Grandma Baker + Gardening = Lava Handsoap
Grandma and Grandpa Baker way back when…
But my question is, which is it? Lava from a volcano, as I was led to believe as a child, or is it pumice-powered – which I thought was some kind of thing from the ocean – hnaging out around the coral reef? Are these one and the same? Have I spent my life in the dark?
The old packaging I remember…except I don’t remember it being creamy white (only in the loosest sense of the word perhaps), and what I assume is current packaging telling me it is pumice-powered. What?!!? Is ground molten lava not powerful enough? What gives, I ask you?
GARDENING TIP #1: Must buy very bright, very cute gardening gloves at WalMart for $1.99. A really beautiful pair of garden gloves, meant to protect your hands, are an absolute necessity when facing garden chores. Why? Well, not to wear, because it is so much more fun to touch the hot, black soil with your bare hands and get a little dirty while gardening. But won’t they look cute and just make you so happy when you toss them on your gardening clogs in favor of going barefoot and you look at them and think, “Wow. I have gardening shoes AND gloves. I am such an amazing gardener!”? Oh, they will make you happy.
GARDENING TIP #2: For real. Scrape your nails over a cake of soap (but probably NOT lava or pumice-powered soap) before you place your bare hands in the black soil and when you are done and wash your hands – VOILA! No dirt under your nails. You can be seen in public!
GARDENING TIP #3: But if you forget step #2, please DO use the scrubby-soap pictured above. My Grandma Baker always had this in her bathroom (where she also apparently snuck cigarettes and I had no idea until I was grown) and using this soap is kind of like getting a hand massage. I washed my hands a lot at her house. A lot.
I actually just found out Lava has a gardening page on their website! http://www.lavasoap.com/lawn-garden/
“If I had a day I could give to you, I’d give to you a day just like today. And if I had a song that I could sing for you, I’d sing a song to make you feel this way.” John Denver, Sunshine on My Shoulders
It IS that kind of day!… Jeanie
UPDATE 5/14: So-pumice, apparently, is more of a textural term for volcanic lava mixed with water. I must have been absent from school that day.
See what I mean? Happy!
NOTE TO SELF: Go see “Oceans” tonight with Stormie and catch up on my sea world/pumice education.