Lovely things from California!

Jul 14, 2011 by

Lovely things from California!

So I was just perusing the Ferry Market Building, looking for some good eats, and there it was McEvoy Ranch a very neat shop with an interesting line of products from their ranch.  They start with their fantastic organic, sustainable olive oil.  This then translates into a host of beautiful products including food and body care, and their family story is just wonderful.  They pride themselves on good stewardship of the land and being a farm girl I like that.

But what really interested me was their 80 Acres Body Care Line.  Created in small batches, recycled packaging, trying as best to use organic sustainable materials, yadda, yadda, yadda.  But the products were just amazing.  As a lavender fiend, the lavender scent was really lavender, not a blend or fake lavender smell.  The other scents were fresh and very vibrant.

Their Body Balm is an incredible product. I adored it from the second I sampled it in the store.  This is a blend of olive and jojoba oils, beeswax and vitamin E is rich in natural antioxidants.  The thing is it absorbs into the skin well, leaving your skin soft, but not oily.  The moisture and fantastic scents last throughout the day and I just adored it.  If I make it to heaven, Geisha’s will give me a bath and coat me in this daily.  It is that good.  They have a whole line of products in either traditional, orange blossom or lavender:

The hand and body lotion was lighter, but it did absorb quickly and wasn’t oily and the scent again, oh that scent.  Not as moisturizing, but not as heavy as the body balm.  It would be better in the hot humid summers here when you don’t want anything heavy on you at all.  I also really thought their candles were fantastic.  You could smell the scent against all the competing scents of the building, and they were just fresh without being sweet or vanillay or just not real.  Being someone who loves to garden and loves real plants and flowers, I like very natural, real to earth scents.  These just make me feel like I am smelling the lovely things growing in my garden, or at the market.  I am so happy to have discovered this place and even happier that THEY SHIP. WOOHOOOOO.  And my birthday is less than a month away (nudge nudge wink wink).  My shipping address is….

And while your at it, try their Mille Fleur Honey too.  I love different honeys, they are so varied country to country, region to region.  It is so neat to smell and taste all the differences.


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