg #coffee

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