If your love for Rachel Bilson began when she brought some serious sass to the character of Summer Roberts on The O.C., join the club! The Hart of Dixie actress has been winning hearts since she so adorably made Ew! a thing.
Fortunately, there’s nothing “ew” about Bilson’s green beauty brand obsession—a chic boutique in Hermosa Beach, CA called Bath Bar. Founded by former Hollywood makeup artist Kristina Vogel, Bath Bar offers all sorts of body care concoctions including washes, lotions, scrubs, and custom perfumes. Yes, custom perfumes! With 175 fragrance notes to choose from, you can get pretty creative! (You can dream up your own mix from the comfort of your home with Bath Bar’s Virtual Mixologist.)
Vogel says her work with a variety of Hollywood clients for 18+ years helped her understand the range of benefits people are looking for in skincare products, inspiring her to experiment with ingredients and fragrance before turning her work into a full-fledged business. And Vogel’s adventures in mixing have made a splash–
“I am thrilled to have found Bath Bar’s body care and custom fragrance line! The Be Free Body Wash, Butter Me Up Lotion, and the Organic Sugar Daddy Body Scrub really keep my skin looking beautiful, and I love the Zen Milk Fragrance,” Bilson explains, “I also feel really good about using them because of the natural, organic, and cruelty-free ingredients.”
Bath Bar also counts Kyra Sedgwick, AnnaLynne McCord, and Jessica Lowndes among its celeb devotees.
Be Free Body Wash is formulated with coconut oil cleansers, shea butter, white tea, and vitamins A, E, and B5 panthenol. Butter Me Up Lotion is fortified with shea butter, aloe, grapeseed oil, and vitamin E. Organic Sugar Daddy Body Scrub is packed with grapeseed oil and vitamin E, agave Americana, calendula, and hibiscus (also contains honey).
Bilson’s favorite fragrance is the enchanting Zen Milk, a seductive, musky blend of vanilla, sugar, and flowers.
All of Bath Bar’s products are natural, biodegradable, and parabens-free. Some of the products also contain organic ingredients. The packaging is minimal, reusable, and recyclable. Bath Bar also offers discounts for refilling empty bottles.
Have you tried Bath Bar yet?
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