Barber & Fritz Dry Shampoo Puff

This Canadian Made product, Barber & Fritz Dry Shampoo Puff is a must have beauty product and makes for a great little gift.

I have never been a fan of the traditional spray dry shampoos. I either spray too little or spray too much, and usually it’s the latter. And then there’s the stickiness that comes along with each spray, that I just can’t get used to. I’m sure it works for many, but it’s just not my thing!

However, this all natural magic powder is exactly what I have been looking for. A mix of clay, flours and floral petals, this powdered puff is great to use in between washes and helps add volume and control. It really is a hair game changer and truthfully has saved me many bad hair days. The puff makes for easy use with major control in how much you need and use. It’s as simple as a couple dabs of the puff or by sprinkling the powder and rubbing it in. Plus, it lasts forever, I’ve been running about one per year!

Barber & Fritz Dry Shampoo

The natural ingredients of French lavender petals and French white clay work like magic. The dried petals are anti-fungal, antibacterial and help in cleaning the scalp and hair without the use of water. And the white clay absorbs oil and impurities, leaving the hair clean and refreshed, while adding a touch of volume. They really work as a killer combo and smell lovely!

You can order online at Barber & Fritz or at my favourite little Queen West Shop, The Cure Apothecary.

Barber & Fritz Dry Shampoo

B&F Powder Puff


Lavender Soy Candles

For the love of lavender – I am in heaven! This weekend’s market haul included some amazing dried bunches and sachets of lavender + some essential oils (lavender included of course!).Lavender

I am always on the hunt for beautiful all-natural soy candles and am often floored by the cost of one single candle. Soy candles are non-toxic, made up of natural vegetables, generally burn longer and cleaner – releasing very little soot and no carcinogens.Lavender Soy CandlesThe lovely lavender man at the Guelph Farmer’s Market, inspired me to finally make my own soy candles. Off I went to collect supplies and give it a shot.  And let me tell you it couldn’t have been any easier! Do note: supplies aren’t on the cheap side but I also didn’t bargain shop (bought wax, wicks and twine at Michaels). However, supplies are much cheaper than buying 6 soy candles at your local retailer.

For 5-6 candles (depending on size) here is what you need:

  • 4 lbs of soy wax flakes
  • glass measuring cup
  • essential oils
  • 6 candle wicks
  • 6 jars (I used mason jars)
  • 6 wood skewers
  • glue gun
  • dried lavender (in this particular case)
  • ribbon or twine to decorate jar

Candle Supplies

  1. Centre and glue the wick to the bottom of the jar. (Minimal glue is needed but if you wanted to keep these all-natural, you could secure the wick with melted wax and letting it dry. I thought of this after the fact and was trying to be as quick as possible with this project).
  2. Microwave wax flakes on high in for 8-10 minutes, keep an eye on them and give them a stir if needed. Add an extra minute or two if needed. (Timing will vary on the size of measuring cup + amount of wax used).
  3. While wax is melting, wrap the wick around a wood skewer to help keep it centred and straight.
  4. Once the wax is completely melted, add 20-40 drops of essential oil and stir. (add more or less depending on how strong you like your scents)
  5. Stir in dried lavender.
  6. Pour into jars, keeping wick straight.
  7. Once partially cooled, top with additional dried lavender.
  8. Let cool for 10-12 hours, before use.

Soy Candle Making

Soy Candle MakingLavender Soy Candles

Heavenly. xx