I got to spend a sunny Saturday wandering around Atlantic Avenue with friends this weekend. (Thank you to the Dads for kid-watching!) We stumbled into a sweet shop named Dry Goods and ended up spending an hour in the tiny, well-stocked space. I have a weakness for useful and beautiful housewares in pretty packages and Dry Goods is stocked full of just these. The owner Carla travels, stockpiles and curates the collection and offered a wealth of information about some unfamiliar products: Charcoal Toothbrushes! Swedish Sea Salt Soap! Hair Powder! Here are some of my favorite finds:
*Kishu Binchotan Charcoal Water Filters – These simple charcoal sticks purify tap water, are reusable and look much nicer than the plastic Brita on our counter.
*Couto Toothpaste – Created by a Portugese pharmacist in 1932, super-minty, and all-natural.
*Sea Salt Soap – This Swedish soap has the best packaging ever and people swear by its sea salt formula. A customer came in and bought a case while we were in the store.
*Binchotan Charcoal Toothbrush – The bristles of this brush contain actual charcoal to help clean and prevent the growth of bacteria.
*Lu Lu Organics Hair Powder – Magically cleans hair without a shower. Great for travel and smells lovely.
*Herbacin Kamille Glycerine Hand Cream – This German cream has a smell that is light and reminds me of my childhood somehow. It leaves hands soft.
*Paine’s Balsam Fir Incense – These all-natural incense logs smell like an entire balsam fir forest.