Meet Our Goat's Milk Farmer

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We love road trips. So we jumped at the chance to visit the Oudshoorn family at their farm in Nobleford, Alberta a few weeks ago, to learn more about the goat's milk that we use in our Goat's Milk Soap. The Story of Goats Ben & Anita Oudshoorn have been farming together for 25 years now. It all began when the Oudshoorn's bought their first goats as a gift for one of their kids and learned how to make yogurt...

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Why is Proper Footcare so Important?

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Feet are remarkable things. Did you know that more than a quarter of your body’s 206 bones are in your feet? Yes, it's true! Each of your feet has 26 bones, plus two sesamoids (bones embedded within a tendon), and 33 joints that work with a complex array of muscles and tendons, every time you take a step. But your feet don’t just take you from here to there. They help you balance, support your body, and act as your body’s shock absorbers,...

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Rosehip or Retinol?

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Retinol is a synthetic form of retinoic acid, well known for its dramatic effects on our skin, but not without potential irritation. What about using rosehip oil instead? Good question. Let's talk about natural. Found growing wild in the valleys of the Rocky Mountains, we have a fondness for this prickly superpower. It's the seed oil, extracted from the hip of the vibrant flower, that's abundant in essential fatty acids, vitamin E, vitamin C, B-carotene, and an excellent source of trans-retinoic...

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Making the Switch to a Natural Deodorant?

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Natural deodorants have a reputation for just not working. You've heard the rumours too, or maybe you've tried it and it just didn't work for you. But why? Why does it work well for some of us and not others?  Conventional deodorants are often made with sweat-blocking and pore clogging ingredients, like aluminum, antibacterial agents such as triclosan, parabens, petrochemicals, and synthetic fragrances. When you switch from a conventional deodorant or antiperspirant to a natural deodorant, it's only natural that your glands...

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The Bees are Back in Town

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The Peace River region in Alberta is renowned for its vast fields of clover, it's long warm summer days, and it's cool summer nights. The idyllic location for 3,500 colonies of bees to call home. The Paradis family (Michael, Lise, John, and Tyler) are seventh generation beekeepers & the family that provides us with the beeswax to make our rich and soothing butters. We visited the Paradis Family earlier this month and got the buzz on their bees. The Pollinator's Road TripIn the...

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3 Steps to Naturally Irresistible Lips

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Scrub. Plump. Quench. Let's face it, our lips are probably one of the most ignored parts of our body when it comes to proper care. We all have our favourite lip products that we keep on hand, but there is a lot more that you can do to perfect your pucker that just butter your lips up from time to time.Here are our recommended steps to achieve your loveliest lips ever: Scrub. You'll want to start with a clean slate, so...

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