Tag: barbara bloom

So whats next for Images in Bloom?

Here is what we are up to next: Ogelbayfest is new for us, and we are looking forward to the opportunity. Three days in the beautiful Ogelbay park will be great fun. Wheeling is just a 2.5 hour drive from Cleveland…. so we hope you 

tremont art and culture festival

join us this weekend at Tremont Art and Culture Festival in Cleveland’s Lincoln Park

Whats so great about handcrafted cold processed soap?????

Until the early 1980s almost every bathroom had a few bars of soap… commercially made, bought in bulk from the grocery store.  TV commercials advocated virtues to using these bars of soap, and fed us a myth that if we used that soap we would develop special qualities…. beyond clean and fresh.  It was the heyday of brands like Irish Spring, Dial, and Dove.  Bar soap dominated the market, and we all used them. Then it happened – the advent of the liquid soap movement, and the antibacterial soap movement saw the ever expanding shelf displays of bottled liquid soap, of antibacterial soap.  The media whipped a frenzy of thoughts about how much bacteria was out there, and how we need to sanitize, to bomb our skin with antibacterial soaps.  And we did.

Focus on ingredients: Calendula

Many of the flowers and herbs grown in our gardens offer more than just beauty in the garden.  We have been reading about and learning more regarding the botanical ingredients used in creating our soaps and products.  Calendula is one that offers light scent, great