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.

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

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

the Eastside Flea


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

The Wise Hall is located 2 blocks east of Commercial Drive, 2 blocks south of East Hastings, at the corner of Victoria Drive & Adanac St.

Here's some of the great stuff people can look forward to this weekend!
Just under 40 amazing vendors, this might be one of our strongest vendor rosters ever!!

  • Victory Gardens local & organic gardening goods set-up outside the Hall! 
  • On the Grind mobile coffee cart serving up hot & fresh coffee, espresso's, americano's & more!
  • Steve the record guy bringing 1000+ records to his booth!
  • Skull Skate's very own PD selling cool vintage & retro goods from his personal collection! 
  • Try some sweet handmade gluten-free candies from CandyMeister & sip on spicy natural ginger beer from Dickie's!
  • Half-stage takeover with amazing vintage finds from the stylish Meghan Paterson of Beggar's Banquet!
  • Give your hands a treat with beautiful henna art from Aleeha & learn more about your inner self from modern day palm reader Joan!
  • Call yourself Dr. Greenthumb with a great selection of succulents & air plants anyone can take care of!
  • Killer vintage & retro clothing and collectables from a plethora of unique vendors you won't find anywhere else under one roof! 
  • Plus tons more you can expect from every ESF market & some sweet rock n roll to keep you boogying all day long!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Next Saturday

Next saturday, i'll be back at the Eastside Flea

Saturday April 12
Eastside Flea at The Wise Hall
10:00am - 4:00pm
1882 Adanac St. (at Victoria)
Vancouver, BC

The Wise Hall markets are back and better than ever! Join us this Spring at our favorite heritage building for 40 local vendors selling everything from craftsmen woodworking to vinyl records and garage sale goods!

Blissful Body Mousse Recipe

Great recipe for a luxurious body mousse.

Blissful Body Mousse Recipe

Blissful Body Mousse

This deliciously fragrant variation of Whipped Shea Butter is a must-have in my personal skin care stash.  Peach Kernel Oil and High Linoleic Safflower Oil make this whipped body butter extremely nourishing and moisturizing, but what really makes this recipe irresistible is its heavenly aroma!  Vanilla, Bergamot, and Ylang Ylang are known for their aroma therapeutic properties.  With each whiff you'll add a little bliss to your day. (Or daydream.)
5 Ounces Shea Butter, Crushed and Refined
3 Ounces Peach Kernel Oil
3 Ounces Safflower Oil, High Linoleic
1 Ounce Jojoba Esters, 70 (MP70)
1 Teaspoon Cornstarch
Essential Oil Blend
15 drops Bourbon Vanilla Absolute
25 drops Bergamot, Ivory Coast
5 Drops Ylang Ylang Extra, Madagascar
In a double boiler, melt and heat the Shea Butter to approximately 175 Degrees Fahrenheit.  Hold the melted Shea Butter at this temperature for at least twenty minutes before adding the Jojoba Esters.  Holding the melted Shea Butter at this heat for twenty minutes will allow tiny crystals in the butter to fully melt, allowing a smooth, even texture to form when the butter has cooled.  As soon as the Jojoba Esters have melted remove the mixture from heat.  Depending on your double boiler you may have to transfer the mixture to a bowl.  Next, add the Peach Kernel and Safflower Oils, and the Cornstarch.  Stir the mixture well then begin to whip it.  I recommend using a hand or stand mixer for this step, as the whipping process can take a fairly long time.  Whip the mixture for 5 - 10 minutes then add the Essential Oil Blend.  Continue to whip the mixture for another 5 - 10 minutes.  As the mixture cools it will thicken, and firm up.  The finished mixture can be spooned or piped into containers.  Within a few hours, the Mousse should set and become stiff.
Packaging and Usage
The Blissful Body Mousse looks fabulous packed in Flat PET Jars.  It can also be stored in Flat or Dome Cream Jars.  This recipe will fill about 20 ounces of volume.  It should fill about five 4 Ounce Jars or ten 2 Ounce Jars.