Tag Archives: Artisanal

Better skin even with the haze in Singapore

Hazy Days Are Back

It happens every year. The sky turns white to grey, and the air starts smelling like smoke. It’s become a regular conversation topic over meals, social media, at meetings… The haze is back. What’s the PSI today? Doesn’t it smell terrible… Do you wanna go on a quick trip? (The last one is always me :D)

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Furoshiki wrap of face mist

Learning furoshiki, the art of Japanese gift wrap

And it’s really an art. Whether you’re wrapping simple gifts with cloth, or using elaborately printed paper fastened with just one piece of tape, the Japanese style of gift wrap is deceptively simple. Rush, and you’ll end up with a mess. It takes patience, lots of trial and error, and rather nimble fingers to get it right. Youtube videos are also great 😀

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Natural body mist with peppermint hydrosol, lavender, geranium, spearmint

Cooler days with peppermint hydrosol

When RealFeel is 44°C, all I wanna do is jump into the pool. That’s not gonna happen, but this face and body mist with peppermint hydrosol, geranium and lavender feels minty fresh 👌😎🍃

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Natural skincare aromatherapy essential oils handmade

We’re with Soozip at Orchard Central today!

If you live in Singapore, join us at Orchard Central this evening for a dose of natural skincare, personalised gift cards, and bunches of flowers. Just what you need to start an glorious weekend. Cuz everyone needs a moment of calm amidst the F1 weekend madness 😀
Natural skincare aromatherapy essential oils lavender

Lavender for a calmer, cleaner day

Lavender reminds me of childhood. Playing dress-up with my mum’s accessories and perfume. It’s a familiar scent that always makes me feel at home.

Add a few drops to your body lotion to soothe frazzled skin and feel calmer. Or apply a few drops of diluted lavender oil on your pulse points and warm some between your hands. Inhale, and enjoy a moment of peace 🙏
Natural skincare and Chinese poetry

Japanese fountain pens and Chinese poetry

I’m weak for Japanese fountain pens and rows of ink in all colors, feel-good aromatherapy face mists, and gold paper with brush strokes and the finest print || 花開。心也開。美好。一曰釆 ||

Moments of solitude

Everybody needs a bit of solitude. Whether it’s time to process what’s happened this week, or a quiet space to rediscover yourself. We organise our thoughts, rediscover our centre, and face the days ahead with renewed peace and clarity.

Our sense of smell has the closest link to our memories, so it seemed only natural to create a custom blend for these quiet moments through the week. Bergamot to release anger and bring back joy, Frankincense to feel calm and centred, Geranium for balance and Grapefruit for optimism.

If you’re having a rough time and find it hard to soothe your soul, perhaps our Solitude custom blend can help you settle down too. For enquiries, drop us a note.

Natural skincare with curious birman cat

Birmans are such curious creatures

Settling in for a quiet Saturday with some of my favorite things. The Two Fine Rascals have been mighty curious lately whenever there’s a camera out 😼 FS takes a look around whenever there’re flowers out, and MK is always attracted to food.