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Wildrose Magnolia Day Cream/ A light, non-greasy face cream that is perfect for daytime use, priming skin for make-up application and/or mixing with mineral face powder to create your own tinted day cream. Featured ingredients are Comfrey and CoQ10 for beautiful skin, naturally.

Wildrose Magnolia Lipstick in NECTAR/ This natural organic lipstick is a smooth creamy semi-matte formula in a lovely, light peachy-brown.

Stockist|Lilith

Lilith (The background image is an example of Maihyets original fabrics)

 

Find us at Lilith located in Toronto’s wonderful Distillery District!

From her radiant soul expanding paintings to her goddess-like original fabrics and clothing designs, local designer Maiyhet Burton is an inspired artist to the core who works in a variety of mediums.  If you are checking out Toronto’s Distillery District a visit to her boutique is a must to experience her one-of-a-kind handcrafted pieces. In a world of H&M or the Gap here is your oasis of authenticity, sensual beauty and all round good-vibes!

Find a wide array of WM skincare and cosmetics at Lilith; (416) 504 5353, 55 Mill St, building 74, studio 103.

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Clean Beauty Awards

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CLEAN BEAUTY AWARDS

How lovely to find out that our Summer Sauna Shampoo is a Clean Care finalist! Clean Care Beauty is Canada’s only seal of approval for safer beauty and personal care. They’re doing a wonderful job promoting toxin-free beauty products that are safe for our bodies and for the planet. There are so many wonderful choices these days that are making the switch to clean beauty an easy one. Join us this Friday March 27th, 6pm at the Green Living Show to celebrate and check out a wide variety of awesome all natural products.

I am so inspired by all the small eco beauty businesses out there!

With much appreciation,

Susannah

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http://www.cleancareseal.com

http://www.greenlivingshow.ca

 

Iceland/ Land of Fire and Ice

 

 

ICELAND

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Every now and again the stars are aligned and a bucket list travel opportunity happens. This was the case when it was recommended that my husbands band head to Iceland this winter to do some recording at Sundlaugin; a recording studio built inside a converted swimming pool (just imagine the acoustics!). The inspiration was to mix things up and bring in new creative energies to their upcoming album. So being the thoughtful guy that he is, my husband insisted that our girls and I come for an extended family vacation.

Uh, OK let me think about it.. ha, the decision was a no brainer! I flew solo with our girls on an overnight flight traveling in Icelandic Air’s newest plane the Hekkla Aurora. Who knew planes could possibly be so charming? Wondrous Icelandic poems adorned the pillows and blankets while a simulated Northern Light display on the cabin ceiling gently lulled us to sleep. Well kinda, unfortunately my Magnolia gets severely motion sick….I won’t say anymore…well only that my girl is a trooper.
Once in Iceland we embarked in the most exhilarating experience of our lives! Our initial reaction was that we had somehow landed on the moon. The extraordinary landscape is truly otherworldly. It seemed each time you turned your head the view changed dramatically and the weather to match. We felt a beckoning call leading us in the direction of new adventures. Oh, we were game!
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First up was a visit to the renowned wonder of the world the Blue Lagoon. Driving up to the location we all started cheering and flapping when we caught a glimpse of the unbelievable blueness of the water. The lagoon is mother-natures own geothermal spa, a giant lake-sized hot tub if you will. Folks travel from around the globe to bathe outside in these healing waters soothing a variety of itchy, irritable skin conditions. Once submerged in the water we slathered mineral rich mud all over our faces and basked in the warmth of the sun with a tropical drink in our hands. Wait, did we just jump out of our story and into the caribbean ocean? Nope this is pure North.  Horizontal hail pelted our heads the whole time.
    blue lake (Blue Lagoon)
Each time our family travels, we set our sights on horseback riding trails. Iceland was absolutely a one of a kind experience as they have only their very own breed of horse on the island. These look like horses from the Hobbit or Game of Thrones, well actually these are them. One of our hard working horses moonlights as a cast member of the latter popular TV show. The horse farm we visited is called Laxnes, run by a jovial Icelandic equivalent of Zach Galifianakis. Photos hang on the stable walls with the likes of John C. Reilly and Ben Stiller yukking it up with the owners letting you know you’re in for a really good time! We rode through the breathtaking mountains feeling like empowered Walter Mitty, Viking badasses.
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(Laxnes Horse Farm)
My biggest hope for this trip was to see the Northern Lights. At the beginning of 2015 I was declaring this to be the year of ‘light and color’, I’ve been gradually bringing Chakra work into my massage therapy practice and have found increasing resonance with color. I could only image how awe inspiring it would be to see essentially the earths aura on full display. We were disappointed that a night at the lovely Northern Lights Inn did not render a glimpse. Instead though, one early morning in our air bnb apartment I was feeling lucky and yanked open the blinds at just the right moment to catch the lively colourful Aurora Borealis painting the sky. Pure magic! Mostly emerald green swirls, splotches and wisps pulsed across the sky. I fell back to sleep with a feeling of alignment with all that is and my Chakras fully cleansed…Om.
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(Northern Lights Inn)                                              (Northern Lights)                                               (Chakras)
The Icelandic people are beautiful. Their features and their hearts radiate an enduringly kind yet mischievous, subtleness and elegance. These are brave souls. The harsh winters do not keep them from frolicking outside in the elements. Icelanders are regularly outdoors half-naked in swimsuits during the winter season. They delight in their homeland hot springs while many western snowbirds flee, as if insulted, to southern climates. The dramatic landscape is always warm and welcoming deep down at its core- this land is the energy centre of the world for goodness sake!
Volcanic activity and geothermal energy is a way of life here. Heat? They’re practically giving it away! Incredibly the magnificent heat producing volcanos on this tiny island may offer renewable energy solutions in further places such as England. Even just hiking around the lava fields is like being a flea on a tea kettle. If not careful you may literally be scalded by steam spraying from the mountain rocks!
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There may also be an entirely different species living amongst the rocks and caves. According to the back of the seat in front of me on Iceland Air, fifty-four percent of the islanders believe in Elves and Trolls and at times go so far as to have land examined before construction begins. This coming from a majority of critical thinkers of which thirty-four percent of the population hold university degrees. I’m sorry to say though that we did not meet any Elves on this trip.
Iceland you are a treasure and my family thanks you for the awesome adventure.
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alina whale (Whale Watching)

Valentine’s Cacao

coco2 (Lavender Chocolate Hearts)

If you’ve read my previous blog you’d know that I have recently discovered the art of making chocolate! I’m talking real, raw, dark, packed with nutrition and made from pure cacao. I am beyond thrilled!

This is a quick update on some other variations using the simple (dead easy) recipe in the last post (sans peanut butter):

Toasted coconut crunch– Toast 3/4 cup of  shaved coconut in raw (extra virgin) coconut oil and a touch of coconut sugar and himalayan sea salt either in a fry pan, baked on an oven sheet or prepared in a dehydrator. Add toasted coconut to chocolate and pour into a mold (be creative!). I used one intended for soap making.

Lavender Chocolate- Simply add 4 drops of lavender essential oils! This tastes sooo beautiful and makes me feel like I’m in the Lavender Fields of Prince Edward County! Pour chocolate into a mold. I used a heart shaped ice cube tray from Ikea.

*Store pure raw chocolates in the freezer.

XO,

Susannah

coco 1 (Toasted Coconut)