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IN SPEAR-MINT CONDITION

IN SPEAR-MINT CONDITION

Ahhhh, the fresh scent of mint! There are more than 30 varieties to choose from of this aromatic herb that grows throughout the world, including right here in the U.S. Spearmint, or Mentha spicata, is mellow, refreshing, with a sweet, sharp, pleasantly pungent flavor backed by hints of lemon. Use this refreshing herb in a… View more

TIP OF THE DAY

TIP OF THE DAY

Many essential oils are very costly, so when making blends we take care not to waste these essences. Here’s a great method for testing out new blends without too much waste: You’ll need- a blotter or cotton ball, a small Ziplock bag and post-it note or scrap of paper. Start by adding one drop of… View more

Blending for the Season.

Blending for the Season.

Got the winter blahs? We have some healthy blends to pick up the mood and bring in some needed sunshine. Essential oils are especially helpful this season. The winter season is rough on skin and can leave it dry. Lavender has moisturizing effects to help keep your skin hydrated. A mood boosting, and clean feeling Lemon essential… View more

Daley Plaza Farmers Market

Daley Plaza Farmers Market

The Daley Plaza is the longest running Farmers Market in Chicago. The market takes place on Thursdays from 7am-3pm at 50 W. Washington St. This market accepts the LINK card. Dates: Every Thursday, May 12-October 27, 2016 Hours: 7 am-3 pm Location: Daley Plaza 50 W. Washington St. Chicago, IL 60602 Admission: FREE http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/farmersmarkets1.html

SEE WHAT’S GROWING…

SEE WHAT’S GROWING…

Our anise, or Pimpinella anisum, is growing beautifully! Similar in flavor to star anise, fennel, and liquorice, anise and its oil has health benefits both inside and out. Snip anise leaves for fresh use, and collect seed heads while still green-hang them to dry. As a tea, these deep and spicy seeds and leaves are… View more

OUR TRADE MISSION TO SOUTH AFRICA

OUR TRADE MISSION TO SOUTH AFRICA

“Natural soap may seem like a simple, personal luxury to most Americans,” saysKraemer, “but for the many people of Africa and other parts of the developing world who have limited access to personal hygiene products like soap, learning to make their own natural soaps, using ingredients found right in their own locale, is a compelling… View more

GREETINGS FROM SOUTH AFRICA

GREETINGS FROM SOUTH AFRICA

Well, we made it! After a long trip, the Abbey Brown Fam has arrived in South Africa for a three week trip, including an International Trade Show. We’ve carted along 2 suitcases full of product and have 13 meetings set up some in Johannesburg and some in Cape town! Among them, we are meeting with an NGO to… View more

AU REVOIR TO OUR INTERNS

AU REVOIR TO OUR INTERNS

As we say goodbye to our interns and send them on their long way home, we want to express the joy they brought into our lives and workplace. Having interns seems like a lot of work…and it is; it takes us away from our day to day, there are language barriers, much time is spent… View more