Category: Health & Wellness

8 Amazing Aromatherapy Essential Oils with Everyday Uses

Centuries after the ancient Egyptians used aromatherapy, the practice is still being used. Whether you burn a candle, warm a few drops of oil, or massage the oils onto your skin, aromatherapy promotes physical and mental well-being.  With so many essential oils out there to choose from, finding the perfect aroma may be daunting; but …

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Growing Herbs: Fennel

Fennel The ancient Greek word for fennel is “marathon”, based on the Greek victory over the Persians in 470 BC at Marathon, a battle that was fought in a field of fennel. Fennel is mentioned as early as 3500 years ago in the Ebers Papyrus, an ancient Egyptian medical manuscript for the treatment of flatulence. …

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The Art of the Aromatherapy Bath

Bathing is probably one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to incorporate aromatherapy into your life. Bathing has a long history and references to baths have been found in early archaeological records. Hippocrates wrote that a perfumed bath and a scented massage everyday was the way to good health. The earliest & most simple …

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6 Citrus Essential Oils to Brighten Your Day

Sunny, bright, fresh, clean – these are some of the descriptions I have heard about the group of essential oils that are extracted from citrus fruit. Citrus essential oils are located in cells close to the surface of the fruit’s skin. It is the essential oil we are capturing when we zest oranges or lemons …

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Berry Blue Smoothie Recipe

There’s no better time than the arrival of the new year to resolve to eat better. But “better” doesn’t have to mean boring; not with ample supplies of fresh blueberries, nature’s perfect “superfood”, available all winter long.  Chile’s blueberry crop is being harvested right now, during the southern hemisphere’s summer, arriving in Canada fresh, juicy …

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Vegetarian Mushroom Miso Soup

The secret to perfect homemade soup The key to delicious DIY soup is as simple as getting the base right, according to chef Antonio Park, a judge on Chopped Canada and owner of two successful restaurants. Starting with a flavourful broth made with natural ingredients is essential to creating a sensational pot of soup. “Quality …

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Healthy Red Cherry Smoothie Recipe

4 small diet changes that can make a big difference The new year is a great time to start fresh. Many people commit to exercise more, stress less or make healthier food choices. Incorporating small, sustainable changes, versus dramatic, large-scale lifestyle shifts, can make it much easier to stick to your resolutions. This year, instead …

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Aromatherapy First Aid Kit: 5 Essentials

Every home and workplace should have a first aid kit. But have you considered also having an aromatherapy first aid kit? Essential oils are perfect for dealing with many of the minor illnesses, injuries and other conditions we encounter everyday, and in a natural, gentle and holistic way. Some books will say you need to have …

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Time For A New Tribe? When to Leave Outdated Alliances For a Truly Supportive Community

Do you feel as if you’ve outgrown your circle of friends? Perhaps you do not feel safe or understood any longer. There may be fewer and fewer things you can share with people in your habitual circle, and it leaves you feeling lonely or isolated. If so, you are not alone. Welcome to one of …

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Gluten-Free Allspice Gingerbread & Raspberry Limoncello Linzers

A cookie can be more than your average treat this holiday season. Out do yourself and step outside your comfort zone with delicious detours and tasty twists on some favorite holiday baked goods. This year, add a little spice and a dash of zing to the traditional with new recipes sure to tempt the taste …

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