The earth is beginning to warm and stir. Days are lengthening as the darkness lessens. In Central Oregon, spring comes with loads of fresh snow, that will filter down through miles of lava, fill our aquifers and rivers.
Snow here means we'll be able to grow food and our rivers will run in the summer. After years of intense drought, we dare not complain about more snow falling each day. It is a precious gift.
Many of you live in warmer climes and are already celebrating the return of birds and blooms. This time of year, I breathe deeply, relaxing a little more inside, knowing the warmth and sunshine are coming soon.
Our team celebrated the coming of spring this last weekend with our dear friends at Rainshadow Organics Farm. We gathered and feasted on the bounty they work hard all year to provide our community with. Chef Maraziti treated us to delicious dishes, bringing out the succulent flavors of each vegetable.
I'm continuously astounded that everything we eat is grown right here on the farm. Pastas, breads, meats, veggies- all grown here with love and care. We are deeply blessed that Saralee and Ashanti have dedicated their lives to feeding us so well.
Rainshadow Organics supplies us with nutrient dense raw honey to invigorate the Seaweed & Mint Exfoliating Scrub, the luscious Honey Avocado Rescue Mask and Chamomile Dream Ultrarich Body Cream. There's something that touches my heart each time I treat my skin to one of our products when I know the farmers personally. I can't help but think of them, backs bent in the hot sun, hands in the dirt, coaxing beauty straight from Mother Earth. The farmers we partner with practice Regenerative Agriculture- their methods enrich the soil. Every purchase creates more beauty and a healthier, more sustainable world. This is what drives us at aos and nourishes our souls as we nourish your skin.
Angelina Swanson is the founder and chief formulator at aos [ angelina organic skincare ]. A self-described plant chemistry nerd, she's spent more than thirty years researching and developing skincare formulas that keep our skin healthy and radiant.