June 6, 2013 Written by LaurenJ
You’re invited to our farm on Saturday, June 15th for a mix of garden demos, farm tours, outdoor games and shopping! Fun for the whole family, especially Dads and Grads!
Reserve your spot for gardening demos and farm/soap workshop tours here.
April 29, 2013 Written by LaurenJ
You’re invited to our (pre) Mother’s Day tea Party on May 4th. Details below. You can purchase tickets and make tour reservations here.
Here’s the Menu…
March 13, 2013 Written by LaurenJ
December 7, 2012 Written by LaurenJ
Many people love our soap scents and have asked if they can buy the essential oil blends separately. Now you can. And for those of you who aren’t quite sure what to do with a bottle of essential oil, here’s a list of 10 ideas. Please feel free to comment with any of your own suggestions.
- Aromatherapy: couple drops of lavender on temples to relieve headaches.
- Bath: add a few drops to a bath to create a relaxing environment.
- Natural Perfume: place a few drops on wrists and rub together.
- Freshen Linen Closet: Mix essential oil blend with 4 oz water in spray bottle to freshen your linen closet.
- In Homemade cleaners
- Room Diffuser: Add a few drops to a small saucer or cup of water. For a more intense and wider range add a few drops to a pot of simmering water or oil diffuser.
- Massage Oil: Add to olive oil or grapeseed oil for a luxurious massage oil.
- Laundry: bolster our old fashioned laundry detergent with a few extra drops of essential oil.
- Freshen Mattress: Add essential oil to a cup of baking soda. Sprinkle of mattress, let sit for about an hour, then vacuum.
- Remove Gunk: Our Lemon Tea Tree essential oil blend is a mix of citrus oils that are known to help remove sticky residue.
And a big thanks to Brandy for compiling this list!
August 16, 2012 Written by LaurenJ
Angie of Vegan Outlooks gives our vegan lip balm a rave review! She does bring up the irony that we are a skin care company based on the benefits of goat milk (not vegan) and yet have an amazing vegan lip balm. I will write a separate post on the story behind why that came to be… for now, I’ll let Angie take it away!
“This is absolutely, hands down, my FAVORITE vegan lip balm that I have tried so far! Which is pretty random considering that this company is primarily “goat milk skin care”, which is really a shame, and this is their only vegan product. Go figure how they came up with such a wonderful vegan lip balm. I wish they would make more vegan products (or even better, go vegan all together!!) This one is made with high quality oils like rose hip, peppermint, citrus, lavender (among other) essential oils and vitamin E; it is certified vegan and contains 75% organic content. I think the secret is in ALL of those wonderful essential oils. The peppermint oil in it makes your lips tingle, which I LOVE. (Like Dr. Bronner’s peppermint soap, but that’s a whole other post ) And best of all, I LOVE the lastability of it. (Not sure if that’s a word, but it describes this perfectly!) This lip balm lasts longer than any other lip balm I have ever tried. I found this one also at Purre in The Camp in Costa Mesa, but you can also snag one on the Chivas Skincare website for $7.00. Yes, the price is a bit steep, but for a lip balm addict like me, it’s worth every penny.”
July 3, 2012 Written by LaurenJ
Yay! We finally have our soap dishes ($5) and sisal wash mits ($5) back in stock!!! … which also means our “lather up” gifts sets ($18) are available again (because this set is a combo of one dish, one mit and one soap of your choice, all tied up with matching raffia).
Please note that the soap dish design is a little different from before, but we think you’ll like it even better. It’s a slightly lighter wood and has a little “step” that keeps it elevated from your counter top.
October 14, 2011 Written by LaurenJ
My Mom called me this afternoon and exclaimed “Lauren, I have great news!!!”. ”What? What?” I asked, thinking maybe she had won the lottery based on how ecstatic her voice was. ”Lassen’s is selling raw goat milk! Can you believe it?”
Ok, this was not as exciting as winning the lottery, but comes pretty darn close. Up until now, it was nearly impossible to find raw goat milk in California. Sharon Palmer of Santa Paula used to supply raw milk to Rawesome in Venice, CA, but since the August 2011 FDA raid, this is no longer an option. People ask us all the time if we sell our raw goat milk, but we do not.
Luckily, now there is a supply: Claravale Farm raw goat milk is available at Lassen’s in Thousand Oaks (2857 East Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362; (805) 495-2609) … and perhaps at more of their locations (please comment if you find it elsewhere). The milk is a bit pricey at $7.29/quart, but since it’s practically liquid gold it’s well worth it.
Let’s all raise our glasses to Lassen’s and Claravale Farm!
More coming soon on the benefits of drinking raw goat milk and the “What’s all the fuss about (raw) milk?” event I recently attended hosted by the Weston A. Price Foundation.
September 14, 2011 Written by LaurenJ
(Video Link: http://www.abesmarket.com/intheknow)
Not Familiar with Abe’s Market?
Here’s how they describe themselves: “Abe’s Market is the online marketplace for great natural products. We connect buyers seeking amazing natural products with the people who make them. There’s no need to prowl the Internet for a broader natural product selection than can be found at your local natural market. At Abe’s Market, you can get all your natural product buying done in one place.”
August 29, 2011 Written by LaurenJ
We’re excited to be selling at our first store in Chicago! Fleur is a gorgeous flower shop in the Logan Square neighborhood. They have a great location and a beautiful storefront right on the square to tempt passers by with the thought of fresh flowers. And while we’ve never heard of this happening, we’re ready to plan a wedding just so the talented folks here can design us dozens of arrangements (wink wink).
In addition to an incredible array of flowers, they also sell an array of beautiful handmade products that are fun to buy as gifts (and gifts for ourselves are the best kind!) – unique tea towels, delicate vases, handmade cards, and now Chivas soaps, lip balm, face cream and our bath soak! If you’re in the area, we highly recommend brightening your day with a trip to this store. Say hi to Kelly while you’re in!
May 9, 2011 Written by LaurenJ
Sometimes we are just so busy running around the farm and getting your packages ready, that we forget to connect as much as we’d like on Facebook. We swear we are getting better! And to entice you to join us Facebook, we’re giving away a complete set of our *NEW* boutique goat milk soaps to one special winner. All you have to do is click the “Like” button our our Facebook page, and you’ll be entered to win.
Now that you’ll be a fan, we are also curious to hear what you’d like to hear more about on our Facebook page and blog? More about natural skin care? More about raising goats? What else? Thanks for any input!