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If you suffer from seasonal allergies or hay fever like I do, then you will know it’s no fun spending Spring doped up on antihistamines. And even still, it could leave you a runny nose and watery-eyed. If you’ve been looking for a more natural way to tame that runny nose and go sans meds, try blending the following three essential oils together: Lavender, Lemon, and Peppermint.
The following essential oils are awesome at targeting the main symptoms of hay fever.
- Lavender: a natural antihistamine, soothes muscle tension, and has a calming effect.
- Lemon: anti-inflammatory, improves overall immunity and uplifting.
- Peppermint: eases headaches, clears the sinuses and promote healthy respiratory function. Also has a great cooling effect!
Beginners to aromatherapy will enjoy the easy benefits and inexpensive price tags to the three oils above. You can also add other essential oils that help boost the blend even more like copaiba, eucalyptus, rosemary, or chamomile. I also LOVE using Breathe essential oil blend from Doterra. It is a great breathing opener to your yoga practice.
There are many different brands of essential oils on the market and not all are made the same. Depending on the quality of the oils you buy, their effectiveness varies. How long the relief lasts depend on the strength of each individual oil. There are different ways to use them but the easiest way is to dilute each of the oil in a carrier oil such as fractioned coconut oil, jojoba oil, coconut oil, etc. and add it to a small rollerball bottle.
Essential Oil Blend for Seasonal Allergies / Hayfever.
- 10 drops Peppermint essential oil
- 10 drops Lavender essential oil
- 10 drops Lemon essential oil
- Filled with Fractionated coconut oil
- 1 refillable glass bottle with a rollerball cap (I like these mini 5ml bottles!).
Don’t worry if it is not exactly 10 drops. And depending on your personal preferences, you may want to add an extra drop of peppermint or lemon essential oil!
The blend can be rolled directly to your skin. Instead of shaking the bottle before each use, I recommend gently rolling it in your palm. Apply directly behind the ears and down towards the jawline. Also, apply directly on pulse points like your wrist and under the soles of your feet. This will help it get into the bloodstream quickly. Apply as frequently as required.
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Virtuous Pie is a vegan pizzeria Vancouver’s Chinatown at 583 Main Street next to Juniper on Keefer Street. It offers 100% plant based pizzas made with nut cheeses (cashews, almonds and soy). It also includes a selection of nice creams (vegan ice cream) and salads. Gluten free dough options are also available. It’s opening night and I’m don’t miss my greasy meat lover pizza one bit!
For the first time in a long time, my vegan meat-free pizza does not taste like cardboard. In fact, it is pretty tasty. Flavors, textures, aromas, not one thing is missing. I’m pretty sure if I didn’t tell you it was vegan you would even notice it was plant base! Best of all, that nut cheese doesn’t upset my stomach. For those who are lactose intolerant, this is a really great option!
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Virtuous Pie Menu
Plant base pizzas are handcrafted in house.
Gluten Free Crust. Extra Toppings. Extra Chees. +2
- Flower and Water
- Stranger Wings
- The Med
- Kim Jack-Il
My favorite was the kimchi pizza Kim Jack Il (pictured above). I loved the bold flavors with Hoisin crema, cashew mozzarella, kimchi, gochujang braised jackfruit, roast brocollini and scallion.
Cuisine: Vegan, Pizza, Italian
Sun to Thu: 11am–10pm
Fri to Sat: 11am–11pm
583 Main St, Vancouver, BC V6A 2V1
Warby Parker recently opened its first Canadian store opens at 684 Queen Street West in Toronto, Ontario. Even though there is no store in site yet for Vancouver, I am excited for their Home Try-On Program. That means I can try on 5 favorite new fall […]
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Warby Parker is coming to Toronto, Canada. The first Warby Parker Canadian store opens at 684 Queen Street West on Saturday, August 6th. No doubt I love online shopping! Pretty boxes mailed directly to my home and I barely even need to lift a finger! Free from crowds and disappointments that they don’t carry my size.
Shopping for glasses seems a little difference however. It’s always hard to know the fit (size and style) of a pair of eyeglasses until it rests comfortably on your face. Warby Parker promises beautiful designed optical eyewear online without the overhead costs of middleman.
I am lucky for an Asian woman to have a higher nose-bridge and do not normally struggle with plastic frames sliding off.
Talbot in Whiskey Tortoise (@jamdownflava)
Topper in River Stone Blue Fade (@lidomarinavillage)
Warby Parker’ Home Try-On Program
Warby Parker’ Home Try-On Program for our American friends is pretty awesome. Choose up to five frames you like (just hit “Try at home for free” to put them in your box), and they will send them out—shipping is free both ways.
Canada: The Fine Details
- Frames start at $150 Canadian dollars, including prescription lenses. Free shipping and Free returns, always.
- Instant gratification—Prescription glasses are shipped within days. Sunglasses and non-prescription lenses are available immediately.
- Giving feels good—You can help someone in need through Warby Parker’s “Buy a Pair, Give a Pair” program. You buy and Warby Parker donates.
- Home Try On Program —Try on 5 favorites at home for free with Warby Parker’s Home Try-On Program. Hallelujah!
Exclusive Frames to Celebrate the Toronto Store Opening
For Canadian customers only (in store and online), two of their favorite frames in two hues will be available for a limited time:Durand in Moss and Chamberlain in Jet Black (sunglasses or eyeglasses). And, there’s a special treat for those who visit the Toronto store—TheHaskell eye frame in Crystal or the Haskell sunglass frame with a touch of red.
In the meantime, Toronto rejoice! Vancouver is hella jealous! Then again, there’s always Warby Parker online shopping! Yay!
Warby Parker Canada
Store Hours 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
684 Queen Street West
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