wildcrafted bath & beauty from an appalachian legend

Reading, Pennsylvania · 725 Sales


wildcrafted bath & beauty from an appalachian legend

Reading, Pennsylvania 725 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   WINTER CLEARANCE: 20-30% OFF // Small-batch bath & beauty inspired by Appalachia and an inspiring Appalachian woman. Shop our apothecary skincare, botanical home fragrance, fine soaps, and natural soy candles.

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Last updated on Feb 9, 2018

WINTER CLEARANCE: 20-30% OFF // Small-batch bath & beauty inspired by Appalachia and an inspiring Appalachian woman. Shop our apothecary skincare, botanical home fragrance, fine soaps, and natural soy candles.

To receive exclusive discounts and infrequent shop news, subscribe to our e-newsletter: http://bit.ly/1lw2XYw

Erica Vinskie

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5 out of 5 stars
Jennifer Harmon

Jennifer Harmon on Feb 9, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I just LOVE these candles! I started carrying the candles in my store Fall 2017. My clients LOVED them and so did I. The intoxicating aroma fills the room and the soy/coconut wax is clean burning. I especially like the minimal, yet sophisticated packaging. The candles arrive in a clear, glass tumbler that fits any decor from farmhouse to urban. It’s a JOY doing business with Erica! I look forward to receiving my next Spring/Summer 2018 order.

Padme A'Tea

Padme A'Tea on Feb 6, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Dear Hearts: I ADORE Dew. This facial oil not only smells divine, but softens my face and neck so beautifully. Some time ago, I read an article that Catherine, Countess of Cambridge buys a similar formula at a much higher price. But Erica's formula is reasonably priced and I feel is superior in every way. All Love

Erica Navarro

Erica Navarro on Jan 24, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Love it and it smells great! Great color and texture and very relaxing. Love the bonus lip balm and soap!!!

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Oh, sweet nectar of the gods! Just mixed up a batch of our DEW Fine Facial Oil. With a silky lightweight feel, beautiful honey floral aroma, and generous dose of oil-stable Vitamin C, your winter skin will drink it in!
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An Appalachian Legend

HENNY FAIRE Co. wildcrafted bath & beauty products are inspired by our home in Northern Appalachia and one inspiring Appalachian woman.

Henrietta "Henny" was born in a hollow at the edge of an Eastern Pennsylvania patch town in 1917. When not chasing chickens and generally causing mayhem, she loved to forage the hills for wild mushrooms, berries, and herbs. Her wayfaring father (rumored to be of "gypsy" blood) taught Henny the medicinal uses of these plants. Her handsome mother tolerated the curious child's concocting, occasionally allowing her daughter to try some new "beauty" preparation on her delicate Polish complexion.

When Henny was 14, she was struck with tuberculosis and sent to a sanatorium in the Western part of the state. Here she made many friends with whom she shared her love of foraging. The girls concocted remedies not only to support their health and recovery, but to enhance their beauty. One of the girls, hailing from a wealthy Pittsburgh steel family, introduced Henny to such exotic botanics as lavender from France, orange blossoms from Italy, and roses of the Orient.

When Henny left the sanatorium at 18, she met and married the dashing Albert Faire -- a young coal miner who was enamored of this lanky young woman with knobby knees and buck teeth. Ever resourceful, Henny made a gracious home on what little they had, and supplemented it by selling her apothecary creations to the locals. Eventually, after Albert was promoted to mine foreman, Henny was able to add fine European perfumes and cosmetics to her toilette.

The couple never had children, and sadly, Albert died early of "the black lung." But Henny lived to the ripe age of 91 and became "Aunt Henny" to two generations of children in her patch town. To some of the local girls, she passed along her foraging and compounding skills and her love of what she called, "life's finer things". Today, those girls are women, and we are the heads, hands, and hearts behind HENNY FAIRE Co.
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Experience HENNY FAIRE Co. products at these local markets:

Downingtown Farmer's Market -- Second Saturday of each month (Apr - Nov)
Antietam Valley Farmer's Market -- Third Saturday of each month (Apr - Nov)
Malvern Farmer's Market -- Fourth Saturday of each month (Apr - Nov)

And at these boutique retailers:

Designs by Serendipity Mom -- 2469 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, PA
The Trading Post Depot -- 16 E Bridge St, Spring City, PA

Shop members

  • Erica Vinskie

    Owner, Creator, Maker

    Erica is the creative force behind HENNY FAIRE Co. She began life as an artist, transitioned to academia, and finally found her way into perfumery and cosmetic chemistry. She is a native of the Anthracite Coal Region and founded HF in 2015.

  • Cole D.


    Cole looks just like her grandma who grew up in a coal camp. She works hard in the studio pouring candles, making soap, whipping up skin creams, and minding the shop cats.

Production partners

  • PFL

    Livingston, MT

    PFL is an environmentally responsible printer that produces high quality print pieces at a competitive cost using "green" printing processes. I have been proud to partner with them to produce my own designed stationery since 2014.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 13, 2017
HENNY FAIRE Co. is about creating beautiful experiences. These shop policies exist to facilitate that. If we can improve your experience of our shop in any way, please convo us.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
We want you to love your purchase. If for any reason you don't, please contact us. We will make it right!
HENNY FAIRE Co. gratefully accepts PayPal and all major credit cards.
Many items ship within 3-days, but made-to-order products may take longer. Please consult the individual listing for shipping times.

In order to conserve natural resources and minimize shipping costs, we reuse shipping materials.

When you purchase more than one item from HENNY FAIRE Co., we automatically combine the shipment and pass any savings along to you in the form of a PayPal refund.

If you'd like us to combine shipping in advance, and create a custom listing with a new total, please convo us. We're happy to do it :)

More information

Last updated on Oct 25, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Are your skincare products "all natural"?

HF skincare products are made with between 97 and 100% naturally derived ingredients. We formulate without petrochemicals, phthalates, parabens, synthetic preservatives, or anything harsh.

At HF we often say, "it's not enough to be natural." Cosmetics must also perform and be pleasant to use. To that end, we'll introduce gentle synthetics when they noticeably improve a product or when they are safer or more sustainable to use.

So don't fret your freckles! But feel free to message us if you have any questions about any of our products or their ingredients. We love talking shop with you ;)

Who is Henny Faire?

"Henny Faire" is based on a real woman we knew and loved. Read her story under 'About'.

Are your products available fragrance-free?

Sorry, but we do not offer fragrance-free blends.

Fragrance is our art and our passion. We believe scent is essential to elevating a bathing / beauty regimen from a chore to a cherished ritual.

Our artisan blended fragrances are intended to delight the senses rather than overwhelm them. We begin with pure essential oils and absolutes, adding synthesized aromatics (always phthalates-free) when they will make the naturals sparkle. Despite the fear marketing, synthetic scents are no less safe than naturals. Many are bioidentical to aromatic compounds found in nature.

If you're not hypersensitive to fragrance, but just turned off by mass-market perfumes, give us a try. We think you'll find our fragrances refreshingly natural.