Since 2009, Poor & Pretty has chronicled Connecticut native Sami Jo Jensen’s frugal forays into crafting, baking, first-time homemaking, entrepreneurism, and above all, DIY.

The Poor & Pretty Apothecary is a line of 100% natural bath & body products, handmade by me! I use only the highest quality natural, organic, and fair trade certified ingredients in my expertly crafted sugar and salt scrubs, bathing salts, lip and body balms, whipped body butters and more. My products contain absolutely no artificial colorants, fragrances, parabens, preservatives, or other toxic chemicals, and they’re vegan-friendly! You’re a natural beauty; keep your beauty natural. Shop online here.

Contact me for feedback, suggestions, questions, rants, love notes, or just to say “hello”: sami [at]