DIY cocoa and mint massage bars

Natural & Organic Skincare DIY Recipe Roundup

Most conventional cosmetics and skincare products are laden with toxic synthetic fragrances, endocrine disruptors, and nasty carcinogens. The average woman uses about 12 personal care products a day, and is exposed to 168 different toxic chemicals from these products. There are approximately 13,000 chemicals used in the cosmetics industry,  and only 10% of them have been evaluated by the FDA. Continue reading “Natural & Organic Skincare DIY Recipe Roundup”

Almond Raspberry Chocolate Hearts

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?!

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Essential oils for back and muscle pain

Top 4 Essential Oils for Muscle & Back Pain

If you suffer with frequent muscle pain, I’m sure you’ve probably tried topical creams and gels such as Bengay, Icy Hot, or Rub A535. These topical pain-relieving creams promise “fast, long lasting relief”, and would appear to be a pretty safe choice for minor back injuries. But if you read the instructions closely, it tell you to “apply generously to affected area” but “no more than 4 times per day”.

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Raw Honey Face Masks for Hydrated + Radiant skin

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”

Why you should be taking magnesium baths

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”

Are your cleaning products really safe? Take the quiz to find out!

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!”

A guide to carrier oils

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”

Premium Starter Kit diffuser blends!

Starter Kit Diffuser Blends

So you just got your kit, and the first thing you’re wondering is “what do I diffuse together to make my house smell nice?!”

I know that some of you are cautious about experimenting & blending oils together in the diffuser. Let me first just tell you: I’ve never gone wrong with a diffuser blend! Don’t be a afraid to try new things – you never know what amazing blends you’ll discover! Continue reading “Starter Kit Diffuser Blends”