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.


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.


An essential oil is a natural oil that is derived from a plant or flower for its scent or healing properties and, when the right kinds of oils are blended together, they can do magnificent things for our well being. Awareness of essential oils has become popular over the past few years, but they have been used for generations as a remedy to all types of maladies.

At Pantry Products, we employ essential oils in every product we craft because they offer a healthy + natural remedy to common afflictions that attempt to disrupt our every day lives. Today, we’re highlighting our line of Roller Ball Remedies Essential Oil Blends + sharing how you can employ these lovely oils as part of your daily routine.

 

When Life Gives You Oils, Roll With It!

Sometimes life hands you things you can’t control. Headaches, bug bites, cramps, sore muscles + colds are something none of us want to deal with, but, lucky for you, we have solutions to help you roll with it!

Long day at work or long day of being active? Reach for our Aches + Pains Roller Ball to help soothe soreness away anywhere you have stiffness and discomfort.

A headache is no one’s friend. The blend of basil + peppermint oils in our Noggin Healer Roller Ball will help to relieve the pounding with just a few swipes across your forehead + temples. 

Pestered by pesky bugs? The Bite Me! Roller Ball is a perfect bug bite soother after those troublesome buggers take a bite out of your skin + your joy. Simply roll it on the bite + say goodbye to itching and scratching.

Enjoy the weather, don’t feel under it with our Force Field Roller Ball. Apply this immunity-boosting blend to your pulse points to help prevent catching a case of the cooties.

All of us ladies know how miserable we can feel when that “time of the month” arrives. Pack away the pain pills and heating pads and reaching for our Happy Cramper Roller Ball instead! It also is helpful with unpleasant lower back pain, as well.

Peace, Sleep + Rock n’ Rollin’

Do you ever feel just a little out of it, unfocused, and/or sleep deprived? Well, with the help of the next four roller balls we might be able to fix that.

If you’ve sworn off your morning caffeine or need an extra boost of energy to start (or continue) the day, our Rise + Shine Roller Ball helps to lift that morning fog so you can start your day out right.

If that tired feeling is the result of a less-than-restful sleep, incorporate our Sweet Dreams Roller Ball into your nighttime routine. Apply this slumber inducer to your temples, wrists, or right under your nose to help welcome in sweet sleep.

Feeling a little anxious? Our Serenity Now Roller Ball was custom-formulated to help promote peace + balance. So, brew up your favorite tea, grab a good book + roll it on to get back in balance.

Sometimes though, you’re ready to check things off your to-do list like yesterday. That’s when our Get Sh*t Done Roller Ball comes in handy. It is the perfect blend of essential oils to help boost your focus so you can cross off those items on your to-do list. 

Rollin’ On The Oils

Aging, wrinkles + scars should be carried with pride because they mean you have a story to tell. But, sometimes we need to give these areas a little TLC. This is where our beauty-focused roller balls come in handy. Our Fountain of Youth Roller Ball features healing and skin-cell rejuvenating oils to targets age spots + reduce the appearance of wrinkles over time.

The Ain’t Scarred Roller Ball is our scar reducer blend of rosehip, argan + essential oils that will help fresh scar to heal quicker and healthier. Over time, the oil will assist with fading the visibility of those battle wounds.

For those of you who suffer with fever blisters + cold sores, fight back with our No’ Mo’ Cold Sore Roller Ball. Packed with anti-fungal, anti-bacterial + anti-microbial essential oils, this roller remedy will quickly become your best friend!

Read what some of our customers have to say about our Roller Ball Remedies Essential Oil Blends:

“The Aches & Pains roller ball is amazing! As someone who has used multiple medications for headaches, natural remedies, and even visits to a neurologist, this stuff works and it works fast! I would recommend for migraines, headaches, even sinus pressure. This is the BEST.”        – Christine

“I bought happy cramper last month when my cramps were keeping me in bed all day. I had taken pain killers galore and they did nothing, but as soon as I put on happy cramper, my pain was relieved! I have never been more pleased with a product. Anyone who is concerned with the price for a small roller ball: don’t be! it is so worth it. Highly recommend!!!!!”      – Samantha 

Without a doubt, we have a roller ball remedy for just about any hurdle life throws your way and, if we don’t, just ask us. We love to create custom remedies for our fans.

Have you tried our Roller Ball Remedies Essential Oil Blends? If so, comment below on which is your favorite.

Be sure to also follow us over on Instagram where we share more info + insight into our products + production and be sure to enter our weekly product giveaways.

XO

– The Pantry Team


Life can be so busy at times. We take care of our own lives by doing the typical “adulting” responsibilities like paying bills, cooking, working, cleaning, exercising, and then we also tend to take care of those around us. We help a friend in need. We tend to our kids when they’re sick. We bring meal to a loved one during a hard time. We volunteer at local shelters. We show up for those around us. But when was the last time you took a moment to stop and think about taking care of yourself? We know you don’t have all the time in the world, nobody does. But we’re here to remind you that taking care of yourself helps you to better take care of those around you.

Below are some simple ways to treat yourself through self-care techniques and natural products:

Soak Away the Stress

Our skin can always use a little extra TLC and, at Pantry Products, we have some lovely products to help you take care of you…naturally. Draw up a warm bath and pour in one of our many bath time treats like the Warming Chai Milk Bath or the Pretty In Pink Sea Salt Soak. Or, if loads of suds is more your cup of tea, slip into a tub of bubbles courtesy of our I Like Big Bubbles & I Cannot Lie.

While you’re soaking away, treat your skin to one of our Clay Masks and your hair to our Organic Coconut & Honey Hair Masque. Your face will be toned, exfoliated and cleanser and your locks will be hydrated and happy. Team these tub-time treats with your favorite drink or book to really start relaxing. We can see the stress melting away already.

Can You Smell The Love Tonight?

Remember how we talked about not having all the time in the world? We get that. Here are a few ways to freshen up the air around you in just a few quick minutes.

Use our Air + Linen Spray around your living room or office to quickly enhance the air that you’re breathing. Simple, effective, clean.

Want to really set a special mood? Light one of our Hand Poured Soy Candles in your bedroom, living room, or bathroom to fill the space with heavenly aromas. Our 16 oz. candles feature a crackling wood wick to really bring on cozy vibes.  

 

Treat Yo’ Hands + Feet

We use our hands and feet every single day, but do we actually take care of them? Well, we should be. Whether it’s a quick treatment before bed or in between emails and meetings, there are so many quick and easy ways to treat our appendages. With harsh winter upon us, it’s the ideal time to show them some love.

Our Gardener’s Hand Salve is a great healer of dry, cracked hands and heels. Bonus, the essential oil blend featuring rose, lavender, and chamomile conjure up memories of warm summer days.

Looking for a little exfoliation with your hydration? Grab a jar of our Body Polish.  The combination of sugar and oils smooth out + hydrate dry hands as well as chapped lips, flaky legs, and any other body part that could use a little love.

Are you cuticles looking red and ragged? Give them some extra love with our Nail & Cuticle Essential Oil. The blend of nourishing sweet almond and jojoba oil combined with healing essential oils will heal those babies in a jiffy!

Lastly, take care of those tootsies with our Peppermint Foot Salve . It is a must for hydrating your feet and can be done while you sleep. We don’t think it gets any easier than that!

Natural Sunburn Treatment

Self-Love Activities

We know that not everybody’s ideal relaxation is sitting still. Some of us unwind by being active. Don’t worry, we see you too!

For our yoga loving pals, book that class or take 30 minutes to breathe on your mat at home. Either way, don’t forget to use our Yoga Room & Mat Spray to keep your mat and space smelling fresh.

If being one with nature is how you choose to pause and reflect then grab our outdoor products to protect, prevent, and soothe you from Nature’s delights. Our SPF 30 Sunscreen Stick is easy to apply and naturally protects you from harmful rays using coconut oil, beeswax, non-nano zinc, and carrot seed oil.

Protect your precious lips from winter’s harsh realities with our Hand Poured Lip Balms. With so many delicious flavors, there’s no excuse for chapped lips.

After your outdoor adventure is complete, treat your body to our Soothing Arnica Muscle Salve. Infused with arnica flowers, cayenne pepper, and ginger, it’s the ideal balm to help relax those burning muscles.

We hope we’ve helped you realize how easy it is to pamper yourself naturally and at home using Pantry Products. At Pantry Products, our focus is to make products that help you take care of you. We develop and handcraft goods that are plant-based with a purpose, that are good for you, and for the world around you.  So, while life may get a tad bit busy, remember that it’s easy to stop, even if just for a moment, treat yourself to some love and self-care!

 

– The Pantry Team

 

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The holidays are here & we are so excited to be rolling out our exclusive holiday scents. Candy Cane, Sierra Pine, Hollymint, Hot Cocoa…whatever your favorite, Pantry Products will have you + your home smelling like holiday heaven in a jiff. We’re also a pretty sweet one-stop shop for stocking stuffers, Secret Santa gifts, + presents for all of your family, coworkers, + friends. Take a look at what we rounded up as our favorite Pantry Products gifts to help spread some love & joy this holiday season.

There’s just something cozy about a candle. Gift our Sierra Pine & Hot Cocoa soy candles are perfect to match with a warm beverage, blanket, + fuzzy socks for the perfect gift for that friend who loves a night in with a good book or Hallmark movie. Bonus: our 16 oz candles feature a crackling wood wick to help really set the mood.

What’s better than waking up on Christmas morning and peering way down into your stocking to find the best little treasures? When you give Pantry Products Lip Balm, you can relive that exact feeling. Our holiday scents include Hollymint, Hot Cocoa, Simply Cinnamon, + Gingerbread and feature festively-colored caps.

Our handmade, organic bar soaps make for the perfect addition to a gift basket or bag and offered in delish scents like Cinnamon + Ginger  or  Cocoa + Mint, they’re a delightful treat!

We all need a little bit of self-care during + after the holidays. What better way to treat someone on your list than with one of our Sea Salt Soaks. Help them relax + warm up with one of the many we make. Our Warming Chai Milk Bath is a favorite right followed closely by  Pretty In Pink Sea Salt Soak  

Aaaand we saved the best for last! Our Candy Cane Trio is a must-have for the Christmas crazy in your life. Candy Cane Hand + Body Lotion, Candy Cane Body Polish +  Candy Cane Hand Wash are the perfect way to say “Treat yourself!” during the holidays! Buy all three for yourself, or gift one + keep two because we know you won’t be able to resist this holiday scent!

Check out our website to see all the other fun everyday products we offer. Like our Make Up Primer + Setting Spray, I Like Big Bubbles & I Cannot Lie Bubble Bath, Room Essential Spray, Dirty Dog Wash, Beard Oil, + Yoga Room + Mat Spray.

Not sure you know what they want? We have gift cards too! Come in + grab one for the Pantry lover in your life.

Both of our Pantry locations (Wells Ave. + The Basement) are open everyday during the holidays & we are eager to help you find the perfect gift or help curate a custom gift basket! And of course, our online shop is open for business around the clock + we offer free in-store pick up!

Happy Holidays from Michelle + the Pantry team, we hope you enjoy all the pleasures + treasure of the season and that you soak in all of its joy, tradition + giving!

Be sure to Follow us over on our Facebook + Instagram for daily doses of holiday fun leading up to the big day!


Is it just us or does it seem like there’s a crispness to the air now that September is here? Trust us, while we hate to say goodbye to sweet summer, it’s always so nice to get to welcome in fall. Its burst of color + piling on extra layers is like a big warm hug. Fall makes us giddy to get cozy and to indulge in all the new scents that it brings. Think chai + cardamom, vanilla + cinnamon, clove + nutmeg. Ooooh, all those wonderful autumn spices. Are you feeling fall too? Let us spice up your life + your home with our 100% all-natural fall essential goodies. From our soy candles to our body polishes, we have everything you need to kick off the start of fall.

 

Spice up the Bathroom

There’s nothing more soothing than nicely scented air, so try out our Air + Linen Spray in scents like Cardamom + Clove or even Vanilla + Spice to make your bathroom, bedroom, really anywhere in your home,  a relaxing spot. Spray some into the air in between bathroom visits or even before you hop into the shower to create a relaxing vibe.

Warm up those chilly fall showers with our Autumn Spice Body Polish. It was literally made for this time of year!

And why not grab some Cardamom + Clove scented hand soap that we just know your guests will love using all season long. Also available in Vanilla + Clove, Orange + Clove, and Vanilla + Spice too!

Cozy in the Home

Nothing says fall more like pumpkin chocolate chip cookies baking in the oven + candles lit while you wait for them to bake. Our Soy candles that are made in house & we think that our Salted Rain or Autumn Harvest scent is perfect for those cloud covered days that are always so mesmerizing.

While, we are pretty obsessed with lattes, we are more obsessed with our Spiced Chai handpoured lip balm. Keep those kissers hydrated while you breathe in the scent of the best fall drink around (sorry, PSL).

And what better way to get your hands ready for the dryness of winter than to treat them to our Coconut + Chai Lotion.

The Gift That Keeps On Giving

If you’re a sucker for the scents of fall and just can’t decide on one item, pick up our bundle trio filled with all your seasonal favorites. You can find both in our Reno locations, inside The Basement + over on Wells. Our favorite combo is the Vanilla + Spice Hand Lotion, the Autumn Spice Body Polish, & the Cardamom + Clove Hand Soap. But really, you cant go wrong with any combo that you choose!

We hope you’re enjoying the transition into cooler weather! As always, over here at the Pantry we are thrilled to be a part of your all natural home & skincare needs, from the heart of our pantry to yours!

– The Pantry Team

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram & Facebook to stay updated with the shop & what we have going on in the upcoming weeks & during the holiday season! We have a few fun things planned that we know you won’t want to miss!


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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