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Anointment began as a stall in the Halifax Brewery Farmers’ Market in 2002. Selling bar soap, Anointment did brisk business with customers who came weekly to buy multiple bars of soap packaged simply in hand-stamped paper bags secured with twine. Herbal baby products were a side idea for a booming soap business. Fifteen years later,… Read More »

Anointment participated in the 39th annual Atlantic Craft Trade Show in Halifax, NS this past weekend. This was our third time exhibiting, our second time as a stand-alone booth (our first year was as an exhibitor in the New Brunswick Craft Council booth). With a few trade shows under our belts, we’ve devised a display… Read More »

Om Shanti. Our most popular soap with a sweet, intoxicating smell combining pure cinnamon and patchouli essential oils with the decadence of certified organic and fairly traded coffee grounds and cocoa powder. It holds its scent forever and I’m told it can be habit forming. Case in point: people present themselves to me at craft… Read More »

During my lunch break I: :: fed the gold fish, Goldie and John. :: Made sure the dog was still breathing. He was. :: Ate a left over bowl of chili cashew chicken noodles, a recipe by Donna Hay. Note that mine looks nothing like her photo. I also substituted pine nuts for cashews since… Read More »

:: It’s a rainy grey day outside and the lighting is poor in the workshop today, sorry for the shadows and sharp contrasts! Filling Rose Toner bottles one at a time… :: Had only just started filling the Rose Toner bottles when the butters for Belly Butter had cooled and were ready to go. There… Read More »

:: It appears that I could use more sleep! Got my ‘soapmaking buff’ on – far cuter than a hairnet but makes me feel like a Russian Matroyshka doll. Pencil securely tucked behind ear. Here’s what I’m listening to while I work: 8 Tracks Mashups. :: Stainless Steel bowls sterilized and ready for Belly Butter-making…. Read More »