Happy Valentine’s Day!

Rose oil at Wall Flower StudioAt Wall Flower Studio, we offer the perfect gifts for spoiling the one you love this Valentine’s Day! A head-to-toe collection of body oils, butters, balms and bath salts!

We’re happy to create a gift basket with a skin care theme, for ‘him or her’, and of course, our ‘foodie’ themed collections are always a big hit with anyone in mind!

lavender themed gift basket at WFS



Our hours this weekend are:

Sat. 10 – 6, Sun. 11 – 3 & Mon. 11 – 3.

Wishing everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day, and a Happy Family Day, here in Canada!


DIY Herbal Bath Tub Tea – Create your own herbal packets for the bath – from the garden, naturally!

Calendula Chamomile Lavender in Jar with scoop - bath Wall Flower Studio smIt’s very easy to create your own bath tea bags with herbs. Gathered together here are  Lavender, Chamomile & Calendula. Botanical Blast Facial TeaAll you’ll need, apart from the herbs is an iron and some empty teabags.

Simply mix together all of the ingredients together and fill the bags about 3/4’s full. Iron them shut and you have yourself a packet of herbal goodies that can be tossed right in your bath, or shared with friends!

If you don’t happen to have any empty teabags on hand, simply use a small cotton bag or cheesecloth tied with a ribbon! Or, mix your herbs together and fill a glass jar with them. Makes a lovely hostess Lavender Dryer Sachets at Wall Flower Studiogift if you tie a little wooden scoop on it with some raffia.

I started making my own bath products and cosmetics years ago when I came to the realization that many large cosmetic companies include all kinds of toxic chemicals in the products that I was using.

Now I feel immense pleasure and satisfaction, creating products not only for myself, but for my lovely customers, too.

Have fun and happy bathing!

Sharing our apothecary & culinary container recycling program! Celebrating #greenbeauty at Wall Flower Studio

Bring us your empties! Receive a reward for your earth-friendliness!

love-recycleHere’s how it works: When you make a purchase at Wall Flower Studio, you will receive a plantable paper card – We’ll stamp it each time you bring back an empty glass jar/bottle/tin with its lid, purchased at our store. (i.e: One empty bottle equals one stamp).

When you reach ten stamps, you get to choose *one travel-sized apothecary/culinary item from our selection at the shop! You also get to plant your stamped plantable paper card. It will grow Canadian native wild flower seeds! Everybody wins, especially the environment.


*This is a final exchange – Each free reward cannot be exchanged and is non-refundable. Thank you!


2016 – A new year, a new look! Both in the store and online

Wall Flower Studio - renovating and January re-opening date

Happy to share that we now have brand new shelving and better lighting for the store! We’re working behind the scenes to employ all the space we can in our wee shop, and do look forward to re-opening on Fri. Jan 22. – Do drop in and have a look! If you have been in before, I hope you like the changes. If you haven’t been in yet, well then I ask, why not???  😉 But seriously, there are many surprises up my sleeve, yet to share over the years to come. 🙂

FYI: Wall Flower Studio’s winter hours, (from reopening until the end of March 2016) will be:  Thursday, Friday and Saturday / 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

– Not only will we have an updated look in the shop, but online, too! Though I’m very happy to continue offering our products on Etsy, one goal of mine has always been to have a proper website. I’ll still be blogging here, however the goal has been achieved, so for a sneak peek, visit Wall Flower Studio’s new website: HERE

(FYI -It’s not quite complete, but I’m working hard behind the scenes taking photographs, writing product descriptions, getting products listed, events slated and much more. Launch is set for early February 2016.)

Starting Jan. 22, Wall Flower Studio is the new ‎Minden‬ pick-up location for the ‪Bread‬ & ‪Bagel‬ club. We’re thrilled! For more info, please visit Into the Blue Bakery’s website: HERE

Last but not least, I’m happy to share that we’re now offering a monthly ‪‎newsletter‬! Subscribe for ‪workshops‬, new product launches, & forthcoming events in the ‪#‎shop:‬ HERE

Right now I’m home, busily packaging all kinds of garden seeds, making soap, bitters, fairy furniture, you name it, but am admittedly missing the shop and all the lovely folk who visit, so I’d like to take this opportunity to wish my friends and customers all the best for 2016.

Thank you for your kindness, inspiration, and for shopping locally. ~ Karen

fairy furniture at Wall Flower Studio Garden - copyright Karen Sloan

DIY floral apothecary tub soaks

Rose Milk bath soak - Wall Flower Studio

I think most gardeners are somewhat crafty people, and if you grow herbs in your garden and if you like to dry and store them, why not make your own herbal tea bath bags?

I’ve been doing it for years, and thought maybe it would be something interesting to share with everyone.

My Grandma always used Epsom salts, speaking highly of their virtues. Being a bath person myself, I started adding Epsom salt, sea salt, and various dried herbs in muslin bags, tying the bag to the tap as the bath water runs through it.

Relax all your cares away in a hot bath with all the essential ingredients contained in these bags. It’s especially nice after a long day in the garden.

Dried lavender flowers release essential oil and fragrance into the bath. The sea salts dissolves and works to relax tired and sore muscles. Milk powder dissolves to condition skin.

The best thing is that rejuvenated feeling after a good soak. There is no mess of dried flowers to clean up – just pick the tea bag up to discard. I put mine in the composter.

Rose Bath Tub Tea packets - Wall Flower Studio

You can buy empty tea bags, fill them with herbs and iron them shut! I love the fact that you can choose your own natural ingredients. Nothing harmful to the body or the environment.

Lavender, mint, sage, basil, chamomile, or anything that strikes your fancy, can be added, then ironed shut and tossed in the bath! It’s that easy.

Here’s a recipe I’ve used for many years. Hope you enjoy it too!

You’ll need…

~1 muslin bag (or) empty heat sealed tea bag or pretty jar with lid.

~ Some dried herbs: lavender, rosemary, rose hips, chamomile, rose petals, dried orange or lemon peels

~ 1/2 cup Epsom Salts

~ Blender

~ 1 tablespoon of Dried milk powderBath salt soaks in coloured apothecary jars Wall Flower Studio

~1/4 cup Dead Sea Salts

~ Essential oil of your choice (Just a couple of drops)

~ Olive Oil or Safflower oil (Just a couple drops)


~Mix the dried flowers/herbs in the blender which helps to release their essential oils.

~Add a few drops of essential oil with a half cup of Epsom salts.

~Mix well and fill your muslin cotton sachet or tea bag and seal it.

~Hang the muslin bag from the spigot on your tub, or just float the bath tea bag in the tub for a few minutes before you get in. It’s that easy! Enjoy!

If you’d like to try some, but don’t have the ingredients or the time, please feel free to visit my Etsy shop where I have Bath Tea Spa bags available, and many other great gifts from the garden. Wall Flower Studio ships worldwide. Thank you!

Happy bathing! 🙂