My Secret Natural Weapon for Healthier Hair!

My Secret Natural Weapon for Healthier Hair!

I know you might think that you can't shampoo less or your hair will look like a grease trap, but it's honestly the best thing you can do to improve the health of your skin and scalp - and I've got you covered with my secret weapon! No grease, hair that's easier to style and it's super easy to make!

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Winter Skin Care

Winter Skin Care

Rub your hands together -do they feel soft and silky? What about your elbows? Heels? 
Winter has been long and harsh this year and for some of us, our skin is starting to show it. This week on the blog, I'll take you through my best tips for keeping your skin hydrated and moisturized during winter weather.

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DIY Healing Calendula Salve

DIY Healing Calendula Salve

One of my favourite gifts to make is Healing Salves and the key ingredient is Calendula infused oil.  Calendula officinalis (commonly called Pot Marigold) is an amazing medicinal plant with antiviral, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties.  It is an incredible wound-healer and very soothing for dry or inflamed skin.  Good for cuts, rashes, scrapes, burns, eczema, psoriasis and dry skin. Gentle enough for the most sensitive skin, even babies. Here’s a video to show you how to make salve:

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DIY Holiday Gifts

DIY Holiday Gifts

I’m not a big fan of shopping malls at any time of year, let alone during the holiday season. There’s something about the consumerism and the ‘Buy NOW’ pressure that really puts me off. For awhile, I even became a bit of a Bah Humbug-er about the whole holiday season. One of the things that has helped me rediscover my holiday cheer, is by making handmade gifts for the people on my list. There’s something about making something for a loved one, about thinking about them while you create it, and about seeing their face when they unwrap something that clearly took your time and effort that gets my jingle bells ringing! This year for the holidays, why not make your gifts instead of buying? Here are a few of my favourite hand-made gift ideas and recipes. . .

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DIY Spa Gifts

DIY Spa Gifts

On Saturday, December 7th, we’ll be hosting our first workshop at The Depanneur. “The Depanneur is a place where interesting food things happen.” Featuring talented local chefs and drop-in dinners that focus on fresh, local ingredients, The Dep, is a food lover’s gem. This December, they’ll be opening up their doors on the weekends to feature DIY Holiday Gift Making Workshops. From Mince Meat to Gourmet Chocolate, these family-friendly events will teach you the skills to make beautiful gifts for your loved ones.

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