Our Favourites

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...
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 […]
May 18, 2017
Shedding Winter Away

Shedding Winter Away

December 21, 2016

Kolya Winter Essentials

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

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 […]
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 […]
February 8, 2015

“When in doubt, take a bath” -Mae West

Bathtime… Calmtime With Dr.Hauschka’s Lavender Moor Bath Essence by Ashley I love to bathe. I love the ritual of preparing the bath, adding the magnesium salts and oils (and of course the vitamin C tab!) and then literally soaking up the benefits of it all. There’s something to be said for taking time to create space for oneself, to nurture oneself – regardless of time of […]
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, […]
December 11, 2014

4 Products to Banish Blemishes while enjoying sugary, holiday treats!

All Danielle wants for Christmas… Lets face it… a retail environment during the holidays can be a little stressful. For me, stress can cause breakouts…and the added sugar intake that goes along with the season only adds to my skin woes. Not to mention, the combination of being on my feet all day, as well as worrying about the mountain range forming on my face can […]
December 10, 2014

Kolya’s Top 10 Stocking Stuffers

Stocking Stuffers Under $10 1. SpaRitual Minis What women doesn’t have a basket full of nail polish hidden away somewhere? Usually, only a quarter used and the remaining bottles have become so goopy that any attempt to use them ends up looking like a three-year-old gave you a pedicure! Well, we have found the solution! These Sparitual minis are the perfect size for trying colours before […]