Back To School Colds

feeling stuffed up

All I see around me are sniffles, sneezes and snot! It’s that time of year again where the colds come out with a vengeance. As much as I am always inclined to reach for a tylenol cough and cold or ny-quill product, my health training has slowly taught me to try a different approach. Sure, these standard over the counter …

My Basic Face Care Routine And Why I Do It…

Daily face care ritual

It’s amazing how many people use certain products on their face but don’t really know why. That was me for a long time until I started getting interested in natural products and started asking a lot of “why’s”. I’ve started a small daily routine. It took me a long time to find a routine that was simple enough for me …

Back To School Stress?

Using essential oils for stress

Even though the pictures are all smiles, my kid and me have some anxiety about going back to school. Pre-school last year took about a month before there wasn’t a dramatic drop off. As excited as we both are to do it again, I know both of us are a bit worried about another new school, another new teacher and …

Adding Spontaneity Into My Day

What’s 5 min? Lately, I’ve been trying to build some spontaneity into my life. Routine is good, but when you feel like your day is the same always, it can slowly chip away at your passion for life. So, to get out of the pattern of work-sleep-eat-mother-clean, I’ve decided to be ok with pressing pause on my life for 5 …

Relaxing Into Meditation

Meditation tips

I used to be great at setting aside a portion of each day to breathe, do yoga or meditate. Then business life with 2 kids snuck up on me and my meditation routine has not been regular. I’ve been more stressed and more anxious lately, so I’ve decided it’s time to get back into my meditation routine. The problem is, …

Surviving The Long Weekend

Long weekends are supposed to be fun, right? Long weekends are supposed to be relaxing, right? Long weekends are supposed to let you recharge, right? Then how come I get so stressed leading up to it and have such a hard time relaxing once I’m there? I have a feeling that I’m not alone in this feeling. We spend so …

Refreshing DIY Summer Blends

Refreshing DIY oil blends

Summer time is full of hot days, long nights and road trips! In the winter, I enjoy blends that are warm, soothing and spicy but in the summer, I like blends that are uplifting, citrusy and refreshing! The combination of heat, lack of sleep and long hours on the highway can leave me feeling a little zapped of energy. Diffusing …

Product Profile: Aftershave Balm

Aftershave Balm

We originally formatted this product for my hunny. His facial hair is coarse and gets caught in every razor he uses leaving him with raised bumps, rashes and irritated skin. His solution for the last few years has been to never shave, just trim. Then Rachel’s man seemed to have the same problem with irritations and rashes because he HAS …

Essential Oils For Camping

essential oils for travelling

I love to pack a few essential oils in my bag when I travel. They take up virtually no space and can come in handy for headaches, sleep, staying awake on the road, bugs, yucky washrooms, fevers and even…hangovers when fireside drinks get carried away. These are some that I find I’m always throwing into my bag for the road. …

Summer Skin

Reverse Summer Skin Damage

We forget how high the UV index can be in Canada during the summer. You’d think in a place with almost 8 months of winter, our summers would be mild but that’s definitely NOT the case. The first week of July has been hot. I’m not complaining as I love the hot weather, but, when it’s hot like this with …