Nancy Boy is, to employ a well-used term, a San Francisco original. This shop in trendy Hayes Valley specializes in artisanal soaps, lotions, bath salts and other fun stuff to keep you clean and smelling good. Nancy Boy offers their products in proprietary fragrances, such as sweetgrass, “replenishing”, and other combinations that are clean and fresh without being overpowering.
The products are developed and tested by the owners (hence the “tested on boyfriends, not on animals” slogan) and are as effective as they are fun. They have a website where you can buy their products, and signing up for their mailing list provides discounts and free products after certain spend limits. The shop also carries unexpected items such as laundry soap and ironing solution, pure beeswax candles and vintage furniture.
It’s well worth a stop for treats for yourself, gifts for men and women, or just to try the products and experience the wonderful aromatherapy. My favorites are the signature scent soap, and sweetgrass room spray.
P.S. Joining Nancy Boy’s “club” entitles you to a discount; purchasing levels also include a choice among free additional products.