Summer is in full swing and there is no better time than now to become your own herbal expert! This month we’ve put together a fun and interactive Field Guide to Medicinal Plants for you and your family to enjoy, and become more familiar about the plants growing right outside your front door. Stay tuned … Continued
With summer in full swing, most of our time is being spent outdoors enjoying all that the season has to offer! The question of protecting our skin from its harmful rays and how not to get burnt becomes a top priority, and we rely heavily on sunscreens to do the job of protecting us and our little ones from sun damage.
What a strange time this is! Being cooped up at home due to social distancing regulations is a tough transition for everyone, but with all this extra time on our hands, exercising has become a mainstay in many daily routines. With gyms closed and having more idle time on our hands, many of us are … Continued
With extreme cold warnings and record snowfalls reported all over the country, is it any wonder that our skin tends to go a bit haywire in the winter? The dry, heated air indoors and the crisp winds outdoors mean our skin never gets a break. But this doesn’t mean you’ll have to wait until summer … Continued
Is there anything more symbolic of love than the rose? Coveted and esteemed throughout history, even inhaling its sweet aroma can be a transcendent experience. Roses have had cultural significance dating back to the days of ancient Greece. They since have found their way into religious symbolism, paintings, prose and other forms of artistic expression. … Continued
Now that summer is in the rearview mirror, many of us are settling back into our normal routines. We’re packing away our swimsuits and beach towels and getting back to making school lunches and rush hour traffic. As we leave the lazy days of summer behind us, it’s a good idea to take stock in … Continued
After the launch of our Mom to Be Tea, I’ve had women come to me to ask about the safety of red raspberry leaves (a key ingredient in our tea) during pregnancy. But even before that, I’ve noticed quite a bit of misinformation in regards to this herb. Many expecting moms have heard that red raspberry leaf induces labour and should only be ingested in the final two weeks of pregnancy. A cursory Google search (the first place many of us turn for information) can serve to deepen that misconception further.
We’re in the last month of the summer and the garden is in full bloom! I love being able to utilize the flowers and herbs coming up in the garden when they are at their peak of abundance. In a previous blog I talked about using the power of the sun to make a sun-infused … Continued
Recently, we’ve been answering questions from our clients regarding the safety of using lavender and tea tree essential oils with young boys. With respect and understanding about your concerns regarding the potential phytoestrogenic effects of these oils, I would like to clear the air by presenting our stance on the debate.
It’s the “battle of the bugs” season, as families everywhere find themselves trying to ward off various viruses at school, in the home, and in the outside environment. Thankfully, there’s a tiny, yet potent botanical sentinel that can help tip the scales in our favour: the elderberry.