5 Self-Care Staples From MN Makers

Stay at home with foaming hand soap, a special yoga mat, a canned cocktail, and more
Lemons Market Tote, by Grey Duck Bag Co.
Lemons Market Tote, by Grey Duck Bag Co.

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Grey Duck Bag Co.

Founder Tara Boerst started designing and sewing Grey Duck bags, in Ely, after her husband gifted her a sewing machine instead of the KitchenAid mixer she had requested. With the arrival of her daughter, Boerst realized diaper bags could be a lot more practical. Seven years later, these bags carry “all that is required—and perhaps a bit more.” Lemons Market Tote, $70, greyduckbags.com 

Big Raven Yoga's "I Am UnbreakaBULL" mat, with art by Stephanie Fitzsimmons
Big Raven Yoga’s “I Am UnbreakaBULL” mat, with art by Stephanie Fitzsimmons

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Big Raven Yoga

Founder Joleen Emery wanted to make yoga mats for the bold. Grippy microfibers bond to a 100% biodegradable tree-rubber base, the mats dual-function as towels—and they do good, too. Purchases of the I Am UnbreakaBULL, featuring art by Stephanie Fitzsimmons, support a local pitbull rescue group of the same name. I Am UnbreakaBULL, $137, bigravenyoga.com

Silverthorne Prism sandals, by Minnetonka Moccasin Co.
Silverthorne Prism sandals, by Minnetonka Moccasin Co.

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Minnetonka Moccasin Co.

Everything we love about Minnetonka Moccasin Co. now comes in a summer sandal that’s water-friendly for lakeside adventures. Since 1946, Midwesterners have outfitted their steps with these moccasins, and the company has since evolved into a fashion brand reaching beyond state borders. Silverthorne Prism, $34.95, minnetonkamoccasin.com 

Foaming Hand Soap, by Howard Soap Co.
Foaming Hand Soap, by Howard Soap Co.

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Howard Soap Co.

Since 2008, Kathrine Howard has crafted small-batch bath and body goods, and her moisturizing, foaming hand soap is perfect for our newly elevated handwashing skills. It comes in transportive scents like magnolia peony, lemon lavender, cactus flower, and black salt with cypress. Foaming Hand Soap, starting at $8, howardsoapcompany.com 

Frenchie Cocktail, a canned mix of gin, sparkling rosé, and liqueurs by Vikre Distillery
Frenchie Cocktail, a canned mix of gin, sparkling rosé, and liqueurs by Vikre Distillery

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Vikre Distillery

Bubbles, polka dots, a Frenchie—what more could you ask of a canned cocktail? Vikre gin mixes with sparkling rosé, lemon juice, and grapefruit- and elderflower-flavored liqueurs in the effervescent Frenchie. Co-founder Emily Vikre has crafted a cocktail to carry us into a well-deserved summer, even it’s enjoyed at home. Find retail locations at frenchiecocktail.com

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