Young Living grapefruit essential oil (Citrus paradisi) is cold pressed from the peel of the fruit. This fresh citrus oil blends well with patchouli, ylang ylang, rosemary, basil, and lavender. Continue reading “8 Ways to Use Grapefruit Essential Oil”
The prospect of eating all organic, non-GMO, whole foods can be a little daunting when you take a look at the price tag attached to some of the popular superfoods at your local health food store. It can be hard to justify the switch to healthier food, especially when you’re also swamped in other bills!
So you think you don’t like kale??? I’m willing to bet that you just haven’t had it with the right dressing! Kale can be so delicious if you prepare it right – and the key to making a good salad is always the dressing. Continue reading “Healthy Caesar Salad Dressing”
All too often, our internal dialog is very negative, criticizing and self-destructive. What would it feel like if you replaced those negative thoughts with genuine, uplifting, positive affirmations? Continue reading “I listened to positive affirmations every day for two weeks. Here’s what happened…”
Hibiscus is a natural source of alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), which help to exfoliate the skin and reduce clogged pores. While chemical forms of AHAs are very damaging to the skin, the natural form of AHAs found in hibiscus flowers provide health benefits, without the harsh side effects. AHAs also help to moisturize and firm the appearance of your skin. Continue reading “Himalayan Salt + Hibiscus Flower Exfoliating Scrub”
I tend to go a little bit over the top with Valentines Day every year… I think it’s a fabulous holiday, and I’m always surprised that more people don’t enjoy it! To me, Valentines is all about showing gratitude and love to everyone in your life. It’s like getting a warm fuzzy hug, in the middle of our cold Canadian winter. Who wouldn’t want that?!
Need a new routine to keep your skin hydrated this winter? I don’t know about you, but here in Ontario things have been pretty cold lately. In the past week the temperature has been hovering around -27°C in the mornings.
Needless to say, I am (as always) grateful to have essential oil diffusers adding a little bit of moisture to the air in every room of our home! This kind of cold weather is tough on the skin – dry patches, cracked and dry lips, and eczema/ psoriasis may be at an all time high. Continue reading “Raw Honey Face Masks for Hydrated + Radiant skin”
Cozy up with these 6 essential oil diffuser blends this holiday season! Whether you’re decorating the tree, baking cookies, or dancing to christmas music… these diffuser blends will make your home smell delicious – without the toxins. Continue reading “Cozy Christmas Essential Oil Diffuser Blends”
If you know me at all, then you know that gift giving is my love language. With Christmas on the horizon, it is truly hard for me to resist making gifts for everyone I know! Continue reading “Say the most with the least this holiday season + JORD Wooden Watch Review”
Lavender is one of the most well known essential oils on the planet, for good reason! I love all of my essential oils…but if I had to choose just one oil to use for the rest of my life, lavender would probably be it! Continue reading “10 Ways to Use Lavender Essential Oil”
Magnesium is one of 6 essential minerals that the body needs in relatively large quantities. It is involved in over 300 biochemical pathways in the body – from muscle and function, to maintaining blood pressure, bone growth, producing energy, and DNA synthesis. It plays an important role in transporting calcium and potassium across cellular membranes, and is directly involved in conducting nerve impulses to the brain and muscle contraction. Continue reading “Why you should be taking magnesium baths”
The average person comes into contact with hundreds of toxic chemicals every day. The biggest contributors to toxic chemicals in our homes are from fabric softener, dryer sheets, air freshener plug-ins, and candles. Take the quiz to find out how clean or toxic your cleaning products really are! Continue reading “Are your cleaning products really safe? Take the quiz to find out!”
Let’s talk carrier oils! What are they, and why do we need them?!
A carrier oil is derived from the fatty portion of a plant – such as the seed, kernel or nut. Carrier oils are typically cold-pressed for the highest quality of oil.
While essential oils are volatile (and therefore will evaporate quickly if they are applied undiluted to the skin), carrier oils will not evaporate, and do not have a strong aroma. Continue reading “A guide to carrier oils”
The perfect snack for back to school season – you can make these easy protein balls ahead of time and throw them in lunch boxes for a filling, delicious snack. Be sure to make a big batch because these are so tasty, everyone will be reaching for more!
Maybe you’ve just heard of essential oils, and you’re wondering what all this excitement is about. Let me walk you through step by step, how to use essential oils in your daily life. Continue reading “Essential Oils for Beginners”
The average person comes in contact with hundreds of toxic chemicals every day. It’s estimated that most people apply 300 chemicals to their body every single day! The biggest contributors to toxic chemicals in our homes are from fabric softener, dryer sheets, air freshener plug-ins, and candles. Yuck! Continue reading “5 Natural Household Switches”
During university I took an animal behaviour course where we learned all about bees, and ever since reading Winter World: the ingenuity of animal survival by Bernd Heinrich, I have been so fascinated by these beautiful little insects! Continue reading “The Buzz on Bee Friendly Gardening”