DIY Lip Scrub

Spring is finally here and the weather is slowly but surely starting to warm up. The cold dry weather of winter tends to leave our skin a little bit worse for wear so now is the perfect time to slough off the old and prep ourselves for the season ahead. When the weather improves and we emerge from hiding after a long cold season, we want to look and feel our best. We're probably going to spend a lot more time leaving the house (because there's no snowstorms to stop us!) and something about the sunshine puts that extra spring...

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"The way to health is through an aromatic bath and aromatic massage." - Hippocrates, 460 B.C.E. My entire business is based on aromatherapy and the benefits it brings to our sensory and nervous systems, our skin, and the environment. Not that I have completely eliminated conventional practices for ailments and illnesses. Rather, my philosophy has been to reduce synthetic ingredients and use more of nature's ingredients wherever possible.In my personal quest for natural and alternative methods of health and wellness, I've continued my studies in the field of Aromatherapy to compliment and develop the recipes of my products. Aromatherapy is...

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“Sleep is the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.” – Thomas Dekker They say you should get 7 to 8 hours of sleep as part of a healthy lifestyle and to many of us, that seems near impossible. With all that we have going on in our busy lives, we often feel that there just aren’t enough hours in the day. If we don’t cross everything off our to do lists, the first thing that usually gets sacrificed is sleep. Staying up an extra couple of hours in an attempt to stick to our schedules maybe helps...

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To help in the fight against cold and flu season, consider adding essential oils to your winter arsenal, as they are antiseptic, antibacterial, and antiviral to help fight off infection. They also boost your immune system as a natural alternative to medicines and supplements. Not to mention their ability to uplift our spirits and bring a little bit of sunshine when we most need it. When we lock ourselves inside during the long cold winter months, we find ourselves in the perfect environment for airborne illnesses, with no circulation of fresh air in the cold and dry indoors. Infusing your...

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The frigid and blustery days of our great Canadian winters are an invitation for cold and flu viruses to take over our bodies. Prevention is key when it comes to boosting our immune systems to avoid getting sick. Did you know that exercise and sleep are powerful natural immunity boosters? Combine adequate amounts of activity and rest with some healthy habits to up your chances of making it through the season without taking any sick days. Rest. Getting enough sleep is essential because your body can't heal without adequate rest. According to Dr. David Katz of the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research...

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The art of self-love

During the first couple weeks of February, we often direct our focus to finding a perfect gift or planning a grand gesture for that special someone. With Valentine’s Day coming up, the pressure is on to find a cute card, their favourite chocolates, the most beautiful blooms, a piece of expensive jewelry, or plan a romantic dinner for two. While the 14th is absolutely a day to celebrate all these wonderful gestures of love to others, we often neglect to celebrate the love of ourselves. And at this time of year, after weeks of cold and darkness and with weeks...

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One hand washes the other

Our hands connect us to the world. They’re an essential tool in our day-to-day lives. From texting to waving down a cab, our hands can get a lot done for us. We convey affection with a soothing touch or gentle hold. We shake hands to greet someone or close a business deal. You may express your feelings by talking with your hands (as I like to do) or clapping loudly at your child’s dance recital or soccer game. In connecting with the world, your hands, like your face, are usually front and centre. And there's always something extra special about...

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