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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You might notice small changes on this blog and our Simple Living Blog. I hope it’s easier to use and find what you are looking for.
Also the cleaning involves clearing out some of our inventory in the shop and to celebrate a few days longer our Christmas in July Sale on our Etsy shop. (Hint… use this in combination with our July coupon code for even more savings…)
Next up a bit of cleaning in the garden. Those green beans are out of control! I planted lots of them this year and they were supposed to be bush style beans and most of them are climbers! YIKES! The seeds came from a well trusted company here in the North East and I’m sure it was a simple mix up of some sort so I am not going to mention their name. I have ALWAYS had great luck and LOVE their company and products. …So to figure out what to do with all those wild vines… 🙂
Have a great weekend, what are your plans?
Summer Kitchen Sum-mer (ˈsə-mər) Kitch-en (ˈki-chən)
Summer kitchens have been used here in New England since the invention of the house, I suppose. It is a building or structure apart from the main house used for cooking and canning. This avoids unnecessary heating of the main living areas.
Here our farm had one long ago, and we are in the process of rebuilding one close to the house. Not for cooking and canning but to move our shop work area from it’s over cramped and crowded current space. It’s not large or glamorous by any stretch as a “studio, artist loft” or “gallery” would be. Oh, no I want personal, cozy, country and simple, just the way we are and live.
It has been a long time in the process since early fall of 2013, the dreaming, wants, desires, functional work spaces… talked about, drawn on scraps of papers, whispers just before sleep.. to an actual drawing, obtaining the proper permits and finding the contractors to help out.
Back in early May we started by clearing a few trees in the way, next to bring in some fill needed to level the ground, the foundation was laid out and the concrete poured. The lumber ordered and sawn by our local saw mill (no thank you big box lumber stores, we need local trees to put our community to work) and delivered early this week.
The carpenters are ready and the heat holds them up…