A dear friend of mine hosted a holiday party last week to introduce a few of us to the homemade beauty products she’s been working on behind the scenes for the last few months. I was looking forward to picking up a few soaps to stuff in stockings this Christmas and mingle with some lovely gals over holiday sangrias. When I got there Ashlee had set up a beautiful display of her products with full ingredient lists and the intentions behind each product. I was absolutely blown away with the level of care put into each recipe and the gorgeous detail that made every item unique. Ashlee has handcrafted the ultimate artisan soap with locally sourced high quality ingredients. They are gentle and hydrating to the skin and gorgeous enough to use as decorations! I was SO impressed with her goodies I almost forgot about sangria.
My personal favourite is the Angel Water soap. Made with Silk Road’s angel water tea, olive oil, coconut oil, sunflower oil, green and pink clay, rosebuds, spearmint, and lavender. A floral elixir fit for the everyday goddess. “The true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she knows.” There is a lot of love in this bar.
The Morning soap. Ashlee reminds us that “one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.” The uplifting scent of this blend is bound to bring positive thoughts. It smells fresh and nourishing. Made with soothing ingredients like coconut oil, olive oil, tangerine, lemon, turmeric, and calendula. It will leave your skin smiling.
A fan favourite was the Camping Soap. A great gift for the guys (but soft enough for the ladies to borrow). Formed into miniature mountain peaks, this soap instantly had my heart. Ashlee designed this one with the adventurer in mind, “let’s sleep under the stars.” Made with fresh essential oils of pine, wintergreen, and lime. Your shower will feel like the middle of the forrest (but warmer).
Thank you Ashlee and congratulations on your gorgeous creations! I’m so excited to see where these beautiful products take you. xo
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