Beto’s Coffee Company is a Nicaraguan business that creates sustainable, handmade products right from coffee and coffee sacks (they also sell coffee itself). The goal of this charity-driven business is to give back, to bring people together and to help the community not only get jobs, but also get the proper services to help with the deprived economic, social and environmental conditions. They have an amazing assortment of items from hand bags and wallets to coasters for coffee, shoes, and of course, actual coffee beans. From their Facebook Page, they describe how a local Nicaraguan shoemaker who has been handcrafting shoes for decades is nowRead More →

Nine of Water, located in London, ON, offers a unique Energy therapy service. It combines the benefits of several different healing modalities to provide peace, clarity & love. The owner, Lisa, describes how she came about her business and what kinds of services she can offer: In my life, learning the disciplines of Reiki, Meditation and other energy-based therapies, has been profoundly instrumental in facilitating my own healing and awakening. I have been practicing holistic therapies since 2002 and have developed my clairvoyance abilities. I offer individual therapy sessions, group workshops, and practitioner training. My approach is from a place of love, peace and innocence. IRead More →

I feel like I’ve written an abundance of articles lately on natural deodorant. I didn’t even know that natural deodorant was a thing until a few months ago. I dabbled into it for a while and then decided to fully make the switch, and I’m so glad that I did. It really is important to understand what you are putting onto your skin and into your body, and to evaluate what products you use on a daily basis that could be affecting your health and your skin. Deodorant is one of those staple products that you use (or should use) everyday. But what ingredients are inRead More →

Burning incense has become a hugely popular ritual that can be used for a number of reasons, yet has been around since as early as the Ancient Egyptians. Incense has been used for ritualistic purposes, for religious purposes in Ancient China around 2000 BCE for praying and worship, and for amusement and entertainment in Japan around the 6th century. There are a number of health benefits associated with burning natural incense. Depending on what kind of incense is used and if any essential oils are used, incense can be wonderful for calming the body and mind, elevating bad moods and helping the immune system. The strongRead More →

Today I’m reviewing a product that I have wanted to get my hands on for a loooong time but always feared the cost (I am likely the most frugal person you’ll ever come across). I’ve seen beeswax candles in a few local stores before and listened while the sales person raved about the benefits. After being convinced 5 seconds into the conversation, the little factor of the price was brought up and announced how pricey these little candles were (but for good reason of course). I still bit the bullet and purchased the candles, and didn’t regret my decision for a second. Beeswax has aRead More →

Green Envy Cosmetics Green Envy Cosmetics is a small single-owned company located in Vancouver, British Columbia, specializing in handcrafted skincare, beauty and cosmetic products. One of a kind, all natural products for body, mind and spirit handmade with love, light and good vibes. Green Envy cosmetics are handcrafted in beautiful Vancouver, BC Canada.  The owner is a makeup artist and skincare specialist who worked in the cosmetic industry for a long time before starting Green Envy Cosmetics. She uses pure essential oils in her products for their healing properties and for the fresh scent. The products are cruelty free, made in small batches and available for purchaseRead More →

Studies over the past century have been up and down in regards to whether chemicals found in bug sprays are harmful to health or not. Many studies indicate that the most highly used chemical found in bug sprays, DEET, can have profound effects on the central nervous system and can have an effect an minimizing brain cells, especially if used with other chemicals that function to repel insects. As is usually the case, if you search the internet looking for something you will almost always find out, so who’s to say that DEET and all other chemicals in bug repellent really are THAT bad for you? EspeciallyRead More →

Pristine Thirteen is a lovely Canadian health and beauty Etsy shop from Alberta, specializing in completely handmade products such as bath products, aftershave, aromatherapy products, wax melts, candles, lip balms, hair products and even more! The company was officially registered in 2012, however it wasn’t until 2013 that recipes and ideas really started to flow. Pristine Thirteen has been featured on the news 4 separate times with their products also appearing in subscription boxes. The company has also received stellar reviews on their Etsy Page, with 410 five star reviews! What is the mission of Pristine Thirteen? Top quality, Natural products that everyone can afford.Read More →

You are about to witness an invention that is probably one of the most simple, yet most genius ideas I have laid my eyes on in a while. I’ve actually wondered how no one has thought of this sooner! You know when you go on vacation and you’re packing the essentials, then you get to your toothbrush and you ask yourself what the least disgusting way is to pack it amidst all of your other essentials? You might have one of those plastic toothbrush carriers, so you stuff your toothbrush in that or you might just toss your toothbrush in your bag and leave it atRead More →

It’s that time of the month again! It feels like it was only a few days ago that I was writing up last month’s faves post, and now we’re a couple of days into May! April was another awesome month for great product discoveries, subscription boxes, and tons of food! Here are my faves that made the list: Subscription Box Yogi Surprise Why? The April Yogi Surprise box comes in as my favourite subscription box this month because of the useful items they continue to include in their boxes! I have already used the Toesox and the hand towel at least over 20 times each,Read More →