Every local community has a story, a history, and a unique personality that cannot be replicated. This is often thanks to specialized, small-scale businesses, like this one, which contribute to a neighborhood’s distinctive character and promote a thriving ecosystem in their community. Small, independent businesses offer diverse products and services, fostering economic resilience. When you buy local, you build local, and deepen your connection to your own community.
Strengthening the community begins by supporting and visiting local businesses like this one. To learn more about this business, check out their website or simply stop by, say hello, and discover—or rediscover—all that this business has to offer.
Did You Know?
- 48 cents of every dollar spent at a locally owned retail business goes back into the local community. That’s more than three times the amount that local economies recover from chain retailers — Civic Economics’ 2012 survey of local businesses
- Local businesses have generated 65% of the country’s net new jobs over the past 17 years — US Small Business Administration
Violet and Susan, the owners of Revera, recognize scent as an integral way of calming nerves, invigorating spirits, and balancing a life full of stresses. With the goal of making the sense of smell a larger part of community consciousness, the pair decided to reintroduce the benefits of scent through the aromatic essential oils in their shop. They now craft artisanal bath, body, and fragrance products whose aromatherapeutic qualities aim to correct internal imbalances while surrounding clients in complex, stimulating scents.
Interspersed with jars of nutrient-filled sea salts and skin-soothing creams, the shop showcases herbal milk-bath concoctions blended with flowers, oat tops, and rose petals that work to soothe and soften skin, just like sleeping under a patchwork quilt of fabric softeners. The shop’s bottles of deep-purple glass also protect perfumes and lotions from harmful UV rays, lengthening the lifespan of products while serving as a reusable container for the shop’s refill services. Clients can opt to create their own signature scent in one of the shop’s custom perfume workshops, or sample a new aroma every month in the shop’s Menagerie program, in which clients get a monthly fragrance that blends scents of the season with grated calendar pieces.