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

12 Reasons We're Excited to Bring Bea Johnson to Calgary

12 Reasons We're Excited to Bring Bea Johnson to Calgary
On October 27th, we are bringing world-renowned Zero Waste advocate and author Bea Johnson to the Inglewood Community Association in Calgary. We are thrilled to welcome this author of Zero Waste Home and hear what she has to say about living waste-free without sacrificing -- style, money, time or quality of life. Reviews of her speaking engagements label her as inspiring, non-intimidating, accessible and highly informative. Here, learn the top 12 reasons we are so excited for the event.
Posted by Lindsay on 10/4/2018 to Events

A Diffuser Blend to Feel Thankful For

A Diffuser Blend to Feel Thankful For
We're thankful for this amazing blend of spicy and citrus essential oils, for helping us celebrate this weekend full of pumpkin pie!
Posted by Lindsay on 10/3/2018 to Diffuser Blends

Eight Easy Ways to Reduce Kitchen Waste

Eight Easy Ways to Reduce Kitchen Waste
Do you ever feel alarmed by how fast the garbage or recycling bin in your kitchen overflows? Let's look at some ways to keep those bins empty (or at least have them fill a lot less often).
Posted by Lindsay on 9/24/2018 to Zero Waste Living

These Essential Oils May Help You Banish Nightmares

These Essential Oils May Help You Banish Nightmares
Generally nightmares are caused by acute stress and anxiety. I have chosen oils that really calm the central nervous system, ground you and help you to reach a place of calm. This will ensure that when you lay your head on the pillow, you’re not in a stressful, anxious state with your mind firing all over the place, especially in the negative realm.
Posted by Katie on 9/18/2018 to Diffuser Blends

5 Ways You Can Cut Single Use Plastic This Week

5 Ways You Can Cut Single Use Plastic This Week
Is the daily act of throwing plastics in the garbage (or recycling whenever possible!) making you feel a bit ill? Would you like to cut down on your contributions to the waste stream? Plastic, with its known inability to biodegrade, is a great place to start!
Posted by Lindsay on 9/13/2018 to Zero Waste Living

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

Frequently Asked: Can I Ingest Essential Oils?

Frequently Asked: Can I Ingest Essential Oils?
It's a question we hear often: are your essential oils safe to ingest?
Posted by Katherine on 9/6/2018 to Ask Your Aromatherapist

Go Back to School With Our Fall Classes!

Go Back to School With Our Fall Classes!
Have you been curious about essential oils and aromatherapy? Yearning to handcraft your own natural bath and body products from scratch? Or maybe you'd love to learn how essential oils can benefit your pooch? Well read on, dear one -- we may have just the class you're looking for here at The Apothecary in Inglewood this fall!
Posted by Lindsay on 9/4/2018 to Events

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

My Very Favourite Oils for Labour and Post-Partum

My Very Favourite Oils for Labour and Post-Partum
Customers often ask us which essential oils are safe and effective during labour and post-partum. And we are happy to fill them in! Here are Katherine's top choices.
Posted by Katherine on 8/20/2018 to Ask Your Aromatherapist

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 You Living the Aromatic Life?

Are You Living the Aromatic Life?
Essential oils are a powerful tool and here at The Apothecary, we are passionate about offering information and education that empowers you to use essential oils for good, not evil. One of the ways that we love to share information and resources is through our Aromatic Life initiative.
Posted by Lindsay on 8/14/2018 to General Info

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

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

How Do Essential Oils Work?

How Do Essential Oils Work?
We all love essential oils, but have you ever wondered how all those listed benefits actually happen? Let’s talk about how essential oils even work on (or in) the body anyway.
Posted by Katie on 8/1/2018 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

Strains, Sprains & Overuse Pain

Living with the pain of a strain, sprain or overuse can be frustrating. Physiotherapy, following the advice of your doctor or medical practitioner and a lot of patience and rest are key! While you’re taking these steps, though, certain essential oils and even specific carrier oils can help to reduce inflammation and therefore pain. So let’s talk about treating pain and inflammation, and how to use cold compresses as part of the process.
Posted by Katherine on 7/26/2018 to Ask Your Aromatherapist

Three Diffuser Blends to Perk Up Your Petals!

Three Diffuser Blends to Perk Up Your Petals!
Hot? Humid? Feeling wilted? Here are three diffuser blends to perk you right up!
Posted by Katie on 7/24/2018 to Diffuser Blends

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

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

Celebrate Simplicity Day With These Amazing Resources

July 12 is Simplicity Day, and we are all for keeping things simple! Here at The Apothecary in Inglewood, we relate that back to three main ideas: Minimalism, Zero Waste, and Simple Living. With that in mind, here are five of our favourite resources for Simplicity Day.
Posted by Lindsay on 7/12/2018 to General Info

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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