5 Kombucha Cocktails Perfect for Summer Sipping

5 Kombucha Cocktails Perfect for Summer Sipping
Summer is here, which means it’s high time for a roundup of our favourite things: sunshine and a bountiful garden are a given, but how about the glory of flooring your friends and family with kombucha-inspired mocktails and cocktails?
Posted by Staff on 7/19/2021 to Promotions

Simple Ways to Add Medicinal Mushrooms to Your Daily Routine

Simple Ways to Add Medicinal Mushrooms to Your Daily Routine
Our secret weapon when it comes to all aspects of our health might surprise you — it’s mushrooms! No chopping, sautéing, or trying to hide them in a dish because someone doesn’t like the flavour or texture, though. The mushrooms we turn to for immunity, focus, gut health, energy and more are already in concentrated, powdered form, and once we add them to our coffee, smoothie or another favourite recipe, we can’t even tell they’re there! Meet the mushrooms, learn their benefits and check out the creative and easy ways you can add them to your daily routine!
Posted by Lindsay on 3/9/2021 to Recipes

One Dish, Two Countries

One Dish, Two Countries

Black culture is diverse, and food is a great reflection of that diversity. With a significant population in several countries around the world, each country’s cuisine speaks to their unique history. At the same time, food also helps us recognize points of unity between different cultures that go beyond skin colour.

Read on to explore popular dishes that can be found in multiple regions of the black diaspora, and learn about the subtleties that make them unique!

Posted by Shana Cesaire on 2/24/2021 to Recipes

DIY Project: Make Your Own Craft Gin!

DIY Project: Make Your Own Craft Gin!
We chose angelica as our herb of the month for January because of its positive digestive effects, but it also has another interesting use: it’s one of the key flavours in gin! With these recipes you can craft your own Savoury Gin; Pink Gin or Cucumber Mint Gin.
Posted by Calista & Lindsay on 1/19/2021 to Recipes

Chai Two Ways: Diffuser Blend and Tea Concentrate

Chai Two Ways: Diffuser Blend and Tea Concentrate
What’s better than a steaming cup of chai on days like this? How about a chai diffuser blend to go with it? Whichever way you like your chai spices, we’ve got you covered with these two recipes!
Posted by Laura and Lindsay on 11/10/2020 to Recipes

Resuscitate Parched Lips with this Soothing Lavender Sugar Scrub

Resuscitate Parched Lips with this Soothing Lavender Sugar Scrub
Winter is coming. If you’re like me, that means dry, chapped, flaky lips. Good news: this recipe was made for you!
Posted by Emilie on 9/23/2020 to Recipes

Get Cozy With Superfood Elixirs

Get Cozy With Superfood Elixirs

There’s no denying that fall feeling in the air -- love it or hate it, we might as well embrace it! And what better way to do so than to cozy up with a warm, nourishing, tasty beverage?

We love Harmonic Arts elixirs because when we treat ourselves to a mug, we know we're nourishing our bodies and supporting our systems with carefully chosen, high quality ingredients.

Harmonic Arts is always coming up with new ways to incorporate their elixir powders into our diets. Here are a few of our favourites!

Posted by Lindsay on 9/15/2020 to Recipes

The OTHER Essential Oil Product That You're Completely Overlooking

The OTHER Essential Oil Product That You're Completely Overlooking
A co-product of the steam distillation process, hydrosols are a fantastic choice to use on sensitive parts of our bodies. Here, you'll learn how to use them, including a couple of recipes!
Posted by Laura on 8/18/2020 to Ask Your Aromatherapist

Zero Waste Essentials: Scenting Unscented Products

Zero Waste Essentials: Scenting Unscented Products
If you're living that #zerowastelifestyle, you likely buy a few products in bulk that are unscented. At first, buying unscented might seem like a sacrifice. That is, until you realize the opportunity. By buying unscented products, you avoid any potentially harmful fragrances and can either keep things simple or add a natural scent using essential oils -- and that scent can be anything you like! The freedom!
Posted by Katie on 7/22/2020 to Ask Your Aromatherapist

RECIPE: Lavender Brown Butter Sugar Cookies

RECIPE: Lavender Brown Butter Sugar Cookies
Lavender can help keep us balanced in a world that leaves us feeling disheveled. With the current climate of self-isolation and physical distancing we are surely all feeling some stress to our well being. So, why not treat yourself to a tasty snack!? Here is a brown butter sugar cookie recipe that features the floral flavour of lavender.
Posted by Laura on 7/8/2020 to Recipes

RECIPE: Lilac Infused Cream

RECIPE: Lilac Infused Cream
Learn how to make a delicious lilac and cream concoction to use in your desserts or teas!
Posted by Laura on 6/15/2020 to Recipes

Calm Inflammation With This Honey & Turmeric Face Mask

Calm Inflammation With This Honey & Turmeric Face Mask
Another evening at home? There's no better time to treat your face to a lovely, anti-inflammatory mask!
Posted by Sage on 5/17/2020 to Recipes

Cheer Up, Buttercup, With a Milk & Honey Bath

Cheer Up, Buttercup, With a Milk & Honey Bath
The bath can be a place of solace. It can be used to heal the mind from worry, and ease the tension built into our muscles. As winter continues to linger and as we remain in our homes, a bath couldn’t seem any more inviting. If you are looking to soothe your dry skin, look no further than the delicious ingredients of milk and honey.
Posted by Laura on 4/3/2020 to Ask Your Aromatherapist

The Five Most Delicious Recipes We’ve Found Through Naked Coconuts

The Five Most Delicious Recipes We’ve Found Through Naked Coconuts
Naked Coconuts focuses as a company on plant-based dishes and is always “dishing” out mouth-watering recipes via their website and social media feeds. Here are five of the most scrumptious, in our humble opinions.
Posted by Lindsay on 2/25/2020 to Promotions

Everything You Need To Know About Making Your Own Personal Body Oil

Everything You Need To Know About Making Your Own Personal Body Oil
A body oil serves the same purpose as a lotion, but some prefer it for moisturizing as it’s a simpler and more customizable option than a pre-made lotion. You can choose all your ingredients based on your skin type and preferences!
Posted by Laura on 8/26/2019 to Ask Your Aromatherapist

How To Make a Hair Oil

How To Make a Hair Oil
Hair oil is great as a pre-wash treatment for extra moisture, or as a styling product. The best part about hair oils, as far as we’re concerned, is that it’s one of the easiest DIY personal care products you can make. Choose your oils based on your hair type and add essential oils based on scent or needs if you wish — and voila! A completely natural and personalized, nourishing hair oil. Here’s how to mix up your own personalized hair oil...
Posted by Lindsay on 7/17/2019 to Recipes

How to Craft a Ritual Bath That Will Carry You Far From Here

How to Craft a Ritual Bath That Will Carry You Far From Here
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

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 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 Handmade Gifts

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

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 Handmade Gifts

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 Handmade Gifts