Happy St. Patricks Day… “Top of the Mornin’ to you” :) FREE Mini Tarot Card Reading :)

SGC Admin: REMINDER FOLKS… Our St. Patrick’s Day free give away ends on April 17 …. You have until midnight of April 17 2017 to send us an email to: astrostar61@hotmail.com for your FREE 3 (or more) card Tarot Reading…


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Everyone is a little Irish on March the 17th… 🙂 Raise a glass or two … and may good fortune follow you where ever you go …

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AND just because we can and in honor of our Irish roots (honestly at least one of our staff is “half Irish”)… SGC staff are offering A FREE mini Tarot Card Reading consisting of 3 to 6 cards (recent past, present and near future)… 🙂

  • This FREE mini Tarot Card Reading is only available until April 17th 2017:
  • FREE mini Tarot Card Readings will be done as they are received and completed as time permits.

How to get your FREE reading…

  • Send us an email to astrostar61@hotmail.com
  • In the Subject line put St. Paddy’s Day Free Reading
  • Include: Name reading is for: Date of Birth for person the reading is for: Email address for the person the reading is for.

Showcase your Made in Canada & Hand Made Products with SGC2

SGC Admin: Hi folks…

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Just a reminder that we have a 2nd website up and running where we post items for sale..

The idea is to eventually have a website that sells made in North America and handmade items… 🙂

We understand the time and energy that goes into hand made items and in running a website or a blog… Sometimes it is tough to do both … 🙂

For folks who would love another platform to show case their hand made, made in North America (Canada/USA) items and products but don’t have the time, energy or inclination to have a website/blog of their own… We at SGC2 are happy to showcase your items for you.. 🙂

If you are interested in our services we offer two low fee options… 🙂 One is on a commission basis … the other is on a fixed fee/time basis…

We look forward to hearing from you … 🙂

Have a fabulous day…

Source: Showcase your Made in Canada & Hand Made Products with SGC2

Bark in the Park Bowmanville Summer 2016: A Festival celebrating Dogs and the people who love them: Vendors Wanted:

 SGC Admin: Check out what’s coming our way this summer… we can promise you there is nothing more wonderful than being surrounded by the furry four-legged types with their “parents” … 





Stonewood Academy Pickering, Ontario: Horse Riding Lessons for all levels and much more…

SGC Admin: Aww the joy of gifts that go on well past the gift giving day… 🙂 This past Christmas, our son presented me with such a gift in the form of 8 horse riding lessons for the spring. 🙂

I love horses and have been lucky enough to experience a couple of  “horse trial” rides in the past, however I am far from an expert on either riding or horses (loving something doesn’t make you an expert on it) ;)… I find horses to be beautiful animals, they are also very intelligent animals. I mean they have to be to figure out what someone sitting on their back wants them to do, when they can’t even see them… !! However, they are also bigger and faster than me, and truth be told, they scare me, if just a little. 🙂 But by the end of my 8 lessons I must say I feel much more comfortable around them, which is awesome because it means I can love them more… (if that’s possible) 😉

My horse riding lessons took place at Stonewood Riding Academy located in Pickering, Ontario. An absolutely fabulous facility with the most awesome horses and dedicated, hard-working staff. 

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I was fairly nervous going in for my first lesson, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was excited all the same.. 🙂 The moment I walked into the Barn, I was impressed… it’s very clean, beautifully built and laid out, with each horse in comfortable stalls. It didn’t even smell bad… ;)… 

Right away there was a volunteer ready to assist me… and I was so surprised to be involved with all the aspects of getting “my” horse ready to ride… brushing, saddling and bridling… 🙂 “My” 1st horse was Penny, a beautiful BIG mare… I gasped when i saw her and realized I was going to be getting on her back… (how, was the question in my mind at the time) 🙂 … I would soon find out there is a “mounting block” to assist you on getting on your horse… (whew) and Penny, bless her was so patient and very well-behaved… :).

Throughout my 8 lessons, there was always someone to help me get my horse ready or to “dress” my horse down afterward, which was valuable for me, as the arthritis in my hands tricks me sometimes, making it difficult for me to do such tasks as pulling the girth tight…  the girls were always, always so very patient and kind. 

Penny the horse
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Tamika Koonings was my instructor, (Click & Scroll down the Stonewood page to view her bio) she amazed me with her extensive knowledge and her ability to remember all of our names, along with the names and character traits of the horses we were riding… Tamika, will not give up on you, she will encourage you to keep trying, there is never a time when you feel you can’t do something, because Tamika’s faith in you pushes you into doing your absolute best… She is a lovely, caring, patient and talented lady and an awesome instructor. 

I was nervous, scared, and felt a little silly in the beginning about being there, even though it had been a dream of mine for sooo many years to learn how to ride, I felt I was too old to be doing such things… But I was wrong… you are never too old to try something, as long as your body is able and your mind is willing… but most important of all is to find the place and the people to help you try, to push you gently beyond your comfort zone and to encourage and accept you. And that is exactly what I found at Stonewood…. 

I ended up spending most of my lessons with Nemo a darling fella who enjoys napping, I would stroke him as we waited in the middle of the ring for all to assemble, and would watch as his lovely eyes slowly closed…… 🙂 oh I fell in love with this guy, he soon caught on to the fact that he had a “sucker” on his back… 🙂 I wasn’t very good at getting him to trot,… Tamika had to encourage me to kick as I felt awful about kicking Nemo, even though I understand how rider & horse communicate with signals and body language… I did get better at it, but still could only kick with my right leg, just couldn’t get both legs to kick at the same time, hahaha… it was all good in the end, as we did get Nemo trotting, Tamika worked hard to keep me at it and in the End Nemo must have felt bad and decided to help me out… 🙂 Oh it was such fun when we did trot ..It was also a good tummy workout … 

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The whole experience was wonderful, I walked out of that barn after each lessons feeling so happy and care free… I felt lighter in my step and at peace with myself for finally experiencing the joy of being around and understanding these magnificent creatures a little bit more… I am pleased with myself for hanging in and not letting fear get the better of me, and I am grateful for the people I met in my group and the wonderful teachings of Tamika.. 🙂 

With your group lessons at Stonewood Academy you experience the following…

  • How to brush your horse
  • How to girth your horse
  • How to saddle your horse
  • How to set your stirrup
  • You learn how to: Hold your reigns, where to put your boots in your stirrup, what is posting, what is a 2 point, how to dismount safely, safety in the ring and so much more… 
  • You can bring in treats for the horses and connect with them… 🙂 they will love you for an apple or a carrot… 🙂 

Thank you Nemo and Penny for allowing me to ride you and connect with you. 🙂 Thank you Tamika for your patience and care, Thank you to the girls working and volunteering, you all do a fabulous job and it’s easy to see that everyone at Stonewood puts the horse’s first… they are loved and cared for and that makes my heart grow… oh and of course thank you to our Son for an absolutely thoughtful and memorial gift… xo 

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Check out the following links for more information or to find a groupon deal for these lessons. 



Contact SGC @ astrostar61@hotmail.com 🙂 

For Sale: Mushroom Stick Incense Burner

This cute stick incense burner puts me in mind of fairies… 🙂 $12:00 shipped within Canada 🙂 If you can pick it up you save $4:00…

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  • With Shippingin Canada $12:00 

  • You may also purchase this lovely burner for $8:00 cash by arranging to meet with us for pick up.
  • If you wish to pay via pay pal while still picking this item up, please send us an email. 
  • Please email us @ astrostar61@hotmail.comto request pick up (Whitby Mall or Oshawa Center) and/or to request a Paypal invoice… 🙂 

This item is from our previous store stock: It is not a made in Canada/USA product. 

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Glad Tidings from Living Libations!
We have a sleigh full of new creations to welcome in the winter season.
Our five new Pure Beeswax Candles alight the night and perfume the air with bouquets of botanicals, stimulating spices, healthful herbs, and forests of trees.
Supreme Sandalwood Serum and Sandalwood Best Skin Ever gently soothe sensitive skin and sensitive souls with a warm, sweet aroma.
Rosemary Reset and Perfect Pearl Powders invite fun ways to play with facial masks and a fresh outlook on oral care for the sweetest smiles all season long.
Goodnight Oil removes make-up while restoring strength and thickness to eyelashes and brows.
New Organic carrier oils of fresh rosehips, evening primrose and soothing sandalwood nut oil offer a bevy of beautifying botanicals.
We will have this one epic newsletter for December so we can all enjoy more time with friends and family this holiday season.

Chocolate Bars in a New 1oz Size

Our Chocolate is the love-child of Willy Wonka and Mary Poppins dancing in the rain forest, singing “a spoonful of chocolate helps the plant- medicine go down in the most delightful way”. This raw organic chocolate is created and ground by hand so that all abundant vitality and rich minerals are present. This forest grown, heirloom seed, whole cacao, artisan chocolate and is liberated from dairy, roasting, soy, nuts, refined butter and sugar. Alas, there is nothing to inhibit the gifts of this primordial chocolate packed with nutrient botanical super-foods.

You can now purchase your favorite flavor in the 1oz size or one of each flavor in our Mini Sampler…More (To view in our Canada Store please click here.)

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Magnificent Mask and Superb Spot Treatment
Rosemary’s antiseptic and antimicrobial properties make it a wonderful ingredient for skincare, especially in the treatment of pimples, acne, eczema, and oil imbalances. In addition to serving as a natural preservative, organic rosemary extract offers concentrated benefits for skin imbalances. Rosemary is packed with antioxidants, which are made bio-available to the skin thanks to the absorbing properties of activated charcoal….More(To view in our Canada Store click here.)
Living Libations Goodnight Oil eradicates raccoon eyes once and for all! Cleanse your face with grace as you achieve a deeply clean, makeup-free face without harsh alcohols or wrinkle-inducing witch hazel…..More (To view in our Canada Store  click here.)
Our Perfect Pearl Powder comes from Mother of Pearl, also known as pearl nacre, the beneficial biomass that gives birth to each precious, pearly gem. This biomass contains the same nutrients and compounds as the pearl itself, making it a more affordable alternative to crushed pearls with exactly the same benefits. Pearl nacre is packed with nourishing lipids, proteins, and amino acids, all of which are effortlessly absorbed and utilized by the skin. Pearl powder is said to regenerate skin cells, increase collagen production, clear blemishes, even skin tone, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and improve skin’s radiance. …..More (To view in the Canada Store click here.)
Living Libations Sandalwood Best Skin Ever is an exquisite addition to our Best Skin Ever blends that are perfect for washing, cleansing, and moisturizing your skin from head to toe. This new creation is a combination of flawless botanicals blended in pitch perfect ratio. The result is a nourishing elixir of liquid-love, a soothing serum to delight the grace of your body and face.

….More  (To view in our Canada Store  click here.)

Living Libations Sandalwood Nut Essential Oil is a must-have for sandalwood fans! If you love our Hawaiian Sandalwood or cannot get enough of our classic Sandalwood oil, you will be refreshed and revived by the incredible anti-inflammatory powers of this ancient Australian Sandalwood seed oil as a nourishing skin serum. .

…..More (To view in the Canada Store click here.)

Living Libations 100% pure beeswax candle collection harnesses the buzzing, beatifying beauty of the worker bee, who flies 150,000 miles just to secrete a single pound of candle wax! When combined with our pure, organic essential oils, these candles burn with a bright, healing light as scared scent fills the air uplifting spirits, easing tension and adding luminosity to the altar of our existence anywhere these candles are lit.

Available in our Canada Store and our US & International Store.

Invoke the majesty of mountains, woods, and leaves, and smell the forest for the trees! Our Tree Please candle blends fresh fir and bark with rich, earthy essences of vetiver and patchouli, and freshly squeezed citrus notes of bergamot and lime. The result is a walk in the woods, where tension falls to the forest floor, and lungs are filled with elevating aromas of fir.
Heart-warming vanilla, sumptuous cinnamon and uplifting blood orange combine in a scented dance of love and chance. Fragrant aphrodisiacs all, the warmth of cinnamon and vanilla perfectly envelope blood orange’s uplifting nature. Ignite the flame of this sensually scented candle to create an atmosphere of Radiant Love.
Sacred Sage clears senses, sacred spaces and places with a reverent blend of Cedar bark, Vetiver roots, Sandalwood, and a gathering of sages from many lands: Kenyan Leleshwa, South African Blue Mountain Sage, Spanish Sage, Desert Sage and Canadian White Sage. Daily dawns, meditative moments, and waxing moons commune to the sacred tune of this sage smudge in a candle. Upon lighting Sacred Sage, your senses will open to all that is, to all relations, to clarity, to scented-spirals wider than duality. Use this candle to cleanse and care for your air as Sacred Sage will sanctify spaces and purify places.
Sing-a-song of scents wrapped in a languid lullaby. Our Lavender Lullaby candle restores and balances body and mind, preparing the way for a restful night’s sleep. Let the day melt away as lavender, spikenard, and bergamot harmonize to sedate, soothe, ground the spirit, and stabilize emotions.
Immune + Illume Stimulating Scented Candle
Inhale the clarity and healing power of this herbaceous candle as you exhale tired toxins and stress. With each breath of this blend, you will clear the way for creative vision, focus and vigor while stimulating the mind and delighting the lungs. Light the way for refreshing rosemary, invigorating eucalyptus, balancing black spruce, anti-allergen oregano, and energizing grapefruit.
Living Libations Supreme Sandalwood Serum is a delectable blend of ultra-healing, super-nourishing organic essential oils and supercritical extracts. This sumptuous serum stars Sandalwood Nut Oil center stage, with a supporting cast of myrrh, frankincense, thyme linalool, yarrow, lemon, and organic sandalwood oils offering an endless blend of healing power……More (To view in the Canada Store click here.)
When our Evening Primrose Oil is combined in perfect proportion with fortifying frankincense, the result is a supercritical extract that captures the healing energy of the fresh evening. As day turns to night, the primrose opens its petals in the twilight, offering up a myriad of magnificent healing powers. Evening Primrose Oil + Frankincense is a super soothing skin serum that has been extensively researched and clinically proven to assist our bodies and skin…….More (To view in the Canada Store click here.)

Consecrate your face and body with Living Libations Frankincense Best Skin Ever. Your royal bathing attendant and sacred moisturizing mecca, this cleansing serum fortifies the face and nourishes every type of delicate tissue from tresses to toes. Apply a few drops of Best Skin Ever to a wet cloth and gently exfoliate your entire body, including the delicate facial skin. This libation is perfect for men, women and children use after showering, bathing or swimming. All organic and wild-crafted ingredients include jojoba, coco-crème, seabuckthorn, tamanu, frankincense, cape-chamomile, yarrow, vetiver, grapefruit, and palmarosa……..More (To view in our Canada Store click here.)

                                        Sun Dew Transdermal Vitamin D Crème

Let the sun vitamin shine into your skin with SunDew Trandermal Vitamin D Creme. Daily skin dew with organic ingredients rosewater, rosehips, aloe vera, jojoba herbal infusions of horsetail, nettles, marshmallow, sea buckthorn; Vitamin D3; rosewax; sandalwood, turmeric, ginger, immortelle, frankincense, lavender, rose otto, palmarosa & thyme linalool; rosemary & sage antioxidants. Along with optimal vitamin D intake, topical vitamin D application can create a rejuvenating and quenching effect on skin. Sundew is a unique formula that delivers pure botanicals, potent vitamin D (2000 IU per application on face and over 100,000 IU per jar) to revitalize, hydrate and sustain your skin’s healthy glow……..More  (To view in our Canada Store click here.)

                                      Best Skin Ever – Rose

 If you love our Best Skin Evers, this new version with rose otto is the fairest one of all. Rose BSE is an extra nourishing blend with the delightful scent of roses. Our Rose Best Skin Ever and Seabuckthorn Best Skin Ever are the best choices for the face and can also be used on the body.

All Pure, Organic and/or Wild crafted Ingredients: supercritical seabuckthorn oil, golden jojoba oil, virgin coconut oil, rose otto, lavender, ylang, vetiver, grapefruit and palmarosa essential oils …..More (To view in our Canada Store click here .)

Dew*Dab is the go-to spot treatment for your skin: a potent serum for tiny lines, cuperose, little bumps, scars, discolorations and blemishes. One drop at a time, it may be used undiluted, placed neat (directly) on intended areas, or may also be combined with a squirt of RoseGlow Serum, Seabuckthorn or Rose Best Skin Evers, and/or Soothsayer Serum. Pure, Organic and/or Wild crafted Ingredients: Undiluted Essential Oils of Cape Chamomile, Rose Otto, Cypress, Frankincense, Immortelle and Lavender….More (To view in our Canada Store click here.)
                                      Peppermint Exfoliating Scrub
Softens head to toe with seaweed & finely ground pumice in a creamy peppermint lotion..   …….More (To view in our Canada Store click here.)

Myrrh Essential Oil The sacredness of Myrrh Oil reminds us of the sacredness of the human form, the presence of spirit, and the body’s magnificent ability to heal itself, given the proper environment……More  (To view in our Canada Store click here)

Our organic Ravensara Essential Oil revitalizes body and mind! Steam-distilled in the nourishing rain forests of Madagascar, this oil contains high levels of limonene, linalool, alpha-pinene, delta careen, sabinene, and a host of other potent botanical compounds.

Ravensara Essential Oil is non-irritating and may be effective at treating a variety of skin imbalances – use it neat like you would tea tree essential oil. This oil’s antimicrobial properties are astounding. Whether you are feeling the first signs of being worn out, or are seeking to prevent imbalances from occurring, Ravensara Essential Oil is a lovely choice. It is an uplifting essence, invoking undeniable feelings of light, peace, and hope.

….More (To view in our Canada Store click here.)

Our Cinnamon Bark essential oil is steam distilled from the bark of organically grown trees in Madagascar. A deliciously potent anti-microbial and anti-bacterial oil, Cinnamon is a great immune support…..More  (To view in our Canada Store please click here )
Our specialty-brewed Coffee Bean Essential Oil is extracted from the beans of the world’s most popular beverage. After all, the best part of waking up is aromatherapy in your cup! Enjoy the uplifting scent of freshly brewed coffee any time of day or night with our magnificent blend, which is created using state-of-the-art super-critical extraction methods. Coffee Bean Essential Oil lifts the spirits, energizes the body and mind, improves respiration, and soothes aching muscles.
….More(To view in our Canada Store click here)
Our purifying Douglas Fir Essential Oil will calm and uplift the spirits while enhancing deep breathing and respiratory health. Douglas Fir harnesses the majestic power of the French countryside, where the stoic mountains watch over sweeping forest fields. Native Americans who lived in what is today Oregon used every part of the Douglas Fir tree to open the airways, and remove unwanted deposits from the body (1). Living Libations’ Douglas-fir Essential Oil revitalizes with the pure power of sweeping, natural magnificence..More

(To view in our Canada Store  click here)

White Spruce Oil is stimulating, clarifying, and purifying. When inhaled into the lungs, it has been shown to strengthen the respiratory tract, break up mucus, clear blocked sinuses, and even soothe spasms. Just as a step outside on a fresh winter’s day can revitalize body and mind, a single whiff of White Spruce may be enough to bring the body’s systems into a grounded state of homeostasis. ……More (To view in our Canada Store click here)

Tendrils of belly-heart glee…..More
(To view in our Canada Store click here.)
Living Libations is Blooming in Venice Beach California!
Join Living Libations at our new Venice location as we open our new home for pop-ins, pick-ups, and private consultation appointments. Take a break from your day to visit us and play with the purest of pure botanical beauty care, essential oils, and holistic dental products.
Saturday December 12th, 2015
8 Brooks Ave #3
Venice, California  90291
See attached map for directions.
Please RSVP if you are planning to join us to Thien-Anh@LivingLibations.com.
Pre-orders and product requests may also be made to Thien-Anh@LivingLibations.com. Cash, VISA, and MasterCard will be kindly accepted at this event.
Visit Living Libations at our New Venice Beach location
Our Living Libations Venice shop will also be open on Sunday December 13th, Noon-4pm.
Shipping & Order Information for the Holidays

To ensure that you receive your order in time for the Holidays, please see the below guidelines for dates to place your order by, depending on location and the shipping method you choose.

**Please Note – the dates listed below are from the day your order is shipped from our facilities NOT when you place your order. Please allow a week (7 days) for processing.**
Within Canada:
Expedited- Please place your order by December 11th
Xpresspost – Please place your order by December 22nd
Within USA:

Regular mail (Small Packet/Tracked Packet) – December 4th

Express- December 16th

Small Packet Air- November 13th

Express – December 10th
  Living Libations| Box 369, Haliburton, Ontario  K0M 1S0 | Canada
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Bookapalooza Mass Book Launch and Sale November 21 2015: With over 80 authors and vendors… :) Happy Hoilday Shopping…

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  • Event: Book-a-palooza The Writers’ Community of Durham Region’s Mass Book Launch and Sale
  • Date: November 21 2015
  • Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Location: Durham College, Centre For Food/Bistro 67 Building, 1604 Champlain Avenue, Whitby (just off Thickson Rd/401)
  •  What’s it all about:  “Book-a-palooza will be a one day gathering of authors, writing craft facilitators, and industry professionals. and the community which is sure to benefit all involved! BUY LOCAL isn’t just good advice for strawberries and automobiles! Readers will have the opportunity to meet and buy books from the local authors living in their backyard.”
  • For More Information: Click Here to go to the Book-a-palooza website
  • Notes: Thanks to local author and artist Margaret Hefferman (who will be at this event with 2 of her books for sale) for letting us know about this event… You could find that perfect gift for the upcoming Christmas Season here… 🙂