Here in Calgary, December 21 is a short, dark day. The sun rises at 8:37AM and sets at 4:32PM, giving us a whopping seven hours, fifty-four minutes, and seventeen seconds with which to go about our daylight requiring business. That’s less than half the daylight we have on the summer solstice in June. We’ve got nothing on the far north, but even somewhere comparatively close (latitude-wise, at least) like Toronto gets noticeably more daylight than we do on the darkest day of the year.
Posted in Bar Soap
Tagged butter, calgary, clay, cleaning, coconut, cold, instructions, kaolin clay, memories, mica, oxide, oxides, shea butter, smoke, soap, summer, winter
Loaded with vitamins, minerals, and enzymes, this green-tinted ebony face mask looks a bit strange, but packs a detoxing, healing punch.
Every Christmas my mum fills her slow cooker with cranberry juice, orange slices, a few fistfuls of whole spices, and some magic to create a wonderful warm Christmas punch. This spice infused body butter is inspired by that wonderful punch, and by how it made the house smell as it simmered away.
Posted in Body Butter
Tagged almond oil, bath, beeswax, butter, cardamom, chocolate, Christmas, cinnamon, cloves, cocoa, cocoa butter, dessert, shea butter
So, Christmas is approaching rapidly and you’re still missing gifts for a few people. Perhaps its a few hostess gifts you forgot about. Perhaps you haven’t even started your shopping yet and you’re getting a bit worried. No worries—I’ve got you covered with a few DIY suggestions that come together quickly and don’t require too many ingredients
I may watch too much Downton Abbey, but I feel like this is the sort of bath oil Lady Mary would use. Fragrant, gentle, and luxurious, it smells like an English garden in the summer, and makes for a lovely break from dark winter days.