For the beauty and fragrance lover, five Colorado brands to gift this holiday season

Most of the fun of gift-giving comes from seeking out or just finding presents that really speak to their recipient. And I find that scents are a cunning way to do it. Just light a candle, take a bath or spritz something before leaving the house, and you’re probably reminded of certain moods, people, places.

As gifts, scents can be tricky, since they’re so personal. Still, I love taking a chance and giving something with a fragrance — who doesn’t love bergamot? — and better still if the products are made locally (which plenty are). Here are five Colorado-based companies that sell lovely, fragrant holiday gifts that you can order online or pick up locally.

1. Zents‘ spa-like scents almost force you to relax for a moment. Ten fragrances — anjou, earth, fig, fresh, mandarin, oolong, ore, petal, sun and water — fill soaps, shampoos, creams and more body

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Peak 10 Skin Celebrates 5th Anniversary and Announces New Products | Colorado

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo., April 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — We’re hearing it everywhere: “Clean Skincare” and “Clean Beauty.” These buzzwords refer to safe, non-toxic products with transparent labeling of ingredients.

PEAK 10 SKIN™  is celebrating 5 years of “clean” as more than a buzzword, with 5 new products and a special on QVC.com.

Founded in April 2016 by highly respected skincare executive and brand developer, Connie Elder, Peak 10 Skin has always been about pure, clean, effective products. The line contains no parabens, no gluten, and is animal cruelty free with no artificial added fragrances in any facial products. Ingredient lists are short and understandable. With two decades of experience in the medical field, Connie learned those essentials that contribute to overall health. Positions with international skincare companies taught her the importance of using undiluted, active ingredients to create effective products.

Living in the high country of Breckenridge

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