The Local Well

Written by Kristen Hwang Category: Lifestyle Issue: April 2014
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Draw inspiration for healthy living from these Arizona-made products.

Arizona’s beautiful hikes, endless swimming pools and fair weather lend themselves to a healthy lifestyle. But sometimes you need a little more than yoga to stay on top of your game. From a piece of artisanal soap to a fragrant peace of mind, these Arizona-made products promote health and wellness for all.

Wild Women Soaps: Arizona Soap Collection
The Arizona soap collection ($5-$5.50 per bar or $28 for a set of six) from Wild Women Soaps captures the essence of the desert with indigenous ingredients. Their Grand Canyon soap bar mixes jojoba oil and clays to create a four-layered sudsy masterpiece reminiscent of the canyon’s walls, while the “Native Scrub” uses yucca root and sweetgrass to build a perfumey lather. The Wild Women from Mesa even concocted a soap bar celebrating the Southwest’s famous margarita, complete with lime oils, exfoliating salt crystals and a real shot of tequila.
10311 E. Dolphin Ave., Mesa

World Nutrition, Inc.: Enzyme Supplements
World Nutrition’s enzyme supplements are free – gluten-free and lactose-free, that is. The gel caps cost anywhere from $50 for a 60-count supply to $200 for 360. They’re also plant-based and vegetarian-friendly, which means you can ingest World Nutrition’s various enzyme supplements – purported to provide everything from cardiovascular support to improved digestion – with a fearless, clear conscience. And who can put a price on that?  
7001 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale

Desert Sage Herbs: Aromatherapy Products
Life is stressful. It’s hectic, relentless and sometimes overwhelming. Might as well stop and smell the roses – or the patchouli, lavender and mint – at this East Valley holistic center. Their aromatherapy spritzers, massage oils, lotions and bath gels are perfect for a day of self-indulgence. And Desert Sage Herbs guarantees that its oils are 100 percent organic. Call for pricing.
1728 N. Alma School Rd., Chandler

Arizona Sun: Sunscreens
Skin-care products from Arizona Sun combine native ingredients like aloe, sage, wild roses and jojoba to keep your outdoor adventures sunburn-free. With potencies ranging from SPF 3 to SPF 45, Arizona Sun’s line of sunscreens and protectant sprays has you covered. $7.30-$124, depending on product and size.
14806 N. 74th St., Scottsdale