Candlelight Rich Hair Mask

Today’s Candlelight Rich Hair Mask is a decadent, rich emulsion designed to moisturize and condition the hair. I thought it was a brilliant fit for our indulgent Candlelight theme. I incorporated feedback I’ve received on previous hair mask formulations from Bees with drier hair types and worked with a curly-haired friend to develop and test this formulation. It features a large, rich oil phase and some wonderful moisturizing ingredients. How you’ll want to use this formulation will depend a lot on your particular hair type, but more on that later!

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Almond Oat Emulsified Body Butter

We’re continuing our Almond Oat theme today with this perfect-for-autumn Almond Oat Emulsified Body Butter ❤️ Silky almond oil and rich shea butter star in the oil phase, with moisturizing and soothing oaty goodness from colloidal oatmeal and hydrolyzed oat protein. This emulsified body butter is a happy medium between lighter emulsions, like lotions and creams, and heavier anhydrous products like body butters and balms. It’s perfect for the darker, cooler days that are setting in here in Calgary. Let’s get emulsified!

How to Make Almond Oat Emulsified Body Butter

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Candlelight Christmas Soap

It’s time for our second Christmas soap (and Christmas theme) of 2021: Candlelight Christmas Soap. It’s a warm, rich soap that I designed to look like a glowing candle and smell like cozy, fireside cuddles. Let’s get started!

How to Make Candlelight Christmas Soap

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Kombo Shea Butter Balm

Today’s creation is an ultra-crunchy, five-ingredient Kombo Shea Butter Balm. I decided to call it a “butter balm” because it’s got the skin feel of a body butter, but an in-the-tin feel that’s much closer to that of a balm. It’s a rich brown colour thanks to molasses-y kombo butter, and is richly perfect for cooler fall days. Making this butter balm is a simple melt-trace-pour. Let’s get started!

Kombo Shea Butter Balm

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Oat Cardamom Chai Emulsified Body Butter

Today’s Oat Cardamom Chai Emulsified Body Butter smells just like a warm, sweet chai latte and is a beautiful treat for your skin. Its thick, glossy loveliness is reminiscent of whipped body butter, but you’ll find it’s far lighter—a moisturizing mid-point between body butter and body lotion. Dollop this sweet and spicy Oat Cardamom Chai Emulsified Body Butter into a jar and treat yourself 😍

How to Make Oat Cardamom Chai Emulsified Body Butter

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What can I make with shea butter?

Today we’re talking about one of my favourite ingredients; shea butter! I first fell in love with shea butter after buying a rather extravagantly priced small tub of it at the St. Lawrence Market in Toronto back when I was in university, and it’s been a staple for me ever since. Today’s post is all about shea butter—what it is, where it comes from, how it’s made, and what to make with it.

What can I make with shea butter?

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