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May is the jewel in the crown of spring, the crescendo of the season with a rich history of celebrations and folklore. With so much colour and joy to be shared, the beginning of this beautiful month has traditionally been a time to honour the fertile energy and fiery...
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.
In this post I have gathered together three simple ways we might choose to honour and celebrate the winter solstice at home and allow ourselves some time to weave small rituals into our day, giving space to connect with the seasonal shift.
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.
In terms of natural options for scenting your home there are a number of simple methods you can choose from. Here are a few of my favourites for releasing the beautiful scents and benefits of Autumn essential oils.
5 simple ways to ready your home for Autumn. By adding just a few simple, seasonal touches, we can look forward to welcoming the season inside and out.
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.
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. But why is it called the Harvest Moon?
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.
I want January to be a welcoming old friend, not a shouty fitness instructor. I need time to mull over my ideas, time to stare out at the stark, bare trees and listen for those directional threads of thought that require a bit of stillness and patience. I want to weave a year that starts and ends with kindness to myself, a hot cup of tea and a solid connection to the shifts and rhythms of nature around me.
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!
A warm and inviting space, where I tinker away with essential oil blends and drink far too much tea. I spend many hours here pouring and infusing natural waxes to create home fragrance products which sing with the song of each magical season. Come on in and take a look around my candle studio!