Sisterly love and sensitive skin led fourth-generation Oak Park sisters Jazmine and Toni Bonnett to create nourishing bath products for themselves, friends and family. The pair, who have sold their wares at a local farmers market and were finalists in the 2018 Calling All Dreamers contest, recently opened a storefront, Blossom Bathhouse, in Old Sacramento.
The charming Second Street shop smells of eucalyptus and mint, lavender and orange, sage and lemon grass. Using locally sourced ingredients whenever possible, and leaving out parabens or detergents, the sisters create nontoxic handmade—and notably vibrant—soap products, including bath bombs, shower steamers and sugar scrubs.
“We are a soapery,” says Jazmine, “like a bakery but for soap. We keep our best–sellers in stock and create new scents and products regularly—very farm-to-tub.”
After using Blossom Bathhouse’s products on a particularly stressful day, customer Kathryn Hunt shared her appreciation on Instagram. “Everything feels much more doable with some self-care and a reminder of how many brilliant people we have in our community, like yourselves,” Hunt wrote in a message to the Bonnetts. “Thank you for sharing your gifts and making Sacramento a wonderful place to be.”