Our Scottish roots demanded we give our new home a new and unique name. And so it has come to be known as "The Bonnie Brae" which translates to "The Beautiful Hillside."
We live here with our three cats, a small flock of chickens, numerous deer and other wildlife as well as a pair of bald eagles that make frequent visits. We have surrounded ourselves with gardens overflowing with flowers, fruits, vegetables and herbs from where many of our ingredients come from. We hike the hills, fish in the lake and give thanks for the blessings around us.
In practicing the old craft of soapmaking we also follow a much more ancient tradition of taking only what we need from Mother Earth and thanking her for her gifts.
Organic oils and free trade butters are our staple ingredients. We only use palm oil sparingly and when we do it is from sustainable sources. The "good stuff" that makes our soaps special, comes from our neighbors here in the Catskills. Goats milk, honey, oats, tea, coffee, and even beer are all obtained from local small farmers and skilled crafters.
So, from our home to yours, please take home a little slice of paradise and thank you for visiting. Be blessed.