Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Get ready for USPS and FedEx rate increases in January

FedEx and the United States Postal Service will be raising their rates on January 2 and January 22, respectively. 

FedEx rates will increase by an average of between 3.9 percent and 4.9 percent – depending on the shipping service. 

USPS domestic rates will increase by an average of 3.9 percent with no change for international mail classes.

Gotta pay for those pensions!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016


Friday, December 16th

Domestic ONLY

ALL orders between 12:01am and 11:59pm December 16 are eligible for FREE SHIPPING!

Last year we had issues with the shipping, IF we have the same issues, when your order is processed shipping will be REFUNDED at that time.


We now offer

Clary Sage

DIY Scrub Set – What’s amazing about this?  You can PERSONALIZE it to how YOU want!  Choose 1 (one) butter; 1 (one) herb (no clays) and 1 (one) 5ML Essential Oil (except Clary Sage, Helichrysum)

What’s so special about it?  You can enjoy unscented OR add your own scent for a personalized experience.

We have Bath Teas!

Available in Natural, Rose Garden,
Lavender Chamomile and Earl Grey! 
8oz and 16oz
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Guaranteed shows in 2017

Fredericksburg Farmer’s Market

Brooke Point Special Olympics

Gar-Field Craft Fair

Friday, December 2, 2016

SCHS Craft Show & Herndon Craft Show this weekend!

SCHS’s hours are 9am to 3pm.  Herndon’s hours are 10am to 4pm.

We are rolling out our NEW

Set of 5 of the most useful oils

Lavender, Rosemary, Tea Tree, 
Eucalyptus & Peppermint

Remember every purchase of $49.99 or more receives a free bar of soap!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Thanksgiving a time for family!

We want each and every one of you to know how thankful we are to you for making us a part of your lives. 
All of us at J&J Farm want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving together with your family and friends.

November 25-27 we will be at the

Ocean Convention Center for the

33rd Annual Home Condo and Outdoor Show With Arts and Crafts

 Our Holiday Scent this year:
White Christmas (YC)
 We have added to our 
Colombian Coffee, Ylang Ylang,
Rosemary, Spearmint, Wintergreen

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Hide Your Stuff in Plain Sight and a Burglar Will Be Baffled

I stumbled across this article right after a co-worker's house was broken into.  It reminded me of an old boyfriend who kept his Savings Bonds and other important papers in the bottom of his fridge under the veggie drawer.  

He kept it between two pieces of cardboard, wrapped in paper towels then sealed in two ziploc baggies; THEN taped down to bottom.  When I inquired he said a firefighter friend told him the fridge and freezers are the LAST things to burn in a house fire.  WOW! Great idea!

I am reposting it because I thought there were many good ideas and it made me come up with some new ones myself!

Hide and seek was a great game for some of us as kids. As adults, some of us apparently did not learn much from that childhood game because we continue to hide cash and other valuables in places so obvious that anyone could find them.

Let's take a look at some of those lousy hiding places before we examine some good ones:

• Sock drawers
• Back of a wardrobe closet
• Inside a shoebox
• Inside a laptop
• Medicine cabinet, clothes pockets, briefcase and underneath a mattress

OK, enough of the not-so-good places to hide valuables. If you want to hide something in your home and increase the likelihood that it will not be found by a burglar, hide it where you think they won't look!

Whether it's cash, important documents, weapons, jewelry or anything else you value most in your home, hide it so well that an invader might be looking directly at the container in which it's hidden and not even consider trying to find it there. Here are some examples:

Kitchen Capers

One of my favorite places to hide small items such as cash and jewelry is in a can of soup. Open the can from the bottom, enjoy the soup, rinse out the can thoroughly, put your items in the can, replace the can bottom, and place the can at the bottom of a stack of other canned goods. Even if the burglar goes to the trouble of looking at the cans, he'll notice that the top is still on that particular can.

Above many kitchen cabinets is a walled-in area called a bulkhead. If you remove one or more of the wall cabinets, you can cut an opening and hide items in an area that's likely to be about 12 inches high, 10 inches deep and as long as the cabinets.

Put two pieces of Styrofoam around it (such as what steaks are packaged in) and then wrap the whole thing in aluminum foil and place it in your freezer.

**(I was thinking that dead space under cabinets, called toe space or toe kick; there are drawers you can install just under sink with a tiny shelf for sponges and the like.  Why not pull a piece of it an put a drawer in; but one you can kick with your toe and it pushes out like the old stereo cabinet drawers.  Here is a link to my idea: Under Cabinet)**

Family Room Fun

Sandwich your cash or another thin valuable between two pieces of cardboard backing within a difficult-to-reach picture frame. Even if the thief pulls the frame from the wall and looks at the back of it, he's unlikely to rip out the cardboard to examine it further.

Select the one or two heaviest objects in your house, such as an entertainment center or a piano, and place cash in an envelope under it. It's unlikely a burglar will expend enough energy to try to move those huge items.

**(There are so many products now like a fake book or can of tennis balls..make sure you HAVE these items already. If you have ONE classical book in your house and only magazines, it's a no brainer!)**

Think Outside the House

Another option for hiding your valuables from would-be thieves is by burying them in your backyard. This might be especially true for weapons beyond any that you want to keep inside your house. Guns, for instance, can be hidden in large-diameter PVC pipes, along with grease to prevent rust and coffee to keep residual moisture off them.

To your survival,

Frank Bates

Friday, November 11, 2016

Straight from the heART

November 12th we will be at the

Straight From the heART

We will have our 

Himalayan Pink Sea Salt Scrub with Spirulina Soap


Brand NEW!

5ML Essential Oils and 15ML Essential Oils!


Organic Cold-Pressed Oils!


DIY Scrub Kits are available!

You can choose from one of our's or make your own!  Pick the essential oil, butter and herb!  Personalize to yourself!

We are so excited for this Holiday season for you to try our new,  amazing products!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Seaweed Detox Mask - Getting ready for the Holiday Season!

What better way to be prepared for the hectic Holiday season then with a Seaweed Detox Mask?

Seaweed Detox Mask
This mask is replete with a lavish blend of mineral and antioxidant-rich kelp and seaweeds, mushrooms and chlorella, this mask is designed to balance the production of sebum while the clays, cocoa powder and activated bamboo/willow charcoal unclog pores.

The ingredients in this mask help reduce inflammation, so it may be helpful when applied to swollen tissues, joints or achy muscles, firms the skin and stimulates blood flow.

The Mask can be mixed with water or liquid of your choice (includes raw honey, yoghurt, etc.). As it dries, toxins are pulled out, cells are fed vital nutrition and pores are tightened.

This mask can be used on other parts of the body besides the face.  When applied it is green. It will not stain your skin.

Our best-selling Seaweed Mask is made with all natural ingredients. These sold out at the last craft show I attended within a few hours. I have gotten many praises and wonderful feedback from this mask!

Made with Proprietary Blend of Clay's, Seaweed, Mushroom Powder, Herbs, Mineral Salts, Ascorbic Acid, Cocoa Powder, Activated Bamboo & Willow Charcoal, Goat Milk, Matcha, and Dead Sea Salt to draw out impurities, clean skin and detoxify skin, and tighten pores naturally.

This is a dry clay mask which means there are no preservatives and allows you to alter the consistency of the mask when applied. Your skin will look and feel amazing after using our new clay mask. 

Less than the tip of a teaspoon is needed for the entire face and can be mixed with water, organic milk, tea, aloe juice or gel, raw honey or even Greek yoghurt. Adding a few drops of a carrier oil such as sweet almond, Rice Bran, Apricot Kernel, Jojoba or Rosehip will ensure easy removal and is an essential step for those prone to dry skin. Use once a week for best results. 

This mask also works great as a spot treatment!

A heaping spoonful added to baths provides exceptional detoxifying benefits; plus, it makes your bath water look like the sea!  I also like to add a few drops of Essential Oils for a luxurious detox bath.

Always follow up with our Face Oil Blend for your perfect moisturizer.

Our masks are good for all skin types. However, try other liquids that are helpful to personalize the mask for your skin.

For Dry Sensitive Skin: Yoghurt, Raw Honey and Oils (Rosehip, Sesame, Argan, Rice Bran, Apricot Kernel, Wheat Germ or Sweet Almond).

For Normal Skin: Whole Milk,Rice Bran/Grapeseed/Sweet Almond/Apricot Kernel Oil, or Rose/Orange Blossom Water.

For Oily Skin: Water, Rose/Orange Blossom Water, Witch Hazel

I do not add Essential Oils or synthetic fragrance to products in order to cover up their pure, natural aroma; it is a sea-based vitamin for the skin. You can always add a drop or two of Essential Oil to your mask if you like.

I also make sure the ONLY ingredients are what you can PRONOUNCE!  It scares me what is in today's products. If I can't read it, I don't use it!

Monday, October 10, 2016

How to Get Your Scissors Sharp Again

Stumbled across this article and thought I'd share it.  We've all needed this at one time or another!

Use a Mug as a Sharpener

If you have a ceramic mug, you have a knife or scissors sharpener! Just flip the mug upside down and run each blade of the scissors over the edge of the mug. It’s ceramic edge is the same as a knife sharpener, but the angle allows you to use it for scissors, too!

Kid-Friendly Scissors Sharpening

One of the easiest ways to sharpen up household or craft scissors is with aluminum foil. Simple fold aluminum foil as many times as you can, then use the scissors to cut through the foil over and over. The foil will sharpen the scissors as you cut.

Sand Your Scissors

If your scissors are especially dull, sharpen them up your scissors in a snap with sandpaper. Just cut a piece of sandpaper at least five times, and the gritty surface will get your scissors’ blades back in shape. Then follow it up by cutting through aluminum foil as directed above.

Get Rid of Rust

As we told you in our post about the many second uses of an onion, the enzymes in onions will actually remove rust! Get a piece of onion and cut through it about 10 times. Wait a few minutes, then wipe the rust. Repeat until the rust is gone.

Scissors Rehab

If your scissors are so old and rusty they need a total rehab, follow these easy steps. First, remove any rust by applying a paste of salt and lemon juice, leaving for 15 minutes, and then rubbing thoroughly with a dry cloth. Then, sharpen the scissors by cutting a piece of steel wool 10–15 times.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Occoquan Fall Days!!

September 24 & 24 is

Occoquan Days!

When the entire town of Occoquan is closed down for their amazing craft show.

We will have our Halloween Soap:

Candy Corn-icopia!

Don’t forget our American Patriot and Cranberry Orange and NEW Soap Dishes

Our Soap 2GO will be available at our event!

We are at Booth #16 on Mill St

Remember you get a free sample with every purchase!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Our Spongebob Square Pants comes in 4 yummy scents!

Lavender, Blue Raspberry, Yuzu and Green Apple (coming soon Rose & Chocolate)

This weekend will be the

Fredericksburg Farmer's Market

in Hurkamp Park

You asked for it and we now have it:

Soap 2-GO

a tin of your favorite soaps to take with you when you're out and about town or traveling.


Ribbed Silicone Soap Holder/Dish

fits in your travel bag, lavatory and your counter-top. 

Lovely 4 lovely colors!!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

We now carry Frankincense Essential Oil

We have a line on a steady supply of

Frankincense Essential Oil

is a stress reliever, anti-aging wrinkle fighter, scar, wound and acne remedy, natural cold & flu remedy and helps relieve inflammation and pain.

Update on our Organic Face Oil

We now carry:




French Lavender

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Chincoteague Blueberry Festival

We are rolling out our new line of Organic Facial Product at the

Chincoteague Blueberry Festival

22-24 July 2016!

Dead Sea Mud Mask in 4oz and 8oz

Organic Facial Oil

In honor of the Chincoteague Blueberry Festival several of our amazing products will be ON SALE!!

Check out our website for our amazing organic and natural products for you and your pets!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

To Police killed by Contemptible, Devious, Cowardly, Malicious, Spineless, Gutless, Lilly-Liveried Anarchist who MURDER them.

Dedication to ALL Police Officers

& the Murdered Dallas Police Officers 

Paul Harvey wrote this in 1970 but it is still apropos today!

What Are Policemen Made Of? By Paul Harvey

Don't credit me with the mongrel prose: it has many parents-at least 420,000 of them: Policemen.
A Policeman is a composite of what all men are, mingling of a saint and sinner, dust and deity.
Gulled statistics wave the fan over the stinkers, underscore instances of dishonesty and brutality because they are "new". What they really mean is that they are exceptional, unusual, not commonplace.
Buried under the frost is the fact: Less than one-half of one percent of policemen misfit the uniform. That's a better average than you'd find among clergy!
What is a policeman made of? He, of all men, is once the most needed and the most unwanted. He's a strangely nameless creature who is "sir" to his face and "fuzz" to his back
He must be such a diplomat that he can settle differences between individuals so that each will think he won.
But...If the policeman is neat, he's conceited; if he's careless, he's a bum. If he's pleasant, he's flirting;if not, he's a grouch.
He must make an instant decision which would require months for a lawyer to make.
But...If he hurries, he's careless; if he's deliberate, he's lazy. He must be first to an accident and infallible with his diagnosis. He must be able to start breathing, stop bleeding, tie splints and, above all, be sure the victim goes home without a limp. Or expect to be sued.
The police officer must know every gun, draw on the run, and hit where it doesn't hurt.He must be able to whip two men twice his size and half his age without damaging his uniform and without being "brutal". If you hit him, he's a coward. If he hits you, he's a bully.
A policeman must know everything-and not tell. He must know where all the sin is and not partake.
A policeman must, from a single strand of hair, be able to describe the crime, the weapon and the criminal- and tell you where the criminal is hiding.
But...If he catches the criminal, he's lucky; if he doesn't, he's a dunce. If he gets promoted, he has political pull; if he doesn't, he's a dullard. The policeman must chase a bum lead to a dead-end, stake out ten nights to tag one witness who saw it happen-but refused to remember.
The policeman must be a minister, a social worker, a diplomat, a tough guy and a gentleman.
And, of course, he'd have to be genius....For he will have to feed a family on a policeman's salary.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Happy Memorial Day!

For Memorial Day we will have the

AB Protection Blend for $29.99

with a free bar of Cranberry Orange or Tres Leches Soap with every order!  

Don't forget your Lemon Eucalyptus Oil to make your own NATURAL Bug Repellent which Consumer Reports and FDA recommend on par with DEET.

All orders over $30 will receive free bar of soap in honor of our Veterans.


Mark your calender's June 4 & 5 is Occoquan Days in Occoquan, VA!  Come on down to see us!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Earth Day Special! NEW RELEASE!

Our version of Thieves® that we have been researching, experimenting and testing for a couple of years.  I believe we have a completed blend.  I have been using the AB Protection Blend IN our AB Ointment for over a year now. 

Utilizing the power and protection of Thieves essential oil blend, can be used extensively all over your home, health and hearth. 

Their blends sell for $42 for 15ml which is HALF an OUNCE.  I’m able to offer a FULL FLUID OUNCE for $39.99.

But our EARTH DAY sale is only $29.99 for the FULL OUNCE!!  It will be available all weekend online at the sale price!  

Don’t forget by to come by our booth at the Fredericksburg Earth Day!  From 11am to 4pm. 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Amazingly candid article about the fats we use in today's cooking and frying

I ran across this amazing article about the foods we eat, use and consume.  It's frightening what big business forces us to consume.

'The truth about chips was the most disgusting thing I've learnt during this series'- Philip Boucher Hayes

 It talks about trying to eat healthy when we are addicted to convenient food which is full of:

"First off, the oil used for frying is called RBD, which means refined, bleached and deodorised. Refining involves using solvents and acids, following which it has to be bleached to alter its visually unappealing dark colour and deodorised.. well, you get the picture."

Manufacturers do whatever is necessary to make their oils last as long as possible for repeated use.

"This requires the addition to the oil of a cocktail of anti-coagulating, anti-foaming and anti-spattering agents that would leave a chemistry PhD scratching his or her head. Butylated hydroxyanisole, anyone"

"...it doesn't have to go on the label. Relatively new laws lobbied for by the food industry mean chemicals used in processes, as distinct from actual ingredients, don't have to be listed."

Unfortunatly the show (What Are You Eating?: Using you loaf when it comes to bread) is in th UK, but hopefully I can find it on the internet and post it for you.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Mary Washington Multicultural Festival

Today we will be at Mary Washington College at the George Washington Hall's Grand Ballroom. 

Due to the rain, the venue has been moved indoors and space has been cut in half.  I will try to fit most of our products on one table.

The venue will be open 10 am to 3pm.  Come on down to see us and our new product line and scents!!

Friday, March 4, 2016

The 2016 show season is upon us!

We have some wonderful updates!  One more month and the new Craft Season will begin!

Our show list is starting to fill up!  I'm trying several new venues which will bring more customers to experience our amazing product line!

For a list of our events:



Mark your calendars for these 

April 2016 Events

April 2 - Handmade Arlington

April 9 - Mary Washington University Multicultural Fair

April 23 - F'burg Earth Day (April 30 is the Rain Day)

I'm still waiting for an update when the Fredericksburg Farmer's Market opens, but hopefully May 2016!

As always, you can order online and pick-up at any event to save on shipping charges!

Friday, February 26, 2016

Happy New Year!

Hello all my lovely friend!

This year will see some wonderful changes.  I'm trying some new shows.  Our first of the season will be:

Dover Days, Dover, DE

So, looking forward to that show.  Slowly getting stock ready.  

We now have an abundant supply of Unscented Coconut Soap, which was one of our biggest sellers last season.  Currently curing is GOAT MILK CASTILE!  Isn't that an awesome idea?
Current Project

Working on homemade laundry detergent AND Shampoo!

I've tried several recipes I found online using Fels Naptha, Borax and Washing Soda. 

In the last 6 months I've had to THROW OUT ALL my face cloths, t-shirts, hand towels and bath towels!  Why do you ask?  

1) EVERYTHING repelled water.  The water beaded off.  Couldn't dry off, wipe up spills or dry hands.  YUCK!  

2) Grey, dingy whites.  No amount of bleach could help. It actually caused the t-shirts to shred!  

WASTE of money, time and resources; but it'll save YOU money from my trial and errors!

Working on liquid shampoo using Molasses Stout and Silk with Chamomile & Rose Water.  Just waiting for them to cure before I start the arduous process of making an awesome shampoo!  

I promise to keep you updated to my adventures!

J&J Farm