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Thanks to the handsome & charming Sean Quigley for posting this great video on the Paxton Gate page. It's times like these that we all need to support each other. From one small business owner to another, I appreciate this video!
I want to share with you my Behance project. Hope you don't mind. 😉😃
https://www.behance.net/gallery/73971073/Heliotrope-SF-Cosmetic-LabelPackagin-Design?
Bought some great smelling soaps, bath salts, spray mists and foot treatment.

Thank you Heliotrope for helping me stock up!

#HeliotropeSF
#Oakland location

Feel good in your skin! All natural skincare, bath & body products, made in small batches in California, with no artificial perfumes or synthetic colors.

Customized aromatherapy blends and accessories. Visit us in SF & OAKLAND ! We believe that natural skin care products should soothe, heal, moisturize and protect. People deserve to feel great in their skin. We offer natural, healing body care for men and women without added fragrance, and consult with each client to create custom, individualized aromatherapy blends, using all-natural, undiluted es

Operating as usual

04/08/2022

Reflecting back on this astonishing study from 4 years ago recognizing that VOC’s from home and body products have as much impact on outdoor air quality in LA as car exhaust. In these four years since air quality and our AQI levels have (scarily) become much more center to our consciousness. Unfortunately we doubt these VOC levels have improved.
Recently there was also a study finding micro plastics in human blood, and we all know that since the pandemic single use plastic has only redoubled.
While we (and everyone) can constantly do better, our line has been VOC free and refillable since the it’s inception a decade ago.
We urge you to consider making today a Plastic Free Friday (or all april!).

Repost from @heliotropesf

A new study just published has found that VOC's (volatile organic compounds) found in home and personal care products (perfumes), known to affect indoor air quality, are actually as great an OUTDOOR AIR pollutant in the Los Angeles area as car and truck exhaust! Luckily, Heliotrope skincare is free of synthetic perfumes and VOC's. Care for scent? We got you, the whole line can be custom scented with pure, natural essential oils. Make the switch to VOC free, for your health and for the health of the planet.
We also offer discounted refills to reduce single use plastics if you're following the Anglican Church's plastic free Lent.
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Photos from Heliotrope SF's post 04/01/2022

As we move into April and Earth Month we will be focusing on some aspects of our our line and shop that are most sustainable. We don’t want this to come across as greenwashing, we are fully understanding that none of us can shop our way out of the climate emergency or its tentacle of plastic proliferation.
Still, today we want to highlight one of the lines we have carried the longest and a recent shift they have made.
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Morihata is a line of bath goods from Japan we have carried almost from the start. Recently we reordered their binchotan face & body towels to find their packaging had changed. Instead of clear plastic allowing you to see the product, these now come in a beautiful sealed paper envelope shown here. While a few customers have reacted to this with suspicion - being unable to see the product they are purchasing even though we have always had open ones in the shop to touch and feel - we and most of our customers applaud this small and surprisingly unexpected shift away from plastic on this small level. It’s a small but brave move from a trusted brand and the sort of macro shift we all need to normalize.
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These face & body scrub towels are seen here with their classic lattice towel. These towels have been on trend in recent years with many knock offs but this is the original made with organic cotton. We have carried these also from the start (though come in and check out this new deep charcoal color a new one for us that we are loving!) Hope to see you in the shop this weekend!
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Consider practicing @plasticfreefridays today or even all month long.
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Photos from Heliotrope SF's post 03/25/2022

As we move past the equinox into longer days we are thinking about spring cleaning!! (Our face.)
Time to slough off those dead skin cells from a long (and sadly dry) winter.
May I recommend our charcoal face scrub? A 1 to 2 week treatment that polishes the skin with jojoba beads without ever abrading leaving you feeling FRESH!
Next up is our konjaku exfoliating sponge (also with antibacterial charcoal) appropriate everyday and can be used with your clear set or just water.
For those of you who don’t like a physical exfoliation our enzyme refining cleanser is your ticket!
Whatever you choose, consider this transition into spring a perfect time to give your skin an exfoliating treatment
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Photos from Heliotrope SF's post 03/21/2022

Jen here. Through my research for the blog I learned so many amazing facts about the sunflower. When used on the skin, sunflower oil contains antioxidants which neutralize harmful free radicals. Just as sunflower helps to detox the skin, the plant plays a larger role in environmental detoxification.
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Sunflowers when planted on toxic or compromised land plays a part in detoxifying the soil and water. The plant while growing actually removes and processes radiation and heavy metals like lead. Sunflowers were planted on the land contaminated by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, and rafts carrying sunflower plants were floated on contaminated water with their roots dangling into the water. These plants take up and remove the pollution from the soil or water. If you want to know about planting sunflowers to remove toxins, feel free to leave a comment.
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Take a look at our blog through the link for more info on the benefits of sunflower oil!
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Photos from Heliotrope SF's post 03/11/2022

Our Marula hair and scalp deep treatment is one of our newest products and it quickly became one of my favorites. Alicia here, and for those of you know know me, you know I have HAIR (unlike some people around here, hi Jonathan).

This oil is a incredible, it soaks in nearly immediately, calming frizz but not adding too much weight. Like our face oil - if you come to Heliotrope for our fragrance free products, this one is not for you. While it certainly is free of any synthetic fragrances, it's brimming with potent essential oils and a heady (all puns) mix of kale seed (yup) vanilla, fennel, citrus, rose, frankincense, rosemary, clove, and vetiver essential oils blended with that Marula.

This oil is great for those of us with split ends and great for the scalp. Now is a perfect time to be nourishing that scalp as we move into the equinox and the days start getting longer and our hair starts growing faster. This oil is great with our beautiful wooden brushes (made in Germany and Poland) that also stimulate the scalp and distribute oil across the hair from the root to the ends.

We will be continuing a deep dive into sunflower seed oil in the blog next week, but maybe Jen will be inspired to tell us more about Marula oil soon!

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Photos from Heliotrope SF's post 03/05/2022

We at Heliotrope stand with the brave people of Ukraine today. Heliotrope - the word - means any flower that turns its head to face the sun. We cannot not think of the most famous heliotrope, the sunflower, the Flower of Ukraine, as part of our own origin story.
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5 Local Brands To Shop Sustainable Selects 03/05/2022

5 Local Brands To Shop Sustainable Selects

Check us out in the latest San Francisco Magazine online edition: https://sanfran.com/sustainable-eco-friendly-skincare-san-francisco

5 Local Brands To Shop Sustainable Selects These local shops offer a range of sustainable practices, eco-friendly materials and serious style. Metta Good Whipped body balm from Metta Good Nicole Spear was inspired to create Mett…

Photos from Heliotrope SF's post 02/25/2022

Alicia here at our shop. Following up on our last post here and Jen's latest blog post about frankincense (well worth a quick read!). I wanted to take a minute to highlight one of my favorite products in our face care line: our frankincense rose hip face oil. This product is perfect for this transitional weather we are having in the bay. After weeks of (a little too much) sun on our faces this cold wind begs for some serious skin TLC and this face oil is just the thing: packed with rosehip and sea buckthorn for natural vitamin C to repair those cells. And the moment you pump it out of the bottle you will know it’s also loaded with frankincense, head over to our blog to learn more about the history of frankincense and its use in skincare to promote circulation and reduce inflammation. As you know we don’t add any fragrance to our products and when you smell a scent in our products it’s there for efficacy. No more so than with this (both heavenly and earthy smelling) face oil. Come visit us as the shop this weekend and try it!

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Photos from Heliotrope SF's post 02/22/2022

For thousands of years, Frankincense has been used to create incense, perfumes, oils and for healing. In ancient times, the resin was burned as an offering to the gods, and presented to royalty as tribute. Native to NE Africa, India and the Middle East, Boswellia has been traded all over the world. Frankincense has been valued for millennia.

Next time you come into the shop, check out the warm fragrance of frankincense essential oil in our Centering and Meditative Blends. Take a look at our latest blog all about frankincense: https://www.heliotropesf.com/blogs/news/focus-on-ingredients-frankincense

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Photos from Heliotrope SF's post 02/18/2022

While here in the Bay, we are hoping for rain we still sure are enjoying this unexpected spring and all the color bursting forth! We love color, our locally made, all natural olive oil soaps, kissed with essential oils, show as much. Paired here with our (equally colorful) lightweight Japanese washcloths made from a soft linen and cotton weave. May we suggest this as a little something to brighten your Valentine’s, Galentine’s, Guyentine’s or non-bi-entine’s day?
However you celebrate, celebrate yourself this sudden spring 🌷🌻🌹🌼🌸🌺
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02/18/2022

Reposted from @ferrybuilding - We’re so excited to announce that were part of a new concept shop at the #FerryBuilding. Fog City Flea Trading Post] is officially launching the Fog City Flea Trading Post, a store that will feature makers (including #heliotropesf )! and merchants from #SanFrancisco, the #bayarea rea, and beyond - 7 days a week!

Opens TODAY - come check it out!

📷: Fog City Flea Trading Post]

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Photos from Heliotrope SF's post 02/18/2022

Shelves are looking full at our Valencia store front. We have recently gotten a restock of some of our favorite soap dishes that have been hard to keep in stock with supply chain issues.
Come visit us this weekend and say hi 👋👋🏻👋🏼👋🏽👋🏾👋🏿

02/15/2022

We tend to associate Valentines Day with huge bouquets of flowers, rich meals and lavish gifts.

Beause of this, Valentine's Day can cause mixed emotions and reactions. However Valentine's Day lands for you, this time of year can serve to remind us that we all deserve some care, some compassion and love.

Remember, Love comes to us in many forms.

Check out our new blog post for ideas about creating more room for self love and appreciation!

https://www.heliotropesf.com/blogs/news/the-romance-of-loving-yourself

02/15/2022

Reposted from @fogcityflea Opening weekend was a smash! We’re now open every day from 10am - 5pm inside the beloved @ferrybuilding
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Our Story

Feel good in your skin with natural, fresh and personalized skin care!

Heliotrope San Francisco creates high-quality, all-natural products — made in Northern California in small batches — using simple, organic ingredients. Founder Jonathan Plotzker's experience in product development and his work with small chemists throughout the Bay Area have brought natural, well-made, and perfume-free skin care to the market.

Visit Heliotrope at our flagship store, Acacia, in the Mission District of San Francisco or our warehouse location near Jack London Sq in Oakland - or shop online 24/7. Enjoy customized aromatherapy blends, personal health products and useful, well-designed accessories. Receive the most simple, effective blends of natural ingredients, or explore customizing our fragrance-free products. Either way, we welcome you to Heliotrope, where natural gets personal.

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Products

We believe that natural skin care products should soothe, heal, moisturize and protect. People deserve to feel great in their skin. We offer natural, healing body care for men and women without added fragrance, and consult with each client to create custom, individualized aromatherapy blends, using all-natural, undiluted essential oils.

Our high-quality, handmade products are made in Northern California in small batches using simple, organic ingredients. From shaving to face care, to hair essentials and handy accessories, Heliotrope products will soothe, heal, moisturize, and protect.

Start with an all natural or fragrance-free product. You can also create a custom aromatherapy blend that’s uniquely you!

Check out our flagship store, ACACIA:
415 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
415.643.4847

or our Oakland studio:
2744 E 11th St # F-7
Oakland, California
510.338.7709

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415 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA
94103

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 1pm
Wednesday 12pm - 6pm
Thursday 12pm - 6pm
Friday 11am - 7pm
Saturday 11am - 7pm
Sunday 12pm - 6pm

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