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Ⓥ Candles, hand sanitizer, soaps and balms, skincare, fragrance + home, all with clean, nontoxic ingredients. Eco friendly, vintage inspired. Leaping Bunny certified!
Our Founding Pillars: Guiding Light for Conscious Consumers
Kind: be kind to our bodies + minds, our loved ones, and the planet with luxurious products.
Ethical: boldly and proudly vegan and cruelty free, sustainable, with donations for every purchase.
Quality: the best safe, natural and non-toxic ingredients, sourced well; processes that create beneficial and sustainable results customers can trust.
Hand crafted: combining age old techniques and modern plant-derived ingredients for a better future; combining time-tested methods with innovation and creativity.
I, Allison Ritto Almstedt, started Allison's Artisan Goods because I wanted my house to smell amazing and my problem skin to feel better. I wanted products I knew were safe to use around my small children, with minimal impact on the environment. I also am passionately nerdy and can't help but infuse some of that geeky flair into products that hint at my love of sci-fi, fantasy, reading, art, and food.
I I founded this small and creative company in my garage and began giving money from every purchase to charities I'm passionate about from day one. Today my website runs with five charities that you can choose at checkout, where 5% of your purchase is donated at no cost to you. These are local and national causes about which I care a great deal: housing and homelessness in Orange County, California, pediatric cancer research, animal rights, and equality for all.
Along the way, I learned to make clean, non-toxic soy candles and hypoallergenic soaps and skincare. I was able to share my almost famous Rad Balm, which is a recipe birthed in my kitchen over a decade ago that I gave away to my family, friends, and yoga students. I've always focused on reducing or avoiding single-use plastics, sourcing local whenever possible, and offering handmade products that offer luxurious self-care at a reasonable price.
I want to be a solid small brand with local roots, but amplify the messages of sustainability, veganism and clean living that stands for who I am as a mother, wife, and vegan.
A large inspiration in that vein was my mom, Karen, who was one of the first people I know to start questioning ingredients and manufacturing for safety.
When she was diagnosed with breast cancer, our community was supportive in every way, because she was always generous with her time and passion.
From her spirit, and that example, I hope my small business pays it all forward.
I hope you'll join me on social media to follow the journey I'm on!
-Allison Ritto Almstedt
Fullerton is my hometown and also the location of my shop and studio. Pickups are available as are limited in person shopping! Email to set up.
Prefer to shop in person? Check out the Brick and Mortar shops selling Allison's Goods:
177 N. Glendora Ave.
Glendora, CA 91741
June 6, 2023 7:31 pm local time
673 South State College Boulevard, Suite 91, Fullerton, California 92831, United States
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jenniferklunkFebruary 26, 2021 at 1:26 pm
I bought one of Allison’s Bibliophile candles last year, and when Snowmageddon 2021 meant I lost power in Texas (a lot) that little candle kept the lights on for hours, and isn’t even halfway done. This may be the strangest endorsement ever given, but if you are into emergency preparedness, these candles are the way to go.
ahoffmanFebruary 10, 2021 at 4:09 am
Allison’s products are amazing. I cannot remember how I came across her site, but I appreciated her mission, placed an order, and never looked back. Her creativity in design and scents (and oh such wonderful scents!), the care and testing she puts into her candles (which shows in how well they burn), how wonderfully my skin has responded to her soaps and skincare products – just, wow! And knowing these are vegan, non-toxic, in sustainable packaging – the list of positives goes on – I could not recommend this store enough! 🙂
BrendajFebruary 9, 2021 at 8:30 pm
I love these products! The soap is amazing for sensitive skin and the Rad Balm makes such a difference for my daughter’s eczema and my own dry skin. LOVE LOVE LOVE!
Maria MarksFebruary 9, 2021 at 5:52 pm
My first order from Allison was exceptional. The online ordering was easy. Allison got my order out quickly and I received it much faster than I expected (she’s in CA and I’m in AL plus it was just prior to Christmas). In all honesty, I wish I could comment directly on the products but I can’t; I showed them to some family members and they managed to rangle them from me. I know THEY loved them. ???? I’ll have to order soon and keep my order to myself!