17 of the best local beauty gifts in Dayton

Why not treat your friends and family to the gift of locally-sourced beauty products this holiday season?

These Dayton area beauty brands and boutiques have you covered for anyone and everyone on your list. While you’re supporting local, pick up a couple stocking stuffers for yourself - you’ve earned it!).

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Made right here in Dayton, Ludic Soap is good, clean fun! These soaps, lip balms and skin care products are made with 100% natural ingredients and fun labels that are sure to make your friends and family smile this holiday season. Take a look at the awesome gift sets that Ludic Soap has to offer. 

Soap Sets ($18) — These boxes include a full-size Minty Mud bar, draining pine soap deck, and a washcloth hand-crocheted with 100% unbleached cotton.  

Half-Bar Holiday Boxes ($10) — These packages feature three limited edition Holiday half-bar soaps: O'Tannenbaum, Peppermint Bark, and Holiday Spice. 




2426 Far Hills Ave., Dayton 

(937) 298-6078 | Facebook 

When you want to get into the Christmas spirit, you have to stop in at Wild Poppy. This gorgeous gift shop is decked out in holiday style and has plenty of great gift ideas – especially some great skincare:  

Skin, an Apothecary

If you’re looking for some great stocking stuffers, look no further than Wild Poppy’s collection of Soy Body Whips and Salt Scrubs in the 4 oz. travel size ($5). They also have full sized jars available for gifts ($29). Skin, an Apothecary is made here in Dayton! Looking for a scent that just says Christmas? Try Aspen – it smells exactly like a winter walk through a pine forest. 


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Elle Landon Luxury Face Oil

Made in Dayton, this face oil is a luxurious blend of oils and makes the perfect gift for anyone looking to protect their skin through winter. Wild Poppy sells Elle Landon Luxury Face Oil in two sizes: the larger size comes in a box ($82), and the small, sample-size bottle is perfect for a luxurious stocking stuffer ($15). 




261 Wayne Ave., Dayton

(937) 938-5838 | Facebook

From the ladies who brought us Heart Mercantile on 5th Street comes Luna Gifts & Botanicals - a gorgeous new boutique filled to the top with plants, jewelry, and beauty products like these:  

Wild Botanicals Lip Balm ($6) - In flavors like Peaches & Cream, Bergamot Lavender, and Pomegranate & Mango, these simple lip balms will make your day. Get one for you and one for a friend!  


Gem & Honey Infused Bath Salt ($15) - These little gold tins hold the secret to a perfectly relaxing bath. They even have a fragrance blend called Luna, which features spearmint, ginger, and eucalyptus.  

Gem & Honey Bath Salt from Luna Gifts & Botanicals. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Barefoot Girl Soap Company ($9) - This soap is made locally with goat’s milk, and Luna has plenty of fragrance blends available to make everyone on your list happy. 




Town & Country Shopping Center, 354 E. Stroop Rd., Dayton

(937) 293-2929 | naturecraft.netFacebook  

Purveyors of natural beeswax products ranging from candles to skincare, local company Naturecraft makes perfect, giftable creations for everyone on your list.

>> MORE: Naturecraft creates beeswax products using old-world methods, quality materials

Check out a few of their most popular beauty products:  

Basic Beeswax Lotion Bars ($13) – Containing beeswax, sweet almond oil, cocoa butter, and shea butter, these lotion bars are the perfect treat for winter skin. Available in all kinds of scent blends, you’re sure to find one for every person on your list.  


Beeswax Lip Butters ($6) – No matter who you’re shopping for this holiday season, you can’t go wrong with a lip balm. These all natural lip butters come in a variety of flavors and keep lips soft all winter long.



15 E 1st St., Dayton

(937) 979-4525 |  Etsy Shop: Kj Naturals | Facebook

A self-described lifelong student of biology, chemistry, and the human body, Katrina has set out to combine wellness and beauty into one amazing local business. Her natural products are made by hand in her new location on E. 1st St.

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Here are a few items your friends and family will definitely love receiving this holiday season:

Beard & Scalp Oil ($15) - This handmade blend of organic herbs and oils makes for a conditioned and soft, healthy-looking beard.


Raw African Black Soap ($4) - When you need a stocking stuffer for a friend with dry, sensitive skin look no further than this raw African black soap made from shea butter, natural oils, and cocoa pod ashes.




464 E 5th St., Dayton

(937) 222-4287 | www.brimonfifth.comFacebook  

You already know and love BRIM for their fantastic selection of hats, but did you know they now have handmade skin care products from Columbus beauty brand Under Aurora? Here are some top gift picks this holiday season: 

Coconut Oil Spray ($15) - If you’re looking for an all purpose product, this coconut oil spray has you covered from head to toe. It’s great for all skin types to soothe skin but it’s also great for hair, nails, and beards.  


Brightening Facial Scrub ($18) - This all natural face scrub leaves skin feeling soft and supple with a brightening glow.   




504 E 5th St., Dayton

(937) 938-5828 | www.heartmercantile.comFacebook 

Heart Mercantile has some of the best gifts around, including shirts, notebooks, art prints, scarves, baby stuff, and more. They have also have a carefully curated selection of beauty products:  

The Parlor Apothecary Perfumes ($42) - Do you have a friend who loves old world glamour? Then she will absolutely love these old-fashioned perfumes featuring atomizer bulbs from Victorian times.  


Buck Naked Soap Company ($10) - This vegan soap company hails from Canada and features scents like Himalayan Salt Soap, Warm Cocoa Butter Soap, and Energizing Marigold Soap, just to name a few.   

Buck Naked Soap from Heart Mercantile. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO


SKIN FOOD BY AB | Etsy Shop: Skin Food by AB | Facebook 

Aubrey started her organic skin care business right here in the Dayton area, and has expanded from selling only online to stores like Whole Foods. She is also going to be selling her items at a few holiday pop up shops (her Facebook page has more info on that). Here are some of her items that are sure to be appreciated this holiday season:  

Detox Face Mask ($18) - Included in this kit is everything you need to feel like your bathroom has turned into a spa. You’ll receive the Dead Sea clay mask and a bottle of essential oils, as well as a tiny spoon to mix it together with.


Matcha Green Tea Scrub ($20) - Matcha green tea and Himalayan sea salt work together in this refreshing body scrub to help brighten your tired winter skin.



What are your favorite local beauty brands you’ll be gifting this holiday season? Let us know at

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