We love to support local businesses whenever possible, so on a recent Main St. stroll, in our nearby town of Cold Spring (New York), we wandered into a couple of new boutiques, and walked out with some beautifully scented swag.
At the newly opened arts and wellness center, The Living Room, there is a wall with hard-to-find herbal medicinals, teas, and holistic beauty potions. Being that I'm a lover of unique ropes and strings (craft nerd-alert!), I freaked over the cool looking and exotic smelling, Shiva Shakti "rope incense" from Nepal ($5), as seen above.
We were also happy to discover Cold Spring Apothecary, which offers beautifully scented products for both the bod and the home. Using solely organic ingredients, everything in the shop is home brewed or made, and the location itself is gorgeous, adorned with air-plant-laden reclaimed wood shelves, hemp linen pillows, Victorian-esque tincture bottles, and a wall of locally harvested loose teas in glass jars. For our kitchen, we purchased their crisply scented Lavender White Tea candle, and I can't wait to bring home more of their intoxicating creations.