We have four new Island Life gift sets this year. All Island Life gift sets are $30 each. Each gift set contains three Ritual Mischief gift offerings: 1) a favorite soap, 2) a favorite everyday balm/salve or lotion bar, and 3) a lip balm. All of our offerings are made with plants ethically grown and gathered by us on Whidbey Island (and a few we gather are from friends’ trusted and beloved lands along the Skagit river or in the woods in Arlington). They come wrapped in shredded wood, sprinkled with dried flowers, and are in a white, shippable box. Click the drop-down arrow above to choose the gift set you'd like. Island Life gift sets this year include:
Island Gardener/Farmer Love gift set (the orange gift set). This one is for people who like get their hands dirty or who work outside. It holds one Whidbey Gardener's hand soap (Douglas fir, chickweed, cleavers weed, calendula), one Whidbey Gardener's Balm hand balm (calendula flowers, lavender, comfrey leaf and flower, burdock root, and cleavers plant), and one Whidbey Garden's Kiss lip balm (calendula and chamomile flowers, comfrey leaves and flowers, and spearmint).
Island Green Magic gift set (the green gift set). This one is for folks like us who love to lean on the green--on forests, fields, trees, plants, and ancestors who did the same--to bring a little green magic into their lives. Contains one Moon Blessings & New Beginnings soap (plum blossom, willow & jasmine), one Whidbey Douglas Fir lotion bar, and one Whidbey Forest Kiss lip balm (Douglas fir, black cottonwood buds, plantain leaf, and lemon balm). This one is great for people who experience moments of feeling unsafe or unwelcome on earth. If you find yourself dancing around a tree naked in the moonlight, don't look at us. That's between you and the plants. ;-)
Sassy Humans Support gift set (the yellow gift set). This set is for the people in your life who are consciously trying to make the world a better place for the whole community or region or world and who have to use their beautiful voices to do so. People like teachers and educators, activists, artists, makers, creators, authors, parents, students, apprentices, interns, and also family members who feel misunderstood or who consider themselves the oddballs or black sheep of the family. People who have to courageously speak their truths out loud. The set holds one Arise soap (cherry blossoms, chickweed, cleavers, rose petals), one Moment of Wonder cuticle balm (lavender, rosemary dandelion flowers, windfall usnea lichen, and oatstraw), and one Say It, Sister! lip balm (wild self-heal, wild violets, wild dandelion flowers, wild and garden yarrow, calendula, and peppermint).
Local’s Favorites gift set (the rainbow colored gift set). This one contains items strongly favored by locals here on Whidbey Island. It contains one Forest Bathing bar soap (windfall Douglas fir, western red cedar, wild rose petals), one Ferry Traffic Tension Balm (spearmint, peppermint, Douglas fir, rosemary, and burdock root), and one Whidbey Meadows Kiss lip balm (roses, lavender, dandelion flowers, and cottonwood buds).
If you'd like to include a Gift Message inside the box, please leave your message in the Comments field as you order. If you're shipping gift sets to more than one location, you'll need to do them as separate transactions because I am not tech-savvy enough to figure out how to do otherwise.
Locals, you can order online and choose Pick Up at checkout to pick up here at Ritual Mischief and save on shipping. I'll email you to arrange a time for pick up.
Tip for humans: Plants and trees can connect silly and serious and sad humans across all sorts of real and imagined barriers. Let the plants speak. Unlike humans, most trees and plants don't appear to give a rat's behind about humanity's personal ideas, beliefs, backgrounds, language, or politics. They respond instead to our emotions/how we feel in the moment and to our unspoken actions in the world. If you think that one of these gift sets wouldn't work for someone in your family or community because they believe or think vastly differently than you do, take a deep breath in and let it out slowly, my friend, and think again. Let the plants speak for themselves. Without words to get in the way, they speak volumes. They've taught us that people are far more complex and interconnected and wonderful than our individual worrying minds alone could ever fathom. The plants are wise friends, neighbors, and ancestors for ALL of us.
Shipping. We ship in the continental US via U.S.P.S. priority mail. If everything goes well, priority shipping takes 1 to 3 days. If it's for an important event, it's best to allow 10 calendar days, because the postal system can get overwhelmed in places and during certain times of the year. If you're buying for Christmas, for example, we suggest ordering by December 15, 2023 to get this gift to someone in time for Christmas. It likely won't take that long, but we don't want to disappoint you if the post office decides to take its sweet time! Orders must be in by noon Pacific Standard Time to reach the post office in time that day.
Visit the individual product pages on this Ritual Mischief website for details about product ingredients.
Storage and life of the products: To extend the life of the soap bars, store them where they can dry quickly (like on a soap drainer or folded dry washcloth) after use and where they don't get regular spray from the faucet. Unused, the soaps will last a very long time, possibly even longer than you and me. All balms, salves, lotion bars and lip balms should be stored in cool, dry locations. Balms, salves and lotion bars are best within 18 months of purchase and lip balms are best within 12 months of purchase.
Size: Of soap bars: The bars are roughly 4 ounces. Our soaps are made by hand, in small batches, and hand cut by cool women. We're not machines, people, nor do we aspire to be. Size of balms: 2 oz. Size of lotion bars: ~2.2 oz. Size of lip balms: 1 oz.
Packaging: See the Packaging page of this website for details. Soap packaging is recyclable and also compostable. All balm, salve, lip balm, and lotion bar packaging is food safe and reusable.
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