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The Wedding Guys

April 2020
Selected for Amazing Mother’s Day Gift Guide for Philanthropists

“Now more than ever, we want to see our moms. Most of us can’t celebrate Mother’s Day in person this year, making the gifts we send all the more special. With many companies donating to COVID-related causes, we thought we’d show you gifts that are super cool but they also give back a portion to great causes. (You’ll score big points for being extra thoughtful, and what mom wouldn’t be proud of that?)

K. Hall Studio Candles for a Cause

Please join us as 100% of the profits received for our Limited Edition K. Hall Studio 5 oz candles will support Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund.

We are currently offering three fragrances in Sweet Cream, Amber and Milkweed.

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Kristy Wicks

April 2020
Selected for The Best Mother’s Day Gift Guide

“Mother’s Day is just around the corner! Can you believe it? Today I’ve rounded up ‘The Best Mother’s Day Gift Guide’ featuring some of my favorite ideas on how to spoil Mom.

We’ve searched high and low on the internet to find the cutest small shop/gift options – from handmade & personalized gifts to gardening, self care, florals and more!”

Barr-Co. Original Scent Bath Soak

Dreamy smooth, this blend of milk, oatmeal, vanilla and vetiver is a tranquil, comforting scent with stirring, yet sweet seductive notes that are controlled by their classic, romantic and powdery virtue.

Our bath soaks are handcrafted with mineral salts, vitamin E, chamomile flowers and fragrance oil. Mineral salt baths have been known to relieve stress and soothe both muscle aches and joint pain.

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The Guide 2020

April 2020
Selected for Top Pick in the Bath & Body Category

U.S. Apothecary Milk + Oatmeal Bath Soak

Made with natural milk proteins and oatmeal extract, this fragrance is a soft and soothing scent with hints of sweet milk, therapeutic oatmeal and grounding chamomile.

Our bath soaks are handcrafted with mineral salts, vitamin E, chamomile flowers and fragrance oil. Mineral salt baths have been known to relieve stress and soothe both muscle aches and joint pain.

The Guide 2020

April 2020
Selected for Top Pick in the Candles & Home Fragrance Category

Barr-Co. Soap Shop Spanish Lime Apothecary Jar Candle

This vibrant lime fragrance is crisp, bright and very refreshing.

All of our candles are hand-poured in small batches with a 100% natural soy and vegetable wax blend. This candle will burn up to 120 hours. Made in the USA.

The Wedding Guys

April 2020
Selected for Wellness Favors for your Wedding

“Now more than ever, we need to take care of ourselves. We’ve come up with some great wellness favors for your wedding. They aren’t gender-specific, and they’ll soothe dry skin, help you relax, and aid your self-care regimen, no matter what it entails. (And trust us, these items are so great you’ll want to order some for yourself, too.”

Barr-Co. and Barr-Co. Soap Shop Lip Balm

Soothe and protect your lips with our wonderfully flavored lip balms. Our lip balm is formulated with high quality ingredients including beeswax and Shea butter, leaving your lips feeling naturally soft.

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The Wedding Guys

April 2020
Selected for Off-The-Registry Shower Gifts She’ll Love

“It’s a shower right, so how about great gifts for the bath? This Barr-Co. Soap Shop Soak Sampler has mineral salts in a variety of scents to relax even the most stressed out wedding planning couple.”

Barr-Co. Soap Shop Bath Soak Sampler

The bath soak sampler is handcrafted with mineral salts, vitamin E and fragrance oil. Mineral salt baths have been known to relieve stress and soothe both muscle aches and joint pain. Includes four 1 oz. tubes of bath soak in honeysuckle, marine, lemon verbena and sugar & cream.

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The Wedding Guys

April 2020
Selected for Favors Your Wedding Shower Guests Will Love

“No Wedding shower favor list would be complete without something for, that’s right, the shower. This Violet + Yarrow Sugar Scrub is a gentle sugar cane-based exfoliant from U.S. Apothecary. It’s made of dried flower petals, coconut oil, and yes, sugar, making skin hydrated and smelling great.”

U.S. Apothecary Violet + Yarrow Sugar Scrub

A tender, powdery floral brightened by leafy greens and grounded with sweet, woody patchouli.

Our sugar scrub is a gentle sugar cane-based exfoliant, which hydrates and protects skin. This combination of dried flower petals, pure coconut oil and delicate sugar leaves your skin feeling smooth and lightly fragranced. Made by hand in the U.S.A.

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The Wedding Guys

April 2020
Selected for Favors Your Wedding Shower Guests Will Love

“If the wedding shower is for you, most likely you’ll be opening a lot of gifts at the event. It’s nice to give a token of thanks to your guests for attending your shower, just as you would give them a favor at many other types of parties. We came up with favors your wedding shower guests will love (and you’ll be happy to give!)”

Barr-Co. Original Scent Mini Perfume

Dreamy smooth, this blend of milk, oatmeal, vanilla and vetiver is a tranquil, comforting scent with stirring, yet sweet seductive notes that are controlled by their classic, romantic and powdery virtue.

This lovely bottle of concentrated scent was designed with gifting in mind. Beautifully packaged, these perfumes can easily fit into a purse or look pretty on your vanity. Handmade in small batches in the USA.

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Ladue News

March 2020
Selected for Top Treat-Yourself Products

“Whether it’s been a long winter, a long week or just a long day, we all deserve a little self-care. And what better way to unwind than soaking in suds that are fit for your favorite spa? The local treat-yourself experts at K. Hall Studio recently shared with Ladue News the top products they recommend for the most decadent bath experience of all time.”

Featured Products

• K. Hall Designs Milk Bath Soak
• Barr-Co. Original Scent Hand and Body Scrub
• Barr-Co. Original Scent Bath Tea
• Barr-Co. Soap Shop Assorted 6-piece Bath Bomb Set
• K. Hall Designs Peony Bath Elixir

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GatesNotes

March 2020
Featured in 31 Questions and Answers about COVID-19

Bill Gates shared “A Coronavirus AMA” on his blog. He covered the importance of social distancing, the importance of washing hands and “fact-based discussion about this pandemic and what we can do to prevent the next one.” He posted a short video of a 20 second hand washing process which featured our Barr-Co. Soap Shop Honeysuckle hand soap!

As a small business, we are very proud that we can provide liquid hand soaps, bar soaps, surface cleaners and hand sanitizers to our community during this time of need.

Thank you Bill Gates for supporting our small business!

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Huffington Post

March 2020
Selected for The Best Lotions for Dry Hands

“I fell in love with this lotion when I was working retail in college. I would walk by the Barr-Co. display multiple times during my shift and slather my hands with the thick lotion, knowing it would absorb fast enough for me to fold T-shirts a minute later. It’s nourishing but not greasy, and has the lightest, most natural scent – somewhere between vanilla, oatmeal and freshly cleaned sweaters.”

Barr-Co. Original Scent Lotion

This blend of milk, oatmeal, vanilla and vetiver is a tranquil, comforting scent with stirring, yet sweet notes controlled by their classic, romantic and powdery virtue.

Using natural plant extracts, our lotion is made with the finest ingredients. It provides a protective barrier that helps retain moisture and soothe irritated skin while lightly scenting it.

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The Wedding Guys

March 2020
Selected for Cool Finds You Need to Know About

“Time to Relax: There are a lot of bath products out there, but this one was new to us. It’s Barr-Co. Original Scent Bath Tea. You don’t drink it, you use it to soak in your bath, and this one is a blend of milk, oatmeal, vanilla and vetiver. Trust us, the trend for bath teas is coming, and we love this one.”

Barr-Co. Original Scent Bath Tea

This blend of milk, oatmeal, vanilla and vetiver is a tranquil, comforting scent with stirring, yet sweet notes controlled by their classic, romantic and powdery virtue.

Find relief and contentment with this traditional concoction. Our bath tea is made with mineral salts, oats and milk. To enjoy, fill the muslin bag (included) with the desired amount of bath tea and tightly close the top. Hang the muslin bag from the bath tub faucet and allow the warm water to run through the bag. Squeeze the bag to release more of the natural essence. Savor and relax! Made in small batches by hand in the U.S. heartland.

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Gifts & Decorative Accessories

January 2020 Issue
Selected for Product Profiles

“Introducing our refreshing Spanish Lime Bag of Bath Salts. Perfect for gifting and made by hand in St. Louis, MO.”

Barr-Co. Soap Shop Spanish Lime Bag of Bath Salts

This vibrant lime fragrance is crisp, bright and very refreshing. Adorned with our signature baker’s twine and a letter pressed hang tag, this bag of salts is the perfect gift. Hidden drawstrings make it easy to close and store for use again and again.

Gifts & Decorative Accessories

January 2020 Issue
Selected for Trending Gifts: Style Pulse

“Classic Blue is Pantone’s official color of the year for 2020, and luckily for retailers, it’s a reliable hue that fits a wide range of merchandise and never goes out of style. Whether it’s providing soothing tones to a baby’s nursery or accenting dinnerware sets, this deep and reflective color is sure to please customers of all ages.”

K. Hall Designs Blue Iris Bath Soak Salt

Tender green notes of iris and hyacinth blossoms open along a heart of dewy cyclamen and a base of freshly turned earth. Our bath soaks are hand crafted with mineral salts, vitamin E and fragrance oil. Mineral salt baths have been known to relieve stress and soothe both muscle aches and joint pain.

Las Vegas Market Preview Guide

Winter 2020 Issue
Selected for Oprah’s Favorite Things: Life from Las Vegas Market!

“Oprah’s Favorite Things list is one of the most anticipated gift events of the year, but exactly what is it that makes a product worthy of inclusion? Las Vegas Market is bringing the O list to life.”

Barr-Co. Soap Shop Bath Soaks

“Instead of bringing a bottle of wine to the party, try showing up with a bottle of wonderfully perfumed mineral salts. These will ease your host’s muscle tension while indulging her inner mermaid.”

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Gifts & Decorative Accessories

November 2019 Issue
Selected for Trending Gifts: Candles

“Many color experts agree that warm, earthy tones are having a moment. Popular hues run the gamut from soft yellows and medium coppers to burnt oranges and rich solid browns, readily seen in many new candles with flickering flames that add even more warmth and depth to the trend.”

Simpatico Cocoa Almond Hobnail Candle

Perfect for fall and holiday, Cocoa Almond has velvety, cocoa top notes, blended seamlessly with creamy and nutty base notes. All of our candles are hand-poured in small batches with 100% natural soy and vegetable wax blend. This candle will burn up to 100 hours.

Gift Shop Magazine

Summer 2019 Issue
Selected for Showcases: Skinarific! A Beauty Bonanza of Products

“Summer brings with it an abundance of revealed skin – much of which has been in hiding all winter! These fragrant, botanical rich finds help it attain that perfect polish.”

U.S. Apothecary Green Tea & Goji Bath Soak

Juicy goji berries blend seamlessly with herbal green tea, a fragrance in which the ingredients have been known to lift spirits and energize the mind.

Our bath soaks are handcrafted with mineral salts, vitamin E and fragrance oil. Mineral salt baths have been known to relieve stress and soothe both muscle aches and joint pain.

U.S. Apothecary Green Tea & Goji is a new fragrance and is currently showing at our trade shows. This fragrance line will be available to purchase in Fall 2019.

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Gift Shop Magazine

Spring 2019 Issue
Selected for Trend Report: Pepper Stem

“From farmers markets to rustic retreats, this refreshing yellow-green speaks to today’s healthy, outdoor lifestyles. It’s no surprise that these items evoke natural scents, outdoor adventures and pastoral vistas!”

Simpatico Fern Diffuser Kit

Crisp mayapple blends easily with fresh moss to create this complex aroma. Lingering white cedar and fragrant black currant complete this grounded and spirited scent.

Our thicker reeds saturate thoroughly, allowing the scent to disperse further. We use only the highest quality essential oils and fragrance. Filled in a shatterproof amber bottle, the oil is protected from light until use, maintaining the integrity of the scent. Our glass bottles can be re-used or refilled. Made in the USA.

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Gift Shop Magazine

Spring 2019 Issue
Selected for Trend Report: Princess Blue

“This majestic royal blue adds a regal pop of color wherever it appears.”

U.S. Apothecary Violet + Yarrow Pure Vegetable Soap

A tender, powdery floral brightened by leafy greens and grounded with sweet, woody patchouli.

Using natural plant extracts, our liquid hand soap is made with the finest ingredients. This pure vegetable soap is moisture rich and coats the skin with protection. Lather hands with this gentle and moisturizing soap to cleanse and lightly scent the skin. Great in the kitchen and bath.

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Gift Shop Magazine

Spring 2019 Issue
Selected for Trend Report: Aspen Gold

“Evoking both a favorite vacation destination and the nurturing sun, this brilliant shade practically shouts out a sense of joy and good cheer.”

K. Hall Designs Grove Diffuser Kit

Pressed peel of sweet orange blends seamlessly with notes of flowering citrus blossoms and fragrant orchard grasses.

Our thicker reeds saturate thoroughly, allowing the scent to disperse further. We use only the highest quality essential oils and fragrance. Filled in a shatterproof amber bottle, the oil is protected from light until use, maintaining the integrity of the scent. Our glass bottles can be re-used or refilled. Made in the USA.

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Gift Shop Magazine

Spring 2019 Issue
Selected for Trend Report: Living Coral

“Whether this affable, animating shade finds itself on textiles, housewares, stationary or even matches, it always exhibits an energizing, enlivening effect.”

Simpatico Guava Hobnail Candle

A tropical blend of freshly squeezed guava juice, topped with notes of sweet pineapple slices before drying down to a clean musk base, reminiscent of a summer day.

All of our candles are hand-poured in small batches with a 100% natural soy and vegetable wax blend. This candle will burn up to 100 hours.

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Gift Shop Magazine

Spring 2019 Issue
Selected for Editor’s Picks: Natural Products

“Sourced or inspired by nature, these products appeal to our natural instincts.”

U.S. Apothecary Violet + Yarrow Pure Vegetable Soap

A tender, powdery floral brightened by leafy greens and grounded with sweet, woody patchouli.

Using natural plant extracts, our liquid hand soap is made with the finest ingredients. This pure vegetable soap is moisture rich and coats the skin with protection. Lather hands with this gentle and moisturizing soap to cleanse and lightly scent the skin. Great in the kitchen and bath.

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PRESENT Magazine

December 2018 Issue
Selected for: Holiday Lights

“Add a warm glow to the home this season with beautifully designed candles – many featuring festive scents and ready-to-gift packaging.

Simpatico’s No. 29 Reindeer Three Piece Votive Gift Set

In an honest and modern culmination, this fall and holiday fragrance has red currants and cranberries colliding with cedar wood, Fraiser fir and embers. It is both exhilarating and cozy. All of our candles are hand-poured in small batches with a 100% natural soy and vegetable wax blend. This candle will burn up to 20 hours each.

Treat yourself or a friend to the perfect holiday gift!

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POPSUGAR

September 2018

Fall Quarterly Must Have Box

K. Hall Designs Lavender Sachet

Fresh lavender sachet to freshen up your wardrobe, purse or pillow.

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POPSUGAR

June 2018

Summer Latest Must Have Box

K. Hall Designs Peony Jar Candle

This authentic floral fragrance is delicate, yet heady with peaceful, watery notes. Perfect for summer.

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O, The Oprah Magazine

January 2018 Issue
Selected for: 15 Cozy, Colorful Pieces to Brighten up Your Life this Winter

“Instead of bringing a bottle of wine to the party, try showing up with a bottle of wonderfully perfumed mineral salts. These will ease your host’s muscle tension while indulging her inner mermaid.”

Barr-Co. Soap Shop Bath Soaks

Our bath soaks are handcrafted with mineral salts, vitamin E and fragrance oil. Mineral salt baths have been known to relieve stress and soothe both muscle aches and joint pain.

Perfect for year round gifting or bring as a hostess gift to your next party!

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NewsWire

March 2017

K. Hall Studio Launches New Coffee & Vanilla Bean Collection

This fragrance is a seductive blend of roasted coffee, black orchid and vanilla creates this intoxicating and luxurious scent.

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Gift Shop Magazine

Spring 2017 Buyers’ Guide Issue

Barr-Co. Original Scent Travel Kit

Dreamy smooth, this blend of milk, oatmeal, vanilla and vetiver is a tranquil, comforting scent with stirring, yet sweet notes that are controlled by their classic, romantic and powdery virtue.

Formulated with plant derived ingredients, our Travel Kit contains a 2 oz. moisturizing body wash, 6 oz. triple milled bar soap, 2 oz. shea butter lotion and a 100% natural soy wax blend travel candle. All the perfect travel essentials packaged in a reusable zippered pouch.

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Cision

January 2017

K. Hall Studio Lights Up an Industry

With its roots in the candle industry, K. Hall Studio has quickly grown into a home fragrance and personal care company.

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The Orange County Register

April 2016

Fashion Island news: K. Hall Designs to debut

K. Hall Designs is opening its first California store in Fashion Island.

 

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Style & Shopping

October 2014

“K. Hall Designs Opens Its First Chicago Boutique”

Stop by our U.S. Apothecary boutique the next time you are in the Southport Shopping District.

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