Mature woman laughing in front of flowering shrub.
Bugs, Burns, and Babes, oh my!

Essential oils have gone mainstream. And they aren’t just for women – they’re for everybody. While essential oils are in fact a cornerstone of creating a calm ambiance, they are also great for many other practical applications you might not… Read More

Essential Oils For the Woodsperson

The secret is out: if you want to improve your psychological well-being, support creative thinking, and protect your physical health, you need to get outside for at least 120 minutes a week. Over 1000 studies have confirmed that time in… Read More

Lavender field.
The History of Lavender

It is for good reason humans have been cultivating lavender since the beginning of modern history. That’s enough time to give this plant a biography as winding as it is long. From lovers’ beds to wars and plagues, lavender has… Read More

Wooden shave set and balm.
DIY Beard Balm

If you’re sportin’ a beard, chances are you’re already familiar with the many beard balms on the market. With no shortage of oils on the proverbial (and literal) shelf, the choices can be overwhelming, expensive, and sometimes confusing.  Of course… Read More

Woman and child hiking.
Our Top 7 Favorite PNW Hikes

The Pacific Northwest is an outdoor adventurer’s paradise. Whether you’re visiting Oregon, Washington, or Idaho, there’s no lack of natural wonders to explore. We’ve been roaming this region for decades, and we still haven’t run out of beautiful landscapes to… Read More