Saturday, October 11, 2008
Harvest Festival #5: Herbal Households
While community and personal food security skills are crucial in hard times, this home-based business, East Hill House Herbals, produces balms for the skin and cleaners for the house. At the Harvest Festival, they generously demonstrated how they produce a strongly lavender-infused vinegar for household cleaning. I bought a bottle, and now appreciate the difference in the air when I clean the stove top or toilet. No more chlorine gas, or even more mysterious vapors. Lavender oil has a long history of use as an anti-septic, and grows easily in this climate.