[THINK PINK] Beauty Gives Back

October 15, 2013 in Beauty

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Fight cancer with beauty: There’s nothing pretty about the big C…, but there are plenty of beautiful ways to raise awareness. By purchasing one of the many “pink” products, we will donate to Women’s Cancer Research, you can join Upper Canada Soap and our sister company, Danielle Creations, in the fight against this ugly disease.

20 Reasons Your Dad is Awesome

June 16, 2013 in Featured, Uncategorized

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To all the committed fathers, Upper Canada Soap is wishing  you a happy and safe Father’s Day.    Its days like these which are meant for us to take the time and reflect upon what makes our Fathers exceptional. What makes a man a father? Is it his sense of humour? Is it his strong hands, beard or the way he makes a great steak? Is it his ability to comfort, love and support you? One thing for sure is that it takes a unique combination of these special traits to make a man your dad.  Upper Canada Soap wants to take the time to recognize the amazing Fathers out there who made a conscious decision to be the best dad to their children. If you love your dad for one of the following reasons, let him know! -He held you as a baby -He makes you laugh -He has a mustache -He doesn`t have a mustache -He combed your hair -He taught you how to play sports -He took you to ball games -He walked you down the aisle -He held your first born -He loves being Grandpa -He taught you the value of hard work -He makes you smile -He loves your mom -He can`t text message -He doesn`t know what an iPad is -He knows how to waltz -He wears his pants really high -He says things wrong -He can grill a mean steak -He loves you  

[DIY] Pedicure- Perfect Your Toes with All About Feet

May 1, 2013 in Beauty, Fashion, Life

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Your days are long, you work harder than you are asked to and you put others before yourself. You are a woman; strong, smart, invincible. Whether you are heading that quarterly meeting, taking the kids to soccer practice or making sure the dog gets walked- your to-do list grows everyday. Chances are pampering yourself is not a priority, it might not even make the list. Despite  how hard we push ourselves, how often do we sit down, without distraction and reflect on just how much we have accomplished with our two hands (and feet)? Do we recognize our successes at the end of the day? Do we understand that we have prepared today so that we may succeed tomorrow. After all, this is and has always been our primary responsibility. So the question becomes, how do you manage your energy? It i s so much more than simply scheduling your time. It is about replenishing your reserve. There is no need to book the Ritz or follow Carrie Bradshaw in the last Sex and the City movie. We’re talking about the little things. The little things you do just for you, like a pedicure- when you toes are painted, your skin is soft, the scent of mint relaxes your mind and for a short time you feel like a woman.  All About Feet… 1. Add 3 or 4 scoops of All About Feet’s Foot Salt Soak to warm water. To activate the essential oils stir with your feet and soak
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[The Garden] Not So Secret

April 25, 2013 in Beauty, Life

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Spring is here. As rejuvenating, refreshing and renewing as it may be- with Spring comes a whole new list of things to do. Cleaning the house, changing the linens, opening the pool… do the kids have rain gear? You know you need to get to the garden but you just don’t have the time let alone the energy or a big budget. Listen- it doesn’t need to be complicated, elaborate, or glamorous. Follow these tips to revive your tired looking garden- on a budget and in your schedule.

[Beat] the Winter Blahs

February 7, 2013 in Beauty, Featured, Life

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A Winter Survival Guide for Canadians  At this time of year most of us are left hibernating and hoping for Spring to be near. Our dear friends at Ruralist have devised a list of 6 go-to cozy boosters to help us brace winter’s chill. We are pleased to announce our very own Naturally Signature Whipped Hand Repair Balm has made the list! Soothe your dry skin with a hard-working hand lotion infused with 20% Shea butter, proven to be a superb moisturizer, with exceptional healing properties. Check out the complete list of must haves!  

[THINK] A Classic Beauty Collection for your Valentine

February 6, 2013 in Beauty, Fashion, Featured, Life

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Vintage inspired elegance is never out of style! Does the love of your life covet refined, nostalgic elegance? If so, this collection developed by Danielle Creations is just for her! The line boasts products for the home as well as on the go, in two chic patterns, it will leave her loving you even more. The Wear Me / Wash Me Bags are a real hit, ideal for travel, it keeps all her delicates separate in this luxurious lingerie tote.  Check out the whole Boudoir Collection online here!

[Give] The Gift of Relaxation

December 20, 2012 in In the Media

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Stuck for what to get the last few people on your list? Give the gift of relaxation with our elegant fragrance diffuser this holiday season! Our Moments by Upper Canada Soap Fragrance Diffusers have been featured in Ruralist’s “5 Great Gifts Under $25 From Rural Ontario” article! Check it out online! http://www.ruralist.ca/get-5-great-gifts-under-25-from-rural-ontario/

[Holiday Special] – Save 50% off Naturally Signature’s Nourish the Body Kit

December 12, 2012 in Featured, In the Media

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Save 50% Off  Upper Canada Soap’s Naturally Signature - Nourish the Body Kit Give the gift of lasting nourishment all winter long…  Treat someone special or yourself this holiday season. Kit includes: Wash, Lotion (325ml), Hand Repair Balm (120ml) and Bar Soap (220g). Available in all fragrance collections: Goji Berry Hemp, White Tea Ginger, Golden Maple Sugar and Creamy Almond Milk. Regular $49.00 Value    NOW $25.00! SHOP NOW Prices in effect until December 31st 2012

[Movember] Introducing His Moustache Grooming Kit

November 8, 2012 in Beauty, Fashion, In the Media

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this product will be donated to support Men’s Cancer Research Movember just got a little bit more stylish with this high quality Moustache Grooming Kit.Perfect for the moustache enthusiast, this kit contains stainless steel scissors, a styling comb and a faux leather carrying case in the shape of a moustache. It’s fun, awesome and supports an important and worthy cause.  

[Recipe] Baked Zucchini Fries

July 11, 2012 in Life

We LOVE french fries … and so do our love handles! Unfortunately, as we get older, our metabolisms slow down. This means that our super slim bodies that we had in our early 20′s aren’t so slim in our 30′s. Perhaps, I’m speaking from personal experience.  I know that this isn’t always the case as my 50′s-something mother has the metabolism of a hummingbird. How she does not gain a pound after a minimum of 5 rounds plus dessert at an all-you-can-eat buffet is beyond me. The good news is that you don’t have to sacrifice the things you love to eat. You can improvise or make alternatives.  I introduce to you the super healthy alternative to my favourite food in the whole wide world: Baked Zucchini Fries!     Ingredients: 3 medium zucchini, sliced into skinny sticks 2 large egg whites, beaten 1/2 cup whole wheat bread crumbs (we make our own) 2 T grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 tsp dried basil Pinch of dried oregano 1/4 tsp garlic powder Salt and pepper, to taste Instructions: Preheat oven to 425°. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Set aside. In a small bowl, beat egg whites with a fork until frothy. Put the breadcrumbs, basil, oregano, garlic powder and cheese on a plate-I used a pie tin. Mix well. Dip the zucchini sticks in the egg whites and then into the bread crumb mixture, make sure all sides get coated well. Place the sticks on the prepared baking sheet. I did the sticks one by one. Bake at
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