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The Soap Dispensary

Vancouver's Soap Dispensary
A few months ago I didn’t know it existed and now it feels like I’m there every few weeks. We used to buy all of our soaps at the grocery store, but as the bottles have emptied I’ve been refilling them at the Soap Dispensary. It’s an amazing store.

Dish soap, laundry soap, shampoo, conditioner, shea butter, coconut oil, Dr. Bronner’s – just a sampling of the products I’ve started refilling from the Soap Dispensary. No more plastic waste and it’s cheaper. Plus they have unscented shampoo and conditioner. You can add essential oils if you want, but we prefer the unscented versions. Check out there extensive list of products.

Homemade Christmas Gifts 2013

Our homemade gifts for friends and family this Christmas.
DIY Garden Fork Labels
Forked Herb Garden Labels – really easy to make and they look cool. The hardest part was finding enough corks and writing the labels (I hope they don’t smudge in the rain).

Making Body Butter Whipping the Body Butter DIY Organic Body Butter
Organic Body Butter – There’s a store in Vancouver, The Soap Dispensary, that sells bulk oils and butters. I roughly followed the recipe here, using some different ingredients but keeping a 3-1 solid to liquid ratio.

DIY Duct Tape Wallet DIY Duct Tape Bows
Duct Tape Wallet and Bows – Emily made these for my cousin and his family.

Snow Globe Diorama DIY Soap Snow Globe DIY Painting
Soap Snow Globe – Another Emily creation. She turned a jar into a snow globe with soap, glitter, and plastic figurines. She also made a geometric painting.