Sunday, December 6, 2009

Eco Friendly Non Toxic Christmas Tree Decorations!

I have been searching for some ways to decorate the tree with Eco Friendly natural alternatives and came across this recipe for Christmas Ornament Dough. You can add food coloring or have kids paint them. Very fun. I love the look of natural ornaments!

Another great idea I found while googling was to get everyone in your family to write wishes for the coming year on ribbons and tie them to the tree. Save them from year to so you can see how many of your Christmas dreams came true!

Here's the recipe for Baked Eco Friendly Christmas Tree Ornaments:

Baked Dough for Christmas Ornaments

Materials - flour, salt, vegetable oil, water, paint


  1. Mix together 2 cups of flour, 1 cup of salt, and 2 tbsp vegetable oil.
  2. Slowly add 3/4 to 1 cup of water and stir until you get a nice clay consistency.

Once completely mixed, make into the desired shapes for different Christmas themes. You can mold shapes, or roll the dough out and use Christmas cookie cutters to shape.

Bake your Christmas ornaments in a 250 degree oven for approximately 1 hour. This will vary depending on how thick you creations are. Paint your finished ornaments.

Hint: Do not make the Christmas ornaments too thick or they will crack with baking.

Warning: Kids should to have an adult to supervise when using an oven.

If you are looking for more dough recipes, please check the playdough recipes. There are a variety of cooked and uncooked doughs there.

Happy Eco Friendly Decorating!


Friday, December 4, 2009

Hot Fall 2009 Eco Fashion Trends.

Be trendy the eco Fashion way with the hot trends from Salts Clothing.

Trend Numero Uno.
Hats. Hats are hot this winter. We are taking a cue from Jill Stuart hats and adding a Salts twist. Try the fresh Livity hemp hats for Fall 2009. Take em plain or with Haida Gwaii art embroidery. Nothing increases MoJo like a good hat.

Here's how it looks on the runway.

Here's how we do it Eco Fashion Style at Salts.

Grab em' online or in Store in Sooke, BC on Vancouver Island.

Happy Trending.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Healthy Banana Cookies

Hello everyone;
Here is a super simple recipe I found for some delicious (and healthy!) banana cookies. I found it on, so if you enjoyed this one, check some more out!

3 ripe bananas
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup dates, pitted and chopped
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. In a large bowl, mash the bananas. Stir in oats, dates, oil, and vanilla. Mix well, and allow to sit
3. for 15 minutes. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
4. Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly brown.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Why Shop Local? Whats in it for you?

With the holiday season looming in your will hear chatter of "shopping local" on the streets. What does it mean and why should you care? Does shopping local really make a difference to anyone? Lets take a minute and learn a few things about shopping local. Then you can decide for yourself if shopping local is important to you.

1. Better Service and Friendly People.

When you walk into a local shop you are often greeted by the shop owner, they can tell you all about what they sell with great passion. Often they are a million times more helpful and friendlier then the help you might find in a big box store.

2. Local Economic Stimulus.

Ah yes, something everyone is worried about these days. When you shop at a locally owned business rather than a national chain more money is kept in the community. This helps grow the other businesses around and the local tax base.

3. New Jobs in the Community.

Sick of your commute? Local businesses are the most likely to offer new jobs to the marketplace in a community. They also offer great opportunities for youth to gain work experience.

4. Local Businesses Give Back where YOU need it.

Did your baseball team or organization have a raffle this year? Chances are that locally owned businesses donated the prizes for your event. Local business are owned by the people that rally to raise money when there is a family with a sick child or donate when the schools are having a fundraiser. Does your favorite big box store do that for you?

5. Unique businesses create a Unique and Prosperous town.

The Businesses that are in a town largely determine the character of the town. This adds to the overall satisfaction that you feel living there and also the value of your property and home.

6. Local Decision Making.

Local ownership means that important decisions are made locally by people who live in the community and who will feel the impacts of those decisions.

7. Ensuring Choice and Diversity.

Retailers sift through competing goods and services to find those that appeal to their customers. Even though a single local shop may have a smaller selection than a big chain outlet, a multiplicity of independent retailers creates great diversity.

8. Shopping Local is something fun to do on a Rainy Day.

Got the rainy day blues? Go browse your local shops for unique items and for fun. You could spend a whole afternoon trying things on and checking things out. Chat with the owners and learn more about your local neighborhood.

9. Its More Environmentally Friendly to Shop local.

Walking around town shopping is easier on the environment then driving to the big box stores. Small little shops in a towns core cause less environmental impact then large sprawling malls, resulting in less habitat loss, energy use and waste.

10. Vote with your Wallet.

Your values and opinions are much more important to a small local shop then a large chain store. You can influence what products they carry and convince them to cater to YOUR needs. They will value so much more and take note of what you like!

So there you have it, 10 amazing reasons to stimulate your local economy today. When you spend $100 at a local business $73 off that will stay in your local economy. With the same $100 spent at a national chain only $43 will stay in your local economy. The rest of the money will be hard at work providing jobs for people far, far away.


Thursday, November 12, 2009

Swine flu Immunity Super Boost Juice.

Jump start your immune system with a juicy drink packed full of antioxidants and all the building blocks for super natural immunity against Swine flu and other winter time infections. All you need is a juicer and piles of organic veggies. I have found great working juicers at Thrift and secound hand stores for less than $10. You can grab a new juicer at most appliance or health food stores. If you are going to buy new then please consult an expert on juicers before you shell out big bucks. The expert I most trust is Natalia Rose, check her out at, you can also buy juicers there.

So without further ado, here is my immunity boost juice recipe.

2 organic apples
1 organic lemon
a few leaves of romaine (3-5)
handful of parsley sprigs
big ol chunk of ginger (more you can handle the better, it gives you a nice buzz)
1 stalk celery
add 20 drops of echinacea if your going to be around a lot of sneeze y swine people (ie Christmas time mall or school gathering)

you may want to add garlic, I love the taste without so I rarely do. I would add garlic if I definitely felt something coming on....

Tip: If you can't buy all organic produce, make sure that your leafy greens are your priorty to get organic. They get the most spray, root veggies get less spray on the edible part. Non organic lemons can be peeled before juicing. Juicing is definitly the time you want to go organic if you can though.

Enjoy a happy healthy winter! Be sure to check out Natalia's site and books.

With Love,

Saturday, November 7, 2009

The Endless Benefits of Green Tea

I am sure that you have all read countless articles and blogs on this subject, so I apologize in advance for any dull repetitions! Personally, I can't learn enough about this amazing's truly miraculous, and I wanted to share some facts that I've recently read.
1. Studies show that green tea has been used as a medicine in China for at least 4,000 years.

2. Research [at University of Purdue] has shown that green tea contains a compound which inhibits the growth of cancer cells, without harming healthy tissue!

3. It is very high in catechin polyphenols, namely epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) which is a powerful anti-oxidant.

4. It has proven effective in lowering LDL cholesterol levels, and inhibiting the abnormal formation of blood clots. The latter is the leading cause of heart attacks and stroke.

5. Green, oolong, and black tea are from the same plant, called Camellia Sinensis. Green tea is different due to it's processing, which consists of boiling the leaves, instead of fermenting them. The boiling process allows the EGCG to oxidize, whereas the fermenting process converts the EGCG into other compounds which have proven considerably less useful.

6. The only harmful side effect is possible insomnia due to caffeine levels. However, green tea contains contains 20mg of caffeine (per 8 oz), whereas coffee contains 60-120 mg.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Deliciously Simple "Incredible Vegetable Soup"

I adore sipping a cup of heartwarming soup on a cool day. Actually, this makes me welcome and look forward to the cooler weather! Here is a recipe that is so incredibly simple, and it sounds so yummy! Why not try it out?

1 yellow zucchini, chopped
3-4 large carrots, chopped
1 cup uncooked brown rice
1 15 ounce can diced tomatoes (undrained)
1/2 small cauliflower, chopped
1/2 cup diced onions
1-2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp minced garlic
1 49 1/2 ounce can chicken broth
1-2 tsp oregano
1-2 tsp Italian seasoning

Saute garlic and onion in oil in saucepan. Add and lightly saute carrots, zucchini, and cauliflower. Add broth, rice, and tomatoes and bring to a boil. Simmer 35 minutes or until rice is soft. Add seasoning.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Power to the Pants!

We all wear pants, so why not wear an environmentaly friendly pair? This company, "Pants for Poverty", has been producing fairtrade, organic, sweatshop free underpants for four years now! They are grown and sewn in India and are beautiful from "grain to groin." They work with a company in India called Zameen Organic, which is the world’s first farmer-owned marketing company for Fairtrade and organic cotton. If you are interesting in joining this pants revolution, visit the link below, or stop by Salts Organic to pick up a pair!

Learn more about Pants to Poverty here.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Dress For you Body Type. 5 Tips for a Flattering you.

Whenever I am designing a new item I like to take into account what its going to do for the person that puts it on. We all have had an item that hugs us in all the wrong places and makes us feel like we are on the way to Frumpville. Then we have also had the great luck in finding a piece that shows off our best and highlights what makes us beautiful. Those are the items that we keep for years and wear until there is nothing left to them. My favorite moment is when I manage to come up with something that looks great and flatters all the right places on a lot of different women.

The most common complaint that I get from women is that clothing hugs their tummies and backs. Another concern of course is the thigh area. I have compiled some of my best advice for diverting attention (yours mostly, no one else thinks much about your tummy and thighs by the way) away from the areas you don't totally love into areas that you adore.

1. Determine your best feature and build your look around it. Love your eye color? Compliment it with color and tone. A great tip is to find a color wheel and then find the color of you eyes. Bring it out by finding the color on the opposite side and wearing that. For example orange colors bring out blue eyes. Wearing colors that match your eyes also tend to bring them out more.

2. Style lines, Style lines, Style lines. A well placed style line is a woman's best friend. Want to whittle your waist? Grab an item with an hour glass style line on the front. Slim your thighs? Look for length wise lines down the legs of your bottoms. Avoid cargo pockets on pants if you want to slim down your legs. Our classic Candy hoodie (shown above on Leah Oke) in Organic Cotton and hemp has a great cut, toning your midsection with out all those boring sit-ups.

3. Color and Darks. Wear your dark colors on area that you want to minimize and lighter brighter colors on areas you want to draw attention to. Large on top and small on bottom? Pair a black top with a bright colored bottom. This will balance your figure more evenly.

4. Ruching is the bomb. Runching is deep gathers on a garment used to create folds. They are great for covering bumpy areas that you want to keep to yourself. Gathering also works great to add volume if your very petite. Our Wave Check EcoFriendly Hoodie has Ruching along the front with a waist whittling style line to give you a double whammy of flattering effects. Check out our Zen Jacket if you want to add some bulk to your figure.

5. Draw the attention of your admirers where you want it to go. This works terrifically in all areas of your life. The obvious example if the mighty bare cleavage but there are subtler and classier ways to pull the technique off. Use brighter colors and interesting details to draw admiring glances where you want them. Try a great necklace to enhance your beautiful neck or a hair pin to draw attention to your luxurious mane. Grab some great jeans if you like your bottom half better than your top and wear a plain dark shirt minimize your top. Then put on a smile to show off your pretty soul.

Hope these tips help you to look and feel your best. If you want some more tips come stop by Salts Clothing at 2052 Otter Point Road in Beautiful Sooke, BC on Vancouver Island and speak to one of our stylists. Of course your can always shop for Salts Organic Clothing online.

With Love,

Designer, Salts

Monday, September 28, 2009

How to Clean with out Crap....

Make your own...

1/2 teaspoon washing soda
A dab of liquid soap
2 cups hot tap water

Combine the ingredients in a spray bottle and shake until the washing soda has dissolved. Apply and wipe off with a sponge or rag.

Go grab an essential oil in your favorite smell and add it in as well! Come in and try some of our Soulful Sister Aromatherapy for your perfect cleaner!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Learn To Make An Apple Wreath

Hiya Everyone, I hope you are all enjoying the lovely sun this weekend has brought in for us! But this blog is not for discussing the current weather, I come on a mission! An apple wreath mission, that is. How many of you love that scent of freshly bakes pie? Yum, when you walk into a house where someone was baking all day. It's simply irresistible!

This wreath comes quite close to providing those same nose-pleasing aromas, and it will last much longer!

What you will need:

Juice of approximately 10 lemons

2 teaspoons salt

8 - 10 large firm apples

8 teaspoons cinnamon

2 teaspoons allspice

1 teaspoon cloves

8" - 10" sturdy, heavy gauge wire

1 - 1 1/2 yards of a 1" ribbon

How to make your apple wreath:

1) Place lemon juice in a large bowl, and stir in salt.

2) Peel, core, and slice apples horizontally into 1/4" thick circles. Soak slices in lemon juice bowl for approximately 6-10 minutes, making sure each side of the slices has a chance to absorb some of the lemon juice.

3) Meanwhile, mix spices in a bowl and blend well.

4) Remove the slices from the bowl and place them on paper towels. Pat tops of apple slices with paper towels.

5) Dust apples slices with spice mixture. Turn slices over and repeat on opposite side.

6) Place apples slices in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 150-200 degrees F for 6 hours or until completely dried. Apple slices should be slightly pliable.

7) Fold each apple slice in half, and then into quarters and thread the apples slices onto the wire. Continue to pack on the folded apples until the wire is completely filled.

8) When the wire is completely covered, use pliers to bend ends into hooks so that they can connect and close. Carefully shape wire into desired shape. I recommend either a circle or heart shape.

9) Using your ribbon, create a hanger for your wreath.

10) Hang on your wall, or package as a gift for someone special.

Happy Wreath-Making,


Saturday, September 19, 2009

How to Make a Deliciously Simple Zucchini Dish!

It feels great to eat local, and your body really appreciates organic choices! The early months of fall make both of these really easy to do. Zucchini, Corn, Squash, Tomatoes and Bell peppers are all in season, along with many more yummy vegetables. Here is a really simple, mouthwatering recipe which makes it hard not to eat local an organic! Enjoy!

Things You'll Need:

  • one squash

  • one zucchini

  • butter

  • mozzarella

  • shredded cheeses

  • Basil leaves

  • 9 x 12 baking dish


  1. First, you will want to go a head and preheat your oven to 425 degree. Then slice the squash and zucchini about 1/4 inch thick.

  2. Next heat up a skillet on medium heat and place a pad of butter in it. Now you will want to lightly brown both sides of the squash and zucchini.Place squash and zucchini on a paper towel to absorb any extra liquid.

  3. After the squash and zucchini is lightly browned, layer it in the 9 x 12 baking pan. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and just a pinch of basil.

  4. Place in oven for about 7 minutes or until cheese is melted.

  5. Enjoy!

Want more mouthwatering zucchini dishes? Try these!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Save Energy, Save Money.

Does all your greening really make a difference? Here are some riviting figures that we dug up. Consider the change if everyone got on board the Eco Train! Who new that being so Green could save your green too.

-Replace 3 frequently used light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs. Save 300 lbs. of carbon dioxide and $60 per year.

-Check your car's air filter monthly. Save 800 lbs. of carbon dioxide and $130 per year.

-Keep your water heater thermostat no higher than 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Save 500 lbs. of carbon dioxide and $30 per year.

-Install a low-flow shower head to use less hot water. Save 300 lbs. of carbon dioxide and $150.

That's alot of money saved, just think of all the Salts Clothing you could buy with your savings! Check out for more tips.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Hey kids!

September is here! I’m sitting here trying to write a blog, an original blog at that. And I can’t focus because I’m starving, my belly is grumbling to and fro, it’s all very distracting. Needless to say I found my blog subject though. Making healthy lunches for school! Brilliant. Since promises of school are looming over our heads, I’ll run with that.

Growing up as a kid my favorite lunches consisted of Banana- peanut butter sandwiches, an Apple, homemade cookies, trail mix (the kind with the M and M’s), and some sort of juice box or water bottle. Now lets back track, the banana and peanut butter sandwich is a gift from the lunch box gods. It’s easy to make to:

All you need is:
Slightly brown Banana
Organic peanut butter
Whole wheat bread

Now, slather that peanut butter on both pieces of bread. Then cut the banana the long way in three or four slices put it all together and you have a cornucopia of awesomeness.

The organic fruit or veggies are a staple to all lunches. I always loved the apple though, it’s quick and easy. And there is little that is better than a really, really good apple. All crisp, juicy and sweet, num, num, num!

Now for the cookies. I have always said that my mom is the best cookie maker on the planet. Which is true, she makes fantastic cookies. BUT that was before my little sister started to bake. She was kind enough to give me her recipe for every ones favorite cookies.

Shelby’s Famous Wicked Cookies

1 cup of butter
½ cup of white sugar
1 cup of brown sugar
2 eggs
2 cups of whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda
½ teaspoon of baking powder
Pinch of salt
¾ of rolled oats
2 cups of any sort of cereal, Shelby uses Vector
½ cup of almonds or walnuts chopped
1 cup of coconut
1 cup of Chocolate or Yogurt chips
¾ cup of raisons

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes on 350 degrees F

They are not to junk foodie, and are very filling so they are perfect for recess or break.
When I was a kid I always wanted what my friends had in their lunches, the Lunchables, and the Mr. Noodles and of course the fruit roll up. I’m glad though, now, that my mom always gave us nice home made, healthy organic food for lunch. Now if only she would pack me a lunch for work. Oh well. Gotta get back to work kids, have a good first few weeks of school, remember Salts hoodies are the best looking hoodies around for back to school!

Stay beautiful,


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Pro Surfer Leah Oke Models for Salts!

My girl Leah Oke is an amazing Canadian surf icon. She busts it on the cold water and sometimes some warm water. She is an amazing girl with a big spirit too doing work in her community with the youth. I asked her to model some of my Salts Clothing for Fall 2009. She was happy too. Talent and Beauty, Love you Leah.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Sanuk Yoga Mat Flip Flops. A Salts Eco Fashion Review.

We have just received the Sanuk Yoga Mat flip flops with Power Balance technology in at the Salts Clothing Shop in Sooke BC. I always like to try new product out before carry them. These flip flops are bang on. Definitely the most comfortable that I have ever owned. Made with a yoga mat as a sole they keep you on solid ground with a thick bottom and comfortable straps. Nice clean look and and cushy for sure. Check out for info on the Power Balance emblem. The Sanuk Yoga Mat flip flop is available in Men's and Women's sizes. Shop for them online in the Salts Shop. I will definilty be sporting these for years to come.

Peace and Soles.

Friday, June 5, 2009

May 5th 2007

Hey guys and girls!

It’s Mackenzie here, I’m part of the Salts team in beautiful Sooke, British Columbia! I figured I should share a funny little experience I had last weekend. Last Saturday I ended up at a party here in Sooke, and I met a girl named Sara who had just moved here from Ottawa. We were doing the whole “awkward chit chat” when we came up to the inevitable, “Oh, where do you work?” question. I said I worked at an organic boutique in Sooke. It turns out that this girl had done a project on this very store for a class she took in university, on eco friendly products. She informed me that she will be coming in and that Salts had inspired her to live a more eco friendly life. What are the chances that Sara from Ottawa would have chose to do a project on Salts Studio Boutique, located in a quant little town of Sooke, and the chances we would be at the same, random party needless to say karma had blown my mind! Anyways, I will part with some wise words from a 19 year old girl: keep educated on the eco-friendly products, if not to make a difference, then to boost up some awkward small talk with a random stranger.

Stay beautiful!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Brighter Days Fashion Show and Sale! The Eco-Fashion event of the year at Salts!

Our Annual Fashion Event is Saturday June 13th! Join us for Fashion Shows, live music, food, mead from Tugwell Creek Meadery (honey wine) and other delights. This is the Sooke event not to be missed! Daytime show for the kids at 3 and adult show at 7:30 pm. It will be held at the Salts Clothing Studio in Sooke, BC at 2052 Otter Point Road. Call 250 642 2509 for more information.

Cash and non perishable (organic foods only) donations for the Sooke Food Bank being taken at the door. A percentage of sales for the day will also be donated to local families in need through the CASA.

Local Acoustic act Karly Summers will be playing as well. Be sure to check her website. Show starts at 7:30 doors open at 7. Limited space, please RSVP at

This event is in celebration of the sun and also of course our 2nd anniversary of the opening of our retail location in Sooke.

See you there!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Heart of a Soap Crafter. What really goes into natural healthy soaps?

I recently sat down for a visit with Divine Goddess Soap Artist Lisa. She has a talent for soap making like none I have ever tried. Beautiful Natural and hand crafted. Here's what she had to say about her soaps.

What are your top 5 favorite ingredients and why?

All the ingredient would be my favorite because after creating a natural product I began to understand what it was I liked. I love the rich lather and natural fragrances I get from hand made soap. I love interesting fragrance combinations and ingredients different from what I can find elsewhere. I love the confidence I get from knowing I am not washing with harsh chemicals, strange perfumes and dyes.

Where does the name Divine Goddess come from?

The small hobby of mine was getting out of hand, so I decided start a home based business and the name "Divine Goddess Naturals" represents my committment providing the best natural product possible using only essential oils, natural oils, rich butters, pure beeswax, clay, herbs and spices.

How long have you been making soap?

Over 10 years, Divine Goddess Naturals got its unofficial start in 1997 in Sooke B.C.

What do you wear when making soap (hehe)?

I prefer to wear comfortable all natural house clothes..... and of course safety goggles and gloves.

What are the benefits of your soaps?

Natural soap is so very different from commercial soap. I was impressed after trying the real thing, made by myself. Most commercial soaps left me feeling dry and kinda sticky, but my handmade soap was different. I felt skweaky clean, but not dry. My skin looked great and the handmade soap smelled great, not overpowering and chemical. I love Divine Goddess Naturals, and I know you will too. Be Natural, Be Beautiful, Be a Goddess!

Thanks for your time Lisa! You can get Lisa's Divine Goddess Soaps at the Salts Studio in Sooke, BC or shop in our online store at


Friday, April 10, 2009

Eco Fashion Update for Spring. Fabulous Eco Fashions in great sustainable fabrics.

Want to move in the Eco Fashion direction this spring? Here are some of our top picks for a sustainable wardrobe. These pieces are easy going and can move into any wardrobe seamlessly. Made from cushy fabrics in Bamboo, Certified Organic Cotton and hemp there is sure to be something that you are dying to have.

Not sure your ready to jump on the Eco Fashion bandwagon? Check out this article on Why Eco Fashion is so hot.
Whats is Eco Fashion you ask? Well, the Sustainable Technology Education Project which is a non-profit organization that "aims to increase people's awareness of sustainable technology, enabling them to recognize the economic, environmental and social impacts of their own technology choices." has an opinion. They say that Eco-Fashions are clothing that " that take into account the environment, the health of consumers and the working conditions of people in the fashion industry.” . Great definition.

Here are some of the key Eco-Fashion pieces from Salts Organic Clothing this Spring 2009. These items will be available in stores across Canada and the US in May 2009. For a listin of stores where Salts is available please go to the Salts Clothing website. You can also buy Salts online on

From top to bottom we have, the Tough Cookies Jacket in hemp/ organic cotton fleece, next is the Laughter skirt which plays double duty as a dress. The little tank here is the Crossback tank in hemp organic cotton jersey or bamboo organic cotton jersey fabrics. On the bottom the model wears the Kicks Yoga Track Pant in Certified organic cotton. Last but not least is the Dandylion tube in black and the Leaf Skirt in Crimson red. Both items are currently available on The skirt again can be work as a great tube tunic style top.

Stay tunes to the Salts blog for more updates on Spring 2009 trends and
eco fashion trends. Next article will be on our killer bamboo rayon organic cotton dress. Yum.

Love Salts

Friday, April 3, 2009

Check out.... Adam DeWolfe Photography

Adam DeWolfe love the ocean and Adam DeWolfe's camera loves you. Check out his great collection of photos and photo art prints at his Website. His photos are taken down the coasts of Mexico and Canada. Adam specializes in Surf Photography getting right into the waves to make you look like a star.

Adam spends his summers reforesting BC and Alberta with tiny little trees. They he snoozes the days away in Mexico for the winter. He discribes his love for photography with great passion which clearly shows in his killer photos.

"The ocean is so unpredictable; set waves crashing relentlessly, harsh currents and obstacles, trying to stay in position while focusing on framing and composition is a true challenge.

It is the rewarding feeling of looking at a great sequence of photos that gives me the inspiration to keep going back in the water for more."

Stay tuned for the Adam DeWolfe Photography Show at Salts Clothing this Summer. Right now there are cards available at the Salts Shop if you would like to see Adam's work in person.

Much Love,


Monday, March 30, 2009

The Salts Eco Tip of the Week. Save Money and the Environment by helping you food last longer.

Did you know that most North Americans send 14% of their food to the dump as trash? This is because it spoils before we eat it. Try these neat tips to save food and money.

-Put you Champagne grapes in the freezer, they last much longer and taste like mini Popsicles when you eat them

-Plan a menu for the week. Do you shopping in one trip with a menu planned and a list. This will prevent extra spending and also help you to only buy things that you will eat in one week.

-Grow your own foods. Try growing a few things, food stays fresh longer in the garden and you can pick it as you need it.

-Store your fruits and Veggies separately. Fruits speed the ripening of veggies because the release the gas ethylene.

-Evert-Fresh Bags - reusable produce bags with a clay lining that absorbs gases that cause produce to decompose ($6/10 10-gallon bags). Check them out at

Thanks for reading our tips this week. See you next week.


Saturday, March 28, 2009

Salts Attends the Whole Foods Pacific Northwest Holiday Buying show. Organic Sustainable Goodies at their Best!

What bigger honor could there be! Salts was asked to attend the Whole Foods Holiday buying show last week. It was an amazing event held at the Hotel Deca in Seattle. The Hotel Deca is fabulous place covered in great art and design details. They prepared a yummy buffet lunch for us that gave the term "buffet" a new definition. Totally gourmet. Hailey (super sales Salts lover) and I traveled to Seattle from Victoria on the Victoria Clipper. Definitely something I would do again. The boat goes around 30 knots and is really smooth, you can sit back and have a drink or eat. The trip takes about 3 1/2 hours. They have great hotel/ travel packages, I will definitly use them for travel needs in the future.

Hailey and I met with all the Team Leaders from Whole Foods Vancouer locations. Salts will be available at the Cambie location in September 2009. They will be carrying most of our woman's line and also the coveted much-loved organic bamboo Chubby Bubbies Leg and Noggin Cozies. Whole Foods has a great blog with recipes and healthy organic sustainable living advice. We are so excited to have our clothing at Whole Foods, if you would like to be notified when Salts is arriving at Whole Foods Olive location on Cambie please email me at info (at)

3277 Cambie Street
Vancouver, BC V5Z 2W3 CAN

Phone 604.909.2988

Store hours:
8 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.

Love Salts

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Little Inkers Super Cute Funky Baby Clothing made with love on Vancouver Island.

Little Inkers are super cute, hip , cheeky and political alternative naturals for infants and children. Our products are produced in an socially responsible and environmentally protective manner. They use high quality PVC/Phthalate free inks along with soy processing products. Little Inkers organic cotton and bamboo teez, zees and hats are printed with designs that are created to make a statement, inspire change and make you laugh. They are passionate about politics, breast feeding, self esteem, the environment and above all, having a sense of humor. Little Inkers are “greenprinted” with love on Vancouver Island.

Shop for Little Inkers at the Salts Studio Boutique in Sooke, BC or online in their etsy shop.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Go To: Tugwell Creek Meadery, mead means honey wine by the way.

Okay, I'll admit it. I have a problem. I have a bit of a wine problem. I love the stuff. Thats why I was delighted to come across an oasis of wine and honey in my own backyard. The Tugwell Creek Meadery is a beautiful farm by the sea near Sooke, BC. Just a short 1 hour jaunt from Victoria. Tugwell sells their meads and honeys all over BC, and have won several awards. I suggest you take a Sunday drive to their farm someday and try out their delicious crafts. The Meadery also features a small local gift shop and you can take tours of the farm, watch out for bees though (just kidding, they don't bite).

Tugwell Creek Meadery
is open for tastings and self guided tours

May 1st through September 30th,
Wednesday - Sunday
from 12pm - 5pm.

October 1st through April 30th,
Saturday and Sunday 12pm-5pm.


For directions and more information go to:

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Check out: Designs by Amber from SaltsSpring Island BC

One of my favorite designers to carry in the Salts Boutique is the lovely Amber Churchill from SaltSpring Island, British Columbia. She has a unique style that can easily rise above the masses of jewelery designers out there. Her big delicious pieces (like the Brazilian Agate Necklace shown at the top)are my favorites. Though I don't think I can pull them off, maybe I can...let me know.

Churchill is also a talented screen printer, feltress and Doll makers however. Which makes her my hero. She uses great eco friendly or recycled supplies in her handcrafts. Her jewelery has also been worn by the likes of Kelly Rowland from Destiny's Child, which makes her even more my hero. Amber darling, I am afraid that I want to be just like you.

Check out more of her items at the Salts Boutique in Sooke, BC.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Perfect Certified Organic Skincare and Makeup that Really Works!

I have found the greatest new skincare line. Its made from top notch organically certified botanical. I have had trouble with my skin for years and have tried everything from expensive spa lines to drugstore and made for TV lines. This stuff the bomb. So much so that I am willing to endorse it behind my own organic clothing brands name as a seller. I love it. Absolutely love it. It called Miessence. You can take a look at the line Miessence right here.

I have been using the line for oily skin. I love the serums and eye cream. Try the Jaffa lip balm for sure. The smells are all fresh and natural, no perfume headaches here. Try it out and let me know what you think.

Do Good,

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Salts Eco Friendly Fashion Boutique in Sooke BC.

If you are ever out on the west coast make sure you come around to see our very on environmentally friendly fashion store in Sooke, BC. Catering as much as we can to selling unique Canadian made products. The Salts Studio Boutique is definitely a one of a kind stop. Unique Decor, Fine Clothing and brilliant accessories. Sooke is a great day trip from Victoria, BC with many terrific restaurants and beaches. You can travel by bus or car or boat from Victoria west to Sooke. It will take you about an hour. For Directions see our map.

Our Clothing Store in Sooke is also our studio where the Salts Organic Clothing line is designed. We pride ourselves on offering you unique clothing, accessories, cosmetics and baby gear. Our Clothing Shop has great gift ideas. Salts Boutique carries Women's, Men's, Babies and Children's clothing and accessories.

Come see us soon!