Sunday, January 31, 2016

Indie Knit & Spin - THIS SATURDAY!!

Dusty Tree Soap

What got you interested in your art of choice? 
I’m a ‘retired’ archaeologist who used to spend her days happily sitting in pits of dirt, squinting at tiny pieces of fragments in rather dirty hands all day. I used to get paid to play in the dirt – it was a dream job really, but if I think back it was also research. Research on how cleaning products would scrub away a days worth of digging while most also scrubbed away the natural oils in my skin. I used to have really sensitive hands, dry cracked knuckles and cuticles. Who knows what type of store bought products I was using and thought nothing of it. Fast forward years and I had kids, I knew right away I wanted to use pure natural soaps to cleanse their brand new skin. Nothing but the best for my babies. So I made my own soap, a rather utilitarian object, but I always experiment with different herbs & oils to create winning combinations.
Do you have a favorite item or colorway?
I have two – my Pumpkin Charcoal Soap that I use daily as a facial soap. It contains bamboo activated charcoal, tea tree essential oil and pumpkin puree. My other favorite is Shea + Clay. Which contains raw unrefined organic shea butter, Moroccan red clay and lavender essential oil – a winner for my dry skin.
What is something you strive to offer the fiber arts community?
I strive to provide them with a better way to cleanse their skin. Dusty Tree Soap is vegan handcrafted soap made using edible vegetable oils, pure essential oils and nothing synthetic. I leave out palm and soy oils too. I made a pledge to myself that I would never put anything into my soaps that I didn’t feel good about.
What is your fiber arts superpower?
I don’t think I really have a superpower any different than most knitters other than after working in a yarn shop for a bit I have an unusually keen knack for fixing mistakes.

Friday, January 29, 2016

newest - StUfF + tHiNgS

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Wool Wash!

- Wool Wash -
coming to an 
Indie Knit & Spin
near you!

// Made with all natural ingredients + Lanolin //
(restores moisture & helps protect your woolies)

Progress shots:

Saturday, January 16, 2016

goings on.....

Indie Knit & Spin
February 6th
Wilkins School Community Center

- Spicy Clove -
handcrafted with:
Clove, Orange + Cedarwood Essential Oils
paprika for natural colorant

- Lavender Oatmeal -
Handcrafted with:
Lavender Essential + Colloidal Oatmeal
alkanet for natural colorant

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Rosemary Peppermint

tingly freshness
slight spark of earthy

Rosemary Peppermint

Handcrafted with 
edible vegetable oils
Rosemary + Peppermint Essential Oils + 
Rosemary powder for natural color

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

new sOaPs for 2016

I've been admiring some newer scents 
of Essential Oils and decided to give 
some a go.....

First up - Rose Geranium

handcrafted with Moroccan Red clay 
for a
 people + earth friendly 
natural colorant

simply divine!

Another new one -
Rosemary Peppermint

handcrafted with 
rosemary powder for a 
natural colorant
(photos coming soon!)

Not a new Essential Oil for 
Dusty Tree Soap
but oh so popular.... 

Drunken Hippie
made with
beer and Patchouli Essential Oil

- raw soap in the mold - 
will be cut tomorrow

Stay tuned for an even BIGGER reveal soon......
an ecommerce website - YES!  
Watch this space !