Photo credit: Beekman 1802
Cleopatra luxuriated in it. The ancient Romans sloshed around in it. Even the Ayurvedics lapped it up. Richer in calcium, vitamins, and fatty triglycerides than cow's milk—and chock-full of dead-skin-sloughing lactic acid—goat's milk is said to repel a litany of ills, including dry skin, acne, eczema, and psoriasis.
It's also the main constituent of Beekman 1802's 100 percent natural, artisanal soaps, which erstwhile Manhattanites Brent Ridge (Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia's "Dr Brent") and Josh Kilmer-Purcell craft by hand from the milky elixir of their organically raised, cloven-hoofed herd.Wrapped in paper and string, then slipped into mill-cloth drawstring bags, the attractively embossed bars are distillations of Sharon Spring, NY's shifting olfactory landscape, with a different scent for each month: meadowy sweet wildflowers for April, a bouquet of culinary herbs for July, crackling leaves and burning apple wood for October.
For a yearlong restorative, the Year in the Country cedar box set is just what the doctor ordered to cure what ails you.
Now that's what I call aromatherapy.
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