Outstanding in your field?
This afternoon found me at yet another winter craft market, I am always trying to be on trend and wanted to see what other crafters were up to (notice I am purposely using the word ‘crafter’ since that’s what was...
Basket of Love - Down Syndrome
Pretty sure we were raised with an attitude to give back.  If you had two cookies, you always shared one (and the most important rule was if one cookie/candy/donut was left in the bag, you ALWAYS left it for the...
Outdoor market versus online
The tent has been taken out of the car, along with the folding tables, folding chairs (not the low ones, but the swanky high ones that allow you to slouch/stand), tent sides, trolley/dolly whatever it’s called, bamboo polls to support...
Salts that soothe
So my research has taken me to the study of bathing through the ages.  The Romans were known to have 3,000 people bathing simultaneously including huge food feasts, theatre and a little massage thrown in for good measure.  The feasts,...
Tis the season of the sniffle
Tis the season of the sniffle, although a mother stopped by our farmer's market today telling me that at her daughter's school, it was the season of lice.  And yes, after she left my table I started scratching my hair...
Your new must have for fall winter 2015
The essential oil of lemon is going to be your new ‘must have’ for winter 2015 and at the end of this teeny, tiny blog post you’ll be wanting to send me presents. First of all, ALWAYS ask the origin...
How to prevent headaches
We all know that water is important for good health but how many of us struggle with it? I know I find it difficult. Sure I can drink hot teas and coffee and those do count some what towards hydration...
Oil to clean your face? Seriously?
Growing up with oily skin meant that I often rubbed cotton balls soaked in rubbing alcohol across my face.  We used to buy ugly smelling dermatology lotions that were supposed to clean your skin and eliminate pimples.  We thought that...
Toner Your New BFF
There are two bottles that sit on my dresser, our Rose Toner and our Orange Blossom toner.  Yes, they do everything they’re supposed to do.  They moisturize, they tone your face, they act as a make up remover in a pinch, they set...
Have you experienced the amazing properties of olive oil?
Organic Olive oil is used in the majority of our products and I’m here to explain the marvelous benefits of this wonderful oil. We love that it’s vegan and has a multitude of uses including for the body and hair....
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...
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...
Let me show you how to turn a lemon seed into solitude
Plant. Wait. Grow The cashier asked me where I got the glue.  I waved over to the front of the store and she said ‘school supplies?’ and I said ‘yes’, because that was the area I bought it in.  She...
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...
What is The Fuss with Bamboo Charcoal Soap?
“I need some of that black soap, you know, with the burnt stuff in it”.  I stared sweetly at my customer at the market wondering how long I’d let her struggle.  She started laughing and I pointed to our Bamboo...
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...
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...
Artisan Soy Wax Candles
Candles have used for over 5,000 years. Not much is known about the original origin but the Romans were the first to develop the wick candle.  Before electricity there were candles. When the light bulb came out in 1879 there was...