Winter is coming which can mean dry skin and dull hair. We’re definitely going to need some natural pampering after this Holiday Market! Lucky for us, Espinache will have all the luxury vegan products we’ll need. Check out Espinache’s inspiring story and pick up something special to pamper yourself with at this year’s Holiday Market! Their products are for everybody. They are made with unisex fragrances and formulas for all skin and hair types.
Twinkle Vakharia and Dora Sobze
Where are you based?
We launched Espinache back in May as two 24 year olds, out of our parents’ basements in Princeton, NJ. We are now looking to expand in the next year to Philadelphia and Northern NJ (Morristown).
Tell us a little about your product line.
Espinache is the lovechild of a (healthy) obsession with spinach and an unruly passion for (natural) hair and skin care. We are a handmade, spinach-infused hair & skin care line that is truly for (every)body, made with unisex fragrances and formulas for all skin and hair types. Each of our products offers the benefits of vitamin and nutrient-rich spinach along with potent fortifying botanicals for a boost of moisture and replenishment. Many of our formulas are two-in-one, with multiuse benefits for hair and skin, so you can make the most of every ounce—and every inch of shelf space! Free of sulfates, silicones, parabens, and mineral oil. 100% vegan!
How did you begin incorporating spinach in to skin and hair care care products?
My business partner, Dora Sobze borrowed inspiration from her Spinach Blog where she created spinach-based recipes, to incorporate the goodness of spinach into hair and skin care. She came to me with an idea of spinach-infused soaps last August and we rolled out an entire product line following soon after. Why Spinach? Well we wouldn’t tell you to take any old food item and to slather it all over your hair and skin for no good reason. There’s a method to our madness that is quite simple: spinach is good for your body inside and out. We admit, there is much more to our formulas than just spinach, including potent essential oils and botanical extracts with nourishing, healing and moisturizing properties (check out our full ingredient list here), but spinach gets the spotlight because it is jam packed with vitamins, minerals and fatty acids that are all essential for healthy hair and skin.
Not only are your products handmade; they seem to be extremely environmentally friendly . Can you tell us a little about your business ethos and why this is important to you?
Yes, our products are 100% vegan and we used certified organic spinach sourced from local New Jersey farms. We believe it is important to transition into a cruelty-free lifestyle as much as you can to reduce harm to the environment and minimize your carbon footprint. The ingredients we use are thoroughly researched to ensure the best quality while contributing to the clean beauty movement by avoiding harsh additives. Besides – animals are friends not beauty products.
Do you have an absolute favorite product (or best seller):
Our best seller is spin(therapy). It is a two-in-one formula doubles as both a leave-in moisturizer for hair and silky smooth lotion for body. Our unique formula provides intensive hydration without feeling overly greasy to the touch. Infused with a botanical array of sage, rosemary, and sweet basil extracts, your hair and skin will look, feel and smell as lush and fresh as a garden in bloom.
We are also extremely excited about our Holiday Soap called spin(suds) Cuffing Season. It is a hemp-infused soap bar for hands and body. Natural hemp seed oil provides a protein boost to reawaken dry skin during the harsh winter months. Cuffing Season is scented with a unique blend of wintry balsam pine, peppermint and earthy sandalwood fragrances. All of our soaps are handmade with spinach seed oil, organic Jersey-grown spinach, and silky coconut milk that soften and shield. Each bar comes fully equipped with a reusable storage tin and natural mini loofah to exfoliate and smooth roughness.
Where else can our readers find you?
You can buy online at www.espinache.com/shop/.
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