Pantry ladyboss, Michelle M. Czarka was crowned top pitch during Zawadisha’s Women As Change Makers Pitch Competition.14725746_1086414311457921_9086577231242949915_n

Women As Change Makers is a one-day summit celebrating the women of Reno – Lake Tahoe – Truckee and is designed to provide women with the tools, knowledge, and network to take their business or career to the next level.

This year’s pitch competition featured 5 local, female-owned businesses who delivered a 2-min pitch on their brand followed by 3 minutes of Q & A from the 5 judge panel. Attendees were invited to assist the judges in making the difficult decision by voting online.

The event is planned and hosted by Zawadisha, a South Lake Tahoe-based organization that provides small loans to rural Kenyan women to help finance their livelihoods.

Pantry is honored to have been chosen considering how amazing the women businesses are we pitched against. Show them some love by visiting their pages below:


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Happy August!

We’re in the final stretch of summer but the fun in the sun isn’t over yet. At Pantry, we’re still working on all-natural essentials for your summer adventures and taking our goodies to the streets and shops near you. Check out the scoop below and see where we are, what we’ve been up to and a little spilling of the beans on our latest stockist. (Hint: It’s our new neighbor).

Be sure to keep a look out for next month’s newsletter as we’ll be announcing the first of our monthly workshops. It’s sure to get you in the mood for the cooler months.

Until then, stay cool!

The Pantry Vault by Pantry Products
Proprietor: Michelle M. Czarka
Shop Assistant: Chris Ace-Thigpen
Pantry Pooch: Lou

Spilling the Beans
Ok, we can’t wait for one paragraph to tell you….Pantry has been selected for West Elm’sLOCAL program. Eek! When our upstairs neighbors open their new Reno location on August 11th, you’ll discover handmade cold process soap from yours truly. We’ve custom-designed 5 varieties of soap just for West Elm (pictured in the header of this email) and will be collaborating on maker + public workshops. We are pleased as punch to be selected and are full of inspiration for what’s to come. Mark your calendars for the opening and stay tuned for workshop info.


Put Your Best Face Forward

Pantry Products started off as a lifestyle brand offering chemical-free alternatives to cleaning your home, laundry, and yoga mats. It has since developed into so much more especially in regards to skincare. We currently offer over a dozen products custom-blended products to ensure you’re putting your best face forward without sacrificing your health. Take a peek below at our best sellers: 

Pantry offers 3 clay masks to meet the needs of your skin: clarifying Lavender-Frankincense, Exfoliating Pink Clay Mask, Detox Charcoal Clay Mask. Now conveniently offered in a sample trio so you can try all three.
Botancial Facial Steam
Acne-Prone Skincare: Toner, Cleanser, Blemish Stick
Facial Mists
Pore-Clearing Oil Cleansers
Green Tea Moisturizer & Nourishing Neroli Eye Serum


Supporting Local
The benefits from supporting our local businesses are wide-reaching. By buying from within our community, we strengthen our economic bases, keep our community unique, reduce environmental impact, encourage local prosperity, create job, and encourage entrepreneurship to name a few.
While we are small and don’t have much to offer, we aim to help and support our local businesses and entrepreneurs however and whenever we can. Be sure to show love to a few of our favorites: 
Abbey Kaye
Pantry Products’ photographer extraordinaire.
Letrero Signage
The Vault’s uber-talented chalkboard artiste.
Signs By Tomorrow
This family-owned franchise makes our bottles look good.
Ace Studios
Like our website? We have them to thank.
Cutting Image
You need a banner, this husband and wife team has you covered.
Freund Container Company
Not only the a wide-variety of offerings but some of the nicest staff members.
Al Bee’s Honey
We use only the best local honey in our products.
Global Coffee Cafe
We love coffee. We love our neighbors, Global and we love using their coffee in our products.

Oh my, hi!

You followed your senses and discovered a secret hideaway tucked in the far corners of Reno’s new vibrant underground marketplace, The Basement. You meandered the halls and entered into The Pantry Vault. And we’re over-the-moon you found us.

A little about us:
Pantry Products is a modern apothecary offering all-natural skin, aromatherapy, and body care products to support your healthy lifestyle. All Pantry Products wares are carefully handcrafted and custom-blended inside The Pantry Vault using high quality and locally-sourced natural ingredients. From our tried and true offerings to seasonal specialties and customized orders, we aim to offer chemical-free, affordable alternatives for commercially available products.

Our business practices strive to be as kind to the environment as our products are to your skin and we work diligently to reduce, reuse, and recycle in every aspect of our business. We encourage you to share in showing tenderness to the Earth by returning your empty and cleaned Pantry Products containers. We’ll show our gratitude with a 10% discount.

What’s to come:
Always new products, hands-on classes, custom wedding gifts/shower favors/goodie bags, giveaways/contest, free samples, and more! We’ve only just begun and we have so many delights to craft. We always welcome suggestions, adore feedback (both positive and negative), and look forward to being the brand to keep you beautiful while keeping you healthy.

The Pantry Vault
Proprietor: Michelle M. Czarka
Shop Assistant: Chris Ace-Thigpen
Pantry Pooch: Lou