3.14.2015

on a mission

"Our mission is to create natural and simple products for the home and body."—Ashley Paschke, The Post Home and Body

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The soap offerings chalkboard, winter version.

Since late December I've been selling some of my products at a relatively new shop in downtown Scranton; I think it opened in November. Located in the 300 block of Adams Avenue, next to Eden Vegan Cafe and nearby Revival Letterpress and Loyalty Barber Shop & Shave Parlor, The Post Home & Body features owner Ashley Paschke's own line of bath and beauty products. Things like bar soaps in amazing scent combinations, bath fizzes, dry shampoo, deodorant, and lip butter.

Eucalyptus Bath Fizzies
Eucalyptus bath fizzes, please don't eat.

Home goods include Ashley's own soy candles in repurposed vintage containers made under the brand Reclaimed: A Candle Company and the work of local crafters who share her mission of creating products using natural and simple ingredients or that recycle/repurpose vintage finds. You'll find things like gourmet dog treats from Wilbur's Barkery and local raw honey from Newkirk Honey. Aprons and tote bags by Bachestinks, Tillie nail polish, letterpress signs by All Hands On, paper goods by ShantyTown, and animal framed pictures and stuffed animals by ReDo.

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Stuffies and framed pictures from ReDo, love that fox!

You'll find Primrose Design lavender sachets sewn from vintage fabrics and handkerchiefs, tea towels embellished with vintage fabrics and rick rack, and patchwork pot holders that use vintage fabrics and bits of recycled vintage linens.

Primrose Design patchwork pot holders
Primrose Design patchwork pot holders made from vintage fabrics

If you're interested in learning how to make some of these products yourself, Ashley shares her knowledge in DIY classes she calls Maker's Sessions. Upcoming ones include candle making, soap making, and lip butter creation.

Like their Facebook page for updates on new products and events.

The Post Home and Body, 344 Adams Avenue, Unit 2, Scranton, PA 18503, (570) 955-3135. Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday 11-5 and Thursdays-Fridays 11-6. Closed Sunday and Monday.

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