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Why do we celebrate May Day?

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...

Spring equinox celebrations – 3 simple ways to celebrate the arrival of spring in your home

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.

How to celebrate the Winter Solstice – 3 simple ways to honour the shortest day

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.

A Natural Christmas Home – Three simple and creative christmas craft ideas for winter

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.

How to Scent Your Home for Autumn || Connect with the season through autumn essential oils.

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 Ways to Ready Your Home For Autumn – Rituals For The Cosiest Season

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.

A look inside The Smallest Light Candle Studio

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!

What is seasonal living?

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 – A Guest Post with Zoe Hooley

How to create a Seasonal Home with natural decorations, greenery & children friendly ideas.

The Story Behind The Smallest Light – A Natural home fragrance store with Seasonal Rhythm

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!

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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. But why is it called the Harvest Moon?

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Soy Candle Tips : 3 Ways To Always Achieve The Best Burn From Your Soy Candle

Soy Candle Tips : 3 Ways To Always Achieve The Best Burn From 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.

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

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

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.

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Essential Oils for Summer

Essential Oils for Summer

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!

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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...

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