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Connection is the word which sums up seasonal living in many respects for me. It’s a way of living which encourages us to develop a relationship with the seasons, which in turn strengthens our connection to this earth
How to create a Seasonal Home with natural decorations, greenery & children friendly ideas.
For a while now I have been meaning to write a bit of an intro post, a short story of The Smallest Light and how it came to be here. I hope this will give you a little more background to me, the business and the purpose behind my products!
How to make your own natural liquid hand soap with essential oils. An easy guide from The Smallest Light to create your own refillable, deliciously scented soap at home.
Creative activities, especially those that have a repetitive element, have been shown to cause the release of serotonin in the nervous system, leading to a sense of wellbeing. Since discovering this I have found myself giving more respect and credit to even the smallest crafty endeavour, reminding myself that every little helps.
There is magic in the night when pumpkins glow by moonlight. My memories of celebrating Halloween as a child are clear, a night of laughter and a seasonal marker in the year which signalled the onset of darker nights and colder weather.
Look to the skies in late September or early October and it’s likely you will be greeting with bright moonlight and a magical glowing orb, which seems so close to the earth, you could almost jump up and reach it. The silver ripples of light sliding over the ripe autumn fields is a truly beautiful sight.
When creating each natural soy candle here at The Smallest Light, I take time and great care over testing, to ensure a successful burn, a beautiful scent throw which fills the room and a candle that lasts you as long as possible. However, occasionally you may run into a problem or two so I have put together a few tips to ensure you can get the best possible burn out of your candle.
As Spring bursts into bloom all around us, we are faced with a season ahead unlike any other. As I write this I am looking out at clear blue skies and the start of a beautiful March day, but normal daily life has been upended for all of us. We can't go about our days...
Throughout history, humans have turned to storytelling during the long cold winter nights, our minds seeking stimulation, in need of a fire-side tale to set light to our imagination and open doors to other worlds.
Despite it’s dark and sleepy facade, this month also brings us the gift of new beginnings. Explore what lies beneath us now and we will see there are the seeds of new life growing and unfolding deep under our feet.
As we sit teetering on the precipice of August, I share some of my top essential oils for use during these warm and busy summer months!
The spring equinox provides a perfect opportunity to prepare ourselves and celebrate the arrival of change, mark the shift in the season and invite the vital energy of spring into our homes.