The discovery of true gingerbread for me was really very exciting, and also rather late in life, all things considered. Given that I’d been eating gingerbread around Christmas for most of my life, it wasn’t until I was nearly 20 that I discovered good, dark, spicy ginger bread. That’s what this sugar scrub is inspired by.
Posted in Body
Tagged bath, bread, Christmas, cinnamon, cleaning, cloves, ginger, olive oil, skin, sugar, winter
This herb spiked lotion features some of my favourite eczema fighting ingredients, making it perfect for the onset of winter.
Posted in Lotion, Salves & Natural Healing
Tagged beeswax, butter, calendula, chamomile, cream, hemp oil, lotion, natural, recipe, shea butter, skin, tea, vegetarian, winter
This light and luxurious hair serum smooths down flyaways, moisturizes dry ends, and imparts a lovely, light sheen. It smells divine, is absorbed quickly, and packs a punch with just a few drops. It’s the sort of thing that would sell for $40 at a salon, but you know better that that
This crisp, clean white bar smells of cold air and cool mint, and is just perfect for winter. It’s my first Christmas soap for 2014, and I’m not quite sure how it’s Christmas soaping season already.
Posted in Bar Soap
Tagged butter, Christmas, clay, coconut, coconut oil, instructions, kaolin clay, olive oil, recipe, shea butter, soap, winter
My series of wax to oil ratio experiments continues today with bayberry wax and olive oil. Bayberry wax is a plant-based wax made from the fruit of the Myrica faya shrub. The resulting wax is dry, crumbly, and green, and smells wonderfully of the forest. Candelilla and carnauba waxes are both popular vegan alternatives to beeswax, but they’re incredibly smooth and glossy, meaning balms and salves made with them tend to lack the staying power of beeswax balms. Bayberry wax has more in common with beeswax in terms of being a softer, tackier wax, making it a fantastic addition to any vegan wax collection.