Everything You Need To Know About Making Your Own Personal Body Oil

Everything You Need To Know About Making Your Own Personal Body Oil
A body oil serves the same purpose as a lotion, but some prefer it for moisturizing as it’s a simpler and more customizable option than a pre-made lotion. You can choose all your ingredients based on your skin type and preferences!
Posted by Laura on 8/26/2019 to Ask Your Aromatherapist

How To Make a Hair Oil

How To Make a Hair Oil
Hair oil is great as a pre-wash treatment for extra moisture, or as a styling product. The best part about hair oils, as far as we’re concerned, is that it’s one of the easiest DIY personal care products you can make. Choose your oils based on your hair type and add essential oils based on scent or needs if you wish — and voila! A completely natural and personalized, nourishing hair oil. Here’s how to mix up your own personalized hair oil...
Posted by Lindsay on 7/17/2019 to Recipes

Ritual Bath

Ritual Bath
The bath can be a place of solace, sanctuary and contemplation. In a life that all too often leaves us constantly on the go, it's important to remember to take time to pause; self-care is important in maintaining a holistic health. Thus, a bath offers more than just a cleansing routine -- it gives us a perfect opportunity to take time for the self and create an environment that is yours alone.
Posted by Laura on 6/6/2019 to Ask Your Aromatherapist

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

Need a Supportive Push? Try This Simple But Gorgeous Essential Oil Blend.

Need a Supportive Push? Try This Simple But Gorgeous Essential Oil Blend.
In these long, seemingly endless, cold winter days; ginger is warmth for both your spirit and body, all while providing a needed boost to the immune system.
Posted by Katie on 2/27/2019 to Ask Your Aromatherapist

Handmade Gifts: Fragrant Bath Salts

Handmade Gifts: Fragrant Bath Salts
Time is running low before Christmas, but luckily bath salts are one of the most beautiful and rewarding gifts you can make -- and one of the quickest as well!
Posted by Katie on 12/19/2018 to Handmade Gifts

Handmade Gifts: How to Make a Room or Body Spray

Handmade Gifts: How to Make a Room or Body Spray
Our last handmade gift recipe of the season is room spray/body spray. Either is a great application for essential oils, giving the benefits of diffusing the oils in the air with the added benefit of being completely portable. These make a great stocking stuffer or a full gift on their own.
Posted by Randi-Lee on 12/14/2018 to Ask Your Aromatherapist

Handmade Gifts: How to Make an Aromatic Roll On

Handmade Gifts: How to Make an Aromatic Roll On
Whether your loved one simply loves beautiful scents and wants to carry them along, or has a specific health concern that could be aided by essential oils, a roll on is a wonderful, safe and convenient way to give them the gift of essential oils.
Posted by Randi-Lee on 12/12/2018 to Ask Your Aromatherapist

Handmade Gifts: How to Make a Massage Oil

Handmade Gifts: How to Make a Massage Oil
Give the gift of a decadent massage oil with essential oils chosen for your loved one's specific needs.
Posted by Lindsay on 12/6/2018 to Ask Your Aromatherapist

Handmade Gifts: How to Make a Body Scrub

Handmade Gifts: How to Make a Body Scrub
Nothing is nicer on a cold, winter morning (when one must get out of bed - staying in bed is nicer, of course!) than a steaming hot shower with your favourite skincare products. This simple scrub is sure to please, with gently buffing sugar, moisturizing oils and most importantly, your favourite scent!
Posted by Randi-Lee on 12/3/2018 to Handmade Gifts

Handmade Gifts: How to Make Bath Bombs

Handmade Gifts: How to Make Bath Bombs
Give the gift of a fizzy, fun, great-smelling bath with these handmade bath bombs!
Posted by Christine on 11/29/2018 to Handmade Gifts

Handmade Gifts: How to Make Lip Balm

Handmade Gifts: How to Make Lip Balm
This simple, super moisturizing lip balm can be customized to your liking and makes an adorable gift for anyone.
Posted by Lindsay on 11/23/2018 to Handmade Gifts

Five Master Blends That Are Perfect For Fall

Five Master Blends That Are Perfect For Fall
Five of our favourite essential oil blends for the autumn season.
Posted by Lindsay on 9/10/2018 to Diffuser Blends

Nine Steps to The Perfect Home Facial

Nine Steps to The Perfect Home Facial
When we picture a home facial, we think steaming, exfoliating, a good clay mask... but it can be confusing to remember the right order for all these steps! Well, we're here to help! 
Posted by Lindsay on 8/29/2018 to Recipes

Let's Talk About Toners and Astringents - and Make Some!

Astringents and toners remove cleanser residue, balance pH level, and hydrate the skin. Here are two simple toner recipes from one of our favourite natural body care books, Organic Body Care Recipes by Stephanie Tourles.
Posted by Lindsay on 8/22/2018 to Recipes

DIY Face Masks for a Night In

Masks are one of the easiest-to-make and most satisfying at-home facial treatments. There's nothing quite like smearing clay all over your face and neck and kicking back with a good book or your favourite show while you wait for the clay to dry, tightening your skin and sucking impurities from your pores in the process.

Try one of these simple masks from a couple of our favourite books and enjoy half an hour of super-satisfying self care!

Posted by Lindsay on 8/7/2018 to Recipes

Easy Facial Scrubs You Can Mix Up in the Kitchen

Easy Facial Scrubs You Can Mix Up in the Kitchen
Though not necessary every day, exfoliating your face using a gentle scrub is the perfect way to remove dry, dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. A natural, homemade scrub can also be used daily in place of a cleanser. 
Posted by Lindsay on 7/19/2018 to Recipes

An Ode to Mint With Summer Cooling Spray

An Ode to Mint With Summer Cooling Spray
It’s about to get real toasty out there folks! And some of us are prepared to do just about anything to keep from overheating and becoming a soggy, sweaty mess. Along with throwing your socks, slippers, underpants and sheets in your freezer, you can also create a cooling mist that’s super easy to make and you can pack along with you where ever you may go!
Posted by Katie on 7/5/2018 to Recipes

Pamper Your Skin With an All-Natural, From Scratch Cleanser

Pamper Your Skin With an All-Natural, From Scratch Cleanser
If you're like some of us here at The Apothecary, your skin might be described as "complicated." Finding a cleanser can be tricky! We particularly love our cleansers, of course, but we also LOVE to mix up all-natural concoctions from scratch, and we know many of you do as well! So with that in mind, here are a few of our favourite cleanser recipes.
Posted by Lindsay on 7/3/2018 to Recipes

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

Topical Oil Blend for Toothaches

Ouch! Are your teeth causing you major pain? Don't worry, we're not going to tell you that essential oils are the cure (they're not... get yourself to the dentist!). But diluted properly and applied topically, certain essential oils can really help to mitigate inflammation caused by dental issues, and take the edge off the pain that's happening in your mouth!
Posted by Katherine on 4/24/2018 to Recipes

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

DIY Sea Salt Spray

DIY Sea Salt Spray
Make your own, all-natural sea salt spray for texturizing, lightening and protecting your hair this summer.
Posted by Lindsay on 6/20/2017 to Recipes

Ayurvedic Spring “Fever”: Balancing and supporting our Kapha with essential oils

With spring comes lots of rain, some sun, and energy beginning to stir within us. This is the ideal time for beginning to exercise, start biking, or practicing yoga outdoors...
Posted by Katherine on 4/13/2017 to General Info