Good Evening my dears,
My first ever appearance as a trader at a fayre is approaching very fast and I'm really excited and have lots of butterflies starting to gather in my tummy. On the 1st of June you'll be able to find me at The Enchanted Spring Ball in Preston alongside many wonderful and talented souls including the lovely Naomi von Monsta, Bryony Whistlecraft of Woodland Wild and Ali English of Eldrum Herbs. I'm also really excited because I'll be staying with all three of these lovely ladies, I'm looking forward to our adventures so much.
I've been working hard every day to create a whole range of new items which I will debut at the Fayre, I'm really focusing on expanding my skills and my offerings and I'm greatly enjoying trying lots of new things, as well as creating plenty of my signature items. I'll have lots of vegan friendly goodness available, not to mention lots of little testers to sniff and try out! I'm sure people will be able to smell my stall from miles away!
Some of the things you'll be able to find on my stall will be my solid perfumes, including my newest releases of what I like to call Dressing Table sized perfumes, about 5 times the amount you get in my pocket sized perfumes! I'll also have my perfume oils for sale as well as Aroma Mists and Essential Oil Blends.
You'll also be able to find my balms, massage oils, salves and creams, including my ever popular Anti-Depression Balm, now also available in a salve. I've also created a Congestion Relief Salve perfect for helping with tight chests and phlegm and a Comfrey & Calendula Salve which works wonders on any cuts, scrapes or bruises. We swear by it in our house because you tend to get lots of little scratches when you have rats, and Steven is always catching himself at work!
Today I also created a gorgeous Aloe Vera, Coconut & Cucumber Cream which I'm really excited about! It is so nourishing for the skin and smells lovely. The perks of creating body products is that you end up trying them all, and I love this one so much.
I'll also have lots of new candles on offer and, if I can squidge it in, I'll also have my own hand blended incense for sale. My table is going to be over-flowing with everything I want to put on it!
Of course, anything that doesn't sell at the fayre will be making its way into my shop in June so, if you see anything you like the look of but can't get to my stall, never fear.
Today I thought I would share a little 'behind the scenes' post with you, to put pictures to words and show you what my work room looks like on any given day!
Melting Coconut Oil and Candelilla Wax together. Yesterday I also managed to melt a plastic jug, but I won't show you that! Rest assured that I had a really good laugh at myself for it though, I can make some truly ridiculous mistakes sometimes.
I spent around half an hour cutting and squeezing Aloe Vera and Cucumber and I can honestly say it is one of the most relaxing activities I've ever found. The Aloe Vera was cut from our own gorgeous plant who I've named 'Love' after the Aloe Vera mentioned in the Weetzie Bat books. There is just something so soothing about squeezing out all of the gel and water, feeling it cooling my skin.
This is what it looks like! It seems really obvious, but I've never realised just how much water is contained in both Aloe Vera and Cucumber. It literally dripped from my hands as I worked and ran down the sides of the jug. They are such life giving, beautiful plants.
Calendula & Comfrey Salve, I absolutely love the consistency of this, it just melts in your fingers as you work it into your skin and makes you feel so nourished and loved. The pot on the right in the picture will be the tester pot as I didn't have quite enough to fill two.
Here you can see some of my blending bottles, I use these to mix my Essential Oil blends ready for use in products. I also have a real thing for bottles in general, I love them!
Dressing Table sized Calendula & Comfrey Salve on the left and Large sized on the right. When I first laid eyes on Badger Balm's 'Cheerful Mind' Balm I fell totally in love with the bright, sunshine yellow color of it. This balm is really close to it, which makes me feel very happy.
To finish, here is a little sneaky peek at some of the other Salves and Perfumes I've already created. Can you see how many I have stacking up already? What do you think of my new labels, do you like them?
Have you been creating and making anything lately my sweetlings? I'd love to hear about it in the comments ♥
P.S: Thank you so much to everybody who entered the Anti-Depression Balm Giveaway! The winner is Angie ♥♥♥