Health & Fitness

By Leslie Rice Hart

Kathleen Lewis is a one-woman wonder. She is an entrepreneur who solely operates her all-natural skincare line, amply named Kathleen Lewis. She formulates and hand makes all her own products out of her Brooklyn, NY warehouse, hand pouring and hand wrapping every item. Her products are available in approximately 150 stores around the world, as well as several online stores. One of my favorite Kathleen Lewis creations is her Travel Kit, which, is conveniently packaged, in a resealable clear pouch.

This luxurious bath kit contains the essential items from the line, in mini sizes, making them perfect for the gym bag or overnight tote.

I take my kit to the gym, equipped with all the necessities for my after workout, shower and steam.

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The Kathleen Lewis Travel kit includes, bath salts, lotion, bath and body oil, two soaps(natural soap is non-drying for the constantly showering athlete), and a candle for relaxation. The kits come in the wonderful scents of lavender, verbena, sage, narcissus, honey, or rose. Lavender and sage are antibacterial which is great for use at gyms, in locker rooms and from sweat, areas that attract germs!

Kathleen suggests mixing a bit of the bath salts with the body oil to make a gentle scrub for exfoliating, I enjoy using my scrub in the steam room. My skin always feels so smooth and soft after the “treatment.” I find the scrub also helps soothe my tired muscles.

The Travel kits sell for around $40.

Natural ingredients such as beeswax, aloe gel, grapeseed oil, sea salts, coconut oil, honey, sweet almond oil, carrot oil, grapefruit seed extract, and essential oils make up her aromatic products and are rich in quality, without the high price tag.

Her entire line comes in both full and travel sizes.

Another of my favorites and one of her top-sellers I have to brag about is the Honey Dream Cream. When she suggested using it as a balm for thick, curly hair, I had to try it. I am hooked. Now I use it literally from head to toe, after showering at the gym. I find it is great for my dry, rough feet after a hard workout on the treadmill or elliptical, too.

To order Kathleen Lewis products call toll-free at 877 625 4052 or here are some websites you can visit to purchase products:,,

Here are some L.A. stores that carry her products:

Truth & Beauty
2910 Rowena Avenue (Silver lake area)
LA 90039
323 664 6522

208 Pier Avenue
Santa Monica 90405

Originally published February 2006
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