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 …

Breathe … you have to…

Remember to breathe

We’ve had a lot going on behind the scenes these last few weeks, both in our own personal lives and in our business life. It’s been a challenge to manage everything all at once, plus some extra. We all can feel like this sometimes. Our plate gets super full and then something else gets piled on top just to add …

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Why We Love Farmer’s Market Season!

Support farmers market

Farmer’s markets are where we got started! Three years in, we are still out on the streets all summer. We wouldn’t do it unless it meant something to us and it means so much more than making money. In February, we were humbled to receive an award from the Alberta Farmers Market Association. Having received the 2016 Make It Award …

Recovery

Natural muscle revovery

You don’t realize how lethargic you’ve been all winter until summer hits, the bikes are out, soccer starts & you get motivated to go for a run. As awesome as the exercise induced dopamine rush feels, the muscles can sometimes tell a different story.  I just started up slow pitch and despite my winter yoga and dance classes, my thighs …

The Truth About Self Care

Is self care necessary

In the field of holistic health, there is a LOT of talk these days about self-care. We hear it everywhere and no one really knows what it means. Well, the truth is, everyone has their own definition of self- care. The point of self-care is to make sure that in this crazy, busy, stressful, overstimulating world we live in, we …

A Journey Through Space Rain

My name is Rachel if you don’t already know me, I am the other half and not always the better half, of Pure Living Enthusiast. I am super fiery, and a total introverted extrovert. I am usually moody and I prefer being in small groups unless I want to be in a big group. What I love typically changes daily …

Easy Uplifting Citrus Blends

Citrus essential oils are a favorite! The smell of citrus oils help to pep you up… naturally. For kids noses, citrus essential oils tend to be the most pleasing and are generally safe to diffuse around them. These oils also have germ killing potential and are great to use in your DIY cleaners. Some citrus oils can even be great for …