Archipelago Brings Beauty from Nature to You


Natural skin care brands

Every time someone inquires about my profession and I reveal that I’m a designer I always get a response along the lines of “Oh you must love your job!”  But nothing tops my love for interior design like shopping for inventory for the store.  Christmas always comes early for us as we have to think several months in advance to make sure we are stocked and ready to go for the most wonderful time of the year.  Of course, as part of our buying process, we look back to last year and review what sold well, what didn’t, and what we would like to change.  This year we have decided to dive a little deeper into gifting items that fall just outside the norm for us.  I am still trying to decide if I actually based this decision on what was right for business or if it was because I have been waiting for the right moment to stock EVEN MORE Archipelgo products.  

So you are hearing it first right here – we now carry Archipelgo skin care products!!!!  (I can hear you cheering from here…)

The Archipelago Story

If you’re not familiar with the line, you must stop in to smell their amazing candles.  Archipelago Botanicals was founded humbly in a garage by Gregg Corzine and David Klass in 1988. Their mission was to create natural fragrances, bath products, and wellness products that allowed people to relax and truly take a break from their busy lives. With this goal in mind, they chose the name Archipelago which is a common way of referring to a large group of islands. We chose Archiplego because of the Excursion line which boasts simple packaging and scents that evoke your favorite far away places like Santorini and Kashmir (just to name a few).

By 2012, Gregg and David ditched the garage. Their dream had become a rapidly growing reality. So much so that Archipelago was becoming one of the most sought-after names in luxury bath, body, and aromatherapy products.

Natural Ingredients for Skin Care

I’m not going to bore you with the details of why you should go natural, everyone knows that natural, natural, natural is where it’s at, ESPECIALLY when it comes to skin care.  That’s one of the reasons I love Archipelago and choose to carry several of their lines at Peltier Home.  These products are perfect for spoiling yourself and even better for gift giving.

So which ones are our favorites?  


Milk is an award-winning Archipelago collection featuring dried milk solids and natural proteins. This product is perfect for soothing the skin and leaving it naturally soft and supple. Milk is available individually in soy or oat proteins or a combination blends of the two.

Black Honey

The Black Honey collection is produced by some of the world’s largest bees in tropical rainforest regions. The gluconic acid found in the dark, mineral-rich honey is perfect for extra moisture and complexion balancing.

Best body productsCoconut

The benefits of coconut oil are no secret. It’s one of the healthiest oils on earth. The Coconut collection contains coconut oil, blended with coconut water, natural extracts, and jojoba esters to create an elegant bath collection. If you’re experiencing any redness or dry patches, the alpha hydroxy acids found in this collection will help to tame and heal your skin keeping it looking young and hydrated.

Just in case your wondering, I am NOT being paid for this blog post.  No joke, I truly LOVE this line, especially the winter frost fragrance we have coming in November.

There is only one downfall to the brand – I can never spell it correctly!  But then again no one can ever spell my business name either:)


Ready to shop the Archipelago Bath & Body collection? Stop into  Peltier Home, a  design studio at  1011-A Mission Street in South Pasadena, CA.

Client Love
“Amy spent a lot of time getting to know us, our style and comfort level. We felt that we could totally trust that she would design something that was unique to our family, and she did just that.”
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