A burst of eucalyptus and mint attacks the senses upon entering Ray’s Reusables. In the back, owner, Ray Daly mixes a batch of crystals and witch hazel, a concoction that’ll mold into shower steamer squares.

“This is one of our best sellers.” Daly said. “The goal is to reduce waste, so we have a lot of items here that are meant to be sustainable.”

The eco-general store, on 2nd Street in the Northern Liberties neighborhood sells a variety of soaps, candles, environmentally-friendly items, like sponges, sprays and even water balloons. It’s also a station where customers can refill detergents and liquid soaps into containers to cut down on plastic waste.

“We source with the intention behind the products; the ethics of the manufacturing ‘being Green’ quality,” Daly said. “It’s all so you can feel comfortable and assured knowing what you’re buying here.”

One of the products sold at Ray’s Reusable is 100% recycled toilet paper. Daly said that the rolls come from a company that donates 50% of their profits to building sanitation infrastructure in countries where it’s needed.

In celebration of Philly Pride Month, Daly, a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community, partnered with Visit Philly to place a Little Free(dom) Libraries booth in her shop. From June to September, customers can select a book from the box that features banned LGBTQ+ books. This month, the books featured include This Book is Gay by Juno Dawson, Gender Queer: A Memoir by Maia Kobabe, Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender, and Breakaways by Cathy G. Johnson.

Ray’s Reusables is located at 935 N 2nd St. in Philadelphia.