Q+A with Lone Goat Soap

Did you know that organic goat’s milk makes great soap, that making soap is an awesome creative outlet, and that a batch doesn’t take long to make but takes a month to cure? These are some of the things I discovered when I asked Pemberton’s Victoria Jacyshyn of Lone Goat Soap what’s cooking. It was an instagram shot of freshly harvested bunches of lavender drying in the early summer light that originally got me. I had to know more about this local soap-crafter who is cooking up soaps with edible organic fresh ingredients. “Your skin is your largest organ and it does a great job of absorbing what you put on it so why would you want to rub toxins all over it?” she said. “And the fact that it does just get washed down the plughole is alarming as well. Imagine how we’re influencing the water source with all those chemicals…” Follow the link for the entire Q+A and some gorgeous images from her Instagram feed.

Potato Nation

It was an instagram shot of freshly harvested bunches of lavender drying in the early summer light that got me. I had to know more about this local soap-crafter who was cooking up soaps with edible organic fresh ingredients. Meet Lone Goat Soap. 

Big thanks to Randy and Cindy from @mileoneeatinghouse for letting me harvest their lovely lavender. Our TRANQUILO bars will now feature Pemberton grown lavender! Big thanks to Randy and Cindy from @mileoneeatinghouse for letting me harvest their lovely lavender. Our TRANQUILO bars will now feature Pemberton grown lavender!

1. Who are you? Where are you based?

My name is Victoria. I pretty much have the same story as any other person from Ontario living in BC; came out west right after high school to play in the mountains for just one year, fell in love with BC and haven’t looked back since. It’s been 6 years now for me. I have been in Pemberton for 3 of those years and can’t see myself living anywhere else. I love our sleepy quaint farm…

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Free Herb Walks

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July Round-Up

There are eight weekends left of summer - between now and the Fall Equinox. Maybe it's that countdown feeling that has me wanting to do a quick recap of July. Where did it go again?Here are some highlights from the Wellness Almanac, in case you were too busy out camping, swimming, festival-going, Spud-running, alpine hking, fire-fighting, art-journalling, berry-picking, weed-pulling, ribbon-cutting … Continue reading July Round-Up