Take Care in Georgetown

Photo by Judith Beermann
Take Care owner Becky Waddell with May Windstorm skin care
Take Care owner Becky Waddell with May Windstorm skin care

“We were enthralled. The space, the natural light we weren’t able to find it anywhere else in the city.” That’s what initially drew Take Care founder Becky Waddell to Georgetown, specifically to 1338 Wisconsin Avenue across from the old Georgetown Theater. Open since last week, the shop is a most welcome locally owned business addition to the neighborhood.

Take Care interior (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Take Care interior

Take Care offers a carefully curated collection of small-batch brands for the skin, face, body and hair, perfume and makeup, leisure wear and lifestyle goods, all natural, and mostly hand made in the USA.

Taylor Ray with lavender (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Taylor Ray with lavender

“Made with loving care by our brand founders,” adds Waddell. “Our collections are primarily vegan with a small number of exceptions for beeswax and honey. We do not sell products containing carmine, animal milk or other animal derivatives.” 

Miranda Bennett apparel (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Miranda Bennett apparel

Waddell grew up in the desert southwest of Arizona and attended graduate school in rural Oregon where she was inspired by nature.

Take Care manager Taylor Ray (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Take Care manager Taylor Ray

The shop’s interior palette of bleached wood, white and verdant is the natural environment for what store manager Taylor Ray invites customers to do, “Take time to indulge yourself, take care of yourself.” 

Lily and Becky Waddell (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Lily and Becky Waddell

Take Care at 1338 Wisconsin Avenue NW (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Take Care at 1338 Wisconsin Avenue NW