We LOVE spring in the Texas Hill Country. The warming weather and refreshing rains, the beautiful blue skies, the spectrum of greens covering our fields, and most importantly, our vibrant display of wildflowers. Central Texas Spring is like no other place Ive been, each week is a new wave of color. It starts with White – Crow Poison popping their heads up – confusing us all and making us think “is that wild onion?”, Dewberry blooms. Then the blues and purples come through – Spiderwort, Blue Eyed Grass, Anemone, Texas Wine Cup, Prairie Verbena, and of course the most notable Blue Bonnets that just line our roads. The next week our fields find themselves covered in yellows – Texas Star, Texas Green Eyes, Engelmann Daisy, Golden Eye, Mexican Hats, and soon come the reds – Indian Paint Brush, Firewheel, Scarlet Pimpernel. These beautiful carpets weave between solid color, with sprinkles of the incoming and outgoing blooms. Each spring I walk through these fields, often finding that each year a different flower calls my name. I pick, and dry these to turn into wildcrafted soap made in Texas, by Texas, for Texas. Just this week the roadsides are starting to blossom with Blue Bonnets – and I find our field here at Old Factory is covered in a mystery white flower that visits each year – and I have not been able to identify.
The wildcrafted soap you see on our website is often a limited edition run. We don’t like to over harvest our land because we would like to see a thriving environment that reseeds itself every year. This makes each bar special, unique. Through these limited edition wildcrafted soap capture the essence of a moment in time – as these flowers, the scents will never be the same again. Each flower and essence path that individual plant set out on months prior – the rainfall, the wind, the sunshine – all playing its part.