Jumpstart the New Year by adopting new habits for eco-conscious living!  With Pantry Products, we can help facilitate these easy switches, so that what ever you use will make you feel great inside and out. Here are our top 5 items you may have at home for you to make the switch!

  1. Toothpaste to Tooth Powder
    Toothpaste made by big companies typically has a lot of harmful ingredients, such as fluoride.  We understand fluoride’s use, in that it prevents our teeth from having cavities. However, fluoride is counter productive because too much will disrupt your endocrine system and cause fluorosis (colored teeth).  With our tooth powder, we use natural ingredients with bentoite clay, activated charcoal, sea salt, and baking soda being key. Bentonite clay absorbs toxins and neutralizes bad bacteria.  If you have sensitive teeth or gum, bentonite clay will help alleviate your sensitivity.  It also acts as an astringent to remove tartar. Best of all, it will not damage the enamel. Activated charcoal helps remove stains from your teeth because it’s highly absorbent against molecules that’ll stain your teeth. Sea salt is known for being anti-bacterial and acid reducing because it’s high in iodine.  With that being said, it’ll fight bad breath, reduce acid content, and balance the PH level, thereby preventing tooth decay. Sea salt also contains traces of calcium, magnesium, and iron to strengthen your gums. Last but not least, baking soda. Baking soda helps whiten teeth and remineralize your teeth’s enamel.  It limits plaque build up by neutralizing plaque acids.  Baking soda has anti-bacteria properties that’ll help prevent bacteria from causing periodontal disease or decay
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  2. Aerosol Dry Shampoo to Powder Dry Shampoo
    For some of us, we can go days without washing our hair, so we rely on dry shampoos to do the trick.  However, most big branded dry shampoos have too much ingredients and harmful chemicals. Aerosol dry shampoos contain isobutane, butane, and propane, emitting more greenhouse gases. It also contains alcohols that’ll dry not only your hair, but your scalp. The other ingredient is silicone.  Too much silicone causes clogged pores in the scalp, resulting acne breakout in the scalp. One can do only so much with aerosol dry shampoos, only for it to cause more harm than good. With our dry shampoo powder, it contains arrowroot powder and cornstarch to absorb oils while rejuvenating and refreshing your hair, as any dry shampoo should be doing!

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  3. Baby Wipes to Squeaky Clean
    Baby wipes are not biodegradeable.  These wipes are one of the many contributors to the marine microplastic pollution when they’re improperly disposed aka flushed down the toilet. For us, it causes irritation especially when it has artifical fragrance. With our Squeaky Clean, it has witch hazel and aloe vera, safe to use on our tush. Witch hazel relieves itching, burning, and irritation, whereas aloe vera soothes. Your bum will thank you.

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  4. Chemical Deodorant to Natural Deodorant
    We know how harmful chemical deodorants are.  They’re formulated with so much ingredients, that may disrupt our endcrine system. Chemical deodorants contain aluminum, which is the reason for sweat stains. It’ll also make the sweat worse due to bacteria build up causing clogged pores.  Research has shown that because we apply aluminum frequently under our arms, it may contribute to causing breast cancer. The other ingredient is paraben, which is in a lot of mainstream beauty and household products.  Paraben disrupts the hormones in our body and harms fertility. It also causes skin irritations. With our deodorant, we are free from aluminum and parabens. One of the key ingredient is zinc. Used in the hospital for woundcare, zinc kills 2 types of bacteria, Corynebacterium and Staphylococcus. Zinc rids odor and traps moisture, while providing a protective barrier.

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  5. Synthetic Wax Candles to Soy Wax Candles

    We all love candles. Candles set a mood or like Jan Levinson, *poof!* All stress goes away after smelling the candles. Most candles burn so quickly, in that it contains paraffin wax. You know, the wax your nail lady uses on your hands to rid dead skins. Paraffin wax is made from petroleum, which when it burns, it releases high amounts of carbon dioxide, acetone, butane, and other harmful chemicals in the air. Synthetic candles cause repiratory issues, as well as allergies, being that it also has synthetic fragrances. Yuck! Soy wax is non toxic. It burns clean and burns 35-50% longer because it has a lower melting point. Should you experience accidentally spilling wax, the good news is that soy wax cleans easily with soap and water, making it biodegradeable. Our candles are made from soy and we source our fragrances, ensuring they’re non-toxic.
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Let us know in the comments what are some products you’ll be switching out and what are in this year!

Keep it green,
The Pantry Team

 

Well, that’s a wrap on 2022 + what a year it was! From highs to low and everything in between. We hope that you + your loved ones are coming out of the year with your health + that 2023 brings us a year with more highs + less lows.

Always wanting to focus on the good, in this month’s blog we are sharing the Top 10 selling Pantry Products of 2022. From products to brighten our skin while brightening our mood to ones that helped us look our best even if we felt our worst, these products helped make life a little easier. And a lot more enjoyable.

Here we go… ahem, drumroll, please. Drumroll!

10. Honey + Lemon Exfoliating Face Scrub

Honey + Lemon Exfoliating Scrub

9. Healing Eczema Cream

8. Warming Chai Milk Bath

7. Pack Your Bags – Neroli Eye Serum

Pack Your Bags; Neroli Eye Serum

6. Wellness Subscription Box

5. Fresh + Clear Face Wash

Fresh + Clear Face Wash

4. Nail + Cuticle Essential Oil

3. Honey + Lavender Lip Balm

2. Phthlate-free Soy Wax Candles

1. Arnica Muscle Salve

Arnica Muscle Salve

Which of your favorite products made our Best-Of List? Which are you surprised to see (or not see)?

As we wrap up 2022, we want to thank you for all of your support over this year (and all the others before it). We are excited for what the new year brings + to continue to roll out all-natural handmade products. Be sure to follow along for all the new things we have planned for the new year.

Cheers!

Michelle + the Pantry Products’ team

 

Fall Simmer pot recipes

Also known as stovetop potpourri, Stovetop Simmer Pots are a simple way to bring scents of the season into your home. By filling a pot on your stove with water + common ingredients found in most kitchen pantries, you can create your own delicious simmer pot.

Bonus: if you live in an arid climate, this is a fabulous way to add some moisture to your air.

These are very popular in fall and around the holidays but I love to use them year round with whatever fruits or herbs I have around.

To get you in the fall spirit, here are 3 of my favorite fall stovetop simmer pot recipes.

Do you simmerpot? What are your favorite items to use in them? Tell us in the comments!

Cinnamon Apple Simmer Pot

Cinnamon + Apple

 

  • 1-2 Cinnamon sticks or ground cinnamon
  • Apple Peel or slices
  • 2-3 Whole or 1 teaspoon ground Cloves
  • 2-3 Star Anise

 

Pumpkin Spice Cider Simmer Pot

Pumpkin Spice

  • 4 Tablespoons apple cider
  • 1-2 cinnamon stick or 1/2 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1-2 whole or 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • dash of nutmeg
  • water to fill pot

—OR Apple cider + 1 Tablespoon Pumpkin pie Spice—


Rosemary Lemon Simmer Pot Recipe

Citrus Crush

  • Peel of 1 lemon or lemon slices
  • Peel of 1 orange or orange slices
  • 1-2 springs rosemary 

Pantry was started when I combined my love of cooking with my love of creating handcrafted presents. By pulling ingredients from my kitchen pantry shelves, I was able to whip of natural personal + skin care products without nasty chemicals or additives.

The same can be said for this granola recipe, which I have dubbed “Everything in the Pantry” granola. Featuring 6 ingredients commonly used in our products, this granola is also extremely easy to make, affordable, and does not contain sugar, preservatives, or excess calories or fats, and costs 1/4 of the store-bought brands. You can add or omit any of the dry ingredients and I always go with what dried fruits and nuts I have in my pantry at the time.

Try it and tell me you don’t get addicted to it!

Pantry’s “Everything in the Pantry” Granola

3 cups Rolled Oats (we use gluten-free oats)
1 heaping cup Almonds, chopped
1 heaping cup Coconut, flaked unsweetened
1/4 cup Flax seeds, chia seeds, and/or hemp hearts
1 cup Pistachios (or swap for walnuts, pecan, pepitas, etc.)
2 tbsp Local Honey
2 tbsp real Maple syrup
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1 tsp Sea Salt
3/4 cup Coconut Oil, melted
1/2 cup Golden raisins, dried cranberries, dried apricots, dates (optional)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Mix everything (except dried fruit) in a large bowl.
Spread mixture on large, lightly greased baking sheet in a thin layer.
Bake for 30 minutes. If adding dried fruit, stir them in + bake for another 15 minutes.
Let granola sit on the baking sheet for another 10-15 minutes so that clusters can form.

Serve with yogurt + berries, with milk, or just by the handful.

Springtime is here & with it comes some exciting events at Pantry. We are thrilled to be hosting our first workshops inside our Wells location in the upcoming weeks. Grab your fave gal pals & join us for a few hours of learning about all natural products. And it that doesn’t already sound fun enough, you then get to take home what you make! What a great way to spend your time, right? Take a look below to see what’s coming up at Pantry!

 

Holland Inside Pantry

On Saturday, April 14th, join us for an event with the Holland Project where we’ll be making skincare products that you can easily make using items found in your pantry. If you have been searching for all natural products to replace all the current chemical filled ones you own, then come & learn how to make them on your own! We love sharing what we know about the benefits of all natural products so if you’ve been thinking of making the switch, we want to encourage you to attend this event! Don’t be shy. C0me, create, & ask away! Time TBD & announced on our Instagram & Facebook soon!

 

April Showers + Baths: Natural Shower + Bath Products Workshop

Join us on Friday, April 2oth from 7-9pm at 1375 S. Wells Ave. for a night of getting our hands dirty while making yourself or a loved one clean bath & shower products!  In this hands-on workshop you’ll  learn how bring new life & natural freshness into your bathing rituals. We’ll educate you on creating simple shower-time treats and how to incorporate the scents of spring into bath time delights. Each attendee will make & take home four all-natural goodies plus receive 10% off Pantry shop purchases.

Tickets are on sale for $30-40 & covers entry for one person. So come ready to learn & experience the art of all-natural products & fun which includes complimentary finger foods, teas, and other assorted bites and beverages. You can sign up here & we hope to see you there! 

 

Mother’s Day Tea Party: Health + Wellness Tea Workshop

Happy Mother’s Day! Join us on Sunday, May 13th, 11 am-1 pm at 1375 S. Wells Ave. for a Mother’s Day health & wellness workshop. Treat the mom in your life (or yourself) to this special event on a very special day! Along with delicious teas to sip & snacks to enjoy, participants will be educated on the medicinal benefits of herbal teas & create their own custom tea blend & handmade tea bags to take home. We will also employ these organic botanicals & spices to craft a luxurious bath tea soak. So grab the moms in your life, the hard working moms, the moms who raise little ones, the moms who are empty nesters, the moms who are motherly to more than just their own, & honor her with  a morning of relaxation & bliss! What mom could say no to that?

Tickets are $35-45 & covers entry for one person. The event features complimentary finger foods, teas, and other assorted bites and beverages. Visit our event page to reserve your spot. We can’t wait to celebrate the day with you!

 

Which workshop will you be atteding? We’re thinking all three!

– The Pantry Team

Happy Friday, Pantry lovers! The sun is shining in Reno today + we hope you have some great plans to head outside this weekend. Before the work week ends + the fun times begin, we want to fill you all in on what’s been happening at our second store location over on Wells Avenue. We have been hurrying around to get the space ready for it’s Grand Opening coming up pretty soon. We’ll be sure to announce the date once we get closer.

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Happy Monday! Can you believe that January is coming to a close? Just  a few more days until we’ll be celebrating the Month of Love. And that means that Valentine’s Day is just over two weeks away! Have you thought about what to get your special someone yet? Well, don’t worry because today we’re bringing you the ultimate Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: The Basement Edition. We’ve got flowers, chocolates, apparel, coffee, body oils, + more, all in a one-stop-shop for your February 14th needs. Check out the round-up of goodies below from Pantry Products and our neighbors in The Basement. There are some delights that’ll help you to create a night you’ll never forget!
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It’s beginning to look a lot like gift-mas everywhere we go! And down in the Pantry we have everything that’s on your loved one’s holiday wish list. Whether you’re shopping for him, her, your mom, that fave coworker, your bff, or your expecting sister-in-law, we’ve got you covered. Take a look at what we rounded up as our favorite Pantry gifts to give to help spread some love & joy this holiday season.

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Bonjour! We’re beyond excited to say that we are in Paris this week. Shop owner Michelle decided to travel across the pond to celebrate her up coming birthday in the dreamy City of Lights. Baguettes, beingets, berets; they’re all in our immediate future, at least through Michelle’s travel pictures of course. Be sure to follow along over on our Instagram to see how Pantry in Paris unfolds.

Will we find the Moisturizing Facial Mist somewhere in the terminal after the long flight just ready to refresh our skin? Or how about the Dry Shampoo ready to give our hair a lift after a few days of unwashed travel? Perhaps we’ll come across the Air & Linen Spray ready to make the hostel smell a bit more like home. I definitely hope there’s something special saved for the Eiffel Tower. We’ll have to wait & see, but I know it will be a treat!

Did you know we love seeing our products out in the wild? Show us how you use your Pantry Products by using the tag #pantryinthewild, & comment below telling us your must have product for when you travel! 

Au revoir! 

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