Samhain Traditions – Three Simple ways to celebrate Halloween and Samhain at home

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.

What is the Harvest Moon : Fall Folklore and Moon Stories

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.

Candle Tips : How to get the best burn out of your Soy Candle

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.

A Creative Life Led By The Seasons – An Interview with Blogger and Crafter, Lucy Peltier

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...

Tales of Winter ~ our seasonal connection to storytelling and folklore.

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.

A January Feeling – originally written for ‘Rewild & Slow’ project for Creative Countryside

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.

Essential Oils for Summer – A blend for celebrating Lammas

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!

Bringing Autumn Home – connecting with the season through aromas.

The smell and sound of a crackling bonfire has the power to take me back to autumn nights long past. Crisp November evenings spent fumbling to get my fingers into gloves, painting my glowing name into the freezing air with a sparkler and mastering the art of eating...

September’s Song – Supporting our emotions in Late Summer

The last days of summer can feel so bittersweet, even more so this year when the UK has seen one of the warmest, sunniest summers for decades! Whether you loved or loathed the heat wave, saying goodbye to the long, halcyon days of summer can often make us feel a...

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What is the Harvest Moon : Fall Folklore and Moon Stories

What is the Harvest Moon : Fall Folklore and Moon Stories

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.

read more
Candle Tips : How to get the best burn out of your Soy Candle

Candle Tips : How to get the best burn out of your Soy Candle

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.

read more
September’s Song – Supporting our emotions in Late Summer

September’s Song – Supporting our emotions in Late Summer

The last days of summer can feel so bittersweet, even more so this year when the UK has seen one of the warmest, sunniest summers for decades! Whether you loved or loathed the heat wave, saying goodbye to the long, halcyon days of summer can often make us feel a...

read more