Scrub & Butter is a Black-owned family business started by brand owner and founder, Lauren Griffith, in 2016.
After making skin and body care products in her mom’s kitchen as gifts for family and friends, what started as a hobby quickly grew into a successful small business. With the help of her mother Alyson, Lauren creates moisture-rich formulas that not only nourish the skin, but also give back to her local Toronto community through partnerships with local vendors and suppliers.
Learn more about Lauren and Alyson below.
Handcrafted in small batches, Scrub & Butter provides simple, feel good skin and body care products using only the good stuff – no fillers.
Keeping the business local is at the heart of Scrub & Butter. From ingredient suppliers to web design and photography, Scrub & Butter has grown into a space for women to collaborate and build the brand as a collective.
Our Product Philosophy
Using natural, plant-based ingredients wherever possible, Scrub & Butter takes care to use ingredients that are good for people and the planet. All Scrub & Butter products are vegetarian and thoughtfully handmade using ingredients that are organic, cruelty-free, and sustainably sourced.
What’s inside counts! Learn more about Scrub & Butter ingredients here.
Meet the team behind Scrub & Butter
Lauren - Founder & CEO
Lauren has been making her own skincare products for over 10 years. Why? She was tired of buying skincare that didn’t work for her. After several years of research and trial and error, she landed on ingredient blends that addressed her really dry, sensitive skin. Little did she know that this would be the early beginnings of Scrub & Butter.
Once she perfected making products for herself, she gifted some of her faves to close family and friends. Those family members and friends kept coming back. In 2017, once the requests and informal orders started building up, Scrub & Butter was born.
Lauren is passionate about making products that are easy to use and easy to understand. Her favourite products are the Coffee Scrub, her very first product and her brand new Liquid Butter.
Alyson - Manager, Fulfillment & Operations
Alyson, is responsible for keeping the Scrub & Butter ship on track and manages all things fulfillment and operations. She keeps our shelves stocked with inventory, liaises with vendors, and ensures customer orders are packaged with love and arrive at your door as quickly as possible.
Alyson, Lauren’s mother, is where Lauren developed her work ethic, fearlessness and obsession with skincare. She is a sounding board, a guiding light and the best cheerleader a daughter could ask for. Alyson’s favourite products are the Coffee Scrub and the Body Butter.
Jessica - Manager, Business Development
Jessica joined the Scrub & Butter team in April of 2021, and brings over 10 years of experience in helping scale small businesses. We are excited to have Jessica and her expertise on board as we continue to grow.
In 2008, Jessica was hired at Toronto General Hospital as a member of the fundraising staff; her role there was to take a small local event national. After two years of scaling-up the event from 50 participants in Toronto, to 5,000 participants across the country, Jessica was obsessed with how small businesses could find opportunities for growth and development. She decided to pursue her MBA in London, England and has spent the past decade, either consulting for and / or running small businesses. She is always searching for ways to help businesses grow and thrive.
Jess’ favourite products are the Body Butter and Coffee Scrub.