One of my aims for 2014 is to use more local ingredients in my products, supporting local people and businesses. Many of the main ingredients in soap-making do come from interstate or overseas, as we just don't have the climate locally or the industry that is required to manufacture the oils. But wherever possible, I try to use local ingredients, including herbs and flowers I grow myself.
During my visit I saw the bees in action around their hives, amidst lovely gardens, and you know it is such a nice feeling to be connected to the workers and producers where you buy your ingredients, like a farmers market where the true workers are all bees!
I have also managed to source some local raw goats milk, which will be perfectly paired with this honey for my Honey Goats & Oats soaps. Delicious!