Friday, March 19, 2010

Gardening

OK, so I know it's still too early to do proper gardening, but with the weather up in the 70's and sunny, it's a good time to clean the debris away and maybe even do some bed prep. I might even try planting some left over arugula seeds, it might not be too early for them.

I'm currently taking a break as I had to climb around on a chain-link fence like a spider monkey to get rid of all the dead vines from the lot next door. Horrible vine, breeds mosquitoes. I figured tearing it down when it's dead would avoid some of the allergy and other problems, as when it's green it stings a bit like nettles.

And now it feels like my hands are covered in a hundred tiny cuts. But I'm happy about it and the fence is clear! :-) Plus, I really do enjoy climbing around on things like a spider monkey.

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So, what do we find on etsy for the gardener?

Well, first off, of course, I'm still thinking about my hands. And I found what sounds like an absolutely lovely hand soap for gardeners (or other people who are hard on their hands) by Sacred Suds. The soap is blended after the Greek goddess of the green earth, Demeter, and contains oatmeal, shea butter, wheat germ oil, jojoba and coconut oils, and castor oil. She has blended the scents of lavender, rosemary, and lemon essential oils to create a very fresh garden-like scent inspired by Demeter.

As an interesting point, all of Sacred Suds soaps are inspired by different deities of, as they put it, "Our soaps are inspired by deities of ancient mythology - Goddesses of love, peace, and prosperity, and Gods of action, nature, and joy - and each soap is carefully crafted in a focused effort to channel those energies." The blends are all very thoughtful and the makers set out a very clear guideline and quality for their products

4 comments:

Andrea (Sacred Suds) said...

Thank you so much for featuring my soap! I can't wait to dig in the dirt - I think the time is near here in Minnesota :-)

Alterity Button Jewelry said...

Awesome soap! Loving the nice weather, too, will be doing gardening tomorrow :)

Walk in the Woods said...

That soap looks yummy!

Pink said...

Never too early to start gardening, never to early to get dirty and need some soap!