Reduce Your Waste Output with Low-Waste Menstrual Care

Reduce Your Waste Output with Low-Waste Menstrual Care
There is no one-size-fits-all solution for which products to use when you’re menstruating, but if you are looking to reduce your plastic footprint, we are lucky to live in a time when we have so many comfortable and plastic-free options.
Posted by Andrea Johanscik on behalf of Plastic-Free YYC on 6/23/2020 to Zero Waste Living

Lilac Infused Cream

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

What's a Wet Bag? Why You Need This Versatile Tool In Your Life

What's a Wet Bag? Why You Need This Versatile Tool In Your Life
Are you utilizing your snack bags or wet bags to their full potential? Here are some ideas for how to use these handy little bags — some commonplace and some more unexpected.
Posted by Lindsay on 5/29/2020 to Products

Lilac: A Master Blend

Lilac: A Master Blend

The lilac bush is one of the first flowering plants of spring that is both fragrant and beautiful. As much as the scent of lilac is adored, its fragrance is one that is fleeting.

Many probably have noticed that there is no lilac essential oil or absolute on the market. The following is a formula designed to imitate the fleeting scent of lilac flowers.

Posted by Laura on 5/27/2020 to Diffuser Blends

Apothecary in Inglewood Re-Opening Update From Jill

Apothecary in Inglewood Re-Opening Update From Jill
Like all of you, we are desperate for life and business to return to the way it was; the daily buzz of customers in the store is missed. Sadly, we have no idea when that way of life will be allowed again, and so we are in discussions about how to adjust in the interim.
Posted by Jill Hawker on 5/21/2020 to General Info

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

Five Ways Cloth Bowl Covers Will Make Your Life Better

Five Ways Cloth Bowl Covers Will Make Your Life Better
Who knew that the humble, handmade cloth bowl cover could improve your life in so many ways? Here are just a few...
Posted by Lindsay on 5/14/2020 to Promotions

How to Continue Your Zero Waste Journey During Covid-19

How to Continue Your Zero Waste Journey During Covid-19
Have you been discouraged in your zero waste efforts these past few weeks? Take heart! Here are a few simple ways that you can continue to reduce waste while staying at home.
Posted by Lindsay on 5/1/2020 to Zero Waste Living

Why Bottles and Lids are Running Low - And What It Means for You

Why Bottles and Lids are Running Low - And What It Means for You
If you’re making your own products at home — especially any that require amber Boston bottles, sprayer or mister tops, or pump lids — you may have noticed that certain packaging options aren’t available on our site right now. This is a real problem. Let’s talk about why they’re not in stock, and why this is a problem.
Posted by Jill Hawker on 4/24/2020 to General Info

An Easy Way to Figure Out How to Order From Us!

An Easy Way to Figure Out How to Order From Us!
Wherever you are; whatever you'd like to order, we've got a flow chart to help you easily narrow down the steps to getting your goods!
Posted by Emilie on 4/20/2020 to General Info

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

Laura's Picks: Loose Leaf Tea

Laura's Picks: Loose Leaf Tea
This week, we added 17 loose leaf teas to our site, bringing our total to 23! All our loose leaf teas come from Natur'el Tea, a female-owned small business located in Banff, Alberta. Choosing from 23 can be overwhelming -- if you're unsure of where to start, check out this list of my five favourites and start from there!
Posted by Laura on 3/5/2020 to Promotions

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

Brewing an Ethical Cup of Coffee With Devil’s Head

Brewing an Ethical Cup of Coffee With Devil’s Head
Ethically sourced coffee can help you to start the day with a clear conscience… could it also taste better?
Posted by Lindsay on 2/20/2020 to Promotions

Personal Aromatherapy To Go

Personal Aromatherapy To Go
There are several great options for utilizing aromatherapy on the go! Even better, you can garner the benefit yourself without the scent bothering others, because these options keep the scent within your bubble, just where you need it.
Posted by Lindsay on 2/11/2020 to Ask Your Aromatherapist

Friends, We Need to Talk About Terracycle.

Friends, We Need to Talk About Terracycle.
Sadly, we have seen a high level of abuse of our Terracycle program. As a result, we are changing up how we run this.
Posted by Jill Hawker on 2/6/2020 to Zero Waste Living

Rosewood, White Sage, Vanilla... What You Need to Know About Over Harvesting

Rosewood, White Sage, Vanilla... What You Need to Know About Over Harvesting
It’s important to remind ourselves not to disconnect these products from their plant origins so we can be sure to respect their use. Over harvesting can have devastating effects on our natural world.
Posted by Laura on 1/7/2020 to Ask Your Aromatherapist

Dreaming of a Zero Waste Christmas?

Dreaming of a Zero Waste Christmas?
If your goal for the gift-giving season this year is to drastically cut down on the waste you cultivate — or even if you have a slight interest in reducing your holiday waste — you’d be smart to sit down and do a bit of planning right now. 
Posted by Lindsay on 9/25/2019 to Zero Waste Living

5 Awesome Things About Living in a Small Home

5 Awesome Things About Living in a Small Home
We’re so excited that a range of our zero waste products will be featured in the Small Space - Maximum Style feature home at the Calgary Fall Home Show! It got us thinking about all the things we love about living in a small space...
Posted by Lindsay on 9/11/2019 to Events

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

The Blending Bar at The Apothecary in Inglewood

The Blending Bar at The Apothecary in Inglewood
You may have heard — we sell essential oils in bulk! This means that you can save on refilling your essential oil bottles if you visit us at our store front in Inglewood. This also means that we sell essential oils by the drop, as well.
Posted by Lindsay on 8/15/2019 to Ask Your Aromatherapist

5 Things to Do In Inglewood and the East Village This August Long Weekend

5 Things to Do In Inglewood and the East Village This August Long Weekend
Our top five picks for affordable fun in Inglewood, Ramsay, East Village and on St. Patrick's Island.
Posted by Lindsay on 7/31/2019 to Events

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

Our Top 5 Summer Fragrance Tips

Our Top 5 Summer Fragrance Tips
Now that it’s officially summer, we wanted to touch on a few important points to keep in mind regarding fragrance, as the temperature heats up. Here’s how to get the most (but not too much!) out of your favourite scents this summer — and which ones to avoid completely.
Posted by Lindsay on 6/25/2019 to Ask Your Aromatherapist

Layering Fragrance: How and Why

Layering Fragrance: How and Why
Fragrance layering is a fun and creative practice which allows you to layer products to create a scent that is still subtle but unique to you.
Posted by Lindsay on 6/17/2019 to Ask Your Aromatherapist