• There are over 100,000 species of molds. • About three dozen cause health problems in humans. • We have known for a long time about the health effects of molds. History of Molds • Molds are mentioned in Leviticus in the Bible (Chapter 14) • Molds were used by the Spartans in their war against Athens in 430 B.C. • There were 65 mold epidemics worldwide between 1591 and 1889 • 1920’s: Fatal kidney disease caused by mold in Denmark and the Balkans • 1930’s: Stachybotrycosis:30% of horses in Russi
We enjoyed our short break, a mini-vacation if you will, down to S. GA. It was great to spend some time with family on "home turf".
I'll be having surgery this coming Monday, so I'll have IGF "closed" for the week.
Thanks for all the well wishes and support.
IGF is out of town for a few days, on a much needed break.
We will be back and processing orders on August 7, 2007.
"Soapy" is having surgery August 13th, and the store will be closed for a few days following.
Thank you for your support!
When I'm not working on standard stocked soaps/products, I'm researching, formulating, or maybe even out wildcrafting herbs. Right now I'm harvesting wild-mullein from the sides of country roads. You may see it growing somewhere in Paulding County -- if you do, PM me with where you saw it!
These are things that I learned about that my Grandmother Mary would have done. Fortunately there is quite a bit of herbal information, folklore, etc. that have survived in the south. I so enjoy chatti
Thinking, always thinking. Even though I don't post that often here anymore, this will be a place to find stuff that occurs to me whenever I am thinking about something. Which is damn near all the time.
My latest thoughts are about Maricopa County Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and how I wish John Wayne were still alive so that he could portray him in a movie.
There are special programs in place for people who are living at or below the poverty level. I’m no genius, never claimed to be, so I can’t tell you exactly if the minimum wage and the poverty level go hand in hand. I’m going to assume that they do. I’m going to assume that someone working for minimum wage, and trying to raise at least one child, is living at or below the poverty level.
(Go ahead, rush off to google it, I give a crap. This here is my lecture, and I’ll deliver it as I see fit.)
IGF's soap barn (aka my soap studio) is a hopping place this afternoon.
I cut and put on the drying rack and new batch of Bamboo Verbena,
and a new scent Dreamcatcher!
Cooking in the pot right now is a new batch of Granny's Pine Tar Soap.
Tomorrow will find me making lotion and bath-salts
for the Family Fun Day this coming Sunday, July 22.
The next currently scheduled craft show will be Sept. 29, 2007
at the Second Annual Olde Towne Hiram day, in
I wanted to say a big THANK YOU
to all the IGF Customers who have shared their personal comments
about our products for our website. (Keep them coming!)
I really appreciate your continued support, and encouragement.
You are simply the best!
Shhh! IGF's got a secret!
My soaps are going to be featured very
soon as part of the "Cabin Life"
Living History Program at the
historic Pickett's Mill
I found these particular statements from Judith McGrath on the mark:
If you have talent and choose to remain in your own hometown, it's assumed you're not good enough to make it "out there.” If you do leave, make good and don't return, you're accused of being ashamed of your heritage. If you go, "out there,” make it big and come back the celebrity, you're showing off. I can't figure it out. – Judith McGrath
Why do we pay top dollar to see an aging British rock star stomp across a weird
Yep, I've cleaned my physical house so to speak and have gotten many things in order over the past year. It has certainly been a year of changes for me, but what of the non-physical--i.e. "spiritual" house? That, too, needs cleaning, and I feel it is time to tackle it.
Most of you know that I've been on this board for a little over two years. I'm sure that some of you were displeased with some of the changes you've noticed over the past year, especially in my behavior and attitudes towa
I have a batch of Fisherman Soap that is on the drying rack. It will be offered for sale soon via my hubby's sportsman website.
If you like the smell of licorice, you'll like this soap. It's made with Anise EO which not only covers human scent, but has been used by fisherman for a long time to attract FISH. Some even use this to wash hooks with! I also added a little bit of ground oatmeal to it for a little 'scrubby' action for hands. Perfect to carry in the tackle box, or leave on
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Well, I'm in rush mode trying to get packaging and labelling done. Hope to update the website's inventory very soon. I have sugar scrubs to add, Granny's Pine Tar Soap, and Spa Salt Bars. A few other new scents will be added as well!
Granny's Pine Tar Soap:
Some of the ol'timers out there may have heard of Pine Tar Soap..... it was a favorite natural remedy of our Grandparents, and their parents before them. This is one of those "ol'time products" that Granny was right about....
Van Gogh sold only one painting in his lifetime. Does the fact that the paintings weren't sold in his lifetime detract from their value? Not at all - you know the prices his work is selling for today. Consider art as a gift to the future - as are books, for example. They are a legacy to pass on.
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IGF has finally moved completely into our new soap studio, aka "The Soap Barn." I love it! I have so much more room, more storage, and it's just really a fun place to go and hang out with my family. Each one of us has our own area in the barn itself, and it makes for a "hot spot" of activity.
Here are a few inside pics:
I made six batches of soap this weekend,... and they are all cut and on the drying racks! Look for a few new scents even:
Red Currant -- yummy!
Well, I suppose this is my year of fresh starts b/c it looks like I'm going to be moving this summer on top of everything else.
I'll still be in PC, but we (the kids and I) are looking to move into a house that's bigger than where we are now, and it's a swim community, which is a big plus for the summer. If I don't go completely crazy this year, I'll be doing well!
Now, what are those "high stressers" again?
First off, I'm all moved into the Soap Barn! I need to take and post pictures. I LOVE IT!
Also -- very soon you'll see a new product for sale: SPA SALT BARS! If you've ever had a salt-glo scrub at a spa, or enjoyed a salt scrub at home, then you'll flip over these bars! They offer a creamy, lotion-like lather that gently tones, exfoliates, lifting and cleansing surface toxins away. They are hard as a rock, smooth as polished granite, and smell wonderful. They are currently in th