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

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