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meet the maker - orchard farm

kate at orchard farm building

What makes Orchard Farm products different?  The ingredients are truly home grown!  Located in Moscow, Idaho this small acreage organic farm grows market veggies, herbal botanicals, a couple of kids, and a delightful line of all natural soaps.  I met Kate, the owner of Orchard Farm, at Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago.  She saw me struggling with getting my booth set up (Anthony missed his flight, my hand truck was no where to be found, my car was about 6 blocks away, I had boxes and boxes of product to get to my booth, it was raining, etc., etc.) and immediately offered assistance.  An instant friend!  It took me a couple of years to try her soaps, but when I did I loved them and knew my customers would as well.

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what does that soap smell like?

soap scent descriptions

Lately I've been getting a lot of emails asking what specific soaps smell like.  I thought I'd put together a handy little guide for you all.  Please feel free to send me (or comment here) your take on what your favorite soap smells like.  If I use your description here on the site, I'll send you a free bar. 

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time to use that coupon code


If you popped into Formulary 55 sometime last month to shop, you were greeted with our "moving" message.  So sorry to have missed you, but you should have gotten a code to save 25% off if you came happy to see you have!  That code is "COLORADO" and it saves you 25% off of everything except monthly subscriptions.  Code expires this Thursday.

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meet the maker - park soap

Park Soap is simply the most natural line of soap you can find.  Made for the bathing purist with the highest of standards.  These generously sized soaps are carefully handmade in the traditional cold process method in small batches.  Only the highest quality, organic and sustainable oils are used.  No synthetic fragrances, dyes, sodium laureth sulfates or parabens are ever included.  I met the owner of Park Soap at the New York Stationery Show this last spring and was instantly taken with these chunky botanical soaps.   If you love naturally pure and subtly scented soaps, this is the brand for you.  

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