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  • Apricot - A precious fruit

    Apricots are a delicious fruit that not only has many uses in the kitchen but also has great benefits for the skin. The fruit is thought to have originally been domesticated in China over 3000 years ago, but there is also archaeological evidence that suggests that people ate them in ancient Armenia up to 6000 years ago. Since ancient times, apricots have been cultivated in Persia and the dried ones played a vital role on the Persian trade routes; today the apricot is still an important fruit in modern-day Iran. In a 2019 genetic study of the apricot, it was...

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  • The Santa Fe Trail

                          The Santa Fe Trail is known as America’s first commercial highway, and before its demise due to the Santa Fe railroad, it served as a route for traders, pioneers, and America’s military, and it also played a crucial role in America’s westward expansion. The Santa Fe Trail crosses five states: Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and New Mexico, and it begins in Franklin, Missouri and travels to Santa Fe, New Mexico. While on the trail, travelers faced many challenges and hardships. The trail spans a challenging length of almost 900...

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  • Lavender - An Herb for your Body, Mind, and Soul

    “As rosemary is for the spirit, so lavender is to the soul” - Anonymous Known for its distinct floral scent and almost magical healing properties, lavender is one of the most versatile herbs in the world. Its first documented use was over 2500 years ago and it is commonly believed to have originated from the Mediterranean, Middle East and India. Lavender has played an integral role in many societies. Ancient Egyptians used lavender for mummification and perfume, and lavender was heavily traded along the spice route for centuries.  The word lavender that we know today is derived from how the...

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  • The City Different

    “When I got to New Mexico, that was mine. As soon as I saw it, that was my country. I’d never seen anything like it before, but it fitted to me exactly. It’s something that’s in the air, it’s just different. The sky is different, the stars are different, the wind is different.” -Georgia O’Keefe Santa Fe: The City Different. This nickname is commonly used to describe Santa Fe, and most people that come here would agree with it. Walking around the plaza, strolling down Canyon Road or tasting the traditional Northern New Mexican cuisine at any local restaurant, it...

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  • Santa Fe Soap Ranch Character Biography

    Today we want to introduce ourselves! So, every Monday we shall be telling you a little about us and our adventures, this week with Liz, Founder and Owner of the Santa Fe Soap Ranch.   Name: Liz Grover From: Crescent, Oklahoma Favorite flower: Hollyhock  Favorite animal: Cat Favorite fragrance made at Santa Fe Soap Ranch: Desert Ghost FlowerFavorite Santa Fe Soap Ranch product: Desert Ghost Flower Butter BarFavorite food: Chinese Favorite movie: Casablanca Favorite book: Green Eggs and Ham   Fun facts:  Liz is very considerate of others, everyone, and everything included! Her love of animals knows no bounds! Having...

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  • Santa Fe Soap Ranch Character Biography

    Today we want to introduce ourselves! So, every Monday we shall be telling you a little about us and our adventures, this week with Ken, our Store and Sales Manager. Name: Ken Stanley From: Lincoln, Nebraska Favorite flower: Morning Glory  Favorite animal: Dog Favorite fragrance made at Santa Fe Soap Ranch: Redwood VetiverFavorite Santa Fe Soap Ranch product: Men's Shave Soap Favorite food: Chicken Favorite movie: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Favorite book: The Bible   Fun facts:  Ken is Mike and Liz's brother-in-law and is truly the face of the Soap Ranch.  With an outgoing and friendly personality, Ken makes friends...

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  • Santa Fe Soap Ranch Character Biography

    We want to introduce ourselves! So, today we shall be telling you a little about us and our adventures, and this week will be with Mike, our Fearless Owner and Master Soap Chef!      Name: Mike Grover  From: Colorado  Favorite flower: Sunflower  Favorite animal: Polar Bear  Favorite fragrance made at Santa Fe Soap Ranch: Lemongrass Sage and Sunflower Favorite Santa Fe Soap Ranch product: Men's Shave Soap Favorite food: Asian Cuisine, Pad Thai  Favorite movie: Gone With The Wind  Favorite book: Second Variety by Phillip K. Dick    Fun facts:  Mike was a chef before the Soap Ranch and has been all over the...

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