Milk and Honey Soaps Founder CEO and Milkmaid Daven Lee, was today’s guest on the Yarn Thing podcast with Marly Bird.
Daven’s foray into the world of knitting began when her child was an infant, so little that her hands were free enough to knit. When she took her first sweater for her baby to the knitting store, the woman there tried to put it over her own head! She discovered that she was not going to be able to put the sweater on her baby, and thus ‘So you knit, so shall you rip!’ She was undaunted, though, the next piece she cast on was from Debbie Bliss, and she has worked through other techniques, recalling her hesitation over knitting socks.
Daven found inspiration for creativity in her knitting group. Once they decided to try soap-making. Experimenting with soap molds and goats milk from her own goats and lotion bars, she fell in love with her beautiful creations. She continued tweaking the recipes and had custom molds made. And her business Milk + Honey was begun.
One of the things that Daven takes pride in is using essential oils for scent, rather than man-made scents, as they are derived naturally. She began with Lavender as a classic scent and grows abundantly around her home in Sante Fe. It also calms and when used on your feet helps you rest easier. Her scents now include Lemongrass, Citrus and a blend of Lavender and Rosemary. There is also an Unscented choice which has a slight fragrance from the natural beeswax that she uses, based on the season it’s harvested.
You can find all of her products at the website, by clicking the pretty logo above or going to this link: http://milkandhoneysoap.com/ We would recommend bookmarking it. There is also a Ravelry group for knitting fans who love this company: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/milkhoney There was a pretty good discussion about gifts with today’s program. Great gifts for knitters and some thoughtful gifts for the men in our lives included.
If you missed hearing this for yourself, please go to http://www.blogtalkradio.com/yarnthing/2014/10/30/milk-and-honey-soaps-founder-ceo-and-milkmaid-daven-lee or to iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/milk-honey-soaps-founder-ceo/id313541727?i=321339773&mt=2