Your Green Kitchen: Not Your Average Bowl Cover

Your Green Kitchen: Not Your Average Bowl Cover

In 2017, registered nutritionist Rouvè Hembling was troubled by the amount of plastic waste used in the kitchen: thus, the first Your Green Kitchen bowl cover was born.

Posted by Rosie on 10/18/2021 to Promotions

Making the Switch to a Sustainable Bamboo Toothbrush

Making the Switch to a Sustainable Bamboo Toothbrush

When starting a low-waste journey, there are plenty of products you simply learn to live without — toothbrushes, however, are not one of those. Making the switch to a bamboo toothbrush is an easy way to divert this single-use plastic away from landfills and reduce your environmental impact.

Posted by Rosie on 10/1/2021 to Products

An Interview with The General Bean, a Family-Owned Needle Felting Company

An Interview with The General Bean, a Family-Owned Needle Felting Company

It really doesn’t get more local than The General Bean! This family-owned needle felting company sources their wool from a Canadian mill just outside of the city. To learn more about The General Bean’s commitments to environmental sustainability, we interviewed fiber artist Jamie Bowen. She is one half of family-owned The General Bean, alongside her husband Mike.

Posted by Rosie on 9/24/2021 to Products

Five Fall Cleaning Tasks to Cross Off Your To-Do List

Five Fall Cleaning Tasks to Cross Off Your To-Do List

This is the season for cooking up hearty meals, crafting, canning, preserving, and huddling around a cozy backyard fire. But before the first snowfall hits, there are a few important cleaning tasks you should check off your to-do list.

Posted by Rosie on 9/15/2021 to Zero Waste Living

The True Cost of Period Products in Canada

The True Cost of Period Products in Canada
The term period poverty is often used to describe the barriers people face when purchasing period products. But what does the term mean when applied specifically to Canadian menstruators? Let’s break it down.
Posted by Rosie on 9/3/2021 to General Info

Recipe - Calendula Sun Salve

Recipe - Calendula Sun Salve

This sun salve is aptly titled after calendula’s common name, “Bride of the Sun”. Calendula has been known to promote skin regeneration and wound healing for hundreds of years, which makes it the perfect featured ingredient in a suncare recipe. Try whipping one up before camping, heading to the mountains, or anywhere else you’ll be basking in the heat.

Posted by Staff on 7/30/2021 to Recipes

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

4 ways to harness the power of charcoal in your beauty routine

4 ways to harness the power of charcoal in your beauty routine
It seems like charcoal is popping up everywhere these days. From personal care products like face masks and toothpastes, to consumable food products like lattes and lemonades, charcoal is making the rounds in the health and wellness industry.
Posted by Rosie on 7/13/2021 to Promotions

Touch Your Armpits: The How and Why of Natural Deodorants

Touch Your Armpits: The How and Why of Natural Deodorants
routine. might be the rockstar of the deodorant world, now, but it all began with simple, natural, healthy ingredients that are good for your armpits and your body. Because at the heart of their business, above all else, Neige and Pippa and their routine team want you to show your armpits some love — and that starts with quality ingredients!
Posted by Lindsay on 6/9/2021 to Promotions

Summer Skin Essentials

Summer Skin Essentials
Daily sunscreen is a must — we all know that by now. But protecting and repairing your skin from sun damage doesn’t stop at sunscreen. By employing a range of tools, we can give our skin even better protection, that works in conjunction with SPF. This includes the foods we eat, staying hydrated, and treating our skin to ingredients that promote healing.
Posted by Lindsay on 5/19/2021 to Promotions

Proper Care + Rejuvenation of Natural Beeswax Wraps

Proper Care + Rejuvenation of Natural Beeswax Wraps
Beeswax wraps bring us joy, and they're easy to care for! Here's everything you need to know to care for and rejuvenate them at every stage of their life.
Posted by Lindsay on 5/5/2021 to Promotions

My Menstrual Cup is Done: Now What?

My Menstrual Cup is Done: Now What?
We’ve turned to the experts at DivaCup to learn how to make a menstrual cup really last; how to tell when it’s time to replace your menstrual cup; and how to dispose of it when the time comes. Here’s what we learned!
Posted by Lindsay on 4/21/2021 to Promotions

Check Out These Spring Cleaning Tips From Experts

Check Out These Spring Cleaning Tips From Experts
With April being Earth Month, things are perfectly aligned to focus on green cleaning! Now is the time of year that many of us feel motivated to do a deep clean, and what better way to do it than with non-toxic, eco-friendly cleaners that are low- or zero-waste to boot?
Posted by Lindsay on 4/15/2021 to Promotions

Embrace an Elixir Routine to Suit Your Needs

Embrace an Elixir Routine to Suit Your Needs
Most of us could use at least a couple of these adaptogen-packed blends. Here are some key details that should help you choose!
Posted by Lindsay on 4/5/2021 to Promotions

Setting Up Your At-Home Refill Station

Setting Up Your At-Home Refill Station
Buying in bulk to reduce your waste? You'll probably find that you can quickly accumulate bulk bags, boxes and buckets. To organize all these bulk goods, we love the idea of a home refill station.

Posted by Lindsay on 3/31/2021 to Zero Waste Living

5 Ways to Welcome Spring

5 Ways to Welcome Spring
Celebrate spring with these five simple ideas to welcome this season of hope and renewal!
Posted by Lindsay on 3/23/2021 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

Don’t Touch My Hair

Don’t Touch My Hair
My hair was a sore spot for a long time. I just felt that it was unruly, and messy. Even when I cut it, my tiny curls would spring out and I would try and pat them down. At times, I would chemically straighten them, even though I knew that it would not take. The back of my head would remain curly and the hair at the front would be straight as a needle. Worse, the chemicals were unravelling my hair’s structure, making it brittle, weak and broken. However, there was no alternative — hair was most attractive, straight. After I got tired of the damage the chemical straighteners were causing, I moved on to the weave. People had no reservations about asking me if my hair was real. They had no qualms about touching me without permission.
Posted by Mandi Sakutukwa on 2/11/2021

Show Yourself, and the Earth, Some Love This Valentine’s Day

Show Yourself, and the Earth, Some Love This Valentine’s Day
We’ve tailored this list to those of us celebrating Valentine’s Day on our own: to love ourselves and the planet; to find a bit of joy; and a bit of meaning. Here our top ten ideas for an earth-friendly Valentine’s Day.
Posted by Lindsay on 2/2/2021 to Promotions

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

Shampoo Bars 101

Shampoo Bars 101
Truthfully, switching from conventional liquid shampoo to a shampoo bar is a bit of an adjustment. But, armed with a bit of accurate information, you can be prepared for this adjustment and triumph in the name of low waste living and soft, shiny hair!
Posted by Lindsay on 1/5/2021 to Products

How to Be More Sustainable at Home this Holiday Season

How to Be More Sustainable at Home this Holiday Season
Here’s how to be more sustainable at home and reduce your environmental footprint this holiday season. 
Posted by Collaborative on 12/7/2020 to Zero Waste Living

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