Monday, January 24, 2011

Adirondack Soap, a collaboration

Adirondack soap

A new project has been in the works here at the Latherati studio. A collaborative effort with Dave & Shelly of the Get Out & Learn Foundation, a non-profit that provides environmental education for at-risk youth. The programs focus is on building self-esteem, community service and team building skills.

Dave and Shelly were inspired by the book Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv. They asked me to design a custom blend for their organization. They wanted a fresh, unisex fragrance incorporating eucalyptus and/or citrus scents. The final blend is warm cedarwood, crisp eucalyptus and citrus scents of lemon and orange. I used all essential oils for the blend and no color. The result is a simple bar that smells amazingly fresh and clean.

Along with the batches I made for them, I will be selling Adirondack at the Latherati etsy shop and donating 5% of every sale to the Get Out & Learn Foundation.

This was a wonderful project and I wish Dave & Shelly all the best in their very heartfelt and rewarding endeavor.

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