A husband-and-wife-run small farm in Northampton, Massachusetts. Specializing in Herbs, Hot Peppers & Greens of all kinds, including Wheat Grass for Pets. Makers of ENPLANTAE vegan skincare.
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Several people have asked me recently, “Are you still making your herbal products?”. It’s kindof getting embarrassing because I am making things all the time but no one seems to know…
My fault, of course! I’m not good with keeping up my newsletter and blog posts.
It’s a busy time for us on the farm right now as well, getting all the seeds started and plants into the ground.
But I do have skin balms available here in the online shop. Made with Watermelon Seed oil, Mango Butter, and Virgin Coconut oil, they are a richly moisturizing, dry skin treat. Perfect for the rough skin of gardening hands :)
Unveiling my first-ever batch of Shiitake hand-milled soap. These cocoa butter soaps are palm oil-free, made with our farm-grown Shiitake, and naturally scented with Bay, Amyris, Ravensara, and Lemon essential oils*.
(*I think this blend was inspired by some recent island hopping in the West Indies- It occurred to me as I was cooking the soap. I’d originally planned a sage/cedarwood kind of thing.)
Soap takes several weeks to cure, so I have a bit to wait before I can start one of the best parts of my job: product testing!
When I’m not in the garden, I’m in the studio crafting vegan bodycare with herbs and veggies. Here’s my latest: ‘Lettuce & Lavender’ cocoa butter soap with poppy seeds for a little scrub and lavender, fennel, and marjoram essential oils for an intriguingly herbal scent. One of seven new blends coming soon!
Gentle, creamy, softly aromatic, handmade with natural ingredients. And palm oil-free. My idea of a good soap.
Now that the weather’s turning colder and the farm is slowing down, I’m able to get back to work in the bodycare studio…
Our hand-milled soaps are returning, with new ‘flavors’ and a new blend of oils that will stand up to your shower (I LOVE my old 100% Olive Oil soaps, but they do have a tendency to melt… ).
My new blend still uses Olive Oil, but it’s combined with Coconut Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Cocoa Butter, and Castor Oil, giving a firmer yet very gentle soap that won’t melt in your shower. They still have a luxurious lather (a little more bubbly than straight Olive Oil, I think), are scented naturally with essential oils, and really importantly, are *palm oil free*.
I’m cooking ’em up now – They’ll be ready in time for holiday gifting :)
Carrot & Calendula, with a herbal-citrus blend of wild carrot, petitgrain and clementine essential oils
Lettuce & Lavender, with a herbal blend of lavender, fennel, and marjoram essential oils
Cucumber & Mint, with a fresh-mint blend of peppermint, eucalyptus, and lavender essential oils
Shiitake & Sage, with a woodsy-herbal blend of sage, amyris, and frankincense essential oils
Green Tea & Lemongrass, with a lemony-herbal blend of lemongrass, lemon, and palmarosa essential oils
Oatmeal & Elderflower, with lavender essential oil
Chocolate, superfatted with extra cocoa butter ( *seasonal blend, available Winter only)