Saturday, May 2, 2009




Just in time for the gardening season. Well....actually here in Vermont we can't plant too much yet, because there is still the threat of frost, but some seeds can be planted early, like peas and onions. My garden isn't as big as it used to be, I have cut the size down some because it kept getting away from me in the summer. I am very lucky that I come from a large family and there is always a surplus of extra vegetables from one of my brothers or sisters.

I have been busy trying to get my flower beds cleaned out, so you can actually see the new shoots coming up through the ground. I love having flowers around and I enjoy my fresh herbs for cooking too. the spirit of gardening, I am offering my Gardener's Scrub bar as the May soap of the month.

Cornmeal is added to this bar of soap as an exfoliate. Exfoliates help to get rid of debris that collects on the skin's surface. They add texture to the soap's lather increasing the cleansing qualities. The grainier lather gently scrubs away the dirt and dead skin cells while stimulating the healthier cells below. This soap is excellent for scrubbing away the stubborn garden soils from the little cracks in your hands. A blend of lemongrass, rosemary, and orange essential oils in this recipe help to create a wonderfully clean scented fragrance that will make any "green thumb" enjoy cleaning up after digging around in the soil.

With a bar of this soap next to your sink, you can go ahead and play in dirt all day long if you want!

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