Why Use A Toner?

When Rachel and I decided to expand our Face Care Line, one thing we wanted to create was a natural facial toner. Both of us found that most conventional toners out there still contain chemicals or alcohol. Even some of the “toughest skin”, like mine, have never done well with over the counter toners. As always, we were appalled by …

Essential Oils For Allergies

Snow mold, fresh grass, pollen, flower buds… spring is coming but so are the stuffy noses and ka-choos. Did you know that essential oils can help? Essential oils are great for helping to deal with symptoms caused by allergies. Most people use essential oils to help open up airways and to help neutralize airborne allergens. These are the ones I …

Playoff Hockey Snacks

I am definitely one of those traditional Edmonton hockey nerds. It’s an understatement to say I’m pumped we are back in this year. In 2006, my playoff routine involved pub food, beer and then a trip to whyte. Being 11 years older, a bit more responsible and having 2 kids, my playoff routine now involves jersey’s at home, the family …

Surviving Easter

Easter Survival Plan

I’m getting my game plan together to avoid the sugar hangovers, turkey sweats and the general fatigue from the holidays. I just LOVE my chocolate. I always have, even when I knew it triggered my childhood eczema. And food! When it comes to the holidays, I don’t just like seconds, I like thirds too. So, since I know I’m going to …

Keeping Your Cool

Staying calm in chaos

My last few weeks have been filled with tantrums, colds and moodiness. Of course, it’s also a busy time for our business making our house even more chaotic. The last 10 years of my life have been highly focused around health and spirituality. Through good nutrition, movement and reflection, my awareness of how and why I’m feeling the way I …

Black Spruce And Lavender- A Perfect Pair

black spruce and lavender

I love my oils, as I’m sure you do too. As much as buying blends is simple and nice, sometimes, just having a few oils open the door to so many scent possibilities. Just a few weekends ago, while doing laundry, I knew I wanted something different on my wool dryer balls but I just wasn’t quite sure what. So …

My Number One Beauty Secret

I know a lot of inside information when it comes to keeping your body looking youthful. I do agree that eating your greens and keeping your diet largely plant based can keep years off your life. Obviously, I believe in natural beauty care products. In my mind nature knows best. Flowers like calendula and rose have been used for centuries …

A Guide To Natural Remedies

Natural Remedies- how they work

Being a #realfuckingnatural body care company, we frequently get asked at our booth about all things health. The last few weeks have been full of questions about homeopathy, naturopathy and more. Here’s a quick run down of some natural health alternatives and how they work. Naturopathy Naturopaths are Doctors of Natural Medicine. To become a certified Naturopath in Canada, you …

6 Ways To Improve Your Health

^ way to detox from chemicals

Finding out there are chemicals hiding everywhere can be ridiculously overwhelming and scary. When I found out how they can impact my health and the health of my children, it just made me mad. There are literally chemicals everywhere that can wreak havoc on the body resulting in symptoms like weight gain, headaches, fatigue, trouble concentrating, allergies and even more …

Why Spa’s Use Lemongrass

Lemongrass Essential Oil Benefits

Lift a bottle of lemongrass essential oil to your nose and give it a smell and chances are it’ll trigger a memory of a spa or a yoga studio. In the last 10 years, lemongrass has been a popular choice in North America in Spa’s and Yoga studios for good reason. Lemongrass is not just a tasty Asian spice or …