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Botanically Bodacious! October 27 2014

If you were to step into our store right now, you'd probably wonder what smells so darn good. Well, don't worry, you won't need to ask because I'm about to tell you.

Walrus is now home to not one, but TWO new local lines of body care! Believe me, we're glowing over here.

After many years as a makeup artist and a lifetime of being a sister of six, Crystal Macleod acquired a love of simplistic skin care. Harlow's philosophy is based around simplicity, health and well-being. All of their products are handmade and small-batch, as well as being free of GMO’s, preservatives and other unnecessary additives. Plus, they smell really, really good. Harlow has quite the array of products, let me guide you through them. 

 

Harlow body butter 

spice market - musky and comfortable, reminiscent of a warm summer night or bundling up on a rainy day, spices and sandalwood
wild heart - like you've just come from laying in field of wild flowers, geranium, jasmine, neroli
bohemian - a deliciously exotic blanket of vanilla and grapefruit 

Harlow body butter nourishes, hydrates and protects. A little goes a long way for this luxuriously rich body butter. Scented with essential and fragrant oils, smooth all over for silky skin and a light, lingering scent. 

 

Harlow body whip

spa day - refreshing and relaxing with the invigorating scents of eucalyptus, peppermint and spearmint.
daydream - sultry and calming, French lavender swirled within the energizing citrus of bergamot and blood orange. 

This whip is lightweight and full of antioxidants, natural skin emollients, omega 3 and 6, and vitamin E. Again, a little goes along way for this hydrating cream.

 

 Harlow body buff

coffee buzz - an exotic and stimulating blend of coffee, raw sugar, lime and coconut
lemon lemon - scents of Lemon verbena and lime with a hint of fresh floral  

Scrub away dull, lifeless skin with Harlow's body buffs. Coffee buzz uses raw sugar as an exfoliant and lemon lemon uses espom salts. Each melts away leaving your skin  smooth and moisturized. 

 

Harlow fire

bohemian - vanilla and grapefruit
orange flower - a mild hint of ginger and zesty orange
fresh morning - scents of french lavender and cucumber
in the air - cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, vanilla, pumpkin, cardamom (limited edition)
warm - all the spices of a warm apple cider (limited edition)

Okay, maybe you don't want to put this on your skin, but Harlow makes candles as well. 8oz hand poured, NON GMO eco-soy candle, approximate burn time 50 hours.

 

Josée Gordon has also spent a majority of her life behind a makeup brush. Her passion for natural products and the magic of alchemy brought her to Reassembly. In her beautiful studio off Powell St, she creates elixirs, soaps and fragrances with ancient oils and waxes such as black agar and powdered sandalwood. A true fountain of knowledge, Josée is like a modern day shaman of the senses, bringing you into a different realm with her mystical scents. Also, it doesn't hurt that she's a complete joy to be around. All products are natural, paraben free, ethically sourced and at least 80% organic ingredients. 

 

Reassembly roll-on fragrance

blackwood - black agar, bergamot, sandalwood, musk, ho wood, oud and cedar
whitewood - oud and himalayan cedarwood, citrus
mosscape - lavender, japanese mint, spanish sage, oakmoss, sandalwood
mountain milk - sandalwood, spruce hemlock, balsam fir, pine needle, red cedar, vanilla, musk, amber
tobaccosuite - tobacco, ylang ylang, coriander, katrafay, black pepper, vetiver
nyc - jasmine, rose, galbanum, muhuhu, musk, leather

These roll-on fragrances are completely intoxicating. Well, don't drink them, but the combinations of fragrances in each bottle are enough to get you dreaming. Each one is unisex and inspired by something different, such as a men's lavender recipe from the 1800's (mosscape) or David Hockney's pool series from the 70's (tobaccosuite). 

 

Reassembly lip balms

rose
peppermint

A simple balm made with organic illipe butter, castor oil and beeswax. 

 

Reassembly honey/sandalwood scrub

A combination of organic sugars, organic raw honey and powdered sandalwood, this scrub is made to expel toxins while gently removing dead skin. Powdered sandalwood soothes irritation, tones, and has astringent properties, while organic marula oil and sandalwood essential oil are known for balancing and soothing skin. A truly dreamy exfoliant!

 

Reassembly beardo

A soothing and moisturizing treat for facial skin and hair. With the invigorating scents of lime and bay, this can be used to tame beards and moisturize the irritated skin beneath them. For a special treat, keep in the fridge and use as a refreshing aftershave. 

 

Reassembly herbal rock salt body cleanser

Clarifying, detoxifying, anti-bacterial, promotes and improves circulation, keeps skin taut, refreshing - this body wash has it all! The soap itself is derived from olive and coconut oils, and contains essential oils of basil, juniper, eucalyptus and oregano. The inclusion of himalayan rock salt aids in drawing out toxins and supports skin regeneration as the salt has a very high content of minerals. 

 

Reassembly body serum luxury oil

Quick absorbing and glow inducing, this body oil is packed with skin-loving oils like sea buckthorn, avocado, safflower, and camellia seed. Geranium, yarrow, key lime, and frankincense essential oils are infused to promote the balancing and healing of skin. 

 

Reassembly black magic bath crystals

The solar salts in the black magic bath crystals help to draw out impurities from the skin and soothe on a muscular level. Scented with Blackwood botanical fragrance, these crystals create a spellbinding and sensual bathing experience. Just add two tablespoons to a warm bath and enjoy.

 

And that is the reason it smells so good in here! Come on in and get wrapped up in it.

 

-Lauren

 

Harlow
butter - $28
whip - $28
buff - $22
fire - $25

 

Reassembly
roll-on fragrance - $45
lip balm - $10
honey/sandalwood scrub - $24
beardo - $30
herbal rock salt body cleanser - $24
body serum luxury oil - $50
black magic bath crystals - $18
 
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