Much anticipated, here is something new from Wild Rose Herbs: Artisan Bath Salts. Never made with GMO ingredients and always of the finest quality, these Bath Salts incorporate essential oils, different varietals of salts, and even a presence of clay in the Solstice Purifying Bath Salt.
If you haven't visited the Leave It On The Road website that I posted about a couple days ago, you should. Not only to support such an amazing cause as Colon Cancer research and to find a cure, but to follow an in-depth breakdown of Michael and Andrew's progress as they trek across the United States.
These guys have already spun 336 miles in two days! They are wholeheartedly in this - they are truly motivating and a humbling reminder of the power of human compassion and drive.
You can donate HERE and I have created several links at the top of pages through out the Home-GrownGoods.com website that brings you directly to the page to donate. You can also purchase some of their goods that will also be of great support. Please share and spread the word of this truly noble cause!
Here at HomeGrown Goods it is about much more than the goods. We are about the processes that it takes to create something; everything step from the spark of an idea to how that idea is presented to the world. Within this process there are real live human beings that think, feel, laugh, and cry. There is a community involved no matter if it involves three people together in a studio or a hundred people spread throughout the country. There is much more to a product or idea than the tangible item one eventually gets to hold in his/her hand.
With that, in some sort of round about way, that brings us to what two determined and passionate individuals are doing starting on this very day, June 17, 2013: embarking on a 3,450 mile bike ride in 24 days to raise money to fight colon cancer. Michael Tabtabai and Andrew Hudon have organized what they have branded Leave It On The Road. This adventure is made possible by an impressive pedigree of sponsors that Michael and Andrew approached and eventually recruited to help fund and make this ride possible.
I invite you to visit the website to see how passionately and professionally this entire venture is put together. Just the ride itself is no small undertaking, but joining forces with internationally respected companies like Rapha, Chris King, SRAM, Poler, and most importantly the Colon Cancer Alliance and The Colon Club really shows how much hard work Michael and Andrew have put into this. Oh, and their proposed goal is $52,000 in donations to help support cancer patients and fund research to find a cure.
Michael and Andrew's humbled, determined demeanor is evident in their mission statement, "...We will challenge ourselves. We'll share the stories of what it's like to attempt a ride of this scale. And all of the pain that cancer has caused us... we'll be leaving that on the road" (www.leaveitontheroad.com).
You can DONATE HERE and purchase great looking shirts/products HERE. Follow the Leave It On The Road campaign on TWITTER and INSTAGRAM. ProllyIsNotProbably.com has a great post and gallery about the ride, as well.
Apothecary n. - One that prepares and sells drugs and other medicines.
As HomeGrown Goods is continually exposed to new companies that are masters of their craft, there is always a feeling of excitement and something new is always learned. At times, much like this case, one often forgets - or simply doesn't think about - that certain crafts still exist. Not to mention, still hold a very important and beneficial place in health and home. DRAM Apothecary is a brick and mortar store located in Silver Plum, CO that hand-crafts cocktail bitters, herbal extract, and tinctures. All concoctions are created by the hands of owner Shae Whitney. Childhood inquisition and experimentation, formal study in botany, herbalism, and food science, and experience as a bartender have all contributed to what DRAM is today. What is also evident by the presentation of each product and the beautiful photography of the store (found on the website, blog, and Instagram), is a developed eye for vintage aesthetics. Shae Whitney truly has a well defined vision for the company that is evident in every presentation of the product line.
Stay tuned for DRAM Apothecary on the Homepage and Goods section of the website.