Kissable + Nourishing Lip Balms
Peppermint, Maple and Sweet Orange
Chamois and Recovery Cream
Anti-friction, anti-funk healing for cyclist, hikers & others who need it.
The Best Ingredients
No animal testing + Certified Paleo.

Handcrafted with Integrity and delivered with fun!

Free shipping in the USA: USPS Priority or First Class.  Canadian neighbors pay a $12 International Flat Fee. 

Middlebury Area Delivery: order online and use code: LOCAL during checkout. I will phone or text to arrange a no-contact delivery on my cargo bike!

Elmer Farm Delivery: (June- December) order online and use code: ELMER during checkout. Your order will be delivered via my cargo bike to the red cooler at the Farm's check in table on your pick-up day.

I wear safety gear for production, packing orders and delivery to keep everyone healthy.

Caroline Nortenheim Ridge | Caroline’s Dream

Beauty and Function

The pretty lady on the right is my grandmother, Caroline. Her love of medicinal herbs and Pennsylvania Dutch work ethic was the inspiration to start my company. She is the cornerstone of why I put beauty and function in all my products.  (photo of me on left, by Erica Houskeeper)


Over 22 years ago, I searched in vain for chemical-free products to soothe my sensitive, acne prone skin. I decided to stop searching and instead utilize my knowledge of herbs, agriculture science and entrepreneurship. The result is a line of skincare that is highly effective and a delight to use. I use only the finest ingredients available and lovingly craft each batch with my own hands (soaps made by VT Soap Co.). 

I love being outdoors, especially riding bikes and hiking around Vermont. I use the red electric cargo bike for local deliveries (yes, right to your home or work) and run Pop Up Shops.


Caroline's Dream prices support a liveable wage for me as your craftsperson. My riches come from the friendships created by our Caroline’s Dream community - all of you are very much appreciated!

Life is an adventure. Go get some wind in your hair, some mud between your toes and some heart warming sun in your day.   - Susan

Responsive Customer Service

Have a question? Please contact me, I want you to have effective and delightful skincare at your fingertips. 

Susan Shashok   (802) 388.5458

Calendula Cream

“I just received my Calendula cream yesterday.  I love the consistency and richness of the cream.  My skin feels so smooth after it is applied. I especially love the note you included and the sweet treat. Thank you so much for everything. It is obvious that you put great love and care into your products, and company!"

- Juliet

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