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Top Picks From Atomic Garden's New Online Store

We share our five favorite products from the well-curated Rockridge boutique’s new e-commerce site.

While we’ve long been fans of Atomic Garden and owners Jamie Kidson and Adrienne Armstrong’s ability to curate an envy-inducing collection of handcrafted goods, we’re the first to admit we don’t always make it through the tunnel when we’re looking to pick up vibrant textiles and beautifully packaged hand cream. Luckily, the Rockridge boutique’s new e-commerce site lets us browse, click, and buy the store’s collection of covetable wares without leaving our homes. If only everything could be so easy! Here are our five favorite picks from the new Atomic Garden site:




Black Creek Mercantile Oil ($38)

We’ll admit it: Our wood cutting board has been woefully mistreated. Black Creek Mercantile Co.’s blend of cold-pressed essential oils and bee products promises to rescue its chaffed form and return it to its former splendor. Bonus: You can use it on any wooden kitchen utensils.





Hand Balm ($22)

While balmy may more accurately describe the weather, Atomic Garden’s hand balm, made on a lavender farm in New Zealand, is a must for preventing moisture-siphoning office air-conditioning from wreaking havoc on delicate skin. Ingredients include honey, lavender, and Manuka beeswax, known for its healing properties.





MT Paper Tape ($18)

We love using these decorative Japanese washi tapes to spruce up birthday cards and packages. Sets of three include complimentary colors in fun patterns, which makes mixing and matching a breeze.






Woolzies Dryer Balls ($36)

Dryer sheets may make clothes smell fresh, but they also can leave behind a filmy residue. Throw in one of these wool dryer balls, handmade in Nepal from New Zealand wool, to soften clothes without chemicals and reduce drying time by up to 25-percent.  





Maple Wood Teethers ($16)

Let little ones chew on FSC-certified solid maple wood, shaped into guitars (perfect for budding musicians), animals, and the state of California. A tree is planted for each one sold.





Click over to shop.atomicgardenoakland.com, or check out the physical location at 5453 College Ave., Oakland, blog.atomicgardenoakland.com.


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