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The Soap Tribune, Issue #004--hair wash day
December 03, 2020

Hair Wash Day

Hair washing is an event for me. It has been since I was a little kid.

I wash my hair every 3 days. That's the perfect schedule for me. Sometimes it's 5 days or the rare 2 days between washings.

Here's an article on shampoo techniques. Olive Oil Shampoo Bar techniques
For example, I washed my hair an extra time, after I accidentally tipped the table made out of 2 x 4's, that my indigo was on. This was the year my dye studio was set up in the greenhouse for the summer.

The indigo was in a blender carafe, sitting on that make shift table. It all happened very quickly. The table tipped, and the carafe flew up in the air, flipped upside down and dumped the indigo all over the greenhouse. Some of the gloppy fermented indigo landed on top of my head and very slowly ran down onto my neck, while I ran for the hose.

For those of you who aren't familiar with indigo, it smells. Looks great. Everyone loves indigo blue.

Our Olive Oil Shampoo cleaned me right up and, because of my shampoo method, my hair was not over washed and straw like dry. Olive Oil Shampoo

Ithaca Soap Shampoo Bars are great for a variety of hair types.

Ithaca Farmers Market Sat. 12/5/20 10-2pm

Andy is going. I think I put the incorrect date here last week. This is the correct date.

I have yet to find fresher vegetables. For the same money as the grocery store or supermarket, I get a better head of lettuce that looks like a bouquet, the stoutest leeks, and perfect celeriac.

Get out this Sat. and support your local businesses. A world lacking indie businesses is boring.

hand soap news

We are giving away a free LiX Calendula Stik

with every order of $100 or more. They are made with our own garden grown calendula flowers.

LiX Calendula Stik

Free shipping on orders of $50.00 or more in the continental US

We ship world wide. I go through the trouble of finding the least expensive way to get what we make to you.

Rutabaga Curl 12/19/20

If you've never curled, this is usually a game played on ice with these tea kettle looking pucks, that you slide in an attempt to hit a target in a concentric circle court. Sort of like shuffleboard or bowling.

We, at The Ithaca Farmers Market's International Rutabaga Curl, have an agricultural twist and play with regulation rutabagas. These are grown specifically for the game. You can come as your own hand picked team, a protester, a cheerleader, a single player, a spectator.

Dress in costume, sporting attire, headdress. Whatever strikes you as appropriate for the player you wish to be. This is another occasion where masks can be fun.

We have had teams travel from the other side of the world to play and been featured on NPR's "It's only a Game"

Dress for the cold temps. This is a winter sport. Our court is in the market pavilion. I have no idea how things will play out this year, but usually there's a fire to warm your hands, and venders feature hot cider and hot chocolate, and rutabaga treats.

All ages welcome. Prizes. Lots of laughing. Rutabaga Curl

Did you notice that you can get two 15% off coupons? One at and one you received when you signed up for this newsletter.

Take advantage until I figure out how to connect the 2...They do not expire and you can only receive 1 discount per order. They are only good for web orders.

Waterless Hand soap Give the gift of good soap on the go. Buy in bulk and spread the idea that soft hands is possible in the age of washing your hands a lot. Why Good Soap matters
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