Taking a moment to contemplate beauty: the fierce, passionately real, full-on mesmerising beauty of the plumeria (frangipani) flower. Vivid, sun-drenched tropical colours soaking in velvety petals, a deep breath in gives an intoxicating scent. It's the inspiration for the Frangipani Sargasso Botanica soap. Here's the story. The plumeria plant (common name is 'frangipani') is native … Continue reading Some Notes about Plumeria
learning to love my fine and thin hair
Daddy still calls it single bible, as most Jamaicans who grew up in the country do. One of nature's master healers. Single bible, aloe vera. It has saved my skin more than once: sunburns, cooking burns, even caustic soda burns from soap making. Last year while we were travelling, one of the children picked up … Continue reading Healing Lily
She was the toddler with a mohawk, the one who hated getting her hair combed, the kid who ran away screaming at the sight of a comb, and the beautiful child who her dad called the kid with the "dynamite hair style."
Spring 2016 and the five-year old is worried about the children she saw on the television who don't have clean water. "Why do they have to pee and poo in the river?" Children see things plainly. But it's a relevant question, especially as we watch it on our very large flat screen television, from our … Continue reading