One of my favorite things about our farm is that it is constantly changing. Every time we go, we find something new to treasure. Sometimes it's new wildflowers, a new animal, or the creeks have swelled. No matter what, nature never disappoints! This time, almost the entire 77 acres were in bloom with these beautiful, dainty, white wildflowers. They resembled babies breath and almost looked like snow. It was truly majestic and awe-inspiring to drive through the trails in their midst.
And, in other news, after a brutal Kentucky winter this year, I was sincerely worried that my garden hadn't started to come back. But voila! This time we arrived to discover that life is resilient and my Lavender and Mint have prevailed! I do have to replace my rosemary, chamomile, and a few of the less established Lavender plants. But, for the most part, the garden is in tact. Yay!!!
Derby is almost here and we still have some bars of Mint Julep Soap left! This soap has moisturizing base oils of Olive, Coconut, Castor, and Shea Butter. It lathers very well and is super-moisturizing. Spearmint essential oil gives this soap its' signature smell and a splash of Old Forrester Bourbon and a dash of Turbinado Sugar make it a close cousin to the favorite Derby cocktail.
We've been very busy getting ready for the holidays! Between harvesting herbs, improving the farm, making lots of soap, and brainstorming new ideas, this season has been exciting! Bring on the holidays!!!
Say "hello" to my new concoction...Derby Soap. It is filled with skin-nourishing goodness including cocoa butter, cocoa powder, goats milk, brown sugar (see benefits here http://www.beautycounter.com/know-everything/five-surprising-benefits-of-brown-sugar-in-skin-care/ ), Kentucky-raised free range eggs (from our neighbors farm), and a splash of Kentucky Knob Creek bourbon. Vanilla bean adds anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties and gently exfoliates the skin. It is unscented, which makes it very gentle on the skin. Smells a little like pound cake with a hint of chocolate. Can't wait until it finishes curing so I can try i! 😍
Tried a new clay this week to color my Lavender Soap. It's called purple Brazilian. Clay. It created a muted earthy purple tone. I think I like it!