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

Our Favourite Zero Waste Products In Store

Our Favourite Zero Waste Products In Store
The International Day Of Zero Waste is a powerful reminder for change, and urging us to rethink our relationship with consumption and waste. These efforts can be as small as switching to sustainable products, and we want to share some of our favourite zero-waste products that we carry!
Posted by Ryliegh on 3/28/2024

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

Powering Up For The Day with Harmonic Arts' Activate Elixir

Powering Up For The Day with Harmonic Arts' Activate Elixir
Harmonic Arts Activate Elixir is one of our favourite elixirs to boost our energy daily. Read on to learn more about this delicious and nutritious drink mix!
Posted by Ryliegh on 3/11/2024 to Promotions

Celebrating Women on International Women's Day (and Every Other Day Too)

Celebrating Women on International Women's Day (and Every Other Day Too)
March 8th is International Women's Day, and as a woman-owned business (we love you Jill!), we wanted to share our favourite ways to not only celebrate women on International Women's Day, but every day in our community.
Posted by Ryliegh on 3/4/2024

Prepping for Spring - with Mushrooms!

Prepping for Spring - with Mushrooms!
With March just around the corner you're likely already starting to look forward to an annual spring cleaning to feel organized, grounded & prepared for the upcoming months. Have you thought about prepping your mind and body during this time as well? Harmonic Arts Mushroom Tinctures can help!
Posted by Ryliegh on 2/22/2024 to Promotions

Cold Plunges & Cold Showers; What Is Cold Therapy?

Cold Plunges & Cold Showers; What Is Cold Therapy?
In the ongoing search for optimal health and well-being, people are increasingly turning to more unconventional wellness practices. Cold therapy, also known as Cryotherapy, involves exposing oneself to extremely low temperatures for a short period and has become an extremely popular practice. Read on to learn about the benefits!
Posted by Ryliegh on 2/21/2024

Showcasing Local Artisans at The Apothecary - Part 2

Showcasing Local Artisans at The Apothecary - Part 2
In a world full of repetitive, mass-produced goods, supporting smaller businesses and local artists is a great way to find unique products that celebrate individual creativity. Not to mention, shopping from local artists is a direct investment in your community. Check out these incredible artists we're proud to carry in-store!
Posted by Ryliegh on 2/11/2024 to General Info

Sip Your Way To Serenity This February With DIY Herbal Hot Chocolates

Sip Your Way To Serenity This February With DIY Herbal Hot Chocolates
We love YYC's Hot Chocolate Fest in February so much that we decided to provide you with some of our favourite herbal DIY hot chocolates that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home!
Posted by Ryliegh on 2/6/2024 to Promotions

Balanced Being: Self-Love Through Nutrition, Movement, and Mindfulness

Balanced Being: Self-Love Through Nutrition, Movement, and Mindfulness
In the fast-paced world that we live in, we strive to make time for physical fitness and trending beauty routines, but often struggle to find time to slow down to reflect and nurture the inner workings of the mind, body & soul. Here, we explore some alternative practices that can be incorporated into your everyday life to prioritize your wellbeing this year.
Posted by Ryliegh on 2/5/2024

Showcasing Local Artisans at The Apothecary

Showcasing Local Artisans at The Apothecary
If you have been in the shoppe lately, you may have noticed the section that we have set up so that our wonderful local vendors can be showcased all year long, and we can continue to help support and grow other small businesses. We wanted to highlight a few of our local vendors for you so that you can keep your eyes peeled for their products next time you're in the shoppe. You may recognize some of the vendors from last summer's market!
Posted by Ryliegh on 1/22/2024 to General Info

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

Rooted in Nature: Welcoming St. Francis Herb Farm – Your New Source for Herbal Wellness In-Store!

Rooted in Nature: Welcoming St. Francis Herb Farm – Your New Source for Herbal Wellness In-Store!
For over 30 years, Paul and Caitlin Rivett Carnac's family has been wholeheartedly devoted to cultivating quality herbs, and making herbal remedies more accessible to the community with the same superior quality they would provide to their nearest and dearest. Read on to learn why we're so excited to have their products in store!
Posted by Ryliegh on 11/23/2023 to Products

Brewing Wellness: Cozy Up With Superfood Elixirs This Winter

Brewing Wellness: Cozy Up With Superfood Elixirs This Winter
With the autumn months departing and the cold winter months slowly making their way in, we also welcome the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Lots of socializing, big events, and the colder weather can slow you down, but these elixir recipes will give you the comfort and support your body needs.
Posted by Ryliegh on 11/7/2023 to Promotions

Shinrin-Yoku: The Vast Benefits of Japanese Forest Bathing

Shinrin-Yoku: The Vast Benefits of Japanese Forest Bathing
With October being Mental Health Awareness Month, we wanted to highlight a form of ecotherapy, Shinrin-Yoku, also known as forest bathing or woodland bathing. A term that emerged in Japan in the 1980's by the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries - Shinrin meaning "forest" and Yoku meaning 'bath", this practice is still being implemented as a physiological and psychological treatment for overall well-being and mental health. Read on to learn more about Shinrin-Yoku!
Posted by Ryliegh on 10/17/2023

Kick The Cold and Flu Season with Harmonic Arts Tincture Blends

Kick The Cold and Flu Season with Harmonic Arts Tincture Blends
As we enter this time of the year, with kids going back to school, the temperature getting colder, and everyone seemingly getting sick, we will want to ensure that we are taking the necessary steps to support our health and protect against those
Posted by Ryliegh on 9/25/2023 to Promotions

Jolene's Tea House in Banff: A Life-Long Passion for Tea

Jolene's Tea House in Banff: A Life-Long Passion for Tea
With a vision of sharing the charming beauty of the Rocky Mountains through a cup of tea, Jolene’s Tea House has been hand-blending delicious organic teas in Banff National Park since 2005. Offering over 60 unique tea blends, this woman-owned
Posted by Ryliegh on 9/25/2023 to Promotions

A Deeper Dive: Devil’s Head Coffee Single Origin Beans

A Deeper Dive: Devil’s Head Coffee Single Origin Beans
When Devil’s Head Coffee roasts their single origin coffee beans, their goal is to highlight the unique flavours each region has to offer. They have packaged all single origin beans in a black bag, with a different colour for each roast, making it
Posted by Ryliegh on 9/11/2023 to Promotions

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

Bluebird Pads: The Sustainable Period Care of the Future

Bluebird Pads: The Sustainable Period Care of the Future
There are countless reasons as to why one may choose cloth pads and liners over disposable menstrual and incontinence products. Many individuals shy away from reusable products like this because of the lack of education in schools and healthcare, and the lack of options in popular stores. Like anything reusable, with just a little bit of education and habit-changing, switching to reusable menstrual products is quite simple, hassle-free, and sanitary. Read on to learn more about why Bluebird Pads might be the right choice for you!
Posted by Ryliegh on 5/31/2023 to Promotions

The Mercantile on 9th: A Place for Creatives

The Mercantile on 9th: A Place for Creatives
The Mercantile on 9th is back again, running 11am-4pm every Sunday from June 4th to September 24th. Having been in the works for years, The Apothecary is so proud to be hosting this market in the lot next door!
Posted by Ryliegh on 5/31/2023 to Events

Did Someone Say Zero Waste Toothpaste?

Did Someone Say Zero Waste Toothpaste?
Ah yes, there are many easy sustainable swap items for the home, but one of the most challenging everyday items to find a low-waste alternative for is toothpaste... Well, it's time we introduced you to Nelson Naturals! 100% refillable, with the first jar of toothpaste being sold at a farmer’s market in 2012, this company has mastered toothpaste, toothpaste tabs and even mouthwash tabs!
Posted by Ryliegh on 5/23/2023 to Promotions

Better Periods with Revol Cares

Better Periods with Revol Cares
Revol Cares started with founder Sara Jonsdottir being fed up with “dealing” with her period. Utilizing her technical fashion degree, she developed undies that can protect even the heaviest of bleeders. Meet Revol Cares!
Posted by Ryliegh on 4/27/2023 to Products