10 Cozy Tricks for Maximum Hygge This Winter

10 Cozy Tricks for Maximum Hygge This Winter
The nights are getting longer and the days are getting colder, and this means that we need to put a bit of extra effort into self care. Giving yourself things to look forward to; paying attention to comfort in every part of your day; and adding to the coziness of your surroundings go a long way toward preserving mental health — especially this winter!
Posted by Lindsay on 11/25/2020 to General Info

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

Creating a Meal Plan for Winter Quarantine

Creating a Meal Plan for Winter Quarantine
Lower your stress by limiting your grocery store trips! Here are some simple ideas to help you meal plan during the pandemic.
Posted by Lindsay on 10/29/2020 to General Info

5 Swaps to Un-Plastic Your Laundry Routine

5 Swaps to Un-Plastic Your Laundry Routine
Here are a few of our favourite swaps to help you un-plastic your laundry room!
Posted by Emilie on 10/15/2020 to Zero Waste Living

Winterize your Skincare Routine 

Winterize your Skincare Routine 
As we transition into the colder months, it’s important to switch up our skincare routine to protect our skin from cold, dry conditions. Here are a few of our favourite products and tips to keep your skin looking and feeling its best right through till spring!
Posted by Emilie on 10/5/2020 to Products

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

Review: [UN]WELL Episode 1: Essential Oils

Review: [UN]WELL Episode 1: Essential Oils
I recently watched the Netflix series [UN]WELL and was especially impressed with the episode on essential oils. Here are my thoughts on why I think it's worth watching.
Posted by Sage on 9/3/2020 to Ask Your Aromatherapist

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

Top Skincare Tips from the Apothecary Team

Top Skincare Tips from the Apothecary Team
We asked a few of our team members for their favourite skincare tips and here they are!
Posted by Lindsay on 8/5/2020 to Products

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

Un-Plastic Your Dental Care Routine With These Zero Waste Options

Un-Plastic Your Dental Care Routine With These Zero Waste Options
Floss and brush teeth daily, ideally at least once a day for the former and after each meal for the latter -- that's the dental hygiene advice we're all familiar with. But for such a simple routine, it generates a disturbing amount of waste.
Posted by Lindsay on 7/14/2020 to Promotions

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

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

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

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