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How You Helped Make Ginger & Waldo a Reality
We are thrilled that everyone who uses our bath and body products knows that they are getting a luxurious pampering experience worthy of even the most sensitive skin.
-Sharon Day, Founder Ginger & Waldo
Before I created Ginger & Waldo, I tried many different commercial skin care products in the quest to find a lotion that worked well for my super sensitive skin. Unfortunately, I was unsuccessful. I found most of them to be very thin and runny and their moisturizing effect didn’t last very long. Many had super strong fragrances which caused my allergies to act up and irritated my skin.
I needed something better.
Tired of wasting money, I decided to try to make my own.At first, I was concerned that I might not be able to make a lotion that met my specific criteria. It had to have lasting moisture, not cause irritation, and be as natural as possible.
After several batches and lots of tweaking, I was able to create a lotion that my skin absolutely loved – no irritation and long-lasting moisture – and, best of all, it was made from natural ingredients. Because not everyone wants an unscented product, we offer skin care scented with essential oils and carefully selected paraben- and phlatate-free fragrances. Since we opened our shop in 2014 with lotion bars, we’ve added several other products to our natural skin care line – beeswax lip balms, hand and body lotions, and sugar scrubs. In 2016, we added vegan lip balms to our product line. In 2017, we were proud to announce that our products were certified as “Cruelty-Free” by the Leaping Bunny Program.
Through it all, the response to our goodies has been overwhelmingly positive. We have shipped our Wisconsin-made products to all 50 states (plus Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico) as well as Canada, Australia, England, Scotland, Wales, Germany, Spain, France, and Sweden, and South Africa.