Saturday, December 27, 2014

2015

Hope everyone had a great Christmas.

in 2015 i will be selling at:

Sunday Feb. 7
From 7:30am-3:00pm
Bridgeview,
11267 125a St., Surrey

Sunday, Feb. 28
From 7:30am-3:30pm
Abbotsford
32470 Haida Dr, Abbotsford

Sunday, March 21
From 7:30am-3:30pm
Abbotsford
32470 Haida Dr, Abbotsford

Sunday, April 11
From 7:30am-3:30pm
Abbotsford
32470 Haida Dr, Abbotsford

Sunday, April 25
From 7:30am-3:30pm
Abbotsford
32470 Haida Dr, Abbotsford

New Dates for the Eastside Flea will be added soon for the spring markets at the wise hall.

In May when i get dates confirmed for the River District Farmers Markets and  the rest of the summer farmer markets i will add them.

As for the week long SFU, UBC, and Lagara shows i will only add them when i have enough inventory built up.

I wish that the New Year is a happy and fulfilling one for everybody.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Get all your Christmas shopping done by donating to the food bank.

The east side flea is offering $1 off admission with a donation to the food bank. I`m more than happy to match that by offering what i have by donation if you choose.
1 can for a bar of soap.
2 cans for lotions, body butters, or mud masks
these are only suggestions, i will be happy to trade anything for a donation, Hopefully i leave the wise hall this saturday with nothing left and the food bank gets a few donations.

Saturday
December 20
10:00am-4:00pm
The Wise Hall
1882 Adanac St
Vancouver, BC

Get all your Christmas shopping done by donating to the food bank.


I think i'm finally caught up on all orders. Now i can finally sleep.

Really sorry about the long wait for some people.

I will do better next year.

As for for soap making classes, next year i will try to have a class once a month through the trade school http://tradeschool.coop/vancouver/
hopefully i will be able to add more classes: lotion making, liquid soap, advanced soap making
it all depends on how much time i have.

As for this Saturday, it looks like i have about 120 or so bars of soap ready, along with lotions conditioners, and mud masks.

Hope to see you all this Saturday.

Thanks John

Monday, December 15, 2014

Last Market For a While

The last market for a while:
1172 Adanac St.
Commercial Drive/Hastings Sunrise
Saturday December 20
from 10 am - 4 pm

I will have about 3 batches of regular soap:
sweet orange & lemongrass
unscented
cedarwood, cinnamon, clove, sweet orange, and vanilla (Christmas blend)

and a couple of spa bar batches ready:
hippy orange (sweet orange, patchouli, and sandalwood)
eucalyptus & lemongrass
and mayan mud

Hopefully the shaving soap i made will be ready as well.

Sorry for running out of soap this year, next year i will be better prepared with lots of batches of soap ready for the Christmas season.

Thank You Making This Year a Great Success.


Thursday, November 20, 2014

soap molds

I have asked a lot about what would make a good mold for soap making. Canadian tire carries some silicone baking cups and trays that make perfect molds for soap.

$5.49 for a dozen



Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Eastside Flea Holiday Market


Happy i will be back at the wise hall for the eastside flea this saturday.
1172 Adanac St.
Commercial Drive/Hastings Sunrise
Saturday November 22 & Saturday December 20
from 10 am - 4 pm


Soap Class

A quick thanks to everyone that came out last night, loving the all the great barter items. Hopefully we can have some more classes done soon.

https://www.facebook.com/TradeSchoolVan


here is a nice hemp soap recipe to try:
http://www.girlsaresmelly.com/2013/03/making-hemp-soap.html



Saturday, November 1, 2014

Some new soaps

Green and Spicy, a blend of llemongrass sweet orange & lavender.
Lemongrass essential oils fresh earthy, citrusy scent, combined
with sweet oranges warm, fresh citrus scent and lavender's fresh, 
herbaceous/floral scent.


Lemongrass and Lovely Litsea
Litsea Cubeba has a crisp, citrus smell. It has been compared to Lemongrass and Lemon Verbena, but it is sweeter than Lemongrass without the musty note, and more accurately citrus in its scent than Melissa.


Where i'm selling this winter

I will be selling at:

Surrey Natural Foods.
Surrey's original health food store, in business at the same location for over 35 years.
Located at:
13585 King George Blvd.,
Surrey, B.C.
604.588.3828


This winter i'll be selling every Sunday at the Abbotsford Flea Market, expect maybe on few days if the Lions are playing in the playoffs.

Abbotsford Flea Market
32470 Haida Dr,
Abbotsford, BC
Sunday, October 12
from 8am - 3pm
http://www.abbotsfordfleamarket.com

as well i'll be selling at the Eastside Flea in Nov & Dec

East Side Flea
WISE HALL
1172 Adanac St. 
Commercial Drive/Hastings Sunrise
Saturday November 22


East Side Flea Holiday Market Party
WISE HALL
1172 Adanac St. 
Commercial Drive/Hastings Sunrise
Saturday December 20
http://www.eastsideflea.com

i'll be adding more events as soon as i've confirmed them

lack of updates

sorry about the lack of updates, i've been busy making soap, 
working, and exploring our beautiful province.
This year, i'll have lots of goodies ready for the Christmas markets.

Anca and her mushies

a peaceful place to sit

Sammy my big sexy snail

a spooky thing we found in the woods on halloween

Saturday, October 11, 2014

New Soaps

Some Halloween tiger stripe soaps. As per usual made with my favorite blends of essential oils, sweet orange and star anise. These little guys smell just like tiger stripe ice cream. 

This black cherry will literally burn your nose hairs out..it's so strong! A delightful cherry aroma that is not too sickening sweet. Sorry about the glare, too tired to fix the lighting.

This is supposed to be a mountain with clouds... you'll have to use your imagination. I'm always getting asked for a guys soap, this kinda could sorta fall into that category? Anyways a nice fresh peppermint & lime scented soap colored with different micas and clays.

lemongrass and eucalyptus

goodnight, and have a great weekend.

Friday, September 12, 2014

New Soaps For This Weekend.


lemongrass and eucalyptus spa bars, these essential oils not only smell good, but are also used as a natural tick repellent. It must work... i've been tick free since using this soap :)

lavender soap, very soothing floral smell.

lemongrass and eucalyptus spa bars. Eucalyptus has a fresh, camphoraceous aroma with a faint peppermint undertone combined with the fresh earthy, citrusy scent of lemongrass


lemongrass soap, a fresh clean natural smell.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

This Weekend

Shipyards Night Market

Twilight Market
the Shipyards in Lower Lonsdale,
North Vancouver, BC,
FRIDAY, September 12
from 5pm - 10pm


River District Farmers Market

River District Farmers Market
8683 Kerr Street, Vancouver BC
Saturday, September 13
from 10am - 4 pm


Abbotsford Flea Market


Abbotsford Flea Market
32470 Haida Dr,
Abbotsford, BC
Sunday, September 14
from 8am - 3pm

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Peppermint and Lavender Spa Bars


peppermint spa bars
peppermint spa bars

lavender spa bars
lavender spa bars

Why Spa Bars?
Sea salt provides gentle exfoliation, relaxes muscles, detoxifies, and is loaded with beneficial minerals like magnesium, zinc, calcium, potassium, and more.
Not to mention the silky smooth lather these soaps provide.

ingredients: coconut oil, distilled water, pacific sea salt, palm oil, olive oil, lye, shea butter, essential oil, mica

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Fruit Loop Dino Soaps

fruit loop dino soaps
Girls. They are a complete mystery to men. The only things i've learned about them in all my years are:
1.) they love to be smelly
2.) they all love dino's
That's my inspiration for these super girly Fruit Loop Dino Soaps, that actually smell just like the cereal.


licorice soap
just another batch of my favorite Licorice soap.



Spa Bars

charcoal and dead sea mud spa bars

eucalyptus and lemongrass spa bars

peppermint spa bars

Why Spa Bars?
Sea salt provides gentle exfoliation, relaxes muscles, detoxifies, and is loaded with beneficial minerals like magnesium, zinc, calcium, potassium, and more.
Not to mention the silky smooth lather these soaps provide.

ingredients: coconut oil, distilled water, pacific sea salt, palm oil, olive oil, lye, shea butter, essential oil, mica

Where to buy Girls Are Smelly bath & body products

Where to buy Girls Are Smelly bath & body products:

Surrey Natural Foods.
Surrey's original health food store, in business at the same location for over 35 years.
Located at:
13585 King George Blvd.,
Surrey, B.C.
604.588.3828
http://surreynaturalfoods.com

For those in Surrey, i will be restocking the store with brand soaps, lotions, and body butters on thursday August 14.

I will be selling at:

Blim Sunset Social Market 2014
SUNSET BEACH (PARKING LOT)
Vancouver, BC
FRIDAY, August 29
FROM 5-9:30 PM

Twilight Market
the Shipyards in Lower Lonsdale,
North Vancouver, BC,
FRIDAY, August 29
from 5pm - 10pm

River District Farmers Market
8683 Kerr Street
Vancouver, BC
Saturday, August 30
from 10am - 3pm

Twilight Market
the Shipyards in Lower Lonsdale,
North Vancouver, BC,
Saturday, August 30
from 5pm - 10pm

Food Cart Fest — Olympic Village
215 West 1st Avenue Along the Seawall,
Under the Cambie Bridge
Vancouver, BC
Sunday, August 31
from 12pm - 5pm

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Grain-Free Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes..

Grain-Free Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Ingredients (makes 8-10 small pancakes) 

  • 3 medium eggs, 
  • at room temperature 1/4 cup non dairy milk (I use coconut or almond) 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla 
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1/3 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 overly ripe banana (brown spots are the best!) 
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • Butter or coconut oil for the pan


Directions:

  1. Mix together the wet ingredients, beating well until the eggs are beaten and slightly foamy.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients in a separate bowl, then incorporate them into the wet. 
  3. Whisk well until combined, then let sit for 3-5 minutes to let the coconut flour soak up some of the moisture.Heat a cast iron (or non-stick) pan over medium-high heat. You can also use a griddle to make more pancakes at once. 
  4. Mix the batter again, then begin making your pancakes.
  5. Oil the pan with coconut oil or butter, then pour about a 1/4 cup of batter per pancake.
  6. The pancakes are easier to flip if you keep them small, about 4 inches in diameter.
  7. Once the pancake begins to bubble, place a couple of slices of banana and a pinch of chocolate chips on top.
  8. Carefully flip the pancake over, and cook for another minute until the pancake has fluffed up an feels slightly firm.
  9. Keep hot in a warm oven until you are done making the remainder of the pancakes.
  10. These are best eaten immediately, but if you have leftovers you can warm them in a toaster the next day.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Citrus Mist and Licorice Soap

Citrus Mist Soap
 A zesty, citrus delight. Top notes of ozone floral, green, orange, lemon and lime. Mid notes of jasmine, rose, camphor and eucalyptus. Violet at the base of the fragrance.


Licorice Soap
Made with anise essential oil which has a powerful and licorice-like scent.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Quick Thanks

Thank you everyone for coming out to help make this weekend a great success.

I'll be back at Sunset Beach on Friday, August 15 from 5-9:30 PM.

And this Saturday at the Night Market at the Shipyards in Lower Lonsdale in North Vancouver from 5-10pm.

As for today, i need some sleep, so i wont be selling at the market today.

Thanks again and enjoy the sun

Monday, June 30, 2014

Fruit Loop Froggies



Fruit Loops begins with top notes of lemon rinds, lime, and grapefruit; middle notes of lemongrass, lily, and verbena; and base notes of vanilla sugar. Your children will love it!

ingredients: coconut oil, distilled water, olive oil, palm oil, lye, canola oil, fragrance oil, mica

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Selling in Abbotsford today

The Aldergrove flea market is closed, so I will be selling at the Abbotsford flea market with the terrarium girl instead.
32470 Haida Dr,
Abbotsford, BC

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

River District Farmers Market


I will be selling at the River District Farmers Market July 12.

Stop by for some fresh local produce, plants, handmade products, and some live music. Admission is free.

http://www.riverdistrict.ca/reasons-to-visit/river-district-farmers-market/

River District Farmers Market
8683 Kerr Street
Vancouver, BC
Sunday, June 29
from 10am - 3:00pm

Friday, June 13, 2014

Lemon & Lovely Litsea, and Tiger Stripe

Lemon & Lovely Litsea
Lemon & Lovely Litsea

The Litsea Cubeba has a elusive citrusy smell kinda like orange, but much more complex, some people say it smells like lemongrass mixed with oranges. Litsea Cubeba Combined with Lemon essential oil creates a nice uplifting scent.

Ingredients: Coconut Oil, Distilled Water, Canola Oil, Lye, Palm Oil, Lemon Essential Oil, Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil, Kaolin Clay, Mica

 Tiger Stripe
Tiger Stripe

A new sexy look to all time favorite. A great mix of anise and sweet orange essential oils.
Anise essential oil has a powerful and licorice-like scent, combined with sweet orange essential, this soap smells good enough to eat. I love making this soap, the kitchen smells like i spilt some Sambuca and orange juice for days :)

ingredients: olive oil, coconut oil, distilled water, canola oil, lye, palm oil, anise & sweet orange essential oils

The Eastside Flea




This Saturday, come shop, chat & hang out with 40 awesome local vendors trying their hand at making do-it-yourself business work for them! It's a DIY shake up, Eastside Flea style!

Cool vintage clothing & collectables, quality handmade craftsmen goods, artisan food, household goods, rarities & antiquities, art, records, jewelry, cameras & much much more!

Good vibes, great tunes & an amazing selection of gems you won't find anywhere else! This ain't your grandma's flea market!

The Wise Hall
1882 Adanac St
Vancouver, BC V5L 4E5

$2 ADMISSION (Free Admission 10 am-11 am)

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The Eastside Flea is a fresh new flea market in East Vancouver featuring a diverse array of local vendors from handmade goods, vintage clothing & antiques, art, craftsmen items, garage sale, and more!

Admission is $2 & is all ages! Please bring the family, friends, anyone you know... we'll have something for everyone!!

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the new Purry


The replacement kitty for Purry, not sure if its a boy or girl, either way its name will be Charlie.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Home Made Marshmallows Recipe



Super easy home made marshmallows recipe

Ingredients:

1 cup  filtered water (split into half cups)
3 Tbls Grass fed beef gelatin
1 cup organic honey
1 tsp organic vanilla extract (or other) gluten free organic extract
1/4 tsp sea salt

Equipment:

Pan, 8×8 or larger
unbleached parchment paper
stand mixer or hand mixer
candy thermometer
mixing bowl

for full instructions visit:
http://www.mommypotamus.com/homemade-marshmallow-recipe-gaps-paleo-scd/

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Twilight Drive-In

Starting this Sunday, i'll be selling at the Twilight Drive-In
@ 260th Street & Fraser Highway in Langley.
This is a outdoor market that is weather dependent, 
on rainy days i'll be selling in Abbotsford.


Saturday, May 17, 2014

Red & Black Licorice Soap

Red & Black Licorice Soap
Red & Black Licorice Soap
A interesting new look to a customer (my) favorite, made with anise essential oil this soap has a strong smell of black licorice.
Like most of my soaps, 100% vegan friendly with no artificial colors or preservatives.

This batch will be ready for sale, May 1

ingredients: olive oil, distilled water, palm oil, lye, canola oil, anise essential oil, charcoal

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Mother's Day



THE EASTSIDE FLEA - SATURDAY May 10th, 2014!

The Wise Hall
1882 Adanac St. 
Vancouver BC 
V5L 4E5

Some New Spa Bars

Lemongrass & Eucalyptus Spa Bars
Eucalyptus has a fresh, camphoraceous aroma with a faint peppermint undertone combined with the fresh earthy, citrusy scent of lemongrass.

Detox Spa Bars
Charcoal has so many benefits including it's ability to absorb into the pores on your skin and draw out the dirt and oils that are blocking the pores! Detox Spa Bars are also a great body bar for an all over skin detox

Lemon & Lovely Litsea Spa Bars
The Litsea Cubeba has a elusive citrusy smell kinda like orange, but much more complex, some people say it smells like lemongrass mixed with oranges. Litsea Cubeba Combined with Lemon essential oil creates a nice uplifting scent.

Margarita Spa Bars ~ fresh squeezed lime, triple sec, and tequila!!
Margarita Spa Bars ~ fresh squeezed lime, triple sec, and tequila!!


Spa bars, although loaded with coarse Pacific sea salt, are not rough scrubs, in fact these bars will become smooth, almost like a stone when you use them. The lather produced from these spa bars is rich and foamy, that is great for softening the skin.

Sea salt is high in skin nourishing minerals such as magnesium, zinc, calcium, potasium and iodine. Sea salt is a natural detoxifier, as the salt absorbs the toxins from the skin. Sea salt, by nature is grainy and therefore makes for a great scrub, when showering or bathing with it, sea salt increases blood circulation and allows for the skin to soak in ingredients from other products more effectively.

Margarita Spa Bar Ingredients: Coconut Oil, Water, Palm Oil, Pacific Sea Salt, Olive Oil, Lye, Shea Butter, Lime Essential Oil, Fragrance Oil, Mica

Lemongrass & Eucalyptus Spa Bars Ingredients: Coconut Oil, Water, Palm Oil, Pacific Sea Salt, Olive Oil, Lye, Shea Butter, Lemongrass and Eucalyptus essential oils, Mica

Detox Spa Bars Ingredients: Coconut Oil, Water, Palm Oil, Pacific Sea Salt, Olive Oil, Lye, Shea Butter, Charcoal

Lemon & Lovely Litsea Spa Bar Ingredients: Coconut Oil, Water, Palm Oil, Pacific Sea Salt, Olive Oil, Lye, Shea Butter, Lemongrass and Eucalyptus essential oils, Mica

Orange & Lavender



With bold notes of lavender, orange peel and annatto seed for a beautiful color, this soap exudes freshness at every turn. Perhaps perfect as a kitchen accessory, it's sure to remove the smell of onions or cheeses from your hands. In the shower it will wake you up and prepare you for the day.

ingredients: olive oil, distilled water, coconut oil, palm oil, lye, canola oil, orange and lavender essential oils, annatto powder, mica

Cute Smelly Girl

Cute smelly girl Jen

Friday, April 18, 2014

Happy Easter


Hope everyone has a great easter.

Girls Are Smelly Soap can be bought at:

Surrey Natural Foods.
Surrey's original health food store, in business at the same location for over 35 years.
Located at:
13585 King George Blvd.,
Surrey, B.C.
604.588.3828

I will be selling at:

Abbotsford Flea Market
32470 Haida Drive,
Abbotsford, BC
Sunday, APril 27
from 7am - 3:30pm

Abbotsford Flea Market
32470 Haida Drive,
Abbotsford, BC
Sunday, May 4
from 7am - 3:30pm