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Coming soon to the shop – the new iPad Satchel!

I have been making these for some time, by special request, and am finally ready to offer it for general purchase. I hope to have it in the shop by next week.

Shown here with hand stained, full grain vegetable tanned leather strap and details. I will soon be replacing all the leather used on all of the satchels with vegetable tanned.

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This giveaway is closed. Congrats to Deni!

My skin care regime has always been minimal and simple, and I like to keep it that way. I steer clear of ingredients I can’t understand and when I can, I tend toward products that I could even safely eat. It’s not that I will actually be eating them, but it all ultimately ends up in my body, and it doesn’t make sense to load up with ingredients that create a burden on my system.

As I get older I have been turning my focus a little more toward nourishing my skin, and giving special care to areas that have taken the brunt of excess sun exposure throughout my life. While figuring out what my skin really needs, I was lucky to come in contact with Hannah Wilder of Taproot Farms, Co and have since had the opportunity to try some of their skin care products.

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For cleansing, I love their goat milk soap. Our favorites are the peppermint and eucalyptus, both of which create a refreshing, aroma-therapeutic pick me up. This soap makes the creamiest lather, and I am sure it’s the goat milk base! Goat milk is highly nutritional, and provides supportive vitamins and minerals to the skin. This bar feels luxurious and nourishing, and leaves my skin feeling soft and relaxed, rather than tight and dry after washing.

taproot_2For moisture, I’ve been using their pure argan oil on more delicate skin like the collar bone and chest area. It’s a lightweight yet nourishing oil, and doesn’t leave a greasy feeling behind. It also makes a nice, lightweight moisture for the lips, and a softener for the hair – to tame frizzies and moisturize dry ends. Taproot also makes a lip balm for more intensive lip moisture. The tingly peppermint is awesome.

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The lavender shea butter has become my current favorite for deeper moisturizing. It’s super creamy and rich, and the lavender scent is really over the top! I rub shea butter into my hands when they are particularly dry, use it to moisturize my cuticles, and it is a real treat for dry feet, after a deep cleanse and exfoliation – like a natural home pedicure. Sometimes I also use this as a solid essential oil perfume, the scent is just so robust. When we went camping in the desert this summer, this was the only moisturizer I brought with me. It turned out to be the perfect thing, and was easy to pack with no worries of spillage.

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Taproot Farms is generously offering one reader the following bundle: one bar of soap, one 2oz pot of shea butter, and one lip balm in the fragrance of your choice. Additionally, they are offering 15% off your entire Taproot order, with the coupon code infusion15. Soap and body care always make great gifts, and this is a great opportunity to support a small family business and save a little at the same time!

To enter to win, please visit Taproot Farms and leave a comment below by midnight on Wednesday, December 4. I will report back here on Thursday with the results. To keep up with Taproot, you can also find them on Facebook.  Good luck!!

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This post is sponsored by Taproot Farms. All of my thoughts and experiences of their products are my own, and are genuine.

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