Fig and Yarrow is so much more than just a beauty shop; it is an apothecary with an emphasis on natural beauty and healthy living. Located at 3600 Tejon Street in the Highlands, Fig and Yarrow resides in an old firehouse built in the 1800s. Upon entering the space, one is greeted with a mix of scents, from herbal to floral. Two large doors fold out to reveal a minimal white space with wooden accents and a plethora of foliage. With a large tub utilized as a pond in the center and greens hanging from the ceiling, it is obvious that the decor fits with their message. We met with Emily Hawyer, the manager at Fig and Yarrow, to talk about the company, their new location and the reception from the Denver audience.
Fig and Yarrow all started when Brandy Monique, creator and founder of Fig and Yarrow, took an herbalism class at her Buddhist-based university. Her final project lead her to create a couple of beauty products that jump-started her interest in the field. After putting up a few products on Etsy, big name stores such as Free People and Urban Outfitters decided to pick up the line. “Everything seemed to happen naturally,”Hawyer said “she just put them out into the world and things came back to her with a positive view.”
In fact, it seems like Monique has a knack for things happening at the right time. When it was time to open up Fig and Yarrow, things seemed to work out once again.
“Brandy used to live in the area and always admired this building. Years ago when she was first starting Fig and Yarrow, she always said she wanted this location for the retail shop. So when she was ready to open a physical location, it just so happened that this space was ready to be rented out,” explained Hawyer.
The new shop has officially been open since June 30, and a lot of interest has come from local residents. With large doors that leave the space exposed to the outside world, interest has been generated from sheer curiosity.
“We prop open these big doors and people from the area have just been popping in and asking about us,” said Hawyer. The progression has been steady with things picking up for the holiday season. “Word of mouth has also been a big thing, especially through PR opportunities and our Spa Parties.”
Spa Parties are one of the many uses Fig and Yarrow have for their large open side spaces. “One thing we do that has become increasing popular is our facial workshops. You learn and test all our facial protocol products, such as facial mist,
“One thing we do that has become increasing popular is our facial workshops. You learn and test all our facial protocol products such as facial mist, oils and exfoliateo. You can even create your own customized products with pieces from our bath bar,” she said. In fact, the bath bar is one of many things which sets Fig and Yarrow apart. “We have a range of products you can make yourself such as oils and body scrubs. You can add scents or things such as charcoal or powder to make it your own.” Readers can also reserve the space for events in conjunction with Fig and Yarrow. Bridal parties and workshops have become increasingly popular among locals as a use for
In fact, the bath bar is one of many things which sets Fig and Yarrow apart. “We have a range of products you can make yourself such as oils and body scrubs. You can add scents or things such as charcoal or powder to make it your own.” Readers can also reserve the space for events in conjunction with Fig and Yarrow. Bridal parties and workshops have become increasingly popular among locals as a use for the space.
“Our philosophy is radiant beauty rooted in nature. Treat your body right and treat yourself right. We can do so much more then just exercise and eat healthy;we can also do better things for our hair and skin to make that radiant beauty all encompassing. ” – Emily Hawyer
The emphasis on Fig and Yarrow products’ is based around that idea of healthy living. Each of their products are hand-made with all natural ingredients.
“A lot of our products are made with things you can find in the household and in the garden,” said Hawyer. So with the fall season in full swing and winter quickly approaching, we asked Hawyer which Fig and Yarrow products would be best for Colorado residents.
“We have a really awesome face care protocol that I even switched to once I moved to Denver. The idea is to first use the cleansing nectar to strip away impurities, then you’d follow with a complexion water to bring back hydration, then follow with a lotion or oil to lock in hydration. ” You can add extra moisture to your skin care routine with the Yarrow Butter Creme and any of their Facial Serums, especially when temperatures start to drop.
“We also have herbal steam products, which are great for any season, especially the winter time. You just pick out a packet of your choice, drop it in hot water and create a steam tent with it. The steam infused with the product will help clear your skin and clear out pores.” It’s especially ideal for when you’re feeling cold or sick, since the product will also help draw out impurities within the body. “Our Mustard Soak is also a great product that works especially well when you’re having muscle aches or just feeling under the weather. The mustard will help relax your mind and body as well as draw out toxins.”
With many more plans for the future, Fig and Yarrow hope to expand their message of healthy living trough a community-based juice bar. “We have this large space in the back we’re hoping to utilize soon as a grab and go juice bar. We’re hoping to open it in the spring in conjunction with our two outside gardens. We’d love to grow our own produce for the juices right here and just have fresh products, as an urban farm to table concept. We just want to emphasize healthy lifestyles, starting with our products that will keep you beautiful and natural,” explained Hawyer.
Fig and Yarrow is located at 3600 Tejon Street, Denver CO. You can visit them Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.