Ah, fall! A season of change, crisp air, and brilliant foliage. It’s that magical time when nature puts on a fiery show, and we all start to crave those warm, comforting moments indoors.
Table of Contents Soap is a substance with differing forms, significance, and accessibility depending on one’s gender, class, and culture. In honor of International Women’s Day, here is an incomplete history lesson on the evolution of soapmaking as a craft and the role women, class, and culture have played. Ancient and Indigenous Soapmaking Practices Soap […]
Table of Contents Adirondack Style Mini Pack Baskets: The Perfect Candle Holders The History and Significance of Adirondack Pack Baskets Adirondack pack baskets are a traditional style of basket that has been used in the Adirondack region of New York for centuries. Originally used for carrying supplies on long journeys through the rugged Adirondack wilderness, […]
Table of Contents Memories of Childhood As child, one of my favorite holiday traditions included eating beautiful and delicious handmade gingerbread boys and girls. These were crafted by my lovely mother for many many years. She would make the delicious dough and let it chill overnight until firm so it would be easy to […]
How to smell the Fall and maple trees? Find out choices for “October Glory” before transiting to the scents of the upcoming holiday season here!
Do you know that we can make a soy wax candle out of soybeans? Click to learn about types of candle waxes and the soy-based wax benefits.
Summer harvest time… the universe celebrates this time of the year with joy, sunshine, and warmth. While enjoying life in summer time, we must be aware of the tiny insects – staring at us menacingly and hungrily. Click to learn natural bug repellent’s ingredients.
As a valued member of our community, we wanted to let you know that effective September 1st, we will be increasing the prices on all ADK Fragrance Farm products. To put it simply: the cost of materials, shipping, and labor have risen dramatically over the past two years. Here are some examples: Balsam Cedar Oil […]
Table of Contents Community supported fragrance (CSF) is a unique and innovative way to support local farmers while also protecting the environment. In this blog post, we will explore how CSF can help protect the wilderness and our well-being as consumers of natural home and body-care products. What is CSF? CSF is a subscription-based model […]
Sandy Maine’s Milkweed Flower Perfume DIY Perfume Materials Needed: 6- 36 cups of freshly picked common milkweed flowers in full bloom to be picked on a dry day mid morning between 10 and 11 am (or sooner if the flowers are not damp or moist from dew or rain). A clean glass vessel that can hold approx. […]
History of Independence Day in the Adirondacks The Fourth of July—also known as Independence Day or July 4th—has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and […]
It’s that planting time of year again! Spring for gardeners in the Adirondack Mountains is an elusive season! It starts in March with the maple sap flow and ends in late May when the summer planting season officially arrives. Adirondack spring weather is a lot like a moody teenager…one day it’s actually spring… the next […]
The Adirondack Mountain region has many trails that you can hike with family and friends all months of the year. According to research, receiving natural phytoncides from the forest can make your mind and body more relaxed. Spending time in the forest and mountain climbing will make you feel great!! We’ve put together […]
Chaga Mushroom Soap Recipe Chaga is a wonderful addition to cold process soap. It offers soothing anti-inflammatory benefits to anyone suffering from common skin conditions such as acne, allergic reactions, bug bites, rashes , dermatitis, psoriasis, itching, rosacea, and eczema. Read more to learn how to make Chaga soap, a Chaga soap recipe and find […]
See Fisherman Gifts Fly-fishing Trout In The Adirondacks on St. Regis River Our private stretch of trout river offers the fly-fisher a variety of water types for wade fishing with nymphs, streamers or dry flies. Directly in front of the cabin is a long, wide, slow run that is perfect for floating dry flies for […]
Table of Contents Usage of Milkweed and Butterfly Flower as a Bug Bite Soother My First Artisan Crafted Milkweed Perfume Handmade Adirondack Milkweed Scented Perfume All You Need to Know About the Essence of Milkweed Free Milkweed Seeds & Growing Methodology Usage of Milkweed and Butterfly Flower as a bug bite soother When I was […]
You’re Invited! (To be a beloved guest at your next New Years Party!) Adirondack New Year Party Pack Gift Invitation Being invited to a New Years party seems more exciting than ever, since last year’s COVID parties were very strange indeed. Few people, no singing, no kissing under the mistletoe! Not much cheer other than […]
A Candle For The Cool Aunt First, let’s start with a story about a cool aunt who LOVES candles and organizing her desk. Auntie Clara Maine (who only recently became an aunt upon the birth of wee Jamie) has been writing her thesis these past few months at Radboud University in the Netherlands. With COVID […]
Calendula flower, also known as marigold flowers, is a great ingredient for infections, rashes, and soap making goods. Want to know my inspiration? Check me out.
We love it when you leave a review! Absolutely amazing. Tried this (Balsam Lavender Body Lotion) on at the Adirondack General Store and had to have it. It’s so relaxing, and just envelopes me. I love it. Bridget This candle (Balsam-Cedar Hand-Poured Candles 5 oz smells fantastic. Just like being in a pine forest. Tara […]
If you are in Northern New York we would love to meet you! We hope you get a chance to stop by our Factory Outlet at 1551 State Hwy 72 In Potsdam Our shop is open Monday – Saturday 10 – 5. Our Factory Outlet and Gift Shop is full of our Handmade Soaps and […]