5 Things You Didn't Know About Coconut Oil
Coconut Oil (if it’s pure) smells like coconuts and has that warm almost sweet scent. Most of you are familiar with the scent from suntan lotion (well at least that is the kind I used when I was younger).  Now...
No Junk Food Here
You eat the best so why not wear the best? Today’s spotlight ingredient is Avocado Oil. Did you know that the oil comes from the flesh of the fruit and not the seed?  There are many benefits to this oil besides using...
What happened to the lost art of penmanship?
The other day I had to hand write a thank you card and it was agony. It’s not that I never jot down notes during the day but I print quickly and get on with the next task. What happened...
Mouth watering zucchini noodle pad thai
It's been pretty hot here on Vancouver Island this summer and you know those muggy days where you just don't feel like eating much. Lately I've been craving lighter vegetarian meals so I was thrilled when Caron (the other bloom...
Is Titanium Dioxide really harmful to your health?
So you’ve heard titanium dioxide is a scary ingredient and maybe to you it is based on some research, so let’s shed more light on this white substance. Let’s start by talking about the definition of titanium dioxide. It’s a...
How Do I Get That?
I've had customers tell me that they weren't sure how to order something from our website, so I did a little video tutorial on how to place an order. It was a great exercise for me as well since I'm...
I'm all about That Butter, Bout That Butter
All images taken from Google Images. Ghanaian women have used the wild Shea Butter fruit for years. They use it to protect themselves from the intense heat and hot dry winds coming from the Sahara. Their skin looks fantastic so...
Hang on to August
Enjoy the End of Summer It happens every year. We anxiously wait for spring, then summer to appear when August hits all of the sudden it’s swept away into fall. But wait….it’s still August and there are just over 2...
Are you Misting Out?
Our all natural aromatherapy sprays are the perfect product that you can take anywhere.  With a variety of uses and unique one of a kind scents what's not to love?  Throw one in your gym bag or purse and have...
We Are Not Like That XYZ Company and Here’s Why
Okay speaking frankly here (like there is any other option) I sort of loathe when customers come up to our booth and say “Oh you’re like XYX (insert big corporation here) and I say “no we are not”. The other...
Are You Taking Time for Yourself
I lay awake the other night and couldn’t fall asleep. I’d spent the last 5 days working hours on end to build up stock and didn’t leave the house and barely stopped for meals.  My list was a mile long and...
Look How Far We've Come
Yesterday as we were at our farmer’s market we had the chance to meet some new people. One of our old friends came up to our booth with his son. His wife used to run the market we sell at....
Must Have For Fall
Each purse is hand sewn and fully lined with a repurposed vintage fabric.  Zipper with pull with your choice of a hand stamp, embroidery or pattern.  Embroidered initials can be ordered (up to 5 letters).  Can be used as a...
What is the Dealeo with Colourants?
Another topic with so many views out there. So I’ll explain briefly the various colourants and what we use in our products. There are FD & C colourants usually indicated on the label by D&C Red 7 or sometimes just...
S T R E T C H E D
What do you do when you are stretched for time? You have so much to pack into a week and so little time? This past week I was involved with Maker Cities (a new Etsy prototype) and their first one was launched...
DIY Etched Spoons
Taken from and photos via designmom.com A few warnings: As a warning, it does get crazy hot and can 1) burn skin, 2) burn a whole through clothing and 3) make burn marks on anything it comes into contact with....
A Special Handmade Gift To Say You Care
Looking for the perfect gift to treat a new mom or someone with sensitive skin? Introducing our newest member of the Two Blooms family birthed from articulation to creation. I created these gifts that are ideal for tender skin, perfect...
Back to the Beginning
It’s interesting the way life works. Years ago when we moved to Victoria, I had a group of friends who were all artists like me. I even started a “Dead Poet’s Society” gathering  (we had a different name but at...
Being In The Moment
It’s day 31 and I’m still blogging and will continue to do so. Are you living in the moment? This is something I find myself asking? A month or so ago I was watching this medical television show and one...
The Classic British Dessert Recipe
Years ago my mom went to England and loved the way they served custard. They poured it from a pitcher (they made it thinner, so it poured.)  Ever since then we’ve made it often for a dessert. The creamy yellow...
Living and Loving the West Coast
We are bringing you a sneak peak behind the scenes of the personalities of Two Blooms Design Studio featuring sisters Caron & Michelle. What do you love about working with Michelle? I love working with my sister, she is one...