I have to give a special thank you to this contributor; we had some last-minute drop-outs for the Beauty Box so I was scouring Etsy for some items to purchase as replacement. I remembered I’d gotten some great products from Mirasol Farms in the past and send Casey a convo asking if she would mind if I purchased some soaps for the boxes. Casey didn’t mind at all, and even sent them for free! She’s so nice that she even included some extras to help round out the boxes a bit more. And I can’t tell you how AMAZING these soaps smell! They have made my living room smell incredible and I’m sad to let them go!
Casey: My fascination with figuring out how to make or grow the fundamental things we use in life—clothing, food, soap!—is a back-to-earth journey. I started playing around with making soap and lotion about 12 years ago. Since then, the latent botanist in me has awoken and I’ve become obsessed with the therapeutic and aesthetic benefits of herbs and essential oils. Their properties are dynamic and complex, and their combinations endless.
Every batch of soap feels like a small success. It’s like alchemy, putting on a mad scientist outfit and making something useful or even beautiful out of organic oils and lye.
My favorite ingredients are the ones we’ve grown or harvested ourselves, like comfrey, wild catnip, horseradish, jalapeños, calendula, blackberries, chickweed, and wild grapes.
Casey is offering IGB readers 10% off in her shop through the end of July. Use code indiebox10 at checkout!