The following products are hand crafted by Aric Aguonie and Tabitha Aguonie and support our farm initiatives for promoting sustainable lifestyles by creating reusable products that support the environment and provide a sense of well-being to the consumer. Note, that products may not appear exactly as shown and some products will have to be custom made for your order. These products are sold at our farmers markets and local craft fairs throughout the year.
Beeswax Food Wraps
An eco-friendly alternative to plastic wrap! 100% Cotton fabric is infused with beeswax, pine tree resin and jojoba oil to create a wrap that is waterproof and re-usable. Beeswax food wraps can be used to replace sandwich bags, Ziplocs for snacks, and bowl toppers for leftovers. Fruits and vegetables may also be wrapped to preserve the integrity of the food. Beeswax does not harbour bacteria so it is ideal for using with foods. These wraps are not recommended for meat products.
To wash and reuse wraps, simply wipe with cool to lukewarm water along with a mild soap and hang to dry. Wraps can be reused over and over again and can last between 6 and 12 months. When wraps are looking a little worn out, they can be revitalized by placing them in a warm oven (200 degrees or less) on a baking sheet, lined with parchment paper for a few minutes. this allows the beeswax to be melted and redistributed throughout the fabric again.
Wraps can be composted too, so when they have reached the end of their lifespan, simply cut them up into small pieces and put them in your compost. 100% bio-degradable.
Wraps are sold in packages of three different sizes. The large wrap (14" x 16") is great for wrapping breads and large bowl toppers for leftovers. The medium size wrap (10" x 11") is good for sandwiches and wrapping cheeses, and medium size bowls. The small size (7" x 8") is great for snacks like granola bars and nuts, and small bowls.
Mesh Produce Bags
Mesh produce bags for fruits, vegetables, nuts, figs, etc. are the practical option for the Zero Waste lifestyle. Reuse these bags at the grocery store or farmers’ market – to replace plastic single use bags. Reduce your carbon footprint by choosing an option that is sustainable- reusable and recyclable.
- Convenient drawstring closure
- Available in small or regular size bags
- Mesh bag allows produce to breath and stay fresh longer, on counter or in the fridge
- Mesh design allow cashiers to easily identify contents of bag
- Bags replace filmy plastic produce bags which are harmful to the environment and a danger to wildlife
Reusable Face and Make-up Pads
- Use to apply or remove make-up
- For any facial or skin applications
- 10 round applicators
- 100% cotton flannel
- Machine Wash & Dry
Reusable Toiletry Napkins or Baby Wipes
Help save trees, reduce plastic in the environment. Your grandmother would have used products similar to this over and over again for wiping herself after urination. Great for baby wipes as well. They can be placed in the regular wash cycle, however, it soiled with anything other than urine, they should be presoaked as you would cloth diapers and then washed.
- Reusable, sanitary, toiletry napkins
- Great for babies bum wipes
- 28 square pads per pack
- 100% cotton flannel
- Machine Wash & Dry
Reusable Menstrual Pads
(with and without wings)
Help save trees, reduce plastic in the environment. Your great-grandmother and grandmother would have used products similar to this. Reusable cloth menstrual pads were once a woman's standard personal care items. Pads were never sold in stores, but were hand made and reused.
- made from 100% cotton flannel with a waterproof absorbent liner (in pads with no wings)
- comfortable material that avoids unnecessary exposure to harmful chemicals in disposable pads and tampons
- will last up to five years or more
- initial investment into eco-friendly alternatives ensures a smaller carbon footprint on our environment, reduces waste in landfill sites
Package without wings - includes six, 6” reusable panty liners, suitable for a petite to average body type, to be used everyday for light to medium absorbency. Available in short or long size packs.
Package with wings and metal snaps - includes five, 6” reusable panty liners with wings, suitable for a petite to average body type, to be used everyday for light to medium absorbency.
Pre-soak or rinse in cold water prior to washing. Wash separately as you would regular laundry. Best to use non-fragrance, organic, environmentally safe soaps to enhance the natural purpose of the pads. There may be a 5-10% rate of shrinkage after successive washings.
Reusable Hankies (Ye Old Fashioned Handkerchief)
Join the "hankie challenge" and return to using the old fashioned handkerchiefs. These hankies are handmade from 100% soft cotton. Super soft on the nose or other parts of the body as a wipe. Great for all ages.
Today, the average American uses about two boxes of tissues per month. That means, on average, Americans all together use over 7.8 billion boxes of tissues a year (yep, billions).
All of these tissues come from trees. When trees are chopped down, we endanger plants and animals that live in forests and increase the severity of climate change. When we process the raw tree into tissues, we use a lot of water and energy and emit a lot of pollution. Not to mention, many brands of tissues are loaded with toxic chemicals that we don’t want anywhere near our faces.
Whether you blow your nose in a tissue and throw it away or blow your nose in a handkerchief and fold it up and wash it, you will be exposed to the same amount of germs. Generations before us survived quite well on hankies and all these reusable products. Simply throw them in the wash cycle and reuse - Join the Zero Waste lifestyle.
Soap the way it was made by our ancestors. Tallow rendered from the fat of our grass fed beef, and filtered is combined with lye and made into soap blocks. Essential oils (mint and lavender are the most common) are added to reduce the beef smell. Tallow is naturally moisturizing and mild for the skin, producing a gentle lather and the hard bar won't turn to goop in your shower.
Tallow has a very similar composition to palm oil. It makes a hard long-lasting soap with a light creamy lather. Tallow is similar to human fat, and so it makes a great moisturizer, which is compatible with our human DNA.
Since tallow soap is a great moisturizer, it is a favorite among our male customers as it is great for shaving.
Organically Grown Luffa to Complement the Tallow Soap
Luffa is a genus of tropical and subtropical vines classified in the cucumber family. This luffa was grown organically in our greenhouse, hand harvested, dried, peeled and then washed. Quite the procedure.
I used one a couple nights ago for a before-bed shower. As I laid down, My entire body felt like it was radiating heat! Apparently what they say about stimulating the circulation is true! I can imagine that a vigorous scrub also does marvelous things for the immune system too, with moving all that lymph around.
Beeswax Lip Balm
Made with locally sourced Canadian beeswax, organic shea butter, olive oil, coconut oil, and lavendar essential oil.
- Great for dry, chapped lips
- Available in natural or unscented and mint
- Ideal for farmers, gardeners or outdoor enthusiasts
- Round metal container supports our "no plastic" initiatives
- Screw top lid ensures that the container will not come apart in pocket or purse
Paw Protector for Dogs or Cats
Made with locally sourced Canadian beeswax, organic shea butter, olive oil and coconut oil. Use on dogs or cats paws to protect them from weather conditions that may cause dry, cracking or bleeding. Ingredients are all natural and safe for the animal to lick. This product can also be used on your own hands or feet to soften and protect the skin.
- Round metal container supports our "no plastic" initiativies
- Screw top lid ensures that the container will stay tight and not allow the product to dry out
Handmade Wooden Spoons
Aric spends his winters making wooden things. Wooden spoons are one of his specialities. He works intuitively with the natural essence of wood to bring these beautiful hand crafted wooden spoons. Made from ash wood to bring forth the strength and durability to endure everyday use.
What makes these simple, practical, and durable wood spoons so unique, is that they are "sustainable". On the farm I not only make art with wood but I plant trees all planted from nuts/seeds. We plant over 200 trees every year (mostly hard wood). Each piece is as unique as the wood it was crafted from and into each of my wooden creations, I bring my love of my farm, my forest and her trees.
Large spoons measure 2.5" x 12". Ideal as a kitchen utensil for stirring, mixing and serving.
Small spoons measure 1" x 5". Ideal for children or as a unique serving device.
Handmade Wooden Hair Forks
Each one is lovingly carved by Aric in his winter workshop, and each one is unique.
Aric was inspired by old traditions when women wore long hair tied up in buns. Hair forks were carved by farmers and craftsman during the cold winter months and given away as gifts or sold at spring markets. Hair forks are popular in many cultures around the world, especially where long hair is predominant.
Available in a variety of natural woods in either a two fork or three fork design.
Hand sanded and finished with natural walnut oil.
They make a wonderful gift for the long-haired women (and men) in your life. Nature's hair accessory!
Everything we do here at Earth Haven Farm carries the same intention; the same purpose: to transform the world, one plant, one handful of soil, one person at a time. We pour ourselves into everything we make, with the hope that whoever picks up a humble bar of soap or a relishes a succulent sausage with their kale, may be be likewise imbued with a new perspective and a will to go out and shake things up. Our world in is desperate need of transformation, and you and I are the ones to do it.