Our Home & Native Plants: East Coast

FIELD GUIDE: EAST COAST PROVINCES: NEW BRUNSWICK, NOVA SCOTIA,  NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND Region / Habitat: This ecozone harbours a rich, varied array of natural vegetation, with coniferous and deciduous trees throughout the terrain. Mixed forest blankets Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island, while the Taiga and Boreal forests cover Newfoundland … Continued

Our Home & Native Plants : Praries

FIELD GUIDE: THE PRAIRIES Matter is celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday with a virtual trans-Canada road trip to explore our country’s botanical offerings! Part three in our ongoing series brings us inland:   PROVINCES: ALBERTA, MANITOBA, SASKATCHEWAN   Region/Habitat: Big sky and sloping plains define the landscape of the Prairies, punctuated by beautiful escarpments and valleys. … Continued

Our Home and Native Plants: West Coast

Continuing with our celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, we travel westward to explore our beautiful Pacific coast in part two of our cross-Canada botanical journey:   FIELD GUIDE: WEST COAST  Province: British Columbia   Region/ Habitat: This region is composed of one province: British Columbia (BC), on the Pacific coast of Canada. This eco-zone is … Continued

O, Canada! Our Home & Native Plants!

As part of our celebration for Canada’s 150th anniversary this year, we’re focusing on some of the amazing indigenous plants that we use in our products here at Matter Company. This three-part series breaks the country down into major regions, taking a closer look at the botanicals each one has to offer. First stop: Matter’s … Continued

The Effects of Pollution On Our Skin

With longer days approaching, the warmth of summer frees us to shed our literal and figurative layers, exposing more of our skin to the elements. As a preventative, we know to protect our skin from the effects of the environment and harmful UVA & UVB rays from the sun – but what about the effects … Continued

Dyeing Eggs Naturally

Painting eggshells is a fond family activity in many households this time of year.  Instead of using artificial dyes and food colouring why not use household ingredients to naturally dye your farm fresh eggs?  Common food items such as red beets, onion skins, and tea can be used to turn plain white eggs into marvelous … Continued

March Break Getaway – What to Pack: Hot/Cold

Heading to the Beach… Natrual Sun Care Creme for Baby:  A delicate blend of organic Calendula & Sunflower oil, our non-greasy formula provides full spectrum UVA and UVB protection for the entire family by using non nano, un-coated zinc oxide.  Rated #1 by EWG. Reef Friendly! Baby Lip & Cheek Balm:  Had a little too … Continued

Blue Corn Lavender Cleanser

We’ve “unearthed” an old recipe from the archives.  Our Blue Corn Cleanser was one of the first products in our skin care line up… back in the day!  No longer in circulation, we thought we’d share this oldie but goody with you!  This mild daily cleanser is wonderful for those with sensitive skin.  It massages … Continued

My Favorite Green Smoothie Recipe

Being a lady boss I often find prepping three healthy meals and staying on top of my diet can be a bit of a challenge.  Breakfast is one of the more difficult times of the day, as its easy for me to fill up on coffee and forget to have something in my tummy before … Continued

Lavender Tea Latte

  After all  the craziness of  Christmas has subsided, its time to stop and take a well deserved break and enjoy a little “me” time.  I love to curl up in my favourite chair with a good read and a soothing, transformative lavender tea latte. Delicate floral notes lightly sweetened with raw honey warms from … Continued