Passengers at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport can discover a new line of natural skin care products on their journey. A Baltimore original, Fran’s Organic Bodycare’s bright kiosk in Concourse D offers traveler basics, including moisturizers, toothpaste, and deodorant, plus bestsellers that span soaps and body scrubs to essential oils and accessories. The handcrafted line is a labor of love for owner Fran Ngong. After struggling with a condition that robbed her of hydrated skin, she set out to create her own natural body care recipes. Major retailers and brands have since recognized her commitment to natural products. In 2018, Fran was awarded Burt’s Bees Natural LaunchPad Grant for FreeMe Natural Deodorant.
Fran’s Organic Bodycare is the seventh participant in Fraport Maryland’s Launch Pad program. Now in its 2nd year, the innovative program creates retail opportunities for area entrepreneurs and startups at the airport. Fraport and the Maryland Aviation Administration are working to enhance the airport experience by bringing the authentic culture of the region to the airport community. Launch Pad operators receive a kiosk along with training, sales, and marketing support.