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Barbara’s blog.

Christmas Show!

Unbelievable but true my pop-up shop will once again magically arrive at Tobias and the Angel on Wednesday 21st November.  All courtesy of the lovely Angel who lends me her back room  so that I can share in her famous  Christmas show which is now in its 27th year and  expectant shoppers still form a queue for the opening!

Excitement still bubbles up when my large slate table starts heaving with all manner of preparations in the making from rosé otto soap hand wrapped in handblock printed Yateley paper and then tied with lovely old silk deep brown chocolate thread  to intense shots of neroli, sandalwood for pure pleasure from the best of nature’s larder.  Shampoos, shower gels, bathing preparations, creams and scrubs are  filled in to bottles and jars, some new but many  antique and collected over the year to create something extra special!

From my collections of over 150 essential oils I indulge in blending seemingly unusual concoctions but just like cooking and baking the results can be surprising and open up new scents to delight the olefactory senses.  My Christmas blend o May Chang and Frankincense is a good example of this and brings together an unexpected blend of warmth and yet a touch of tangy orange.  Very enticing!

Come and join me if you can to sample the scents on display – you will be warmly welcomed or, if you fancy, you can have your own time in my home putting together your  Christmas gifts for your family and friends.  You can sit around the slate table yourself and we can do a fun session cooking in a whole new way

Wishing you happy days ahead