I teach women how to get flawless skin so they can feel confident and beautiful without spending thousands of dollars on treatments and products that don’t work.
The Best Essential Oils for Hair Many essential oils can improve the health of your hair due to their moisturizing, soothing, and enriching properties. I love using this Nourishing Essential Oil Hair Mist to help keep my hair luscious, full of shine, and in good condition all year long. Lavender, Rosemary, and Clary Sage essential oils are perfect to help rejuvenate and repair lackluster hair. They're great if you’re dealing with dry and damaged locks. Cedarwood has wonderful clarifying properties that help keep your scalp healthy. As a Board Certified Essential Oil Practitioner, I only trust and use doTERRA’s high-quality essential oils. Book an essential oil consult call with me if you’re looking to use their oils. Boosting Hair Health with Witch Hazel Native to North America, witch hazel is a natural astringent made from the bark of a plant called Hamamelis virginiana (aka AmericanRead More
7 Ways You Need to Use Essential Oils for School You’ve got your backpack ready, pencils sharpened, and lunch packed. Just don’t forget the essential oils. They are such a powerful tool for back to school. Whether your kids are running out the door to catch the bus, you homeschool them, or you’re headed back to class yourself this handy little guide will be a lifesaver. 1. Wake Up Happy I love diffusing essential oils first thing in the morning while everyone gets ready for the day. Breathing in certain aromatic compounds can have a huge effect on your mind and mood. These are our 3 favourite blends to diffuse for a happy start to the day: Peppermint + Wild Orange: a.k.a. “The Get Stuff Done Blend.” The energizing properties of these two oils are great to help your kids wake up, stayRead More
Easy Homemade Face Mask with Honey & Lavender Essential Oil I'm a face mask junkie. But my all time favourite happens to be the simplest one out there. Enter my Easy Homemade Face Mask with Honey and Lavender. And yep, you guessed it! It's only two ingredients - honey and lavender. Choosing Your Honey When it comes to honey, I specifically use Manuka honey for my Easy Homemade Face Mask. Made in New Zealand by bees that pollinate the Manuka bush, Manuka honey is incredibly healing. The properties in Manuka honey are unique to itself and provide so many benefits. Healing wise you can use it for so many things like sore throats, cuts, and burns. Honey has been used for thousands of years to naturally heal the body, but there are numerous studies that have proved it’s antibacterial effectiveness. Studies have even shownRead More
Sunscreen Safety Do you know what’s in your sunscreen? I do. Five Ingredients. Shea Butter Coconut Oil Beeswax Non-Nano Zinc Oxide Essential Oils That’s it. And yes, it works great. That majority of sunscreens on the market contain chemical filters. The FDA has not reviewed the potential hazards of these sunscreen filters. They grandfathered in the ingredients being used in the late 1970s when they began considering the safety of sunscreens. Common ingredients include oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate and octinoxate. The biggest ingredient to be concerned about is oxybenzone, which is in over 60 percent of non-mineral sunscreens. This chemical can cause allergic skin reactions and is a weak estrogen with potent anti-androgenic effects. Oxybenzone penetrates the skin, goes into the bloodstream and can mimic estrogen in the body. The majority of sunscreen is made up of “inactive ingredients.” A common one is retinyl palmitate, a form of vitaminRead More
All Natural Homemade Bug Spray Growing up in Canada, I’ve spent many bug filled weekends at the cottage. Nothing ruins a good sunset like a herd of mosquitoes and blackflies taking chunks of your skin with them as trophies. Then comes the next day when you’re itching your skin raw. Oh, the humanity! Dangers of DEET The majority of bug sprays on the market contain DEET, which is a known eye irritant and can cause rashes or blistering when applied to the skin. DEET as also been linked to neurological problems. A pharmacologist from Duke University Medical Center cautions the use of DEET, after his study found the chemical causes diffuse brain cell death and behavioural changes in rats after frequent and prolonged use. Safe & Effective Alternative Making your own Homemade Bug Spray is so super easy to do and ensures that you aren’tRead More