Saturday, January 22, 2022

Wilder Days

I'm a fan of natural, organic skincare.  In my younger days, I'd just load up on whatever was on sale at the mall body goodies store.  As I got older and needed a little more care for my dry, sensitive skin, I looked into natural products specifically those made by small, family-run farms/ companies.  It helped my wallet, my skin wasn't itchy from all the lab experiment level ingredients, and I was getting carded into my late 40's, even better. (Now I get whistled at by nearsighted construction workers, but hey, I'll take it).

One of those companies that I found in Alaska years ago I always went to for some specialty products for the severe cold we can get up in the MidWest (as my relatives in Montana read this and go "WIMP!")

In the '90s Air Traffic Control Rick Wilder had a dream of forming a community of people driven to restore the fading concept of the multi-generational, family-owned, and operated small business.  Twenty years later, Taproot Farms was achieving that as true-life farmers prizing the land and being good stewards of the resources they have, using what is available locally to provide heat, water, and power for their community. 

This winter I went to make my order and could not find them - wait!  They've re-branded.  Taproot Farms is now Wilder Supply Company, still making great products as well as several new ones, including some essential oil-based serums which I've added to my unscemted goat milk body lotions with great results.  As always, they have a line of essential oils, goat milk soaps (the only soap I can use with eczema), and argan oils which are lifesavers for me, with eczema and really dry skin on my body and scalp (the argan oil is fantastic if you have dry. easily irritated skin and can be used on the hair, beard, body, or face)  They even have an Elderberry Herb kit for just $20 so you can make your own elderberry syrup during cold/flu season (the store-bought syrup is REALLY pricy). As I type this my home smells like the Hippie Dippie Essential Oil which is an orange patchouli fragrance, great quality for the price as unlike a lot of essential oils you find at the health food stores, they are not diluted with carrier oils and they are very affordable as well.  The Frankincense which is like "dope for dogs" during thunderstorms and fireworks (with the Vet's approval) and about the only thing that calms them is half the cost of what I'd been using before.

So go check them out or just stop in and say hello.  Shipping is easy and they've got plenty of supplies in stock.

Click on their name above to go to their new website.


  1. Glad you were able to find them. Us dry skin people need the help especially during winter.

  2. I will definitely check out their essential oils. I had no idea Frankincense is good for calming dogs. I'm definitely going to try that!


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