• Candles,  Tips and tricks

    Why doesn’t my homemade candle smell like anything?

    Working with flash points so your homemade scented candles smell right  Making your own candles is such a fun and easy activity! That said, a little bit of knowledge and practice goes a long way to ensuring they turn out beautifully. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert candlemaker, you’ve probably had a candle or two that ended up barely smelling like anything. When that happens, it’s because of flash points of your scents. But what does that actually mean?  When a liquid is heated, it transforms into vapours. The flash point is the temperature at which these vapours will catch fire. To make sure that your candles don’t just…

  • Tips and tricks,  Zero waste

    Give your tree a second life with these four great ways to recycle it

    O Tannenbaum! How handy are thy branches December is over; 2023, here we come! For many of us, last month’s festivities involved a Christmas tree, perhaps in your home, perhaps at your workplace. So, what do you do with it now?  Many cities offer a curbside pick-up service, or you can drop them off yourself at recycling centres. But with the New Year comes New Year’s resolutions, and we aim to continue to reduce waste—and maximize our use of our beloved conifer. So we did some research, plumbed our creativity, and tried to come up with some clever ways of repurposing  our trees for everyday uses. We’re so pleased with…

  • winter care routine
    Bath,  Body,  Face,  Winter recipes

    Don’t let the cold get under your skin… Try our Winter Ritual!

    ‘Tis the season to pamper your skin with a complete care routine  As we all know a little too well, winter can dampen your morale, and it almost universally takes a toll on your skin. Our routines are shaken up by the shortening days, and the many symptoms of the seasonal blahs include fatigue, dull complexions, dry skin, and feeling glum… Who couldn’t use a pick-me-up right about now?  So, this year, we suggest you turn to this complete, comforting routine to recharge your batteries, with not one, not two, not three, but FOUR fabulously effective homemade products specifically formulated for cold weather. Here’s what you need to stay moisturized,…

  • how to make homemade highlighter
    Body,  Intermediate

    Get ready to glow!

    Skintillate with a homemade gel highlighter!  This highlighter recipe is sure to win you over, whether it’s something you apply on special occasions or part of your usual make-up routine. But it’s not just a brilliant addition to your DIY make-up kit—this highlighter also offers your complexion many benefits. The revitalizing, softening, and nourishing properties of the vegetable oils and chamomile essential oil, combined with this product’s light texture and lovely scent, make it perfect for anyone who wants a radiant complexion. This homemade highlighter is gentle enough to be used on your face. You can also use it on your body to give you a slight tan and an…

  • homemade face body and hair oil
    Beginner,  Body,  Face,  Hair

    Oil for All: All-in-one care for your face, body, and hair

    This DIY oil offers a wealth of benefits Does life feel a little too busy? Does your beauty routine have a few too many steps and products? Ours sometimes does… and that’s why we wanted to develop a single nourishing oil that would provide unparalleled care for your face, body, and hair—whatever your skin or hair type! It’s one Oil for All! But this homemade multipurpose oil is no jack of all trades, master of none. It marries versatile and luxurious vegetable and essential oils that make it perfect for deeply nourishing and enhancing your complexion, skin, and hair. Made with choice natural ingredients, it helps your skin lock in…