Tatine (Chicago) for Foundry, a collection of candles in five unique fragrances with packaging reminiscent of vintage-modern found objects from a motorcycle foundry. The handmade soy and bee wax blends in recycled glass and paper create an allure of industrial tones mixed with the romance of candle light.
|Illume's ginger and sea salt lotion candle|
Winner: ILLUME (Minneapolis) for Ginger & Sea Salt Lotion Candle. A luxurious blend of shea butter, olive oil and soy, the lighted candle provides ambiance and creates a rich lotion as it melts.
Finalist: Caswell-Massey (Edison, N.J.) for ONYX Natural Bath Soap
Finalist: FarmHouse Fresh, Inc. (Frisco, Texas) for Hello! Yellow body cream
Winner: Ecoya (Botany Bay, Australia) for Body Nourisher Vanilla Bean, a luxe, rich, hypo-allergenic body moisturizer, free from parabens, sulfates, propylene glycol, silicone and artificial colors.
Finalist: Baudelaire (Swanzey, N.H.) for Baudelaire Sponge Boxes
Finalist: UNII Cosmetics (Arcadia, Calif.) for UNII Cosmetics Coal palette
Winner: Royal Apothic (Los Angeles) for its Society of Scents, a collection of eight distinctive fragrances inspired by the social clubs of England’s Victorian Age.
Finalist: Sonoma Lavender (Santa Rosa, Calif.) for Ocean Air Sachet-By-The-Yard
Finalist: Jao Ltd. (Hatfield, Pa.) for OUTSCENT perfume with insect repellant
|Lotus Love Beauty|
Winner: Lotus Love Beauty (San Diego) for Soy Wax Travel Tin Candle, all natural, hand-blended and hand-poured soy wax candles featuring a hand-braided wick and packaged in a recyclable tin.
Finalist: Ton Savon (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) for Pure Provence Moroccan Organic Soap
Finalist: Bare Kiss Skincare (Santa Fe, N.M.) for Deep Sea Soap
Finalist: Xela Aroma (Dallas) for Celebrate LOVE Candles
Finalist: AQUIESSE (Simi Valley, Calif.) for Trump Collection
Award judges were: Mary Bemis, Organic Spa; Leah Genuario, Beauty Store Business; Patricia Norins, Gift Shop; and Meredith Schwartz, Gifts & Decorative Accessories.