Last September Margo, a reader and fellow clay aficionado, commented to tell me about this clay bar she used to buy at Sephora. It was just straight clay, in bar form, and it was nearly $50. Yipes! Margo quickly figured out that she could make her own for a lot less, and I loved that idea. It’s taken me a while to get to it, but here we are. This clay bar is spiked with some of my favourite face mask goodies, and I think you’ll like it.
Posted in Anti-Acne, Face, Masks
Tagged aloe vera, argan oil, butter, chocolate, clay, dessert, face, french green clay, kaolin clay, mask, natural, oxide, shea butter, skin, soap, zinc oxide
This silky smooth balm smells clear and fresh, and leaves skin feeling lightly cooled and refreshed as well as gently moisturized. It comes together quickly and easily, and it’s vegan to boot.
Today we are celebrating with a wonderfully light & whippy pavlova ’cause it’s my birthday WOO! Anywho, I discovered pavlova earlier this year (shame on my Kiwi and Australian friends for force feeding me Vegemite whilst omitting pavlova from the menu) and promptly fell in love. It’s light and sweet, loaded with fruit, and a fantastic excuse to eat large volumes of whipped cream. It’s also beautifully simple to make and easy to customize to whatever fruit you happen to have on hand.
This luxurious whipped soap takes inspiration from one of my favourite desserts—lemon meringue pie. With its bright lemony scent, faint yellow hue, and decadent whipped texture, it’s lovely in a wee dish by your sink for hand washing and impressing guests.
Traveling is downright addictive, and I’ve got a serious case of wanderlust. One of my favourite things in the world is stepping off an airplane and smelling the air in a new place for the first time. It’s never the nicest smelling air I’ll come across on the trip, but it’s my first impression, and if we’re being honest, anything is nice after hours of recycled airplane air.
Anyhow, in an attempt to assuage my wanderlust, I’ve devised five world travel inspired scent blends to use in my Saje Aroma Cloud ultrasonic diffuser. They’re inspired by cities and landscapes from all over the world—some I’ve visited and some I’m still just dreaming of. I hope you enjoy them as much as I am.
Posted in Essential Oils
Tagged Canada, curry, food, ginger, mountain, natural, recipe, silk, tea, travel, vacation