For the people on your gift list who know that skin-care is self-care, look to Kristen Dunning’s (BSA ’21) Gently Soap.
Gently’s products are made for all skin types—even the most sensitive. With Dunning’s knowledge of plants, herbs, natural oils and soap-making, Gently crafts products that are sustainable and free of fragrance and essential oils.
Dunning, founder and CEO of Gently Soap, studied agricultural communication at the University of Georgia. After battling irritation from skin and hair-care products, Dunning studied medicinal plants through the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities. She put her knowledge into practice and won $2,500 in startup capital from the UGA Entrepreneurship Program’s 2020 Idea Accelerator Demo Day contest. Dunning also won the spring 2021 Innovation District Quick Pitch Competition.
For a stocking stuffer, look to Gently’s original formula herbal soap Gardener Knauft’s ($9). For the coffee-lover in your life, snag a bag of Gently x Jittery Joe’s Coffee Scrub ($25). And for that person who deserves a little extra TLC, gift Gently’s Herbal Whipped Body Butter ($30).
The holidays have arrived! As you finish up your holiday shopping, we’re featuring UGA alumni-owned businesses that we can’t stop barking about. Give uniquely and support a Bulldog this holiday season with a Dawg-gone good gift.