Grimy Living's Newport Blend Soap is now available. Made of organic tobacco, Oregon grown peppermint, and mentholated essential oils for a pungently fresh scent with musky undertones, and light tobacco leaf scrub. All-natural ingredients and essential oils for the cleanest menthol cigarette scrub. Designed and made for Grimy Living, available exclusively at Que Pasa Shop.
It's Bazaar season again, this weekend Dec 6-8th. Imbibe, shop, and enjoy the season with us at Sandbox Studios in SE Portland. Free Saturday/Sunday 9am-4pm, or $10 early entry Friday 5pm-9pm. We'll be stocked with soap, salve, and some brand new products releasing at the show. Stop by for samples & good smells.
The new line of Tanner Goods soap is now available. This set of three soaps stems directly from Oregon's primary landscapes, each based on a Pacific Northwest terrain and its relation to the craft of leather. Learning from the roots of leather craft, we found species of trees that were originally harvested for the natural wood tannins in their bark, which are used in the tanning and darkening of leather hides. These barks are recontextualized from leather to soap in two of Tanner's bars, adding light exfoliation to Wildwood Bar that smells of a minty forest, and the Upland Bar with notes high desert sage brush. The Shoreline Bar tells an earlier process of leather creation, focusing on the salty air of the shore and the harvest of this salt for the drying and curing of hides.
The Shoreline Bar is the newest addition to the Tanner Goods line, an homage to the tree lined coast of the Pacific Northwest. Sea salt mixes with fine grain Oregon beach sand and sea moss for a very light exfoliation. Notes of bright cypress are anchored by a subtle smokey wood, accentuating the cold salty air of the coast.
When crushing up leaves to smell wasn't enough, we started in on the soap game. And when showering wasn't enough, we began Maak Lab. Playing with nature from the streets, we bring ephemeral moments from our environment to the day's most intimate routines. In a lab lined with pounds of essential oils and local botanicals stashed on every shelf and corner, we explore scent and natural remedies for the habit. New Fall 2013 line of soap & salve available now.