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Fall Wonders

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Fall is my absolute favorite time of year.  The colors of the changing leaves, the crunchy sound as they blow across pavement, the way the sunlight changes, all of these things brings a sense of calm to me.  I don’t know why.  Summer always seems so glaring and hectic, fall brings around a stronger feeling of comfort for me.  Extra blankets on the bed, comforting hot drinks, the soothing bowl of homemade soup, warm clothing…it all adds up to a more calming time for me.

For some reason I require a high degree of comfort from things.  Here are some of those things that put a smile on my face this time of year:

Owens Acres Harvest Moon Tea in a Jar
Owens Acres Harvest Moon Tea:  I would personally love to use this as a perfume.  Contains cinnamon chips and sticks, Orange Peel, Chamomile, Cardamom pods, Dried California Persimmons, Calendula and Rose Petals.  Its so soothing I drank a huge steamy cup of it before bed and slept like a log.  The pretty 8 oz.  jar seen in the picture is perfect for gift giving, but it also comes in 1 and 2 oz bags, starting from $4.45.  Its delicious but it also very pretty to look at.  I would personally drink it, but it would look really  nice in a bowl as potpourri.
 

Owens Acres Mulling Spices in Hand Stamped Musliin Sack

Owens Acres Mulling Spices
Owens Acres Mulling Spices:  (half way down the page beneath the Bombay Chai Tea blend)  Laura says its great in hot apple cider or hot wine, but its also delicious in black iced tea (yeah, still drinking iced tea) with lots of ice and sweetened.  Contains California Bay Leaves, Cloves, Cardamom, Orange Peel, Star Anise, Allspice Berries, Cinnamon Chips and Sticks.  Comes in the lovely tin for $8.95 or an adorable hand-stamped muslin bag for $4.95.

Owens Acres Lip Balms in Cinnamon and Pomegranate Flavors:  (located half way down the page, beneath the lotions)
I am a big fan of Laura’s lip balms already, but when she came out with her Cinnamon and Pomegranate flavors I wasted no time in purchasing four of each, because I had to have my blogging friend, Melissa Whitman and Natural Beauty Vixen try them.  The Cinnamon is made  with pure essential oil, and just enough to give a nice flavor without being overpowering.  The Pomegranate is juicy but not sweet.  I cannot stand overly sweetened lip balms:  I once had a coffee-flavored lip balm which was so heavy on the stevia it was unbearable and I ended up throwing it out.  These aren’t artificial or sticky or icky goopy sweet, they are made with Fruit and Nut Oils, Olive Oil, Beeswax, Castor Oil and pure Essential Oils and/or Flavorings.  There’s no color, no micas, no nothing.  Just a pure, simple lip balm that heals chapped lips and works on those annoying cracks in the corner of your mouth.  Regular size is $2.95, Jumbo is $4.95, or a set of one of each for $7.50

Owens Acres Hand Stamped Dragonfly Lavender Sachets

And finally, Lavender Sachets in Stamped Dragonfly Muslin Sacks.  These are just too adorable.  You get a bag of four for $10, up to a bag of 16 for $32.00.  They are great as a quick gift, to decorate on packages or hang from the rearview mirror of your car.

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