*New* Moondust Tanks in the shop!

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The new Moondust tank from the Cauldron Collection is in the shop! Made with a bamboo cotton jersey, these tanks are super soft and lightweight like your favorite vintage tshirt. Handdyed with botanical dyes, handwashed with bronners soap and a splash of rose water, triple rinsed for color fastness. Features raw edges, center back seam, and front pocket. Find them here

April 2018 Markets

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It’s market time! Looking forward to shifting from my winter production lair and getting back to spring and summer markets. 🙂 I have lots of new pieces from the Cauldron Collection and apothecary goods are fully stocked.

Fremont Markets are weather-pending but I always post day of on my Instagram account (@corvidaegoods) when I am there. Thrilled to be participating at the Black Owl Market again – this one is not to be missed! See ya at the markets!!

DIY Lavender Mint Body Scrub

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Salt scrubs are a simple and inexpensive way to incorporate herbs and oils into your skin care routine. Salt in itself is a wonderful material to work with – it draws out toxins and negative energy, and fine sea salt makes an excellent exfoliant. This lavender mint salt scrub is perfect for helping you wake up in the morning, after a work out to soothe tired/sore muscles, or in the evening to scrub the day off. If you have sensitive skin, you can also try replacing the salt with sugar, which is less abrasive. Here’s the recipe and instructions —

Ingredients:

3/4 C. fine grain sea salt
3 TBSP olive oil
1 TBSP honey
2 TBSP dried lavender buds
10 drops lavender essential oil
5 drops peppermint essential oil
5 drops rosemary essential oil

Instructions:

Combine your salt, olive oil, and honey in a bowl and mix well.
Measure out your lavender – if you have a mortar and pestle grind it up a bit first to soften it and release more of its fragrance.
Add lavender to the bowl and mix well.
Drop in your essential oils, and mix well.
Spoon the mixture into a jar and cap it until ready for use.

Additional notes:
I don’t recommend using the scrub after shaving, it will sting!
The resulting mixture will be somewhat crumbly – you can add more oil if  you like, just remember that it can make your bath tub/shower floor slippery.
Because lavender is so fragrant, you could make this scrub without essential oils and it will still smell yummy – especially if you grind up the lavender a bit first.
The oil and honey tend to work its way to the bottom of the jar, so I always just set the capped jar upside down when it’s not in use.

This recipe is an excerpt from my zine, DIY Herbal Bath Kit, which you can find here.

To pair your salt scrub with a handmade, all-natural soap, check out these items in the shop:

Honey Soap Bar

Meadow Soap Bar

Luna Soap Bar

Honey Rose Soap Bar

Visions Soap Bar

Cedar Soap Bar

I hope you enjoy this, and let me know what you think in the comments! ❤

 

Welcome!

img_20160212_090608Welcome to the Corvidae blog! Corvidae is a clothing and apothecary shop based in Seattle, WA. My products are inspired by the natural world and the magic it holds. All apothecary goods are made with natural, plant-based materials, and the clothing often incorporates plant-based dyes, natural fibers, and beeswax. Everything is handmade by me  in small batches.

I believe in the idea that the materials and process are just as important as the final product, and that the creative process in itself is a magical act. I strive to reflect this in all of my work.

Here you will find updates on upcoming markets, events, new products, sales, and additions to the shop. Along with these updates, I will be posting my personal musings and recipes. Enjoy!

Anna