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

Confessional: We Use Wash Cloths Instead of Toilet Paper

I’ve noticed that as I scour the internet looking for the latest news and best tips on zero waste living, there is one glaring omission from the offerings: an alternative to toilet paper. That’s not to say it’s never addressed. I’ve seen the question asked by #zerowaste hopefuls, and I’ve seen the gurus suggest “lower impact” alternatives such as recycled toilet paper or toilet paper made of materials other than wood pulp.

To be quite frank, I’m totally perplexed. The experts are missing an obvious, wonderful and totally zero waste alternative to toilet paper. It’s called Family Cloth.

Posted by Lindsay on 7/9/2018 to Zero Waste Living

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

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

Ask Your Aromatherapist: What’s your secret weapon for seasonal allergies?

Keep it on the down-low (it is my secret weapon, after all), but I personally use helichrysum. This super-powerful anti-inflammatory is a key ingredient in our Breathe Easy blend, and the best part about helichrysum is that a little bit goes a long way.
Posted by Katherine on 6/28/2018 to Ask Your Aromatherapist

Orange in All Its Forms

Orange in All Its Forms
An orange by any other name would, indeed, smell just as sweet… although each different form of orange essential oil, and the oils derived from the different parts of this aromatic tree, smell a bit different — and each boasts its own unique properties and benefits!
Posted by Lindsay on 6/27/2018 to Ingredients

What’s The Opposite of a Plastic Bag You Send to the Landfill?

Thanks to a very cool organization called Boomerang Bags, we now accept fabric donations — and offer free, upcycled cloth shopping bags — in our store!
Posted by Lindsay on 6/14/2018 to General Info

The Oils We Love to Hate: Patchouli, Geranium, Ylang Ylang and Fennel

At The Apothecary, we can’t pick favourites — at least not officially. We know that every essential oil has its place and its known benefits, and we value each of them for what they are. However, off the record (until now), there are a few oils that are fairly contentious among our staff. We know that these same oils are divisive among our customers as well. We’re talking specifically about patchouli, geranium, ylang ylang and fennel, and we know that with each of these, you either love it or hate it.
Posted by Lindsay on 6/12/2018 to Ingredients

Wholesome Suds ISO Bathtime Buds

Wholesome Suds ISO Bathtime Buds
Hi! I'm Milk+Oats Scrub Soap!I Won't Ask Anything of You... Promise.
Posted by Lindsay on 5/20/2018 to Product Personal Ads

This Peppy Bar Soap Means Business: I Want You!

This Peppy Bar Soap Means Business: I Want You!
Hi! I'm Charcoal+Mint Bar Soap!I Won't Judge You, If You Don't Judge Me
Posted by Lindsay on 5/16/2018 to Product Personal Ads

Must Love Coffee: Bar Soap Looking To Get a Bit Rough

Must Love Coffee: Bar Soap Looking To Get a Bit Rough
Hi! I'm Coffee+Clove Scrub SoapLet's meet up for a cup and a scrub.
Posted by Lindsay on 5/14/2018 to Product Personal Ads

Sweet, Spicy Soap Looking for Licorice Lover

Sweet, Spicy Soap Looking for Licorice Lover
Nice to Meet You: I'm Black Licorice Bar Soap.You're either going to love me, or hate me.
Posted by Lindsay on 5/11/2018 to Product Personal Ads

Simple, Clean Soap Seeks Tender Skin

Simple, Clean Soap Seeks Tender Skin
I'm The Lavender Bar Soap You've Been Waiting ForLike the scent of lavender, this could stand the test of time.
Posted by Lindsay on 5/9/2018 to Product Personal Ads

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

Bright, Effervescent Soul In Search of Same

Bright, Effervescent Soul In Search of Same
Hi! I'm Lemongrass Bar Soap.We Could Find Ourselves Together
Posted by Lindsay on 5/3/2018 to Product Personal Ads

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