Skin & Body Systems

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 17, 2015

Painful Periods & Vaginal Steaming: A Lost Practice that Supports Feminine Cycles

One thing that I value an incredible amount about working with Kolya Naturals is the community of women that have graced my life. Not only are they all knowledgeable and passionate about what they do, they are also all immensely caring. Each one of us has our own niche of specialty, so when one of us is feeling under the weather or has something going on, […]
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 Units MetricUS Imperial Natural Vapor Rub Recipe Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Add to […]
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 Units MetricUS Imperial Kidney Tonic Herbal Tea Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Add to Shopping List This recipe is in your […]
June 25, 2015

Herbal DIY Face Tonic

Use this herbal diy face tonic as a light moisturizer, daily toner, after-shave, or mid-day tonic. Herbal DIY Face Tonic 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 oz Units MetricUS Imperial Herbal DIY Face Tonic Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Add to Shopping […]
June 23, 2015

DIY Beard Oil

This botanical diy beard oil uses a combination of sesame oil, rice bran oil and jojoba oil with a personal preference of essential oil smells.   DIY Beard Oil 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 ounce glass Units MetricUS Imperial DIY Beard Oil Votes: 0 […]
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 Units MetricUS Imperial DIY Congestion Formula Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate […]
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 Units MetricUS Imperial Damiana Chocolate Love Liqueur Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Add to Shopping List This recipe is in your Shopping List […]
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 […]
April 18, 2015
Begin Within

Begin Within

Nutrition and green living are on the climb in beauty trends. The connection between what you put into your body and the vitality of your outer being (the one you present to the world) is becoming stronger.  Plus, the idea of slathering your skin in toxic chemicals to achieve beauty is losing steam, fast. The skin is one of the truest representations of health simply because […]
April 10, 2015

Tea time… a tea for that time of the month!

Here is my favourite tea (and tea addition) for that time of the month!femal tonic tea Female Tonic is an option for those women who want a supportive tea for that time of the month.Also known as the everyday "multivitamin" for women, it is tailored to balance, nourish & support the female body. Besides being nutrient dense, it also contains botanicals that promote healthy and glowing skin.
February 20, 2015

Top 6 Essential Oils for Labour and Childbirth

Here in the Apothecary, it is not uncommon to find healthy mama’s (and mama to be’s) to be pursuing our essential oil collection seeking advice and tips for using oils for a healthy pregnancy, child birth, and post-partum care. As a Doula and Herbalist, I believe in the power and healing of these powerful botanical oils for pregnancy and childbirth. Here are my top six favorite […]
January 23, 2015

5 Steps for Keeping That Winter Glow

It’s really not your fault. Your hands are getting itchy, and your lips getting parched. Your cuticles are peeling and your cheeks are sporting that dull, chapped “winter” layer of skin. (Welcome to the next few months…).  So how do you keep a winter glow – read on… We essentially live in an inhospitable winter environment, and our coping mechanisms, though they may keep us toasty warm, […]
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