A Guide to April Seed Starting

A Guide to April Seed Starting
Whether you're an experienced gardener or just beginning to explore the joys of caring for your own plants, April offers a wealth of opportunities to sow the seeds of future harvests. Let's dive into the essentials of April seed starting, from selecting the right seeds to nurturing young plants as they prepare to thrive in the warmer months ahead.
Posted by Ryliegh on 4/2/2024 to Zero Waste Living

Celebrating the Spring Equinox

Celebrating the Spring Equinox
As winter's grasp begins to loosen, the arrival of the Spring Equinox not only welcomes warmer weather but marks a moment of balance and rebirth. Also known as the Vernal Equinox, this celestial event occurs March 19th in the Northern Hemisphere, bringing longer, warmer days and a vibrant burst of life. Here's how we're celebrating the arrival of spring.
Posted by Ryliegh on 3/13/2024 to Zero Waste Living

Embracing New Beginnings: Oosouji and January 1st Traditions

Embracing New Beginnings: Oosouji and January 1st Traditions
As we approach the transition to the new year, let's pause to delve into two captivating traditions that signal the start of a new chapter in several Asian cultures: Oosouji in Japan and the cultural superstition tied to January 1st, known as Maligayang Bagong Taon in the Philippines and Chu Yi in China.
Posted by Ryliegh on 12/24/2023 to Zero Waste Living

Deck The Halls With Sustainability

Deck The Halls With Sustainability
'Tis the season for upping your festive decor game and fun gift wrapping, but while making your space merry and bright, why not do it in a way that's gentle on the planet? If you want to explore some crafty, low waste holiday decoration ideas that will add a festive flair to your holiday season without leaving a footprint, then this blog post is for you!
Posted by Ryliegh on 11/29/2023 to Zero Waste Living

Breaking Free from Wish-Cycling: Creating a More Sustainable World

Breaking Free from Wish-Cycling: Creating a More Sustainable World
Wish-cycling occurs when individuals put items in the recycling bin that cannot actually be recycled, hoping that they can be. It's time to break free from wish-cycling and make informed choices to create a more sustainable world. In this blog post, we will explore the pitfalls of wish-cycling and provide practical tips to help you recycle more effectively. Let's dive in!
Posted by Marina on 7/18/2023 to Zero Waste Living

How to Get Started on Your Low Waste Journey - Kitchen Edition!

How to Get Started on Your Low Waste Journey - Kitchen Edition!
Making the swap to be plastic free and/or zero waste can be extremely daunting, but we’re here to help! In our experience, when switching to conscious consumption, the best place to start is the kitchen, as this is often where we spend the most
Posted by Marina on 7/4/2023 to Zero Waste Living

World Water Day

World Water Day
Often we take for granted having access to clean, fresh water in our homes everyday. World Water Day is about changing how we use and consume water in our lives, and finding ways to use water more sustainably. Did you know that nearly 97% of the Earth’s water is found in our oceans?! The rest is fresh water found in glaciers and groundwater, leaving less than 1% of freshwater on Earth to be drinkable.
Posted by Amy on 3/23/2023 to Zero Waste Living

How to Cook Dried Beans

How to Cook Dried Beans
Pulses are a staple to diets around the world and are a sustainable source of protein, fibre, vitamins, and minerals. Of all the ingredients in your pantry, pulses are one of the easiest and most accessible items to save money on and reduce waste. Read on to learn how to cook your favourite beans!
Posted by Rosie on 2/7/2022 to Recipes

5 Sustainable Goals for 2022

5 Sustainable Goals for 2022
It's a New Year! Start 2022 off right by making a sustainable New Year's resolution. We've compiled a list of five habits you can make this year to serve the planet and future generations.
Posted by Rosie on 1/4/2022 to Zero Waste Living

Five Fall Cleaning Tasks to Cross Off Your To-Do List

Five Fall Cleaning Tasks to Cross Off Your To-Do List

This is the season for cooking up hearty meals, crafting, canning, preserving, and huddling around a cozy backyard fire. But before the first snowfall hits, there are a few important cleaning tasks you should check off your to-do list.

Posted by Rosie on 9/15/2021 to Zero Waste Living

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

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

Setting Up Your At-Home Refill Station

Setting Up Your At-Home Refill Station
Buying in bulk to reduce your waste? You'll probably find that you can quickly accumulate bulk bags, boxes and buckets. To organize all these bulk goods, we love the idea of a home refill station.

Posted by Lindsay on 3/31/2021 to Zero Waste Living

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

How to Be More Sustainable at Home this Holiday Season

How to Be More Sustainable at Home this Holiday Season
Here’s how to be more sustainable at home and reduce your environmental footprint this holiday season. 
Posted by Collaborative on 12/7/2020 to Zero Waste Living

5 Swaps to Un-Plastic Your Laundry Routine

5 Swaps to Un-Plastic Your Laundry Routine
Here are a few of our favourite swaps to help you un-plastic your laundry room!
Posted by Emilie on 10/15/2020 to Zero Waste Living

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

Reduce Your Waste Output with Low-Waste Menstrual Care

Reduce Your Waste Output with Low-Waste Menstrual Care
There is no one-size-fits-all solution for which products to use when you’re menstruating, but if you are looking to reduce your plastic footprint, we are lucky to live in a time when we have so many comfortable and plastic-free options.
Posted by Andrea Johanscik on behalf of Plastic-Free YYC on 6/23/2020 to Zero Waste Living

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

How to Continue Your Zero Waste Journey During Covid-19

How to Continue Your Zero Waste Journey During Covid-19
Have you been discouraged in your zero waste efforts these past few weeks? Take heart! Here are a few simple ways that you can continue to reduce waste while staying at home.
Posted by Lindsay on 5/1/2020 to Zero Waste Living

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

Friends, We Need to Talk About Terracycle.

Friends, We Need to Talk About Terracycle.
Sadly, we have seen a high level of abuse of our Terracycle program. As a result, we are changing up how we run this.
Posted by Jill Hawker on 2/6/2020 to Zero Waste Living

Rosewood, White Sage, Vanilla... What You Need to Know About Over Harvesting

Rosewood, White Sage, Vanilla... What You Need to Know About Over Harvesting
It’s important to remind ourselves not to disconnect these products from their plant origins so we can be sure to respect their use. Over harvesting can have devastating effects on our natural world.
Posted by Laura on 1/7/2020 to Ask Your Aromatherapist

Dreaming of a Zero Waste Christmas?

Dreaming of a Zero Waste Christmas?
If your goal for the gift-giving season this year is to drastically cut down on the waste you cultivate — or even if you have a slight interest in reducing your holiday waste — you’d be smart to sit down and do a bit of planning right now. 
Posted by Lindsay on 9/25/2019 to Zero Waste Living

The Blending Bar at The Apothecary in Inglewood

The Blending Bar at The Apothecary in Inglewood
You may have heard — we sell essential oils in bulk! This means that you can save on refilling your essential oil bottles if you visit us at our store front in Inglewood. This also means that we sell essential oils by the drop, as well.
Posted by Lindsay on 8/15/2019 to Ask Your Aromatherapist