When the idea of Miss Eff's was hatched .... it was based on the lifestyle of a farm woman from the 1920's through the early 1950's.
A woman like Miss Eff ... would can her own jam, raise her own chickens, bake bread, spin yarn, sew quilts and enjoy tea with her friends.
And she would bath with a very special soap.
Enter Miss Effie's Bee's Knees goat milk soap.
I had been looking for a signature line of soap for sometime now. And for poor Amanda ... this was quite the job! Yea .... Miss Eff can be a tad picky!!!!! (OK! I'll admit it!! Real picky! I will not reveal how many scents we went through!!!)
It needed to be locally made. It needed to be made with local product. It had to have just the right look! The scent needed to be lightly flower-y ... gender neutral ... and have a natural scent of clean, fresh, line dried laundry! I didn't want to come out of the shower, perfumed.... I wanted to smell clean.
Fresh, Iowa -breeze-in-the summer-with-fresh-mowed-hay clean!
And Amanda did it.
Made from the milk of her own goats and the honey from her own hive.... she has created Miss Effie's Bee's Knees goat milk and honey soap. The box is hand-stamped and the tag shows the first barn quilt I painted.
Its local. Its real. Its personal.
And inside the tag, is this description ....................
Miss Effies Country Flowers and Garden Stuff is a tribute to days gone by and the woman who embraces and yearns for a simpler way of life. Women of yesteryear were made of passion and grit and helped to provide for their families. They valued hard work, but treasured and longed for a bit of elegance.
Few may be aware that worker bees in a colony are female. They, like farm women, bustle from one chore to the next. Whether they are caring for their young or tending to their Honey, they have a purpose, a responsibility, a duty and they carry it out with dedication, focus and determination. They long to be in the flowers and they strive to make a difference for the greater good.
Miss Effies signature Bee's Knees Goat Milk Soap combines beautiful floral notes with the sweetness of honey. It embodies the true essence of this farm and the woman working hard to make it happen.
Whether you are a farm woman or a farm woman at heart, let the luxurious lather, gentle aromatherapy and botanicals beckon you to a simpler life, much like the hidden treasure you have found at Miss Effie's Country Flowers and Garden Stuff ~~~
after all, it is the Bee's Knees.
Miss Effie's Bee's Knees soap is available only at the Summer Kitchen. I can't wait for you to try it!