Category Archives: Purpicks Blogs

The Benefits of Oil Pulling

The benefits of Oil Pulling Gillian B

Let me introduce you to a simple daily practice that has been used for thousands of years for the maintenance of oral health! Oil pulling is the Ayurvedic practice of swishing high quality oil around the mouth as a way to remove harmful bacteria and keep it in tip top shape. Think of it as […]

Can You Fit Natural Products in Your Budget?

Can You Fit Natural Products in Your Budget? Emma Rohmann

The number one struggle I hear from members of my Green Product Forum about making the switch to healthier, greener, more natural products is time and money. OK, that’s two struggles. But they are more often than not connected. It’s not surprising. Green products are notoriously more expensive than their conventional counterparts, at least when […]

What’s in Fragrance and Parfum

Yellow Field What's in Fragrance and Parfum

HINT: Mountain air and meadow flowers are not actually used in your air freshener. We’ve been sold on the idea of a clean smell. So we use air fresheners, room sprays, plug-ins, candles and dryer sheets to add fragrance to our home. But the ingredients used to create those “Mountain Fresh”, “Spring Meadow”, and “Lavender […]

How to Detox Your Bathroom

How to Detox Your Bathroom Emma Rohmann

A couple of weeks ago, I shared 3 steps to help you avoid overwhelm when making green changes in your home. Over the next few blogs, I’ll be diving into more specific strategies for every room in your home, with a focus on reducing toxic chemicals. Why am I focusing on detoxing your home? Because […]

Take 5: Dry Brush Daily for Optimal Health

Gillian B Dry Brush

We all know an important function of the heart is to pump blood around our body to our various organs, but did you know there is similar but much less well-known system that is just as, if not more important for optimal health? The body’s lymphatic system! According to Dr. John Douillard: “The lymph travels […]

How to Detox Your Cosmetics: Getting Rid of What you Have

How to Detox your Cosmetics Emma Rohmann

So you’re ready to ditch your conventional cosmetics, toiletries and body care products. Maybe you’re sick of the eczema, or allergies, or headaches that many people get from products with synthetic fragrances. Or maybe you want to stop contributing to water pollution. Perhaps you are now aware of the carcinogens and hormone disruptors in every-day […]

Heal Your Emotional Baggage with this Ancient Practice!

Ayurveda, the sister science to yoga, has been practiced since ancient times. For those not familiar with Ayurveda, it is one of the worlds oldest holistic healing systems that goal is heal disease and imbalance by aligning your body with nature. One of the first practices prescribed is often Abhyanga. Abhyanga is a self-massage done […]

TBE’s Favourite Oils for Acne Prone Skin

Essential Oils Sabrina Zimmerman

Awhile ago, I wrote a post on my favorite skincare essential oils for acne (see here), and today I want to share a few of my favorite carrier oils for treating acne prone skin. Before I dive in, I want to stress that what works for me and my skin may not work for you, […]

The Big Switch- From Conventional to Clean Beauty

  ‘I had colour treated hair which looked dried-out, damaged and frizzy’ said Amy Sousa during her interview with us. Amy is a beauty enthusiast, full-time blogger and a pianist. Years of experiementing with conventional beauty products that didn’t really help coaxed her  to switch to clean beauty products. “When I used a range of […]

Clean Beauty Awards HairWash Third Place: Moor Spa Botanical Shampoo

Moor Spa products are known for their amazing natural ingredients that bring life to your body, skin, and hair. This Botanical Shampoo is one of most gentle sulfate free shampoos on the market. With the help of its 18 herbal ingredients that were derived from nature, this natural shampoo delivers. Botanical Shampoo from Moor Spa is an […]