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Flowers That Heal : Neroli & Rose Geranium

May8-BlogSocialFlowers don’t just grace our planet with their beauty, they also have remarkable aromatherapeutic effects. Sticking your nose in a live blossom will give you an instant lift, but we’ve also been able to retain the benefits of sniffing real flowers by distilling their essential oils. Our limited release scent; Neroli Rose contains two beautiful florals that offer more than just a glorious scent.

Both Neroli and Rose Geranium essential oils have similar properties and are used in aromatherapy as an antidepressants, with Neroli offering the added benefit of aphrodisiac effects. Talk about an uplifting of the senses! They both have a calming and sedative nature, as well as tonic properties for digestive issues. Who knew such delicate and beautiful plants packed such a punch!

Check out our limited edition Neroli Rose line here.

DIY Refreshing Cucumber Facial

April27-Cucumber-BlogSocialThe humble cucumber contains many vitamins, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients. It’s also marvellously hydrating and overall a great choice to use as a simple but wonderfully effective facial treatment. Here a few cucumber based blends you can whip up in your kitchen:

Win a $250 Gift Card for your MOM!

2015-MothersDayContestMother’s Day is coming up and how much do we love our mimzies! Tell us why your mom is the greatest mother in the whole wide world and you’ll be entered to win a $250 Rocky gift card for her! Submit your story on our Facebook page and you’ll automatically be entered to the draw. Contest closes on May 10th, 2015 at 11:30pm MST.

Recipe: Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Apr23-BlogSocial-recipemousseWe recently had a birthday potluck here at the Rocky workshop, and our Production Manager, Rachelle brought an amazing Vegan Chocolate Avocado Mousse recipe. She had such rave reviews from our staff that we just had to share! Blend it all up, chill it in the fridge, and enjoy!

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Tips for Living an Earth-Friendy Life

Apr22-BlogSocial_EarthDayFirst celebrated in 1970, Earth Day was created to honour the planet and bring awareness to the growing problems of pollution and to promote ecology and care for our global home. If you’d like to make more earth-friendly choices in your life but are overwhelmed by where to start, here is a short list to inspire and encourage you. Big changes happen one small step at a time. Help us care for the planet and our animal friends who share it.

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Mother Nature’s Best Moisturizers

Apr20-BlogSocial_MotherNatureMoistureMother Nature produces some truly amazing ingredients for us to use on our skin, hair and nails. Usually if its amazing for your skin, its also good enough to eat. Here are a few examples of natural moisturizers that will nourish you from the outside and the inside.

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Thank you for all the Amazing Reviews!

Apr4-BlogSocial-TYReviewsWe recently launched our new website and as part of our efforts to share the new site experience and populate it with reviews we hosted a contest that offered a $250 gift card draw prize to anyone who posted a review of our product by the end of March.

Well March is over and…We. Are. Blown. Away.

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Healthy Alternative Sweeteners

Apr2-Social-Easter-Gifts2Not so keen on using white sugar in your kitchen, but still in need of a little sweetness? Here are some alternative sweeteners to stock your pantry with.

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What Does it Mean When the Label Says ‘Flavour’?

Mar30-Flavour-BlogSocialIngredients listings on labels can be so mysterious. From the obvious (such as Coconut Oil) to ingredients that look more like something that came from a lab than the earth. One of the questions we get a lot is; what is a ‘flavour’? You’ll see ‘flavour’ in food a lot, but sometimes you’ll see it on bath & body labels as well. Simply put, it means that it is used in food, or of food grade. That’s it, that’s all.

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Make Your Own Fun & Fizzy Bath Bombs

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This is the perfect overcast day activity to when you feel like spring is taking forever to get here!

What you’ll need:
1-5 drops of your favourite essential oil
1 tbsp water
2.5 tbsp of coconut oil or vegetable oil
A tsp of beet juice for colour (or a few drops of food colouring if you wish)
4 oz salt (epsom or mineral salts will work)
4 oz citric acid
4 oz cornstarch
8 oz baking soda
A large glass bowl
A whisk
A mold (optional as you can also just hand mold them)

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