We are officially in perfume territory, and it smells AMAZING! Let’s just take a moment to talk about perfumes, shall we? Conventional, artificial perfume is full of toxic ick. There’s a long list of nasties in over the counter perfumes, but the one that freaks me out the most is hormone disruptors. No thank you! So I’ve been working on making my own perfume – playing parfumier and getting to figure out my favorite scents using pure essential oils. It’s really fun – getting reacquainted with my particular brand of nose and the alchemy and combining scents. Give it a try!
Let’s make lip balm!
For this formulation, I chose the invigorating aromas of lemon and rosemary – for a fresh lip moisturizing experience. Add in some vitamin E oil to preserve the balm and some castor oil to give it some sheen. If you really want to get fancy with some color, keep reading. This is fun one!
I discovered the joy in handmade gifts nearly 5 years ago, when Tim and I infused vodka with skittles to give to friends. We were totally hooked! It’s so fun to give a gift to a loved one made with your own two hands and infused with love and care. While it may be easy to click a button and have something gift wrapped and sent directly to a friend’s front door (which – don’t get me wrong – I still do!), but I find complete and utter joy in spending a day in my kitchen cooking and crafting up handmade gifts to be savored, smelled, and loved.
As you may know, I like to craft potions and healing elixirs all year long – taking pleasure in finding that perfect jar and beautiful label to package them in. So, given that we are less than 3 weeks away from the Christmas holiday (whoa, time is a crazy beast this year…), I thought I’d share 35 of my favorite handmade gifts that you can make for your loved ones.
A common thread in my life right now is sisterhood. In the past year, I have developed a super powerful and supportive community of women all around the world who have helped me muster the courage to leave my corporate job and go for my dreams. I have experienced the power of sisterhood in helping me manifest my desires, and I am determined the spread the word. Such magic shouldn’t be kept a secret.
Two weeks ago, I introduced you to my friend Sora - a seeker of playful living and holder of women’s circles. Ever since that sunny day in Sonoma 6 weeks ago, Sora and I have been scheming up something really delicious to share with the world. And the time has finally come to reveal it.
Want to know more? Check out our video below!
Join us Saturday, January 11 for our first Sisterhood Soiree!
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