Vendor Feature: Tree Vine Nature Toys

Thank you, Tree Vine Nature Toys for your recommendation and package!

Who Is Tree Vine Nature Toys?

  1. Who is Tree Vine Nature Toys? I took a wood working workshop in 2019 and became inspired by making wood toys for the daycare children attending Giggleberries Early Education Center. I started to replace the battery operated toys with my handmade toys and found that the children were far more interactive in place just by using their imaginations.
  2. What is your background? I have been an Early Childhood Educator for 25 years and have a passion for teaching children under the age of 6. Watching children explore their capabilities and develop self confidence is amazing to see.
  3. What is special about your products? My products are all made by myself. I love shaping my building boulders out of reclaimed scrap wood. Each and every one is unique. I am currently working on providing my products for wholesale.
  4. Finally, what else do you want to share? I will be attending spring and summer markets this season so please keep an eye on where I will be.

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Lavender Soap And Toner

Trying out these two new items that contained lavender!

Handmade Lavender Soap

The first was a handmade soap by Acil Zaman.

Ingredients:

Saponified Organic Olive oil – Saponified Organic Coconut oil – Organic grapeseed oil – Organic Cocoa Butter – Lavender Essential oil – Ultramarine purple – Dried Lavender flower

Lavender Toner

The second item was the facial Melissa toner by Lavenderland.

Melissa Lavender Toner:

– brightening, relieving and hydrating – has moisturizing effect

– Ideal for sensitive and irritated skin

-Alcohol Free

-Cruelty Free

-Vegan Friendly

Ingredients:

Water – Superblue Lavender Hydrosol – Melissa Lavender Hydrosol – Jasmine Flower Water – Organic Camelia Sinensis Leaf Extract – Aloe Leaf Extract – Hyaluronic Acid – Avénate Sativa Kernel Extract – Undaria Pinnatufida Extract – 1,2 Hexanediol – Chlorophenesin

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Vendor Feature: East Village Soap Company

Thank you East Village Soap Company for sending me these soaps!

East Village Soap is locally operated by a husband and wife team, that strives to create all natural skin loving soaps that contain pure aromatherapy oils to calm, refresh, and rejuvenate your senses.  We wanted to create something that is great for your skin, smells amazing, is uniquely crafted, and absolutely beautiful. 

We use the old fashioned cold process method of soap making.  All our bars are made by hand in small batches and cured for 4-6 weeks before being sold.  We never use synthetic fragrances or colors in any of our soaps, and they are colored with clays and herbs from nature.

We strive to shop locally for all our ingredients and support local businesses. Foraging is a passion we have and its important to us to use what nature has surrounded us with. We love to look for ingredients we can infuse into oils and use in our soaps and on to give them that extra boost of goodness!

Message From The Owner

Hi, I’m Aileen Leong, and I live in Calgary Alberta Canada in the neighborhood of East Village.

I’ve always suffered from sensitive skin and have two kids with eczema. With this began my journey into natural soap.

I bought my first bar of natural soap on a whim and the rest was history.  When I first began cold process soap making I was amazed at how much better moisture, lather and hardness you could get from a naturally made bar. Very quickly I saw improvements in our skin when using natural soap. After almost a year of testing recipes we have developed the formula we now use and love.

Nature plays a large part in my soap designs, and I try to incorporate  locally sourced ingredients as much as possible. It is important to me to use scents and colors in my soap that only come from nature and are not synthetic. My family has had many fun adventures foraging for botanicals in our local community to put on and in our soaps.

I love making art that I can incorporate into something that is also amazing for the skin.

I hope to spread that love to you through an awesome product that your skin will absolutely crave ❤

Fun Fact: I used to work as a nurse in a hospice before I had kids and decided to stay home with them. I took a couple soap classes and absolutely fell in love with the whole process.

Check them out:

https://eastvillagesoapco.com

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Vendor Feature: Goodness Graze

Thank you Goodness Graze for their amazing grazing box!

Who Is Goodness Graze?

1) Why and when did you start your business?

The passion for graze started long before I knew what the term ‘graze’ or ‘charcuterie’ meant. Putting together an arrangement of food for loved ones, and seeing their reactions to the spread always brought feelings of joy. The conversations while connecting over snacks and nibbles have always left lingering feelings of nostalgia in the mind.

It’s the feeling you get when family and friends come together, where you share the highs and lows of life’s journey, where you celebrate and embrace. It was the craving for that exact feeling which paved the way for the goodness graze journey. Goodness graze is a combination of my love for food and togetherness.

2) So,what was your background?

I have a background in psychology.

3) Also, interesting facts about your product

We strive to be an eco friendly company & use products that are biodegradable, compostable & recyclable only. We believe in supporting small businesses & source our products from local businesses in BC; we love building connections with them.

4) Finally, anything else you would like to share?

Each box is full of surprises and when possible we try to add a personalized touch that resonates with you (be it a specific cheese or chocolate that reminds you of your childhood). 😊

Check them out:

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Vendor Feature: OG Designs

Thank you OG Designs for my customized planter! Remember to don’t stop BELEAFING!

Who Is OG Designs?

I started og designs during the pandemic like most other people. I worked in the beauty industry and was out of work and needed an outlet for my creativity. My hubby and I just moved back to the burbs from Yaletown at the same time.

The OG in OG Designs stands for Original Gould, my maiden name.

Fun Fact:

I love dogs 💕

Check out her designs!

https://m.facebook.com/ogdesigns604/

https://www.instagram.com/ogdesigns604/

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Vendor Feature: Kandl Artistique Virtual Candle Lab

Thank you, Kandl Artistique for gifting me this lovely virtual lab!

Who Is Kandl Artistique?

As per their website:

Our family-owned business has been one of the world’s top candle makers for almost 50 years. From wick selection to the type of wax we use – we know what it takes to create a candle and ensure it’s a luxurious experience from the moment it’s first lit.

At KANDL, we see ourselves as educators and facilitators, with the ultimate goal of bringing people together through the emotional connection of scent and warmth. KANDL’s one-of-a-kind labs take participants through every aspect of candle creation, from wick and fragrance selection to wax education and vessel selection. Choose from over 100 combinations of fragrance notes to make your customized creation that can be taken home within 90 minutes or less. Our labs are fun, intimate and uniquely yours.

First, I received a parcel with the special oils of base, middle and top notes, along with charts. Then, on the time of the virtual lab, our instructor would teach us about the different oils, wax, and candle knowledge. I had a lot of fun smelling and picking out the different notes that could go into my personalized candle. After deciding on which three scents, Kandl Artistique would send me a form to choose the vessel and label design.

After about two weeks, my large personalized candle arrived at my doorstep!

Click below for the candle virtual lab!

https://kandl-artistique.com/virtual-lab/

Note: Mention CHOCOVIV on your orders of lab or candles and received a special complimentary candle along with your purchase!

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Vendor Feature: chromabylivia

Meet Olivia from chromabyolivia’s Etsy Shop! Check out some of the stickers that she sent me! Thank you!

Who is chromabylivia?

I started my business because I love bringing smiles to peoples faces! I’m a 14 year old teen entrepreneur, As a kid I always made pictures in my notebook of running a business, so until the point of starting a real business I decided to start small.

Every time I receive an order I do a little happy dance inside, and I always hope you do a happy dance too when you receive your order!!

How To Order:

Click below to shop with the special 15% off her shop:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ChromaByLivia?coupon=CHOCOVIV15

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Thoughts On Receiving Gifts

According to Louise Hay in “The Power Is Within Me”, we need to learn to give and receive gifts graciously. She reminds us that if we criticize the gifts that were given to us (wrong size, scent, colour etc), sooner or later people will seize to give us anything.

“You can give the gift to someone else instead.”

Most of us are generous when we give gifts. However, when it comes to receiving gifts, it can be a bit difficult to hide the disappointment when we do not get what we really want. We need to learn to be grateful and thank you other person graciously. Be grateful!

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