In this episode of Know Your Food with Wardee, my guest is Rick Wilder from Taproot Farms in Chickaloon, Alaska. A long-time soap maker, he and his family live off-grid in Alaska, and now offer high-quality bath and body care products (like goat milk soap) through Taproot Farms. We talk about the spiritual awakening and questions that led he and he his family off the beaten path to live off the land in Alaska, about his wind-powered farm, and of course, about his soaps. Rick has a lot of wisdom and is a fine guest. You'll enjoy this visit!
Get to know Rick, his family, and his farm through the links and information below, and of course through this podcast. Plus… the tip of the week!
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Tip of the Week: Shea Butter — Easy Moisturizer
Need a simple, no-brainer moisturizer? Use shea butter! You can add essential oils or use it plain — spread it on anywhere you're dry or rashy. Shea butter is an all-in-one skin care cream that stays on with no greasy feel. I love it! You can also whip it to make a body butter, and I'll have a recipe for that coming up soon.
Taproot Farms carries shea butter already doctored up with essential oils like lavender or sandalwood! They sent me a jar of the lavender… it's fantastic.
About Rick Wilder and Taproot Farms
Taproot Farms, Co. is a family owned and operated business that specializes in handcrafted Alaskan skin care products. Located on a off-grid homestead in Chickaloon, AK., the Wilder family also cares for a variety of livestock including goats, chickens, pigs and bees and maintains a small family garden as well. As a small community, they strive to make simple, organic living a daily endeavor and are dedicated to producing quality workmanship in all that they do.
- Taproot Farms website
- Taproot Farms on Facebook
- Taproot Farms on Instagram (@taprootfarmsco)
- Taproot Farms on Twitter(@taprootfarmsco)
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