August 14, 2018
How to Repel Mosquitos and Ticks, Naturally | Kolya Naturals, Canada

How to Repel Mosquitos and Ticks, Naturally

My first experience with ticks was a few years ago, hiking outside Jasper National Park. I thought there was a small spider on my husband’s sweater and tried to gently swipe it away; most spiders tend to move or jump, but this one did not. I quickly realized it was not a spider, but a tick, and plucked it off his sweater...
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 fireplaces, 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 as […]
October 13, 2016

Fire Cider: Getting Ready for Winter

A few years back, I travelled to Vermont where a group of us gathered to apprentice under one of North America’s most renowned herbalists, Rosemary Gladstar. Our journey took us to the mountains in the middle of autumn, and because of this seasonal timing, a unique lesson stuck out for me as Rosemary taught us about Fire Cider… That when we prepare for winter, the colder […]
September 29, 2015

4 Things to Nurture More for Optimal Well-Being

Yourself YOU. You are the most important person in your life. What a strange concept? So often we are taught to fill up other peoples cups before our own. But if we’re empty, how do we give? While it is rewarding to nurture others, we need to keep in mind that balance is key for well-being. As much as we want to love and support those […]
May 19, 2015

Tips on Planting a Healthy Garden this Spring

With the return of the sun, meaning longer and warmer days, the end of May is the perfect time to finalize your garden preparations for spring. It brings a renewed vigor to be getting out into the soil and being among nature, not to mention the anticipation of fresh delectable aromatic herbs and vegetables. The sun, the wind, and the rain largely play a role in […]