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December 13, 2017
Eminence Organics Firm Skin Acai Cleanser and May Lindstrom Pendulum Potion

What is the Best Cleanser for your Skin Type?

In the natural skincare world, there are endless amounts of cleansers, that are wonderful for a variety of skin types and concerns. We've outlined the best type of cleanser for each skin type and recommendations!
December 9, 2017
Gifts for the Tea Enthusiast

Unique Gifts for Winter Wellness

We know you want to give gifts of wellness to your loved ones over the holiday season, so we've compiled a list of our favourite gift ideas for the herbalist, beauty aficionado, teacher, and more...
November 24, 2017
Botanical Bath Salts

Botanical Bath Salts

A detoxifying bath is one of the easiest healing therapies we can do for ourselves, or others, during this holiday season. These DIY botanical bath salts help facilitate our body’s natural detoxification system and relax you at the same time. It’s a nice gift to you, for your body, or for someone you care for. Botanical Bath Salts Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! […]
October 8, 2017
Calming Essential Oils for the Bath

Calming Essential Oils for the Bath

The only thing better than the sweet scent of essential oils, is the sweet scent of essential oils coming from your bath. Take time for your own ritual, and try these Calming Essential Oils for the Bath for a therapeutic effect. Calming Essential Oils for the Bath Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Add to Shopping List This recipe is in your Shopping List Print […]
August 20, 2017
Turn Your Routine Into Rituals

11 Ways to Turn Your Routine into Rituals

August 17, 2017
A Young Traveller’s Carry-On Essentials

The Travelling Essentials of a Millennial

July 31, 2017
Beach Hair Spray

DIY Beach Hair Spray

Featuring 4 simple ingredients, this natural DIY wavy beach hair spray is great for summertime hair!  Make it at our August Blending Bar for $6.95, or make it at home using this recipe (you can grab all of the ingredients from our 109 St. Botanical Apothecary!). DIY Beach Hair Spray Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Add to Shopping List This recipe is in […]
June 28, 2017
DIY After-Sun Lotion

DIY After-Sun Lotion

Lather up with this DIY After-Sun Lotion to soothe skin after time spent in the sun. The combination of organic ingredients will naturally nourish your skin. Make your own Body Scrub to make your skin ultimately Summer ready! DIY After-Sun Lotion Votes: 2 Rating: 5 You: Rate this recipe! Add to Shopping List This recipe is in your Shopping List Print Recipe Print Shopping List Servings […]
June 27, 2017
DIY Coconut Body Oil

DIY Coconut Body Moisturizer

This is one of the easiest recipes we’ve ever tried, giving the best results. This DIY Coconut Body Moisturizer takes less than 10 minutes to make, and lathers your skin from head to toe. Customize it with aromatherapeutic essential oils of choice. DIY Coconut Body Moisturizer Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Add to Shopping List This recipe is in your Shopping List Print […]
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

July 7, 2016

Our 5 Favourites for Natural Sun Protection

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 […]
July 2, 2015

Part 1: Summer Hairstyles for Long Hair

Spray your with a leave in conditioner, my favourite is Feed Your Ends by Yarok. • Add hair powder to your roots. This will help hide greasy hair and adds more volume to the final product. I love Lulu Organics; the amber patchouli scent is heavenly.
June 4, 2015

Top 10 Summer Nuisances … and their Natural Solutions

    1. SUNBURNS: Protect and correct – Jane Iredale “Pure Pressed” powder with SPF 20. This is truly a foundation that does it all! Flawlessly diffuse redness and blemishes using pure mineral pigment, while preventing burns and hyper pigmentation caused by the sun. This ultra-light powder is anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, water resistant for up to 80 minutes, and suitable for all skin types! 2. BITES, RASHES & […]
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 29, 2015

A few of our favourite masks… and face mask rituals!

Katarina: Dr.Hauschka’s Rejuvenating Mask- Why I like it…not your typical face mask (no mixing with water and looking like a swamp monster), this cream based mask offers soothing care and deep renewal for all skin conditions including dehydrated. The appearance of redness and blemishes diminish and pores are refined. Skin glows with radiance afterwards. Leave on for 20 minutes and rinse off OR just use in […]
March 11, 2015

Living Libations – how I love thee

These bottles have been populating my shelves for quite some time now since they are some of my favourites…  I hummed and hawed whether I should bring them into Kolya – they are a pricey bunch of products, with very humble packaging – so I was not sure how our customers would respond.  Yet I felt guilty that I was using something that we did not […]
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