For those of you who have been supporting Baku for years, you may have noticed that their online shop has been “coming soon” for a very long time…. about four years I believe in fact.

The time has finally come to do something about it and Lucid Design has taken up the task of making it happen.

We hope to launch the new site with full shopping cart facility within the next two weeks.

If you would like to be notified of the launch of the new Baku website, please visit and enter your email address.


Clean Earth Soap’s 85 gram soap range is now available.


People in New Zealand and around the world can now buy Clean Earth Soap’s complete range of good, clean, natural bars of hand-made soaps.

From their website:

No detergents or synthetic nasties around here!

This adds up to the best bar of soap to gently cleanse and moisturise your whole body. Fine for face and hair; you can even shave with it too! Sooooo gentle it won’t irritate sensitive or newborn skin, so expect surprising results for dermatitis, eczema or psoriasis.

Clean Earth contains 50% olive oil, this oil has hydrophilic properties which means it attracts and retains moisture, not only to your skin but to the bar as well. Storing the soap in dry conditions—hint the airing cupboard—and using a wire soap dish will guarantee a long life. Many people say the bars far out-last commercial soap.

Bars are a net weight of 85g when packed and 5-bar and 10-bar Eco-Packs are available—economical and less packaging!

In purchasing this product you help support a small cottage industry.


The Grain Mill Company has recently redesigned their website from the ground up with a fully-integrated shopping cart system. They have added to their range and now, along with the full range of stone flour mills and grain flakers from Eschenfelder and Schnitzer, they offer books on baking and wholefoods and baking and milling accessories.

The Grain Mill Company now also delivers whole organic grains anywhere in New Zealand.