The buzzy, honey-infused personal-care model Ivyees lands on the South Shore.
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Photo by Ted + ChelseaIt took a sticky scenario to make Bostonian Ivy Lawson understand what she needed to do with the remainder of her life. After a 19-year profession as an engineer, she was seeking to strike out on her personal, however wasn’t positive precisely what that will entail. Then she found a honeybee infestation in her basement—and a light-weight bulb went off in her head. “That was the first time I acquired to attempt uncooked honey,” Lawson explains, and “it modified my life.”In love with the candy stuff, Lawson moved her household to Jamaica in 2008 to check beekeeping and the makes use of of all-natural, additive-free honey. By 2011, she had returned to Boston with an thought to begin Ivyees, a personal-care line pushed by the pure powers of honey, which boasts antibacterial, antioxidant, moisturizing, and even exfoliating properties. Through trial and error, Lawson developed skin- and hair-care merchandise and even toothpastes that rapidly garnered nationwide acclaim, touchdown her a wholesale account with Whole Foods, in addition to her personal Everything Honey retailer on Salem Street in the North End.Ivy Lawson in her new South Shore Plaza boutique. / Photo by Mona MiriThe 2019 closing of Lawson’s North End store was a tragic second for lovers of all issues holistic and pure—till this previous July, when she opened the doorways to a brand new location, this time at South Shore Plaza in Braintree. Sure, it’s onerous to beat the appeal of a Salem Street boutique, however there are specific benefits to being positioned in a shopping center—specifically, house to breathe. “I liked that North End house, however mates by no means needed to go to as a result of there was no parking, which isn’t a problem at this store,” she recollects. Lawson loves her new location a lot that she’s already eyeing extra mall areas from Westchester County, New York, to San Diego.The enlargement of Ivyees from coast to coast comes as a candy shock for Lawson. “When I left my job, I had no thought what the phrase ‘entrepreneur’ even meant,” she says. “Now we’re opening about six shops throughout the nation.”Things We LoveCourtesy photo1 Certified Organic Rosehip Oil, $28.Courtesy photo2 Natural Honey & Miswak Toothpaste, $7.Courtesy photo3 Floral Infused Organic Ginger Honey, $35 for 2.