When I was in Maine visiting the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, there was an ecological market taking place on the grounds. I happened upon a stand run by a woman who makes wonderful soap, including the one in the photo above, which is especially for gardeners. Deb Robbins took a loofa and simply filled it with soap. The result is a terrific (and weirdly cool-looking) way to wash your grimy hands.
Deb makes other soaps, too, under the name of Dr. Dandelion. She says the only animal she tests her products on is her dog, Bea, when she gives her a bath using her olive oil soap. Another thing to like about this product!
I have a thing for natural, “artisan” soaps, so I bought a few bars to take home. I love how they look, too – kind of like maple fudge, don’t you think?
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