There are a lot of bath and body products out there, but many use cheap fillers and ingredients that may not be healthy for the body.
Heidi Maloy seeks to change that by offering hand-made lotions, bath salts, and other bath and body products that use natural, good-for-you ingredients.
Maloy sells her products in her Hand Made shop located at 90 South on Main Street in Payson.
Maloy’s entrepreneurial venture began with a desire to create a home-made lip balm approximately six years ago. As a self-described nerd, she decided to do some research and find out how to make a lip balm using natural ingredients. Soon, she decided to make other bath and body products from scratch and sell them.
When asked why she decided to offer natural bath and body products to the community, Maloy said, “I think more people are becoming aware of how much better the natural products are for us. A lot of times we think about what we eat and put in our bodies, but we don’t think about what we put on our skin, which is where we absorb the most.”
When the building where Hand Made is currently located became available, Maloy jumped at the chance to set up her first brick-and-mortar shop. She officially opened her shop right before everything shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She closed her shop temporarily then reopened it again right before the holidays. The official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the business was held on Feb. 12.
Maloy’s longtime friend, Shannon Flippen, is the shop’s first full-time employee. She was one of the first people to recognize how good Maloy’s products were and told her “you should sell these.” Now, she enjoys helping her friend live her dream.
Flippen isn’t the only one to express enthusiasm for the shop’s luxurious lotions and other products. Mindi Menlove, a loyal customer, explained that she loves Hand Made lotion because “it doesn’t feel greasy. It just goes right into your skin.”
Maloy explained that with Mother’s Day coming up, bath and body products make a great gift idea. While she offers consistent scents year-round, she loves to come up with seasonal scented products for all the holidays.
Interested buyers are invited to visit the Hand Made shop at 90 South Main Street in Payson (business hours can be found at heidimaloy.com/, or they can purchase products directly from the website. Maloy also makes shop and product announcements on her Heidi Maloy Hand Made Facebook and Instagram pages. (Peterson is a Serve Daily contributor.)