by Marie | Jul 17, 2017 | Lotion, Other 2017 Favourites
I’ve been experimenting recently with lighter lotions that are suitable for pump bottles and summery weather, and I am loving the results of these experiments. My first experiment was my Lemon Chiffon Body and Hand Lotion, and I was honestly surprised by just how much I loved it. You guys loved, it, too—Thais commented “This is my favorite lotion like… ever! It sinks in beautifully, doesn’t feel sticky and the smell… omg, I can’t stop sniffing my hands and arms. About your make a 2nd batch. Thanks Marie!!!” So, consider this Ginger Silk Summer Lotion experiment 2.0. And guys… swoon. Holy goodness moly WOWZA, I am utterly smitten with this incredibly lightweight, unbelievably silky, ginger-scented lotion, and I’m so excited to share it with you! 😍
by Marie | Jun 9, 2016 | Face, Very Crunchy
After basking in the humidity of beautiful places like Southern France and New York for most of last month, my skin really misses having some moisture in the air. I know I’m a bit of an oddity, but I love humidity and heat—especially when they’re combined. I feel like I’m walking around in a steam room and it makes me oh-so-happy (I suppose we all like what we don’t have? I was surprised by things moulding in a matter of days, which doesn’t really happen here in Calgary…). Anywho, ten days back in Alberta has me back on the lotion train, craving some humidity. And with my big, beautiful rose bush in full bloom I was feeling a bit inspired.
by Marie | Jan 28, 2016 | Beards & Mustaches, Very Crunchy
This lovely Spiced Bergamot Beard Oil smells warm and sweet, with a hint of pith and a woody, spicy base. Know somebody suffering from itchy winter beard? This oil is just the thing.
by Marie | Dec 10, 2015 | Mists & Sprays
This pretty, shimmery hair mist was inspired by a recipe request from Kim. She requested a hair mist that would “repair damaged and dry hair, add a lovely fragrance, and give the hair a subtle golden shimmer.” She described a shop-bought version she’d tried, saying “it absorbed quickly into hair, had a lovely fragrance, and the shimmer was fantastic.” Colour me intrigued! I love a good hair mist, especially in the winter.
by Marie | Oct 15, 2015 | Masks, Very Crunchy
I love pumpkin pie. I know lots of people mostly love it as a carrier for whipped cream, but me? I’m all about that filling. That creamy, custardy, spicy orange filling. Bring it on. I would spread it on toast if given the opportunity (though a spoon is better). So, this mask is inspired by my favourite fall dessert. Yum.
by Marie | Jul 9, 2015 | Essential Oils, Projects with Videos, Salves & Natural Healing, Very Crunchy
This balm was inspired by a recipe request from Phoebe, who loves Badger Sleep Balm. I liked the idea, but decided to head off in the “calming” direction instead of the “sleepy” direction. The resulting calm balm is addictively fragrant, with a complex, can’t-quite-pin-it-down scent blend. It’s smooth, but not too soft, and is downright lovely.