FarmetteLife

Rustically Elegant - Naturally Simple - Farm Based

Brightwood, Virginia · 175 Sales

FarmetteLife

Rustically Elegant - Naturally Simple - Farm Based

Brightwood, Virginia 175 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   My passion is making handmade soaps, lotions and balms, harvesting raw honey from my bee hives and tending to my farm gardens and animals. By combining my rustically elegant products with beautiful dishes and functional baskets, I create unique and thoughtful gifts. Life at TurkeyCrest farm is both hectic and peaceful but also wonderfully gratifying.

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Last updated on Jul 30, 2016

My passion is making handmade soaps, lotions and balms, harvesting raw honey from my bee hives and tending to my farm gardens and animals. By combining my rustically elegant products with beautiful dishes and functional baskets, I create unique and thoughtful gifts. Life at TurkeyCrest farm is both hectic and peaceful but also wonderfully gratifying.

Elizabeth Lyn Wills

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Living with a Satisfied Mind on a Small Farm in Virginia

After a career in IT, I decided to leave the corporate world for a lifestyle more aligned with my interest in spending time outdoors, organic gardening and farming. My farm, TurkeyCrest, is the platform for all of my projects and business endeavors. Currently, I specialize in creating artisan soaps, bath minerals, growing culinary herbs, harvesting raw honey and raising grass fed cattle, pastured pigs and hens.

My cold processed soaps begin with artisan formulas that I have designed to create rustically elegant soap, produced in small, focused batches. A bar of my natural soap will sooth your skin, face and hands with the nourishing properties of earth-loving oils, butters and pure essential oil fragrances. All of the vegetable oils are natural, chemical and preservative free, and any coloring is plant or oil based.

The bath minerals are made of high quality minerals, salts and pure essential oils to create a fragrant, luxurious soaking experience. A scoop added to the water will sooth your skin and senses with earthy salts, natural minerals and relaxing essential oil fragrances. Both the Dead Sea Salt and Himalayan Pink Salt that I use as the base mineral, create a healing addition to a warm water soak. All of the ingredients are chemical and preservative free with no added dyes.

Both the bath mineral and potpourris include dried herbs such as lavender buds, rosemary and mint leaves that I have grown and harvested here at TurkeyCrest.

I also create dried herb mixes for culinary purposes. After harvesting herbs such as lavender, thyme, basil, rosemary, tarragon, from my garden, they are then hung in bunches to dry for several weeks. Then I grind the leaves, combine them into different recipes and package into 4oz tins.

In bringing back the farm to a useable condition, the existing pastures were enclosed and gravity troughs added for the cattle and pens for the pastured pigs. I created several specialized gardens, vegetable, herb, planted an orchard and work to continuously improve the soil and land for growing vegetable, herbs and flowers. By incorporating organic, natural philosophies, the fields and surrounding woodlands are once again serving as a working farm.

Along with Thelma, my farm dog, I often capture snapshots of every day farmlife and wildlife on digital media. These photographs serve as documentation for memories of events and days that pass by much too quickly.

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  • Elizabeth Lyn Wills

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    After a career in IT, I decided to leave the corporate world for a lifestyle more aligned with my interest in spending time outdoors, organic gardening and farming.

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Last updated on June 8, 2016
Welcome to my FarmetteLife Shop and thank you for your interest in my hand made and all natural products.

Description of FarmetteLife scents:
Lavender: The lavender I use in my soaps is pure Bulgarian lavender, a fresh and sweet fragrance that becomes more flowery when it evolves. Not too strong and without any bitter camphor tones, the scent is deep, relaxing and will linger.

Lavender Forest: A hint of patchouli brings an earthy and deep dimension to the underlying floral tone of the lavender. A great fragrance for men, or anyone who loves an outdoorsy, vanilla mix.

Mint Blossom: The blossom scent is mostly Lavender, combined with other floral oils, Geranium and Ylang Ylang, to add depth and character. A touch of peppermint adds a refreshing aroma.

Lavender Mint: The peppermint adds a refreshing, invigorating feel to the floral, sweet aroma of the lavender. There is almost a tingle to the soap with the addition of the fresh and very minty peppermint

Lavender Spice: The primary aroma in this recipe is the Bay, followed by the clove. The lander is very much in the background giving just a subtle hint of floral. This scent is great for men!

Earthy Lemon: The rosemary gives this soap a strong, fresh, woody-balsamic aroma while the lemongrass adds a lemony, freshness to the overall scent.

Orange Blossom: This soap combines the rich scents of Lavender and Ylang Ylang, then adds the citrus-y, clean scent of Orange. A wonderful fragrance that combines beautiful floral tones with the freshness of citrus.

Vanilla Forest: The cedar adds a soft, woodsy almost balsamic aroma while the vanilla softens the aroma with light, floral scents. A hint of patchouli brings an earthy and deep dimension to the soap. A great fragrance for men, or anyone who loves an outdoorsy, vanilla mix.

Earthy Lavender: Rosemary blends well with the lavender, and is the stronger of the two in this recipe. The lavender adds a floral undertone to the strong, fresh woodsy aroma of the rosemary.

Citrus Ginger: This scent has a fresh, and woodsy aroma from the ginger with a tart, sweet citrus aroma from the lime.

Sweet Lavender: This scent is all about florals - the relaxing scent of Lavender combined with the beautifully floral Ylang Ylang and slightly rosey bergamot. A delicious fragrance of all light and airy floral tones.

Winter Thyme: The warm, comforting scent of Cinnamon is complimented by the woodsy Juniper tone. Just a touch of thyme adds depth. A wonderful, more complex scent perfect for cold winter days.

Orange Spice: The orange scent smells juicy, ripe and delicious while the cinnamon and clove spices add a wonderful edge. This soap reminds me of those potpourris made from sticking whole cloves in an orange, a craft often made during the winter to freshen a room.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
Returns and exchanges
To cancel your order, please contact us. We cannot cancel shipped orders.

If a package is not delivered due to an incorrect address, purchaser is responsible for all costs resulting to re-ship the package.

We do not accept returns, all sales are final.
Payment
I accept Direct Checkout as well as PayPal as payment options, orders are securely processed using these methods; we do not have access to your credit card and/or bank account details.

Prices may change at any time without notice.

All residents in the state of Virginia will be charged with applicable sales tax.
Shipping
I ship via USPS. Most of the packages go regular First Class and Priority Mail.

Orders are shipped Monday to Friday before 4:30 PM (EST), and Saturdays before noon (EST). Please note that domestic shipping could take from 1 to 9 business days to arrive to its destination. If a package is not delivered due to an incorrect address, purchaser is responsible for all costs resulting to re-ship the package.

All items are very carefully packaged for a safe and sound shipment.
Additional policies and FAQs
All the product descriptions are intended to be as reference only. The statements made under my shop have not been evaluated by the FDA. Our products are not intended to cure, treat, or prevent any disease or condition, the use of the products is under the responsibility of its user.
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INGREDIENTS:

General Information - All of my handmade soaps are environmentally friendly since they are made without detergents and other environmental toxic chemicals; made entirely by hand, using very little energy, with the utmost care and focus using premium ingredients.

Soap Ingredients Label - You will see the ingredients listed on the soap label.

Aromas - I use only natural, essential Oils in my soaps and only two scent suse fragrance oils - Vanilla Forest and Citrus Ginger. An Essential Oil is a natural oil typically obtained by distillation and having the characteristic fragrance of the plant or other source from which it is extracted. A Fragrance Oil, also known as aroma oils, are blended synthetic aroma compounds or natural essential oils that are diluted with a carrier like propylene glycol or vegetable oil.

Description of FarmetteLife scents:
Lavender: The lavender I use in my soaps is pure Bulgarian lavender, a fresh and sweet fragrance that becomes more flowery when it evolves. Not too strong and without any bitter camphor tones, the scent is deep, relaxing and will linger.

Lavender Forest: A hint of patchouli brings an earthy and deep dimension to the underlying floral tone of the lavender. A great fragrance for men, or anyone who loves an outdoorsy, vanilla mix.

Mint Blossom: The blossom scent is mostly Lavender, combined with other floral oils, Geranium and Ylang Ylang, to add depth and character. A touch of peppermint adds a refreshing aroma.

Lavender Mint: The peppermint adds a refreshing, invigorating feel to the floral, sweet aroma of the lavender. There is almost a tingle to the soap with the addition of the fresh and very minty peppermint

Lavender Spice: The primary aroma in this recipe is the Bay, followed by the clove. The lander is very much in the background giving just a subtle hint of floral. This scent is great for men!

Earthy Lemon: The rosemary gives this soap a strong, fresh, woody-balsamic aroma while the lemongrass adds a lemony, freshness to the overall scent.

Orange Blossom: This soap combines the rich scents of Lavender and Ylang Ylang, then adds the citrus-y, clean scent of Orange. A wonderful fragrance that combines beautiful floral tones with the freshness of citrus.

Vanilla Forest: The cedar adds a soft, woodsy almost balsamic aroma while the vanilla softens the aroma with light, floral scents. A hint of patchouli brings an earthy and deep dimension to the soap. A great fragrance for men, or anyone who loves an outdoorsy, vanilla mix.

Earthy Lavender: Rosemary blends well with the lavender, and is the stronger of the two in this recipe. The lavender adds a floral undertone to the strong, fresh woodsy aroma of the rosemary.

Citrus Ginger: This scent has a fresh, and woodsy aroma from the ginger with a tart, sweet citrus aroma from the lime.

Sweet Lavender: This scent is all about florals - the relaxing scent of Lavender combined with the beautifully floral Ylang Ylang and slightly rosey bergamot. A delicious fragrance of all light and airy floral tones.

Winter Thyme: The warm, comforting scent of Cinnamon is complimented by the woodsy Juniper tone. Just a touch of thyme adds depth. A wonderful, more complex scent perfect for cold winter days.

Orange Spice: The orange scent smells juicy, ripe and delicious while the cinnamon and clove spices add a wonderful edge. This soap reminds me of those potpourris made from sticking whole cloves in an orange, a craft often made during the winter to freshen a room.

Other Information - My soaps and mineral salts are entirely made by hand from start to finish. I buy our raw materials from reputable vendors, and do not support the engineered food industry. My soaps, lotions and balms use only vegetable oils (are vegan) and none of my products are tested on animals.
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Photos - I do my very best to keep the closest look and/or color in the photo. They may vary from screen to screen. If the color matters and want to assure if the color is as you are seeing in your screen, please contact me.

Free Sample(s) - A free sample will be included on all orders over $50.00 (not including shipping cost) and it will be randomly selected. I may include a sample or an extra bar if there is a current giveaway or offer.

Feedback - My primary goal is to offer satisfaction, if you feel your purchase was totally disappointing for any reason, please contact me before leaving a feedback, this way if there is a situation that requires my attention I can work with you to resolve it; it will be greatly appreciated.