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Cauldron Candles

Continuing with my shopping from small, local businesses series, today I’m focusing on Cauldron Candles.  Lucy from Cauldron Candles produces soy wax melts and candles that are perfectly spooky and goth from her home in Cavan. Her products are perfect for Halloween lovers.  If the Black Parade had an official scent, it would be created […]

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Palm-Free Irish Soap

Soap is an essential item at the moment and although clean hands have always been important, I don’t think soap has ever been as vital. Many soaps, however, are full of palm oil and are tested on animals. As part of my series on local, cruelty-free businesses, today I’m focusing on Palm-Free Irish Soap. Palm-Free […]

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Skincare from An Bean Feasa

I recently wrote about the seaweed I purchased from An Bean Feasa and as part of my local business series, today I’m talking about other gorgeous oceanic products that I have tried. I absolutely adored the seaweed that I purchased and as a result wanted to try more of An Bean Feasa’s magical potions. I […]

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Vintage Irish Dresser

I’m an Etsy magpie.  I love exploring unique, handcrafted treasures.  I buy all sorts.  As part of my small, local business series, today I’m focusing on Vintage Irish Dresser which is based in Wexford and designed and created by Áine McGuinness. I had seen an old coin necklace online which I thought was lovely but […]

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Cailleach Candles

Continuing with my local and cruelty-free business series, today I’m talking about Cailleach Candles. Cailleach Candles is a treasure chest of candles, crystals, incense, sabbat boxes and books.  Creator Nola makes amazing vegan candles from her home in Cavan. The candles come in 100ml or 250ml tins and are made from soy wax. What makes […]

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Lunasa Yoga

As part of my new series about local business that I have purchased from during lockdown, today I’m focusing on Lunasa Yoga.  Sisters Clara and Niamh Talbot offer classes each weekday morning from 8.30-9.00 and Saturdays at 10.00 via Instagram Live as well as evening hour long classes via Zoom.  Classes are paid for via […]

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Seaweed from An Bean Feasa

I’m not really one for baths, I have to say, but I have long been interested in trying a seaweed bath. I’ve heard of its great benefits and also thought it would be quite nice to feel like a mermaid for a little while. I accidentally stumbled upon the Instagram page of An Bean Feasa […]

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Ruth’s Palm-Free Skincare

I was recently sent a lip balm from Ruth’s Palm–Free Skincare.  This is an Irish business based in Dun Laoghaire where Ruth lovingly hand makes gorgeous natural lip balms and takes on the good fight against palm oil. Ruth has recently launched three vegan lip balms: Cool which is peppermint and rosemary, Soothe which is […]

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Emma’s So Naturals

Many years ago I organised a Halloween blogger event to raise money for the Dublin Simon Community.  A number of very generous companies donated products to our  fundraising raffle and the first item I received was a set from Emma’s So Naturals.  Since then I’ve had a great appreciation for Emma’s So Naturals. Recently I […]

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DIY Wedding Keepsakes and Crafts

Wedding planning can be stressful and so much of ourselves is put into every detail and every decision.  Invitations, colour schemes, flowers etc. play such an important role in our lives for the duration of planning and often these things get piled in a storage box afterwards or left behind in the reception venue.  When […]