Staff Recipe: Spicy Salted Caramel Brownies (Vegan)

Staff Recipe: Spicy Salted Caramel Brownies (Vegan)
As part of a friendly workplace challenge, we asked staff members to draw a mystery spice out of a jar and come up with a recipe to show it off. Sage pulled chili flakes, and we are SO glad she did. These brownies have a little kick to them and are everything you want them to be and more - chewy, rich, and covered in caramel. Bonus - they're vegan!
Posted by Staff on 7/11/2022 to Recipes

Everything You Need to Know About Happy Mumma Nipple Butter

Everything You Need to Know About Happy Mumma Nipple Butter
When you’re a mum-to-be and you’re navigating your way through all the things you need for you and your baby, it can be an eye-opening experience. Alongside everything else you’ll already have on your list, nipple cream, or in this case, Peas in a Pod Happy Mumma Nipple Butter from All Things Jill, is essential for a comfortable and successful breastfeeding experience. Nursing can be challenging to start, but it doesn't have to be painful!
Posted by Maria on 5/2/2022 to Products

Bay Leaf: The Introvert in the Kitchen

Bay Leaf: The Introvert in the Kitchen
Growing up in England, where the kitchen was ruled by my Filipino mum, the humble Bay Leaf made an appearance in the dishes that would be our dinner, and the food cooked by my aunties for spontaneous parties. Yet a question I’ve heard many times; from the shared kitchen at university, to potlucks: Do bay leaves make a difference?
Posted by Maria on 4/12/2022 to Ingredients

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

Our Favourite Low-Effort Holiday Snacks

Our Favourite Low-Effort Holiday Snacks
It’s tempting to go all out for the holidays, but sometimes we just don’t have the time (or energy) to do everything. If you're on the search for special holiday snacks - whether gifts for teachers, post office workers, your favourite baristas, or just for at home, look no further. Rather than stretching yourself thin this season, try out these fuss-free recipes, or better yet just pick up your ready-to-go treats at The Apothecary, waste-free!
Posted by Rosie on 12/14/2021 to Promotions

Everything You Need to Consider for Holiday Gift-Making

Everything You Need to Consider for Holiday Gift-Making
Whether you’re trying to save money, surprise your friends and family, or just straight up avoiding the mall, making your gifts is a noble endeavor, but there is much to consider to figure out the right gift!
Posted by Rosie on 12/10/2021 to Handmade Gifts

Are Essential Oils or Fragrance Oils More Sustainable?

Are Essential Oils or Fragrance Oils More Sustainable?

When it comes to the world of aromatherapy, sustainability has become a hot topic of conversation. The choice between nature-extracted essential oils, synthetic fragrance oils, and natural fragrance oils can get a bit complex, especially when considering the environmental impact of all options.

Posted by Katie on 12/2/2021 to Ask Your Aromatherapist

3 Holiday Kombucha Mocktails to Keep You Merry and Bright

3 Holiday Kombucha Mocktails to Keep You Merry and Bright
Sugar, spice and everything nice. Try these festive mocktails featuring Wild Tea Kombucha to bring the fun and flavour this holiday season!
Posted by Rosie on 11/26/2021 to Recipes

Mushroom Powders and Tinctures: Your Questions Answered

Mushroom Powders and Tinctures: Your Questions Answered
November can be a stressful time, but there are many ways to support your brain, heart, and body through it. Harmonic Arts' Concentrated Mushroom Powders and Tinctures make incorporating medicinal mushrooms into your daily life easy with plenty of options.
Posted by Rosie on 11/15/2021 to Promotions

Your November 2021 Astrology Forecast

Your November 2021 Astrology Forecast
Our resident witch, Faust, has conjured up an Astrological Forecast to determine how November will be treating you based on your ascendant (rising sign). Read on to learn more about what this month has in store for you!
Posted by Faust on 11/9/2021 to Astrology

8 Clever Things You Can Do With Honey Candles Beeswax

8 Clever Things You Can Do With Honey Candles Beeswax
A gift from our friends the bees, beeswax is a natural product that can be used in place of many synthetic waxes. This wonderful, natural ingredient can be used for a variety of DIY and household projects, including craft making, polishing furniture, waterproofing shoes, and so much more!
Posted by Rosie on 10/28/2021 to Ingredients

Tips for a Low-Waste, Lot-of-Fun Halloween

Tips for a Low-Waste, Lot-of-Fun Halloween

Halloween is almost here! Don't let the fear of waste stop you from having fun. We've compiled the ultimate list of easy low-waste solutions so you and your kids can have a happy haunt.

Posted by Rosie on 10/26/2021 to Events

Your Green Kitchen: Not Your Average Bowl Cover

Your Green Kitchen: Not Your Average Bowl Cover

In 2017, registered nutritionist Rouvè Hembling was troubled by the amount of plastic waste used in the kitchen: thus, the first Your Green Kitchen bowl cover was born.

Posted by Rosie on 10/18/2021 to Promotions

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

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

The True Cost of Period Products in Canada

The True Cost of Period Products in Canada
The term period poverty is often used to describe the barriers people face when purchasing period products. But what does the term mean when applied specifically to Canadian menstruators? Let’s break it down.
Posted by Rosie on 9/3/2021 to General Info

Recipe - Calendula Sun Salve

Recipe - Calendula Sun Salve

This sun salve is aptly titled after calendula’s common name, “Bride of the Sun”. Calendula has been known to promote skin regeneration and wound healing for hundreds of years, which makes it the perfect featured ingredient in a suncare recipe. Try whipping one up before camping, heading to the mountains, or anywhere else you’ll be basking in the heat.

Posted by Staff on 7/30/2021 to Recipes

5 Kombucha Cocktails Perfect for Summer Sipping

5 Kombucha Cocktails Perfect for Summer Sipping
Summer is here, which means it’s high time for a roundup of our favourite things: sunshine and a bountiful garden are a given, but how about the glory of flooring your friends and family with kombucha-inspired mocktails and cocktails?
Posted by Staff on 7/19/2021 to Promotions

4 ways to harness the power of charcoal in your beauty routine

4 ways to harness the power of charcoal in your beauty routine
It seems like charcoal is popping up everywhere these days. From personal care products like face masks and toothpastes, to consumable food products like lattes and lemonades, charcoal is making the rounds in the health and wellness industry.
Posted by Rosie on 7/13/2021 to Promotions

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