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

We Added a Compost Bucket in the Bathroom: Here's What Happened

We Added a Compost Bucket in the Bathroom: Here's What Happened
We've Upped Our Bathroom Waste-Sorting Game, and We're So Glad We Did
Posted by Lindsay on 6/13/2019 to Zero Waste Living

Easy Switches for Greener Cleaning

Easy Switches for Greener Cleaning
Whether you make these changes one at a time or commit to changing your whole routine over to healthier options all at once, here are a few easy swaps that will cut down the amount of toxins in your home; drastically reduce your household waste; save you money on your power bill and even prolong the life of your clothes, and kitchen and bathroom fixtures.
Posted by Lindsay on 6/10/2019 to Zero Waste Living

What You’re Supporting When You Contribute to Our Crowdfunding Campaign

What You’re Supporting When You Contribute to Our Crowdfunding Campaign
In case you missed it: we are expanding our store (to nearly triple its current size!), and to top up our funds for this expansion, we are hosting a crowdfunding campaign until June 15. You may be wondering just where the funds from this campaign will be allocated; whether we are relying on them solely to fund our expansion; and how exactly your purchase helps us when you get so much stuff for what you’re paying. In the spirit of transparency, we’d love to tell you!
Posted by Lindsay on 6/7/2019 to Events

Ritual Bath

Ritual Bath
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

Backcountry Camping: No Room for Fragrance, Extra Weight or Unnecessary Waste on the Trail!

Backcountry Camping: No Room for Fragrance, Extra Weight or Unnecessary Waste on the Trail!
Keep your time in the woods fragrance-, bulk- and waste-free with these innovative products.
Posted by Lindsay on 5/29/2019 to Products

5 Food Storage Tips We've Learned From the Abeego Blog

5 Food Storage Tips We've Learned From the Abeego Blog

Ever since we started carrying beeswax wraps by Abeego, we simply can't get enough of them! Initially we thought of them as just a great alternative to plastic wrap -- which they are -- but now we know the truth: they are a crucial ingredient in the process of eliminating food waste in your home!

Even better, they have a super informative blog that teaches all sorts of handy food storage tips. Here are some of our favourites.

Posted by Lindsay on 5/22/2019 to Products

Zero Waste Beverages

Zero Waste Beverages
We’re lucky to live in a time when there are many great zero waste options for delicious drinks. Let’s look at some here.
Posted by Lindsay on 5/15/2019 to Events

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 Ask Your Aromatherapist

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 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

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