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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...
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Terra Firma Soap For The Man’s Man

Did you know that Terra Firma is a Latin phrase meaning “solid earth” (from terra, meaning ‘earth’, and firma, meaning ‘solid’). The phrase refers to the dry land mass on the earth’s surface and is used to differentiate from the sea or air. When we were designing our men’s line of soaps, it was the...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Logan Square Farmers Market

The Logan Square Farmers Market has been a highly acclaimed open-air  market and weekly community gathering since 2005. It now includes an indoor market during the fall and winter months. The Market is operated by the Logan Square Chamber of Commerce, an association of 150 local businesses whose mission is to serve and advance the civic and commercial interests of...
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Chicago Bridges Soap Collection

What’s so unique about the Chicago Bridge Line is how it came to be. When you learn a bit about the historical landmarks that that Chicago has and how they came to be is an exploration to Chicago history. It never dawned on me until our Abbey Brown Soap Shop moved in near a wealth...
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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...
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