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

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

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