We at Blackbird have been inspired by the awesome power, tragedy, and mythological implications of this event. Some time ago, we created a black soap called made with ash, Oregon peppermint, Portland Rose, and Northwest cedarwood. We took all of these PNW-oriented ingredients and formed them into these great black cubes, emblematic of the solemnity and significance of the MSH eruption. I mean, it's just soap after all, but it's got a damn good story.
On May 18th only on the anniversary of the eruption, we're going to be giving away bars of this wonderful-smelling handmade soap to Blackbird customers who spend $150 or more at our store. The offer is good for in-store purchases only. If you didn't have a reason enough to come to Ballard on the 18th, you do now.