Skin & Body Systems

March 1, 2017
Loving your Lady Bits: 4 Ways to Detox your Period

Loving your Lady Bits: 4 Ways to Detox your Period

December 21, 2016

Kolya Winter Essentials

November 27, 2016

The Joy of Bathing

The joy of bathing is something everyone remembers as a child. The memory of sitting in a tub full of bubbles and rubber duckies is enough to feel an instant calm. So why do we, as adults who are often stressed, take a morning shower instead of a nightly bath? I think we are often rushed; we stay up late with friends, and work ungodly hours, […]
November 18, 2016

Thieves Essential Oil Blend: 5 Legendary Essential Oils

With the natural world outside now having gone to sleep for the winter ahead, this time of year brings the sounds and warmth of crackling fire places, the comfort of steaming mugs of tea, the scents of aromatic oils diffusing, and hopefully some moments of quiet contemplation. It also, notoriously, brings with it – the cold and flu season. Recently an essential oil blend (once known […]
October 24, 2016

Detox Bath Recipe

This particular mix of ingredients makes a great purifying & relaxing detox bath recipe! Detox Bath Recipe Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Add to Shopping List This recipe is in your Shopping List Print Recipe Print Shopping List Servings Prep Time bath Ingredients 1 tsp baking soda1 tsp Himalayan Salt fine3 drops lavender essential oil2 tsp moor mud1 warmed jade stone heat stone […]
October 24, 2016

Winter Warming Bath Recipe

This winter warming bath recipe will soothe your stresses while infusing the air with cozy smells. Winter Warming Bath Recipe Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Add to Shopping List This recipe is in your Shopping List Print Recipe Print Shopping List Servings Prep Time bath Ingredients 1 tbsp epsom salts2 drops allspirce essential oil2 drops sweet orange essential oil1 tsp honey Instructions Mix […]
July 21, 2016

My 10 Favourite Products for Sensitive Skin

I have ultra sensitive skin. Even though I know better, I still try nearly every product we get at Kolya – they smell decadent, intrigue my interests, and look beautiful. But I find that when I use most products, even those that are pure as pure can be, I react. Over the years of trying hundreds of products, I have found that my skin does better […]
July 7, 2016

Our 5 Favourites for Natural Sun Protection

May 24, 2016

The Mystery of Healing Hydrotherapy

What is hydrotherapy and why do most of us feel a strong pull to bask in warm water to relax and rejuvenate?  With the increasingly popular floatation tanks available, the long-time use of hot tubs, and the ancient healing hot springs that are all over the world, hydrotherapy continues to remain a popular option in the healing process, no matter the season.  Testing out its effect […]
November 9, 2015

5 Benefits Of Adding Oils To Your Moisturizer

Until recently, oils have been given a bad rep in skincare. Much like nutrition, we are finding out that oils are very important and have many benefits! The key is choosing the right combination for your skin type. When high-quality plant-based carrier oils are combined with essential oils, they do not cause oily skin or clog pores. This only occurs if you use synthetic oils, such […]
October 13, 2015

Fire Cider

Fire Cider is a warming, decongesting tonic and/or medicine that can be taken daily to aid digestion, warm the system and clear the sinuses. It can also be taken in concentrated dosages for sore throats, colds & flu. I love the flavour and use it in my salads and soups too. Fire Cider Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Add to Shopping List This recipe […]
September 10, 2015

Simple DIY Beauty Oil

New to Kolya Naturals Apothecary: 100% Pure Essential Oil Facial Blends The colourful autumn season is upon us here at Kolya Naturals and with changing seasons, comes changing skin.  To address this, we are excited to introduce our new essential oil facial blends! The buzz around the Apothecary is how easy it is to combine these oils with our wide selection of carrier oils to create a facial serum tailored to your […]
July 8, 2015

Natural Vapor Rub Recipe

This topical vapo-rub recipe has been tailored as a salve for colds, nasal and chest congestion. Natural Vapor Rub Recipe Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Add to Shopping List This recipe is in your Shopping List Print Recipe Print Shopping List Servings Prep Time glass jar Ingredients 1/2 cup rice bran oil1 tbsp beeswax1/8 tsp Vitamin E Oil 1 capsule10 drops japanese peppermint […]
June 26, 2015

Kidney Tonic Herbal Tea

This herbal tea reduces inflammation, and promotes healthy kidney function. Kidney Tonic Herbal Tea Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Add to Shopping List This recipe is in your Shopping List Print Recipe Print Shopping List Servings Prep Time cups Ingredients 2 tbsp gravel root2 tbsp hydrangea root1 tbsp marshmallow root flavor spray optional- see recipe notes Instructions Combine the herbs in a sealed […]
June 17, 2015

DIY Congestion Formula

This lung & chest congestion formula can be made into a tea, syrup or tincture, and is very effective in clearing up bronchial congestion. DIY Congestion Formula Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Add to Shopping List This recipe is in your Shopping List Print Recipe Print Shopping List Servings Prep Time Ingredients 2 parts licorice root1 part elecampane1 part cinnamon1 part echinacea1/4 part […]
June 17, 2015

Damiana Chocolate Love Liqueur

This aphrodisiac chocolate liqueur elixir warms from within. Damiana Chocolate Love Liqueur Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Add to Shopping List This recipe is in your Shopping List Print Recipe Print Shopping List Servings Prep Time cups Ingredients 1 cup pure honey vanilla extract rose water1/2 cup natural chocolate syrup2-3 drops almond extractFirst infusion:1 ounce damania leaves dried2 cups unflavored vodka or brandySecond […]
May 29, 2015

Reclaiming Fertility: 3 Steps to Cleansing and Restoring Balance In Your Body After Oral Birth Control

Birth Control: A Love-Hate Relationship Women can be prescribed birth control for many reasons apart from the obvious intent of contraception. These range from acne to painful periods, headaches to balancing out their cycles. However, chances are that if you are reading this article you have some level of interest in learning how you can help your body through the transition that takes places after coming […]
May 14, 2015
Living Libations Breast Massage Oil

3 Practices to Nurture Your Breasts – Botanically

My newest crush? Living Libations Breast Massage Oil. Nadine Artemis, the creator of Living Libations, is always bringing gentle and loving awareness to the different parts of our bodies through the products she creates – and she has totally hit the nail on this one… Her products are a beautiful meeting of scent, intention, and information, and this product is no exception. Breast Massage Oil is […]
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