Backcountry Camping: No Room for Fragrance, Extra Weight or Unnecessary Waste on the Trail!

Backcountry Camping: No Room for Fragrance, Extra Weight or Unnecessary Waste on the Trail!
Keep your time in the woods fragrance-, bulk- and waste-free with these innovative products.
Posted by Lindsay on 5/29/2019 to Zero Waste Living

5 Food Storage Tips We've Learned From the Abeego Blog

5 Food Storage Tips We've Learned From the Abeego Blog

Ever since we started carrying beeswax wraps by Abeego, we simply can't get enough of them! Initially we thought of them as just a great alternative to plastic wrap -- which they are -- but now we know the truth: they are a crucial ingredient in the process of eliminating food waste in your home!

Even better, they have a super informative blog that teaches all sorts of handy food storage tips. Here are some of our favourites.

Posted by Lindsay on 5/22/2019 to Zero Waste Living

5 Valentine’s Gifts to Give Yourself

5 Valentine’s Gifts to Give Yourself
We’re not big on Valentine’s Day, to be honest, but since it’s going to be all we see for the next week, let’s talk about some ways to love on yourself - just because!
Posted by Lindsay on 2/6/2019 to Products

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

Get to Know a New Oil Each Month

Get to Know a New Oil Each Month
Remember the joy of receiving a special package in the mail? Maybe a letter from a friend, or an unexpected gift? Perhaps even the Christmas Wish Book! Find out how we're aiming to bring back that simple joy with our Oil of the Month Club!
Posted by Lindsay on 10/17/2018 to Diffuser Blends

Sustainable Essential Oils

Sustainable Essential Oils
Given that we now focus so heavily on zero waste products, we get a lot of questions about how to decrease waste when working with essential oils. You also ask us how much of an impact essential oil production has on the earth and how we can be mindful of that.
Posted by Katherine on 10/11/2018 to Zero Waste Living

10 Unexpected Uses for Peppermint Oil

10 Unexpected Uses for Peppermint Oil
You're familiar with this popular oil -- but did you know that it could be useful in these ways?
Posted by Lindsay on 10/9/2018 to General Info

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

Are Essential Oils Hurting My Cat?

Are Essential Oils Hurting My Cat?
We love essential oils. We love cats. But you may have heard that the two don’t necessarily mix very well.
Posted by Lindsay on 8/9/2018 to Ask Your Aromatherapist

You'd Never Guess Just How Versatile Colibri Bags Are!

You'd Never Guess Just How Versatile Colibri Bags Are!
Those adorable little water-proof snack bags we have in the store? They have another, more general name and any parent who uses cloth diapers will be familiar with it: wet bags. Are you utilizing yours to their full potential?
Posted by Lindsay on 7/30/2018 to Products

Ask Your Aromatherapist: Lesser-Known Oils for Relaxation and Meditation

When you want to meditate, you want to focus yourself, still your thoughts and become more present. Here are some oils that will help you do just that.
Posted by Katherine on 7/16/2018 to Diffuser Blends

Ask Your Aromatherapist: What’s your secret weapon for seasonal allergies?

Ask Your Aromatherapist: What’s your secret weapon for seasonal allergies?
Keep it on the down-low (it is my secret weapon, after all), but I personally use helichrysum. This super-powerful anti-inflammatory is a key ingredient in our Breathe Easy blend, and the best part about helichrysum is that a little bit goes a long way.
Posted by Katherine on 6/28/2018 to Ask Your Aromatherapist

Four Mother’s Day Gifts: Buy or DIY

Four Mother’s Day Gifts: Buy or DIY
Whether you need to purchase something this week, or want to get a little crafty with this year's gift, here are four gift ideas mom is sure to love this Mother's Day!
Posted by Lindsay on 5/8/2018 to Products

Earthy Bar Soap Seeks Frazzled Shower Buddy

Earthy Bar Soap Seeks Frazzled Shower Buddy
Hi, I'm Patchouli + Cedarwood Bar Soap!  I'd love to get grounded with you. People tell me I'm down to earth, but I'm not sure if they mean I smell like earth, or that I make them feel grounded. I like to think it's both.
Posted by Lindsay on 4/19/2018 to Product Personal Ads

Build Your Zero Waste Kit: Six Essentials

What is a Zero Waste Kit? It’s simply a small collection of essential, reusable, everyday items that — without taking up much space — make a huge difference in your daily contribution to the waste stream.

By carrying these items with you in your backpack, car or while travelling, you can save plastic grocery bags, paper coffee cups, paper napkins, plastic utensils and plastic straws from going in the trash while you’re out and about! Add a couple of glass or metal containers if you have the space and use them in place of takeout containers to make even more of an impact.

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Posted by Lindsay on 3/5/2018 to Zero Waste Living

Kids and Cabin Fever: Aromatherapy Solutions

Kids and Cabin Fever: Aromatherapy Solutions

It's January. Maybe the weather is great but it's probably not, and the kids have been stuck inside for an extended period of time. If you are a caregiver, teacher, parent or grandparent who is spending time with kids on a daily basis, you know that these kids have energy to expend and you need to help them with that (ideally without losing any of your hair). So let's talk about some essential oils and blends that you can diffuse and maybe get the kids engaged.

Posted by Katherine on 1/16/2018 to Products

Essential Oils to Support Post-Holiday Detox

The holidays are all over now, and many of us are ready to detox! Our bodies are fantastic at detoxing themselves, but there are a number of ways that we can support these natural processes. Here, our aromatherapist Katherine explores some of the essential oils that can support our systems in detoxing and also give us a boost for achieving our goals in 2018!

Posted by Katherine on 1/9/2018 to Products

5 Holiday Scenarios Where You Should Definitely Be Using a Room Spray

5 Holiday Scenarios Where You Should Definitely Be Using a Room Spray

Room sprays are the unsung heroes of the aromatherapy world, and if you’re not using them already, this holiday season is definitely the right time to start. Here are five situations where room sprays can make your life better, along with DIY and instant gratification options to start experiencing room sprays today.

Posted by Lindsay on 12/5/2017 to Products

Our Favourite Last Minute Stocking Stuffer Ideas

"What do you have for stocking stuffers?"

We have had a lot of customers coming in and asking about this! If you’ve been to The Apothecary in Inglewood, you probably know that we have several stocking-sized items. but if you’re looking for something new or different rather than just a bottle of peppermint, you might want to consider some of these options.

Posted by Katherine on 12/5/2017 to Events

Coming in For Your First Refill?

Here’s what you need to know! Read through these instructions to ensure that we have what you need and that you have the best possible refillery experience when you come in.
Posted by Lindsay on 10/23/2017 to Products

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

Staff Picks: Anita's Favourite! After Sunny Aloe Spray

Staff Picks: Anita's Favourite! After Sunny Aloe Spray
Ever step out of the shower or out of a long soak in the tub wishing for a quick and easy way to keep your skin nourished and hydrated? Or, an easy-to-use product that will protect, relieve and renew your dry skin? I just might have the answer you are looking for.After Sunny Aloe Mist to the rescue!
Posted by Anita on 4/25/2017 to Products

Essential Oils for Detoxing

Increasingly in modern life, more and more people are choosing to detox their internal body systems as well as their home when it comes to the ritual of cleaning. Just like your kitchen sink after pouring all sorts of things down it over a period of time, a blockage can also begin to build up in your body so you need to flush out your system.
Posted by Jill Hawker on 3/3/2014 to General Info

Arnica - The Healing Carrier Oil

Infused Arnica Oil is renowned for its unique anti-inflammatory, soothing and healing properties. Arnica’s reputation for reducing pain and swelling is both legendary and well deserved.
Posted by Jill Hawker on 2/10/2014 to Products

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