We Added a Compost Bucket in the Bathroom: Here's What Happened

We Added a Compost Bucket in the Bathroom: Here's What Happened
We've Upped Our Bathroom Waste-Sorting Game, and We're So Glad We Did
Posted by Lindsay on 6/13/2019 to Zero Waste Living

Easy Switches for Greener Cleaning

Easy Switches for Greener Cleaning
Whether you make these changes one at a time or commit to changing your whole routine over to healthier options all at once, here are a few easy swaps that will cut down the amount of toxins in your home; drastically reduce your household waste; save you money on your power bill and even prolong the life of your clothes, and kitchen and bathroom fixtures.
Posted by Lindsay on 6/10/2019 to Zero Waste Living

What You’re Supporting When You Contribute to Our Crowdfunding Campaign

What You’re Supporting When You Contribute to Our Crowdfunding Campaign
In case you missed it: we are expanding our store (to nearly triple its current size!), and to top up our funds for this expansion, we are hosting a crowdfunding campaign until June 15. You may be wondering just where the funds from this campaign will be allocated; whether we are relying on them solely to fund our expansion; and how exactly your purchase helps us when you get so much stuff for what you’re paying. In the spirit of transparency, we’d love to tell you!
Posted by Lindsay on 6/7/2019 to Events

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

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

Zero Waste Beverages

Zero Waste Beverages
We’re lucky to live in a time when there are many great zero waste options for delicious drinks. Let’s look at some here.
Posted by Lindsay on 5/15/2019 to Events

Yarrow: Calming and Healing

Yarrow: Calming and Healing
Yarrow, a common plant we see in gardens and in the wild, has a long history in its herbal and medicinal uses. Today, yarrow essential oil offers an additional option for obtaining its benefits.
Posted by Katherine on 4/23/2019 to Ask Your Aromatherapist

8 Unexpected Benefits of Clothing Swaps

8 Unexpected Benefits of Clothing Swaps
As it turns out, some of the things I love most about clothing swaps were completely unexpected benefits!
Posted by Lindsay on 4/15/2019 to Zero Waste Living

Roman Chamomile: Release Stress and Tension

Roman Chamomile: Release Stress and Tension
In aromatherapy applications, Roman Chamomile provides for us by nourishing and assisting ailments of our body and minds. Included here are two master blends that use Roman Chamomile: one for the body, and one for the mind.
Posted by Katherine on 4/8/2019 to Diffuser Blends

A Zero Waste Travel Hygiene Kit

A Zero Waste Travel Hygiene Kit
With just a tiny bit of forethought, you can take a body care routine that you love on the road and pass up all the tiny single-use offerings along the way!
Posted by Lindsay on 4/2/2019 to Zero Waste Living

7 Ways to Celebrate Earth Hour 2019

7 Ways to Celebrate Earth Hour 2019
Here is a small collection of ideas for celebrating Earth Hour this Saturday, whether you will be on your own; with family; gathering friends together; or you're looking for a larger event.
Posted by Lindsay on 3/25/2019 to Events

Black Pepper: Uplifting and Grounding

Black Pepper: Uplifting and Grounding
Spicy & musky; warming & restorative, Black Pepper essential oil is wonderful for mental, emotional and physical purposes. Find out more about this uplifting and grounding oil and utilize the included Master Blend for tough mornings.
Posted by Katherine on 3/18/2019 to Diffuser Blends

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 Diffuser Blends

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