It all started when…
I began making biofuel from leftover plant oils for our diesel trucks and tractor after learning about it from one of my senior high school students. Turning the plant oils into fuel was (and still is) greasy work, and I had A LOT of grimy buckets and equipment to clean. I used popular degreasers and cleaners, but they were too harsh on our skin, and our good dirt. And, popular castile soaps or water rich products were too weak to cut heavy grease without using A LOT.
So I started making soap. Thousands of soap recipes are free all over the internet and in books, but I didn’t find them designed for hard core cleaning AND skin support. You can buy detergents and cleaners from hundreds of companies. Most use stripped down and heavily refined ingredients, losing the beneficial functional plant oil nutrients that can help make the cleaning job safer on the skin and require less ingredients. I made hundreds of batches with hundreds of recipes. The test kitchen was (and still is) never shut down.
Recently, I have taken the ancient traditional soap making process to a new level, digging in with new research to support skin and to work for lots of household, farm, and commercial applications; for outdoor living; and for minimalist lifestyles. And the “brewing” process has changed.
The result is HARVEST, a line of small batched, barrel cured, farm sourced, natural cleaning supplies that keep you and the whole mammal family working, playing, and moving. The recipes must change with every batch, since the ingredients change with every harvest and with availability. It’s hard but wonderful work. And just like our family, we understand you’ve got lots of skin in the game with your own work. So, we craft to keep all of our family, home, farm, pets and stuff clean and safe.