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7 Ways to Self Love For Valentine’s Day

I’m not hugely into Valentine’s Day (though I must confess I like the chocolates :)) and this year I’m in the mood for a bit of self reflection, making self love and self care seem like appropriate topics for today. You’ve no doubt come across the terms self love and self care more of late. Self… Read more »

Happy Family Day, BC!

Happy Family Day, BC! Falling on the second Monday of February, British Columbians celebrate Family Day, taking extra time to enjoy activities with their loved ones – celebrating family life and the importance of spending time with family. Throughout the province and across the Lower Mainland, family-friendly events and activities have been organized, many for… Read more »

A Valentine’s Day Giveaway

For Valentine’s Day this year, we are sharing the love! All purchases online at Apothekari.com between February 11 – 18th qualify for an entry into our prize draw featuring over $200 of Apothekari products. Follow along on social media (Facebook and Instagram – links below) for additional chances to win! Our gift basket contains the… Read more »

Coconut Oil in Skin Care

It’s hard to miss that coconut oil is having its time in the spotlight. Whether for its lauded nutritional qualities or wellness benefits, you can’t miss big tubs of it for sale everywhere. In this post, let’s discuss coconut oil in skin care and whether it may be right for you. Coconut oil is produced by extracting… Read more »

Book Reviews January 2018

I offer three(ish) book reviews this January. All are fiction  – two are book club picks and the other is one that grabbed me due to its subject matter. While many people veer toward non-fiction books, I tend to indulge in fiction. I spend so much time thinking and analyzing during the days that when… Read more »

5 Winter Sunscreen Tips

The deep of January may seem an odd time to deliver winter sunscreen tips. However, you need to apply sunscreen regardless of the time of year. In this post I’ll share my top 5 winter sunscreen tips to help you keep your skin protected from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays. Two types of the… Read more »

Retinol. 5 Myths Busted

Retinol and its relatives retinaldehyde, retinyl palmitate and prescription forms including retinoic acid, tazarotene and adapalene, is one of the most effective skin care ingredients to include in your skin care arsenal. Yet, despite the popularity of this effective class of ingredients, there are many misconceptions regarding its use. In this post we’ll look at… Read more »

Wine Face. What To Do

As much as I love the holidays, I’m always a bit happy to be done with the indulgence. Don’t get me wrong – I love chocolates and wine as much as the next person but when January rolls around, I start to crave fresh, crispy salads, juicy berries and regular yoga classes. In addition to… Read more »