Whidbey Gardener's hand soap

by Ritual Mischief


This is our fourth year making gardener's soap. We shift it and improve it every year because we are land lovers, ethical foragers, and gardeners ourselves, and we're as loving and patient with our soaps as we are with our gardens (we're still working on being as loving and patient with ourselves). This year the gardener's soap holds windfall Whidbey Douglas fir branches and usnea lichen plus chickweed from the land here, too. All gathered by us or by kind friends after winter windstorms. In addition to the plant-infused olive oils, we also ground fir needles into the mix this time as an extra punch of forest love, and we added calendula flowers on top simply because it makes our gardener hearts happy to have the soap mimic the look of this beloved and lovely flower. True beauty is heart and soul healing.

Emotional support offered by the local plants in this bar: Feeling welcome on earth, feeling warmed by the sun, and feeling more at peace with digging in the soil all day.

The scent is pleasing to our gardener selves--a mix of lavender, fir, patchouli (just a hint to represent the earth), and litsea (a light note of citrus). The result is a hardworking, heart-lifting, and beautiful bar that I couldn't stop taking photos of! :-)

Storage and life of the bar: To extend the life of the bar, store it where it can dry quickly after use and where it doesn't get regular spray from the faucet. 

Size: Four-ounce bars 

Ingredients: Windfall Whidbey Douglas fir branches and usnea lichen plus local chickweed infused into organic extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, castor oil, distilled water, sodium hydroxide, sodium lactate, ground Whidbey Douglas fir needles (in the soap), Whidbey calendula petals (just a few on top of the soap), and fir, lavender, patchouli, and litsea essential oils.

Packaging: Visit the Packaging page of this website for details. If you'd like to receive your soap without any packaging, mention that in the comments field as you order.

Medical Disclaimer: The information on this page is for general reference for further exploration and study. It is not intended as a replacement for professional medical advice. See the Medical Disclaimer page of this website for more details. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Shipping & Pick Up

We ship via U.S. Postal Service. Viva la public services! Whidbey Island friends & friends visiting Whidbey, save on shipping by picking up orders at Ritual Mischief on the west edge of Langley. Choose the Pick up delivery method at checkout if you intend to pick up your order, and we'll email or text you when it's ready and then arrange a convenient pick up time for you.


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