Morning Frost Soap

This Morning Frost soap was inspired by a beautiful walk I took back in November with the oh-so-friendly Scotch—potentially the world’s nicest goldendoodle. Scotch and I were out in the morning, walking down one of Calgary’s bluffs into a valley. This was before real snow and winter set in, but it was one of our first colder days, with frost and a bright blue sky. The leaves of autumn were long gone, so the valley was covered in wilted golden grass and naked trees—and every surface was covered in the most stunning frost. It was big, flaky frost that caught the light in every direction, making the entire valley glitter. This kind of frost is called hoar frost, and you should definitely check out this blog entry of beautiful photos of it so you know why I got so excited about it. Anyhow, I didn’t want to call these bars Hoar Frost soap … so Morning Frost Soap it is!

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Citrus Summer Punch Swirl Soap

These bright, colourful Citrus Summer Punch Swirl Soap bars are perfect for summer. They smell like fresh, juicy grapefruit and they’re basically a swirly chunk of beautiful sunny weather in sudsible form. This soap recipe is also the first soap recipe I’ve made a video of, so now you can choose between reading it and watching it (or do both)! What a time to be alive 😉

How to Make Citrus Summer Punch Swirl Soap

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Love Lines Valentine Soap

This pretty Love Lines Valentine Soap is great for use all year, but the pretty red mica veins in it are quite lovely for Valentine’s Day, as are the pretty shimmery swirls on top. It also smells like roses and vanilla—yum!

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Winter Shimmer Body Lotion

It seems hard (to me, at least) to think of New Year’s Eve without thinking of New York City. I fell thoroughly in love with New York in May of 2014, and I would love to be there on New Year’s Eve. Last summer I read Bill Bryson’s One Summer: America 1927 and I was just enamored with the sparkle and excitement of it all—and so much of it was in New York. All that is to say that this sparkly winter shimmer body lotion is inspired by all that, but it doesn’t need to be the roaring twenties to get your glitter on.

How to Make Winter Shimmer Body Lotion

How to Make Winter Shimmer Body Lotion

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Gold, Frankincense, & Myrrh Bath Bombs

I think these sparkly bath bombs make a pretty cool holiday gift. Scented with ancient frankincense and myrrh essential oils, and sparkled up with some eye catching gold mica, these bath bombs would be right at home in a manger (though moreso in a bath).

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Gold, Frankincense, & Myrrh Lotion

The age-old tale says three wise men brought gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh to the baby Jesus, so one might say this sparkling Gold, Frankincense, & Myrrh Lotion is fit for a king.

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A base of honey and silk infused water is emulsified with olive oil and shea butter to make a creamy, hydrating lotion. Honey and silk are both wonderful humectants, helping the skin stay soft and happy through dry winter days. Olive oil and shea butter are wonderfully rich, perfect for a fit-for-a-king lotion and short, cold days.

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