Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Back from BC

My husband and I spent our vacation this year on beautiful Vancouver Island. We had the best time camping, biking, hiking, and visiting organic farms. We spent one day working on a farm and for our labor were given enough vegetables for the week. I made sure we stopped at all the local farmers markets and festivals. The high point of our visit was an all day free concert in Victoria where Sara McLaughlin performed.
To return home we took the ferry into Port Angeles Washington, explored Olympic National Park then headed down the Hood Canal. I talked my hubby into stopping at some of the fragrant lavender farms in the Sequim, Wa. area and I was one happy camper!
So now that we are home I have so much catching up to do. This week I made 3 new batches of soap, they need to cure for a month and then will be up on Etsy. My fav. is a spicy sweet concoction with some, clove, geranium, fennel, ylang ylang, and patchouli as a fixative. In case some of you are wondering, fixatives reduce the tendency of a scent vaporizing, and make it last longer.
Check out our Etsy Organic Blog at: and the etsyorganicteam on flickr. The membership has grown to 51 members strong.
If anyone has any suggestions for a name for the soap I described please respond below. Blessings

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