Dry Hair? Turn to Shea Butter! (Includes Recipes)

Dry Hair? Turn to Shea Butter! (Includes Recipes)
If winter has left your hair dry, frizzy and charged with static electricity, shea butter is the perfect solution. Here are two recipes involving shea butter that you can call on for soft, moisturized locks.
Posted by Lindsay on 3/12/2019 to Ingredients

15 Surprising Uses for Washing Soda

15 Surprising Uses for Washing Soda

Along with borax, baking soda, vinegar and castile soap, washing soda is a wonderful basic ingredient to have around the house for effective, DIY cleaning.

Posted by Lindsay on 11/19/2018 to Zero Waste Living

Hydrosols: The Unsung Hero of the Aromatherapy World

Hydrosols: The Unsung Hero of the Aromatherapy World
Hydrosols contain all the water-soluble components of the plant, as well as the essential oil in trace amounts. This means that hydrosols are super gentle, making them ideal for the more delicate parts of our body.
Posted by Katie on 8/16/2018 to Ask Your Aromatherapist

Orange in All Its Forms

Orange in All Its Forms
An orange by any other name would, indeed, smell just as sweet… although each different form of orange essential oil, and the oils derived from the different parts of this aromatic tree, smell a bit different — and each boasts its own unique properties and benefits!
Posted by Lindsay on 6/27/2018 to Ingredients

The Oils We Love to Hate: Patchouli, Geranium, Ylang Ylang and Fennel

At The Apothecary, we can’t pick favourites — at least not officially. We know that every essential oil has its place and its known benefits, and we value each of them for what they are. However, off the record (until now), there are a few oils that are fairly contentious among our staff. We know that these same oils are divisive among our customers as well. We’re talking specifically about patchouli, geranium, ylang ylang and fennel, and we know that with each of these, you either love it or hate it.
Posted by Lindsay on 6/12/2018 to Ingredients

Oils for the Season of Remembrance

Oils for the Season of Remembrance
Many faith communities, cultures and ancient traditions recognize early November as a time to remember loved ones that have passed. This is a perfect time to utilize essential oils for remembrance; a sense of connection to those that have passed; as well as comfort during times of grief.
Posted by Katherine on 10/31/2017 to Ingredients

Finding an Ethical Source for Desert Sage

In recent years, the practice of smudging has exploded on the scene and almost driven Salvia Apiana to endangered status. With this in mind, we have chosen to carefully pick where ours came from.
Posted by Katherine on 8/15/2017 to Ingredients

Choosing your Essential Oil Supplier

Before we start, I would like to point out that it’s not so much about who is a better supplier, but which brand/company you prefer and trust. But, for those just getting started with Essential Oils (EOs), here are a few tricks to help ensure you’re getting a quality product.
Posted by Gwen Evans on 1/14/2014 to Ingredients

Disclaimer: The Apothecary in Inglewood is not a pharmacy, nor does it offer any pharmacy related services. The information provided here is for educational purposes only and is not intended as diagnosis, treatment, cure or prescription of any kind. The decision to use, or not to use, any information is the sole responsibility of you, the individual. We recommend that you consult your primary health care provider before using alternative healing methods or products.

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