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Friday, October 28, 2011

Dragons Blood Goats Milk Soap

Handcrafted soap is not the only product we make at Autumns, but surely one of the most rewarding skin care products. As enjoyable as it is to make all natural salves and lotions, the soap leaves for a little more creativity. Not known for fluff but for quality ingredients, I believe we at Autumns set ourselves a part by promising a true all natural soap.
  Our Dragons blood soap is a recipe unique to us, we add many fine oils and enhance it with European clay for a silky smoothness to the skin, goats milk to moisturize and a blend of herbs and essentials that create the finest of soaps.
We make many products with dragons blood and they are all enjoyed by our customers. Enjoy the pictures as we introduce to you our own recipe of Dragons blood goats milk soap. Dragons blood magical in a all natural way.
Limited Supply Order now 724-883-3080 or email at  We are to make your shopping experience and education as well an enjoyable experience.

Plumeria and Pumkin Soap

I have worked with many herbs and plants to create awesome all natural soaps. No two are alike but each one is and awesome work of art and a treat to the skin. Made with the finest ingredients, goats milk, European clays and herb that make them not only gentle to the skin, moisturizing but also great for an all natural bubbly lather when shaving. 
It is very season but this is the time of year our pumkin soap is curing. Why use pumkin? Well because we have allot of fresh pumkin!  No, No that is the not the answer. We use fresh pumpkin because is high in Vitamin A and C and we all know that vitamin A is the source of retinal. Well yell retinal is a more concentrated ingredient, but never the less Vitamin is a plus for all skin types including young and old a like. 

I have worked with various oils and some do make a harder or softer bar. I think it is a matter of preference. But unlike the many who use pre measured bases and ingredients and melt pours I prefer to except the challenge of homemade soap. I think the magic of home made soap and experimenting with your own recipes is what I find most fascinating.
Commercialism has spent billions on fulling the senses, creating better packaging and bars that appear to be perfect. Ahhh but who can perfect soap making better than mother nature herself, she has given us all the ingredients we need, why mess with perfection. 
I challenge you to think outside the box in finding your own creativity. Each product that I make is a unique look into my personality. Never perfect in size, some a little bigger or a little smaller but each contains the most wonderful ingredients that are safe for the skin. 

If you are interested in our all natural Plumeria and Pumkin soap order while a limited supply last. 427-0883-3080 or email us at or check the website, seasonal soaps may not be listed. 


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Waynesburg Farmers Market

We seem to have a great combination of vendors, volunteers, location and enough great weather for a wonderful Market this year. Like all good lessons our new location allows us to live and learn in a convenient location. We are on church street, right beside the court house on Wednesday from 10 am to 2 pm .
The characters that cross our path bring color and joy into our lives. Each person unique in their own right comes with a lesson that expands on our own human needs.

Remember to take the time to dance in the street and
give thanks four the opportunities granted us. The sun
may hide from view but it remains like the warmth
of love shared amongst friends.

Stop by and say hello and visit great vendors in our wonderful new location.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Say yes to Autumn skin care and no to....

No matter how you view the Commercial ads. I find that it shows the insensitive  nature of large manufacturers to the consumer. Just like their products and the ingredients they use. It is never about what is best for the the people at large.. Large Commercial companies have one thing on their minds that is cost effectiveness, how can they make the most amount of money.
With Autumn we care about people, skincare and providing an all natural alternative to commercialized products. Looking for quality skincare look no further.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Ph Toner

There are many all natural ingredients that make great astringents. We can use lemons, yarrow, vinegar and witch hazel. Which one you choose for your base is up to the individual. I have enjoyed making them with apple cider vinegar and Witch Hazel and have also tried with rose hips.

Here is a few recipes that you might enjoy making yourself

1/3 apple cider to 1/3 of distilled water
or tested spring water and 1/3 witch hazel.

Combine all ingredients. Pour into a clean bottle or decorative cosmetics container. Shake well before using. Apply with a clean cotton ball.

Cedar or Pine Toner
2 cups fresh pine needles or cedar
2 cup distilled water
1 cup witch hazel
1.4 cup vinegar

Place the evergreens pine or cedar in a pan with spring water or distilled water. Allow to boil and then set aside to cool . Add with ingredients and stir , pour into clean bottles and cap.

One of my favorite recipes is Yarrow astringent

Yarrow Rose Skin Toner

1 cups fresh Yarrow Flowers
1 cup of distilled or tested spring water
1 cup of freshly made Witch Hazel
2 tbsp. cedar or white vinegar
1/4 cup of strained rose water

Place Yarrow and water in pan and bring to boiling. Cover with tight fitting lid and remove from heat.set aside to cool and strain yarrow flowers. Place in clean bottle and cap. Shake well before using. Apply Toner with cotton balls.

Lithuanian Toner
This recipe was passed down from my grandmother. It can be used in so many ways, toner, astringent, facial splash for men and medicinally to calm and relax and soothe such as in stress headaches.

Essential oils can be used or it can be made from infused herbs to your liking . The recipe is using infusion, essential oils are much stronger and much less would be needed.
Infused herbals

1/4 cup of rose water, made from organic rose petals.
1/4 cup of lavender infused from lavender flowers and needles.
1/4 cup of sweet orange or lemon
1/4 cup rosemary and sage
1/2 of mints, peppermint, spearmint
add to a cup and a half of witch hazel which has been brewed and set aside to cool.

 Rugosa roses are my favorite petals to use. They produce a nice smelling oil that is wonderful for the skin.

Witch Hazel

Autumn's uses Witch Hazel in many of its skin care products. The native Americans were well aware of the wide uses of Witch Hazel from medicinal as well as for its use as an astringent. It was document in the United States Herbal Association listings as early as the late 1800's but as been use much further back in time. Whether as a rub or a antiseptic, foraging for your own Witch hazel and creating a product comes with its own rewards. In doing so we keep alive customs of our forefathers and keep the recipe fresh in our minds.
Identifying Witch Hazel is relatively easy as it blooms from early fall to spring. It's rounded lace shaped leaves make it an easier herb to identify. In the fall the leaves stand out as a golden yellow. The leaves and young branches are best used for their astringent properties.

Choose healthy clean leaves and fresh twigs from the Witch hazel shrub as soon as it has begun to flower. You can either hand chop the twigs or send them through a mulch machine. Depending on how much you would like to make 1 gallon, 2 gallon or larger pot will be needed. Cover the plants with enough water, I use spring water that has been tested but if you have no access to tested spring water you can purchase distilled water. Make sure all of the branches have been covered and bring to a boil. Lower the temperature and cook for a minimum of six hours on low heat, added water as needed to keep the branches covered. Strain the liquid through a cheese cloth and allow to cool. This method of infusion without alcohol has a short shelf life. To extend the shelf life approximately ten ounces of grain alcohol to 24 ounces of witch hazel. Vodka can be used but is a rather expensive way of preserving your tonic.
If you don't have access to natural herbs and would like to try our all natural skin care products, you can call 724-883-3080 or order on line seasonal, so keep checking for the newest products at

It is important to identify your witch hazel shrub with visual images. I look to upload some of our own witch hazel soon.



Festival dates rib fest, mason dixon, rain day, avalon ,


Festival dates rib fest, mason dixon, rain day, avalon ,

This is not a complete list of events. We will add as the events are secured.

July 4th Monongahela Chamber of commerce Celebration
5pm till fireworks

July 18 th West Virginia Rib Festival

It's that time of year again! Come join us for a day of family-friendly fun at Mylan Park right outside of Morgantown, West Virginia!

The area's best rib cook-off with live entertainment, kids' activities, and great food! And it all benefits a great cause!

Saturday, July 18th, 2009
11:00am - 7:00pm

Mylan Park

Admissions: Adults:$5
Children 12 & under: FREE

June through October
Wednesday 5th Annual Farmers Market
American legion parking lot East Green street
Waynesburg Pa 3pm to 6 pm
Every wednedsay through fall
Art Blast on the Mon
Greensbor 10 am to 5 pm
Mary shine 724-943 4462

August 1st and 2nd Bruno Field in Sewickley twp Parks

August 22nd 23
Mason Dixon Park, Mt. Morris at 10 am

Rain day festival July 29 th

Waynesburg Pa
Star Trail City Duck festival
Details at a later date
August 1 st
Avalon Paw Paw West Virginia


August 7th 8th and 9th
Music and entertainment and a great all natural setting
September Labor Day Festival
West Moreland Park
September 6th and 7th
White covered bridge
Greene County Pa
September 19th and 20th
September 26th and 27
Arts in the Park
Ryerson Station
Greene County Pennsylvania
10 am till 6 Saturday
and Sunday from 10 am till 5pm

Cedar Creek Park, Bell Veron Route 51
Native American Pow Wow
10th and 11th of October

Ladies of the shriner 9am to 4pm
Syria Mosque The Pittsburgh Shriners 24 th of

Harvest Festival Greene county musuem
17 and 18 th of October
more information to follow
HillCrest Cristian Academy
November 7th
7 am to 3pm
South hills assembly Church
2725 Bethel Church Road
Bethel Park, Pa 15102

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