The Makers & Shakers is Australia's premier mid-sized makers market, held in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Canberra. The event features a curated line up of both established and emerging creatives, and offers shoppers the very best in handmade: from beautiful homewares, stunning lifestyle products to delicious food. The Makers & Shakers Market is a fun day out for people who appreciate where things come from, how things are made and who made them.
Next Saturday, 30th April, Scrubba Body is heading down to Canberra for the Handmade Markets! It's been a long time since we've been able to make it down to be there in person (they also have online markets), and we are SOOOOO EXCITED! SO what are the Handmade Markets? Julie Nichols organised the first Handmade Market in 2008, which feels like a lifetime ago today. There were some fantastic marketplaces in Canberra, but none that specifically catered to handmade designers. Julie organised the inaugural market with an emphasis on local designers and only 35 stalls, despite having very little money but a strong business plan and vision. Thousands of people attended, making the Handmade Market a huge success.
Why do we use Macadamia oil in so many of our products?
Mostly because of Squalene. If you’re like me and are a little obsessed with skin care products especially natural skin care, you’ve heard of Squalene. Used as a stand alone serum or blended with other hydrating or moisturising ingredients, Squalene is a big part of most people’s skin care routine. Whether they know it or not. SO what actually is it?
With the long weekend coming up I know a few of us may imbibe ourselves in a tipple or 7. For me though, the day after drinking is the absolute worst. I feel like my brain is going to explode and my heart will explode and my body will explode. I cannot count how many times I’ve googled ‘Can you die from a hangover?’ Since this has been happening (around the last 10 or so years, I’ve picked up a couple of tricks, from friends, and the internet that I thought I would share.
Right now small business in Australia is suffering.
While we all love a bargain, Shein, Amazon, Ali Baba and companies similar are some of the biggest contributors to climate change via waste. They are also famous for not paying their workers a living a wage.
BUYING AUSTRALIAN MADE AND OWNED IS IMPORTANT
You will keep money in the local economy circulating.
Summer is over and the drop in temperature has been pretty drastic over the last week. While I enjoy the cooler temps, my skin does not. My entire body becomes extremely dry and flaky (my face as well) That's why I use body oil on a daily basis to help my skin retain hydration and keep it plump and glowing. While I was over here meticulously slathering it on every night after showering, I’ve done some reading lately and instead, it appears that you should apply your body oil before jumping in the bath or showering.