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Brown Sugar Cranberry Chutney Botanical Perfume Oil {A Limited Edition}

Brown Sugar Cranberry Chutney Roll On Botanical Perfume Oil

Brown Sugar Cranberry Chutney Roll On Botanical Perfume Oil

Today marks the start of the Autumn season although it has felt like Fall for a few weeks around here. The garden is winding down and the pantry shelves are again full of jars from the harvest.

Brown Sugar Cranberry Fig Botanical Perfume Oil by Lizzy Lane Farm

Autumn brings for me a time of winding down of sorts, gone are the long hot days full of summer activity and in come the routine of getting ready to hunker down for the long cold winter. Autumn is a time of sugar, spice, of baking and preserving so why not enjoy and reflect a bit of Autumn cheer in your daily fragrance oil?

This year’s Autumn/Fall line up is dedicated to the things that represent fall their activities and scents. I would like to introduce you to our first Fall botanical scent, Brown Sugar Cranberry Chutney. True to its name it has the scent you might imagine Cranberry Chutney to have, warm comforting brown sugar, sweet simmered cranberries, thick dark molasses, fresh squeezed orange juice, orange zest, cinnamon sticks, cloves and a dash of nutmeg. A delightful base known as chutney for all means of harvest & holiday baking, roasting and enjoying. This is not the scent of tart cranberries this one is surprisingly sweet, fruity with a slight hint of spices.

a beautiful bottle for a beautiful perfume oil

A beautiful bottle for a beautiful perfume oil.

I am very pleases about the unique and very pretty glass bottles with their welcome roller ball, they have an attached closable lid to keep it secure and tidy. They nicely hold a generous amount of delight and are 1/3 ounce by volume.

I did not compromise on the quality of the ingredients, a proprietary blend of organic Coconut oil, fresh dried herbs and fragrances make this Fall scent unique from all others. I love Coconut oil for roll on perfumes because it absorbs into your skin quickly. It doesn’t sit on top of your skin to be a greasy mess like so many of them can and this skin loving oil holds the scents well.

A bit about botanical perfumes, they have a softer scent and are perfect for reapplying every so often. Missing is the strong slap you in the face smells of alcohol and vapors one must muddle through before the true scent is enjoyed. Gone is the overpowering scent, botanical oils are meant to be worn close to the body and soul and not shared with others unless you want to. A fragrance blend that is all your own as it blends and mixes with your own body chemistry, its the botanicals infusing in the oils that allows this wonderful joy to happen.

Brown Sugar Cranberry Chutney Botanical perfume oil from Lizzy Lane Farm

If you are considering our Cranberry Chutney perfume oil for yourself or as a gift you are in luck, this limited edition perfume oil will arrive safely to your home nestled in a perfectly filled bag of fresh dried botanicals to hug your bottle safely. First sight and opening this treasure always makes me smile even before I get to smell the perfume. This is just a happy gift for yourself or someone you love.

Beautiful packaging for a beautiful limited edition perfume oil

Beautiful packaging is just as much fun as the perfume oil itself. For yourself or someone you love.

{The details}

Available for a limited time in our Etsy shop. $18 plus shipping. .33 oz. by volume and comes tucked in an organza bag full of dried botanicals. Shipping is just $4 for all US and APO addresses and $14.25 for most other addresses.

beautiful botanicals for a beautiful perfume oil

organic botanicals infusing and pretty to look at. A nice reminder this is a natural perfume just for you.

Fragrant organic botanicals infusing in our personal perfume oil.

Fragrant organic botanicals infusing in our personal perfume oil.
Brown Sugar Cranberry Chutney is for Fall/Winter delight.

The Making of the Perfect Dusting Body Powder



the making of a perfect body powder

Lots and lots of questions lately about our natural body powder. So think of this as a faq and a few tips type of post. Our body powder is something my family uses every single day and most days many times a day in the summer. It keeps us cooler and drier, helps absorb odors and is silky smooth and smells terrific too. I also use it to freshen sneakers, for a quick dry hair wash on the days I don’t want to shampoo my hair.

sample sized bags of body bath powder

This is not a new recipe around here and I actually have been using it since my now almost 35 son was a baby. I have used it for many years on the elderly with great success and the animals every so often.

I only use the purest, organic ingredients I can find, and I am always on the hunt and trying new suppliers. This goes on and stays on me and my families skin so it HAS to be safe- this powder could be eaten if you wanted to but I don’t suggest that you do.

a pretty pressed glass powder dish full or herbal dusting powder 

I start with my trusty recipe of organic arrowroot, tapioca, 2 types of clays, and rice, all very fine silky smooth and double sifted. This is where our two lines separate. We offer our HERBAL BLEND Line and our FRAGRANCE line of natural body powders.

.Glass powder jar with bulk organic body powder

The herbal blend dusting powder then has freshly dried and finely ground herbs of lavender, calendula and chamomile blended into them as well as the plant oils. That’s it nothing artificial in our herbal blend powder. Available the following ways.

Herbal blend – incorporates calendula, chamomile and lavender and has a lovely lavender scent

Lavender blend– incorporates lavender and its essential oils, it also has a lavender scent.

Unscented – Is the same calendula, chamomile and lavender blend but without the added lavender essence. The scent is if the natural ingredients…pure and simple.

Lizzy Babies– our line of ultra effective and gently baby products. We have powder that features a single herb and plenty of other choices too.

 herbal dusting powder organic lavender

Our Fragrance Body Powders are the same base recipe but without the added herbs and all of these are scented with skin safe fragrance oils. Now in over 45 different scents. Fragrance oil is not a plant oil, it is synthetic and manmade, I use these for scents not found in nature and for when the plant essence is well beyond practical means of production, can not be extracted from the plant and pricing.

 refillable metal powder shakers

The Sizes offered in bulk. 4 oz. 8 oz. and 1 pound (16 oz.) all will arrive to you in a pretty organza bag in which you will find your powder in food safe plastic bags. With the 1 pound bulk bags your powder is in 2 8 ounce bags, one to use now and one to keep fresh for later or sharing. Each has a pretty hang tag with a full ingredient list and your scent choice.

Our shakers and powder dishes…oh’ how I  ♥ them all…

  • our 6 ounce refillable aluminum powder shakers are so pretty and environmentally practical, they feature a slip off cap to refill your shaker when needed. They also have the perfect sized holes and a slip lid to close it securely.
  • There are also our glass and stainless shakers that hold about 6 ounces of fresh powder. They too are refillable and have your choice of several size holes to shake the amount you need. The slip lid closes the cap.
  • Then there is our stainless steel travel size shake that holds about 1.5 ounces, is also refillable and has your choice of hole sizes and is closable too.
  • Pretty pressed glass covered powder dishes hold as much or as little powder as you would like.
  • Our sleek black metal powder tins hold 4 ounces of body powder, and include a disc to help distribute the powder so you can apply a perfect amount of powder with the included handmade cotton powder puff. Each powder puff I make one at a time, they are machine washable and fit our containers perfectly.
  • Last but not least is our Elite Ball jars. These hold 4 ounces of body powder; are refillable and come with a homemade cotton dusting puff. Reusable for not only powder but all types of things and if you can’t use it I bet you know someone who is a home canner and they would love the jar.


handmade one at a time cotton dusting powder puffs


A few tips:

  • Store you fresh body powder in an air tight container in a cool dry place. The bathroom cupboard is not it. Transferring it to a glass container will help it stay fresh longer.
  • Use within 6 months as this contains no preservatives
  • Keep your body powder covered to retain its scent and freshness.
  • The easiest way to transfer our bulk powders is to use a pair of scissors to snip off the pointy end of the plastic bag and it will flow out the bag into your container. If you cut is small enough you don’t even need a funnel to fill the shaker bottles.
  • FREE is the way to be… All our bath powders are GMO free, talc free, cornstarch free, colorant free, preservative free. They are cloth diaper safe, safe for children, the elderly and your pets. If using on a pet double check you are using our UNSCENTED powder. Some essential oils are not safe for cats and dogs.

 And as always I am only a click away to answer any other questions you may have. I am always happy to put up a listing for you so your order is exactly the way you want it.

Here are few links for you to our Etsy shop while I work on the listing at our Summer Kitchen shop.


Herbal blend powders in all containers, and quantities.

Our Fragrance blended powders.

Our master list of fragrances




fragrant natural body dusting powder sleek black travel tin

It’s Harvest Time {and how I hated grubby hands}

its harvest time on the farm


I hope you all had a fun filled holiday weekend! Mine was a whirl wind of harvesting from the garden, cleaning it up a bit, putting part of it to rest for the fall and lots of canning in the kitchen. I’m pooped out but very satisfied with the results.

Daisy and I had some fun play time and a bit of reviewing the US map and naming all the states and their capitals. Maps, drawing, scissors and a garden tea party…it was a perfect  quiet time with her.


canned beans


I pulled most of the bush beans over the weekend they were mostly done and I didn’t want to save any of the seeds. I bought my seeds from a rather trust worthy Northern New England supplies this year as I have done for the past 10 years or so. This time the seeds that grew were not the variety marked on the package- I love the Provider. The same variety I always plant for their reliability and taste. What ever they were they are yummy and canned very well, just not what I know and love. To enjoy them and buy new seeds next year is all I can do.


a tomato in our garden


After all that dirty garden work I needed to can those green beans and several buckets of tomatoes & yellow squash. My hands were a mess and I scrubbed with every sort of “guy shop soap” I could find around here…still had grime and my hands were dry and tight feeling. This simply would not do! I went to work and pulled out an old salt scrub recipe, a bunch of my recently dried herbs and had fun playing around.


herbal salt scrub the perfect thing to clean garden grime off your hands

Now isn’t that much prettier and nicer looking than “guy shop goo” for hand cleaning. It’s better for my skin and smells better too…

The toasted vanilla scented salt hand scrub was just the thing I needed. A yummy vanilla scent blended with hard working pink Himalayan sea salt, one of the purest salts on the earth, skin loving organic oils, unrefined honey and a good amount of castile soap for deep cleaning.

I had a small stash of these pretty glass apothecary  jars just waiting for the perfect time to shine. This gardener’s scrub fit nicely and is easy to scoop out right at the sink. Each jar holds 7.5 ounces perfectly. The Gardener’s Hand Scrub is all wrapped and ready for gift giving even if its for yourself, because after all that hard work you deserve a nice treat. I know I did and it put me in a better mood to tackle the canning marathon that was next on my list over the weekend. How can you not smile at clean hands and toasted marshmallow, using herbs and being kind to your skin?


organic herbal salt hand scrub.

There are a limited number of jars available in our Summer Kitchen shop. I am not going to offer these on Etsy or our Facebook page so stop on over and grab yours before they are gone.

I would love to hear about your weekend and garden adventures. Did you do any gardening or canning over the weekend?

Yarrow, Growing it using it… and ♥ it

fresh cut yarrow

A few weeks ago I hinted about the great love I have for the Yarrow in my garden. Daisy and I finished up a new batch of the salve and it’s now ready in our Etys shop and our Farm Store. She is now old enough to help with this and her job is to carefully measure out all the ingredients, and put the labels on the tins when ready. With supervision she helps stir the hot melted salve too.


yarrow salve

Yarrow is an herb that I always seem to come back to in times of troubled skin. Not only do I love salve but also Macerated oils {infused yarrow oil}, for their ease of use and quick benefits of the herb.

As an anti-inflammatory this herb is Queen! Inflamed joints & varicose veins I love the oil best, rubbed on the trouble spots. When rubbed on varicose veins & bruises it provides relief and hopefully healing of the stagnant blood vessel.  You can also pour the Macerated oil into hot bath water and soak your legs, it also helps with hemorrhoids.

yarrow salve in weck jar

Yarrow also is tops when it comes to quickly stopping bleeding. nose bleeds, clean shallow cuts (paper or knife cuts), scrapes. A word of caution here don’t use Yarrow on dirty cuts and scrapes (road rash), it will heal fast and trap the dirt and bacterial. For these Plantain is a better choice. Also don’t use Yarrow if you are pregnant or nursing.

  • bug bites- will stop the pain and itch
  • stretch marks
  • stop/slow bleeding
  • inflamed joints
  • bee stings
  • bruises
  • rashes
  • lice
  • bruised swollen feet

growing Yarrow is easy

Yarrow grows in many places both in our gardens and fields around the farm. When given the chance I will move it to grow in the herb garden. Found in fields, along side the roads, bees love it and I do too. Growing it doesn’t take any care at all actually, except a drink of water when it’s very dry and hasn’t rained in weeks. It seems to love neglect and poor dirt the best. I cut it mid morning after the dew has dried and hang it in small bunches in the barn to dry for several weeks. then cut and sift it and into the Blue Ball jars for storage.


I haven’t offered our Macerated oil {infused yarrow oil} in either of our shop yet, but that will change soon. I am finishing up the labels and it will be available in 1 ounce glass amber bottles. I love the oils over the salve for massage, soaking legs, feet, ect.

Do you grow or use Yarrow, what is your favorite way to use it?

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