Making the Switch to a Sustainable Bamboo Toothbrush

Making the Switch to a Sustainable Bamboo Toothbrush

When starting a low-waste journey, there are plenty of products you simply learn to live without — toothbrushes, however, are not one of those. Making the switch to a bamboo toothbrush is an easy way to divert this single-use plastic away from landfills and reduce your environmental impact.

Posted by Rosie on 10/1/2021 to Products

An Interview with The General Bean, a Family-Owned Needle Felting Company

An Interview with The General Bean, a Family-Owned Needle Felting Company

It really doesn’t get more local than The General Bean! This family-owned needle felting company sources their wool from a Canadian mill just outside of the city. To learn more about The General Bean’s commitments to environmental sustainability, we interviewed fiber artist Jamie Bowen. She is one half of family-owned The General Bean, alongside her husband Mike.

Posted by Rosie on 9/24/2021 to Products

Touch Your Armpits: The How and Why of Natural Deodorants

Touch Your Armpits: The How and Why of Natural Deodorants
routine. might be the rockstar of the deodorant world, now, but it all began with simple, natural, healthy ingredients that are good for your armpits and your body. Because at the heart of their business, above all else, Neige and Pippa and their routine team want you to show your armpits some love — and that starts with quality ingredients!
Posted by Lindsay on 6/9/2021 to Promotions

Summer Skin Essentials

Summer Skin Essentials
Daily sunscreen is a must — we all know that by now. But protecting and repairing your skin from sun damage doesn’t stop at sunscreen. By employing a range of tools, we can give our skin even better protection, that works in conjunction with SPF. This includes the foods we eat, staying hydrated, and treating our skin to ingredients that promote healing.
Posted by Lindsay on 5/19/2021 to Promotions

Proper Care + Rejuvenation of Natural Beeswax Wraps

Proper Care + Rejuvenation of Natural Beeswax Wraps
Beeswax wraps bring us joy, and they're easy to care for! Here's everything you need to know to care for and rejuvenate them at every stage of their life.
Posted by Lindsay on 5/5/2021 to Promotions

My Menstrual Cup is Done: Now What?

My Menstrual Cup is Done: Now What?
We’ve turned to the experts at DivaCup to learn how to make a menstrual cup really last; how to tell when it’s time to replace your menstrual cup; and how to dispose of it when the time comes. Here’s what we learned!
Posted by Lindsay on 4/21/2021 to Promotions

Embrace an Elixir Routine to Suit Your Needs

Embrace an Elixir Routine to Suit Your Needs
Most of us could use at least a couple of these adaptogen-packed blends. Here are some key details that should help you choose!
Posted by Lindsay on 4/5/2021 to Promotions

Shampoo Bars 101

Shampoo Bars 101
Truthfully, switching from conventional liquid shampoo to a shampoo bar is a bit of an adjustment. But, armed with a bit of accurate information, you can be prepared for this adjustment and triumph in the name of low waste living and soft, shiny hair!
Posted by Lindsay on 1/5/2021 to Products

Winterize your Skincare Routine 

Winterize your Skincare Routine 
As we transition into the colder months, it’s important to switch up our skincare routine to protect our skin from cold, dry conditions. Here are a few of our favourite products and tips to keep your skin looking and feeling its best right through till spring!
Posted by Emilie on 10/5/2020 to Products

Top Skincare Tips from the Apothecary Team

Top Skincare Tips from the Apothecary Team
We asked a few of our team members for their favourite skincare tips and here they are!
Posted by Lindsay on 8/5/2020 to Products

Un-Plastic Your Dental Care Routine With These Zero Waste Options

Un-Plastic Your Dental Care Routine With These Zero Waste Options
Floss and brush teeth daily, ideally at least once a day for the former and after each meal for the latter -- that's the dental hygiene advice we're all familiar with. But for such a simple routine, it generates a disturbing amount of waste.
Posted by Lindsay on 7/14/2020 to Promotions

What's a Wet Bag? Why You Need This Versatile Tool In Your Life

What's a Wet Bag? Why You Need This Versatile Tool In Your Life
Are you utilizing your snack bags or wet bags to their full potential? Here are some ideas for how to use these handy little bags — some commonplace and some more unexpected.
Posted by Lindsay on 5/29/2020 to Products

Five Ways Cloth Bowl Covers Will Make Your Life Better

Five Ways Cloth Bowl Covers Will Make Your Life Better
Who knew that the humble, handmade cloth bowl cover could improve your life in so many ways? Here are just a few...
Posted by Lindsay on 5/14/2020 to Promotions

Laura's Picks: Loose Leaf Tea

Laura's Picks: Loose Leaf Tea
This week, we added 17 loose leaf teas to our site, bringing our total to 23! All our loose leaf teas come from Natur'el Tea, a female-owned small business located in Banff, Alberta. Choosing from 23 can be overwhelming -- if you're unsure of where to start, check out this list of my five favourites and start from there!
Posted by Laura on 3/5/2020 to Promotions

The Five Most Delicious Recipes We’ve Found Through Naked Coconuts

The Five Most Delicious Recipes We’ve Found Through Naked Coconuts
Naked Coconuts focuses as a company on plant-based dishes and is always “dishing” out mouth-watering recipes via their website and social media feeds. Here are five of the most scrumptious, in our humble opinions.
Posted by Lindsay on 2/25/2020 to Promotions

Brewing an Ethical Cup of Coffee With Devil’s Head

Brewing an Ethical Cup of Coffee With Devil’s Head
Ethically sourced coffee can help you to start the day with a clear conscience… could it also taste better?
Posted by Lindsay on 2/20/2020 to Promotions

Backcountry Camping: No Room for Fragrance, Extra Weight or Unnecessary Waste on the Trail!

Backcountry Camping: No Room for Fragrance, Extra Weight or Unnecessary Waste on the Trail!
Keep your time in the woods fragrance-, bulk- and waste-free with these innovative products.
Posted by Lindsay on 5/29/2019 to Products

5 Food Storage Tips We've Learned From the Abeego Blog

5 Food Storage Tips We've Learned From the Abeego Blog

Ever since we started carrying beeswax wraps by Abeego, we simply can't get enough of them! Initially we thought of them as just a great alternative to plastic wrap -- which they are -- but now we know the truth: they are a crucial ingredient in the process of eliminating food waste in your home!

Even better, they have a super informative blog that teaches all sorts of handy food storage tips. Here are some of our favourites.

Posted by Lindsay on 5/22/2019 to Products

5 Valentine’s Gifts to Give Yourself

5 Valentine’s Gifts to Give Yourself
We’re not big on Valentine’s Day, to be honest, but since it’s going to be all we see for the next week, let’s talk about some ways to love on yourself - just because!
Posted by Lindsay on 2/6/2019 to Products

15 Surprising Uses for Washing Soda

15 Surprising Uses for Washing Soda

Along with borax, baking soda, vinegar and castile soap, washing soda is a wonderful basic ingredient to have around the house for effective, DIY cleaning.

Posted by Lindsay on 11/19/2018 to Ingredients

Get to Know a New Oil Each Month

Get to Know a New Oil Each Month
Remember the joy of receiving a special package in the mail? Maybe a letter from a friend, or an unexpected gift? Perhaps even the Christmas Wish Book! Find out how we're aiming to bring back that simple joy with our Oil of the Month Club!
Posted by Lindsay on 10/17/2018 to Ask Your Aromatherapist

Sustainable Essential Oils

Sustainable Essential Oils
Given that we now focus so heavily on zero waste products, we get a lot of questions about how to decrease waste when working with essential oils. You also ask us how much of an impact essential oil production has on the earth and how we can be mindful of that.
Posted by Katherine on 10/11/2018 to Ask Your Aromatherapist

10 Unexpected Uses for Peppermint Oil

10 Unexpected Uses for Peppermint Oil
You're familiar with this popular oil -- but did you know that it could be useful in these ways?
Posted by Lindsay on 10/9/2018 to General Info

Hydrosols: The Unsung Hero of the Aromatherapy World

Hydrosols: The Unsung Hero of the Aromatherapy World
Hydrosols contain all the water-soluble components of the plant, as well as the essential oil in trace amounts. This means that hydrosols are super gentle, making them ideal for the more delicate parts of our body.
Posted by Katie on 8/16/2018 to Ask Your Aromatherapist

Are Essential Oils Hurting My Cat?

Are Essential Oils Hurting My Cat?
We love essential oils. We love cats. But you may have heard that the two don’t necessarily mix very well.
Posted by Lindsay on 8/9/2018 to Ask Your Aromatherapist