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Tips for Travelling with Pets

What’s a family trip without the whole family? For many pet parents, a weekend away at the cottage or time away with friends and family isn’t complete without their furry, four-legged companions. But travelling with pets isn’t as simple as loading them into the car with some food and driving off. To make sure the

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Hot Spots and Your Dog

Although hot spots can occur at any time of year, the summer seems to bring on more occurrences between allergies, bug bites and swimming. They’re painful, itchy, red, inflamed and seemingly pop up overnight. Hot spots come on quick and can be very painful and irritating to your pet, which leads to incessant licking on

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7 Essential Hair Care Tips for Summer

Your skin may have that ‘summer glow’ but what about your hair? This hot, dry summer has been great for getting outside, lounging by the beach or pool and soaking up the sun. And while your skin may be glowing due to your (hopefully) responsible blend of proper sun safety and the extra vitamin D,

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Have Yourself a Smooth Summer

Say goodbye to bumps, blotches and ingrown hairs with these 3 tips Whether you are hitting the beach, cottage, waterpark or just hanging around with family and friends, smooth, blotch-free skin is the goal. And while razors are the seemingly easiest, cheapest, and least painful option of hair removal, they are also the worst culprit

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After-Sun Care: Tips for healthy skin

Who doesn’t love soaking up the sun? And while we all know the importance of applying sun screen and practicing sun-safety, many people don’t realize that after-sun care is important even if you don’t get a burn. While a tanned summer glow is often deemed healthy and beautiful the truth is skin colour obtained from

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Keeping Mosquitoes Away, Naturally

While mosquitoes have a role to play in the circle of life, serving as a food source to many other insects, birds and even fish, to us personally, they are quite the irritation. Female mosquitoes need protein for their eggs and a blood meal in order to reproduce, and that is why we become their main

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Treating Bee and Wasp Stings, Naturally

We are wired to know that bee and wasp stings hurt, but until you’ve actually had one, you have no idea just how painful they truly are. I had my very first wasp sting recently and being new to this experience, I didn’t really know what to do other than put ice on it but

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Bees vs. Wasps: what you need to know

Save the Bees

We are all familiar with the swarms of wasps flying around fairs, festivals and our own backyard BBQ’s. We also know these little pests are more than willing to sting us should we swat at them or get too close. Yet, we always lump the poor bees right in with them – even though they

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5 Natural (and Affordable) Ways to Achieve Radiant Skin

Most of us long for a glowing, healthy complexion and some of us may even be willing to fork out cash on products that promise to make our skin glow, but did you know that a beautiful, radiant complexion goes a lot deeper than merely what you apply on the outside? Have you ever overindulged

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Soothing Sore Muscles, Naturally

Sore, tired, strained and overworked muscles don’t need to cause the pain they used to. With the warm weather comes more time spent outdoors, more activities, and more reports of tired, aching and sore muscles. The good news is, you don’t have to let them slow you down, and you don’t have to take a

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