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

Essential Oils to Make The Most of The Super Blood Wolf Moon

Essential Oils to Make The Most of The Super Blood Wolf Moon
Try these single notes in Epsom salts for a full moon bath, in a diffuser as you reflect on your goals and what you would like to release from your life, or during meditation tonight. Or, use in lotion or dropped onto aromatherapy jewelry (or sniff straight from the bottle) and enjoy the scent as you watch the eclipse!
Posted by Lindsay on 1/20/2019 to Ask Your Aromatherapist

Four Single Use Plastic Products to Cut From Your Life This Year

Four Single Use Plastic Products to Cut From Your Life This Year
Single use plastics have their place, but when more functional, easier-to-use and/or more affordable reusable options exist, why stick with single use? This year, resolve to trade out these single use plastic products for their reusable, sustainable alternatives.
Posted by Lindsay on 1/14/2019 to Zero Waste Living

Five Tests You Can Perform on Your Essential Oils Right Now to Check Their Purity

Five Tests You Can Perform on Your Essential Oils Right Now to Check Their Purity
Oils labeled as pure essential oils may be diluted with cheaper carrier oils, emulsifiers or solvent without you even knowing! This can make them less than ideal for topical use (even diluted as directed) or diffusing, so it’s important to know for sure that what you have is really a pure essential oil.
Posted by Katie on 1/7/2019 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 Recipes

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

5 Essential Oil Blends for the Festive Season

5 Essential Oil Blends for the Festive Season
The holidays are a busy time -- it can take a lot out of you! Take a few minutes to yourself and pop one of these blends in the diffuser. You'll feel relaxed, recharged, and imbued with Christmas spirit!
Posted by Lindsay on 12/7/2018 to Diffuser Blends

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 Recipes

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 Recipes

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 Recipes

Essential Oils to Support You Through This Full Moon

Essential Oils to Support You Through This Full Moon
We're not astrologers, but we've heard the November 2018 full moon might find us with anger bubbling up and battling impulsiveness. We also hear that it's a great time to face our shadows and dig deep in order to release negativity and pain from the past, making space for renewal and moving forward in healing and positivity. And that all sounds like a whole lot of emotional processing that essential oils could help with!
Posted by Lindsay on 11/22/2018 to Diffuser Blends

11 Rewarding Ways to Observe Buy Nothing Day

11 Rewarding Ways to Observe Buy Nothing Day
To many, it's known as Black Friday, but the Friday after US Thanksgiving has another name and meaning for others: Buy Nothing Day.
Posted by Lindsay on 11/20/2018 to Events

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

10 Simple Ways You Can Reduce Waste Today

10 Simple Ways You Can Reduce Waste Today
The little things that we develop into habits do make an impact over time, both through their literal effect on the supply and waste stream and through  the influence they have on the people around us.
Posted by Lindsay on 11/1/2018 to Zero Waste Living

Our Top Ten Essential Oils for Focus and Concentration

Our Top Ten Essential Oils for Focus and Concentration

Whether you have a big project due and it's tough to stick with it; you're looking to beat the afternoon slump or you need a little help kick-starting your brain in the morning, essential oils can be an amazing aid for the brain. 

Here are our top ten favourite essential oils that we like to employ when we need to really dig in to a mental task and get the work done efficiently... without the mind wandering!

Posted by Lindsay on 10/24/2018 to Diffuser Blends

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

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