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Bed & Breakfast Opening Soon!

Our B&B is opening in late June 2017, offering 3 guest suites with either King-sized beds, Queen-sized bed, or XL Twin-sized beds. All suites have private ensuite bathrooms too!

Stay tuned for our soft opening announcement.

Bed & Breakfast Opening Soon

We will be opening a boutique gluten-free, AIP friendly Bed & Breakfast in Golden, BC this Summer 2017, featuring organic beds and linens, and hearty hot breakfasts made with local & organic foods. Stay tuned!

Surrounded by 6 National Parks (Banff, Jasper, Yoho, Kootenay, Glacier, Mt Revelstoke), Golden features a variety of all-season activities to suit every budget and ability, with many quaint stores and restaurants to enjoy.

We’ve Moved!

We have moved to our new location: Golden BC!

Golden BC is a major, all-season, tourist hub, just one hour west of Lake Louise Alberta, flanked by 6 major parks! We will be operating a boutique Bed & Breakfast in this location from our new log home, as well as offering private self-catering cabins on our 18 acre wilderness.

We expect to reopen our online store on January 16, 2017. Our B&B is expected to open in May 2017.

Thank you for your continued patronage.

Sandy & Patrick

Banish Bed Bugs – Essential Oil Blend

Bed bugs and dust mites are gross! And they’re everywhere. But there is a difference between the two.

House dust mites are tiny arachnids like spiders often found in carpets, mattresses and upholstered furniture. They’re not really visible to the naked eye. Apparently, their diet consists of human skin scales and the moisture of ‘human shavings’, which we naturally shed, all day, every day. Sometimes they diversify their diets with fungi, cereals, crumbs and fish food. The enzymes found in their secretions can cause allergic airway reactions.

Bed bugs are parasitic six-legged creatures that are flat rusty colored insects that are about the size of an apple seed, which means they are visible to the naked eye. They are known as blood suckers. Nice. A bed bug infestation can happen anywhere, but usually in messy households or apartments and hotel/motel rooms. Mess affords them better opportunity to hide, and they often hitch a ride in suitcases, pillows, or any soft fabric travel items.

Banish Bed Bugs – Essential Oil Blend

Here is a gentle recipe for dust mites (also known as bed bugs). This spray should not trigger allergies in sensitive family members…and it smells so bright and fruity!

Ingredients

  • 250ml Distilled Water
  • 30ml 80 Proof Alcohol (Like Vodka) (Substitute Witch Hazel if desired and omit distilled water)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Lemon Essential Oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Orange Sweet Essential Oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Tea Tree Essential Oil (Omit if there are pets in the house.)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Eucalyptus Lemon Essential Oil (Optional - use as a substitute to Lemon Essential Oil if desired)

Directions

Step 1
In a sterile spray bottle, combine ingredients.
Step 2
Shake well before spraying in the air in your home which will force dust to fall to the ground. Also, spray linens, pillows, couch cushions, and mattresses. Allow to dry.
Step 3
Use as needed before sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, and dusting.

Note

The following essential oils are available in our store:

Rise & Shine – Essential Oil Blend

This blend will awaken your senses upon rising in the morning, or whenever you need a refreshing pickup. Apply 2-3 drops to palms, rub vigorously, inhale. Or add to diffuser. Rise and shine!

Rise & Shine – Essential Oil Blend

Serves 10
Rise and Shine essential oil blend is an invigorating scent.

Ingredients

  • 10 drops Lemon Essential Oil
  • 10 drops Orange Essential Oil
  • 5 drops Juniper Essential Oil
  • 3 drops Clove Bud Essential Oil
  • 5 drops Lemongrass Essential Oil
  • 7 drops Patchouli Essential Oil

Directions

Step 1
Blend all drops together in a glass bottle. Store away from heat and light.

Note

Apply 2-3 drops to palms each morning. Rub vigorously, inhale and invigorate!

These essential oils are available in our store:

Do It Yourself Shampoo – Rosemary Sage

Save money and ensure you always have a natural product available for your body care with this recipe for Rosemary Sage shampoo using essential oils for a fabulous chemical free aroma. Change it up by substituting Sage with any Mint.

Rosemary Sage Shampoo

Serves 8
Do it yourself pure and natural Rosemary Sage Shampoo, using essential oils and olive oil.

Ingredients

  • 6oz Aloe Vera Gel
  • 3 tablespoons Olive Oil (Use)
  • 5 tablespoons Baking Soda
  • 20 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
  • 10 drops Sage Essential Oil (May substitute sage with mint.)

Directions

Step 1
Mix contents in glass container. Product will stay fresh for 2 months. Shake before use as oils may separate.

Note

The following essential oils are available in our store:

Spiritual – Essential Oil Blend

This blend combines oils traditionally used by Native Americans to increase spirituality, enhancing prayer, and inner awareness. This blends brings us closer to our spiritual connection.

Diffuse, and/or apply 2-3 drops to neck, sides of forehead, or bottoms of feet.

We can make this blend for you. Use the CONTACT page to let us know what you’d like.

Spiritual – Essential Oil Blend

Serves 30
This blend combines oils traditionally used by the Native Americans to increase spirituality, enhancing prayer and inner awareness. This blend brings us closer to our spiritual connections.

Ingredients

  • 40 drops Cedarwood Essential Oil
  • 30 drops Fir Balsam Essential Oil
  • 15 drops Sandalwood Essential Oil
  • 15 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
  • 5 drops Myrrh Essential Oil

Directions

Step 1
Gently drop all ingredients together in an amber dropper bottle and store away from heat and light.

Note

These essential oil ingredients are available in our store:

Diffuse during times of meditation and prayer, and/or apply 2-3 drops to a cotton ball and put in the home or office or car air vent. Wear on the back of the neck, sides of forehead, crown of head, bottoms of feet or along spine.

Muscle Relax – Essential Oil Blend

This blend may help relax, calm and relieve tight sore, tired and aching muscles from sports injuries, fatigue or stress. May also help relieve headaches or charlie horses.

Apply 2-3 drops to area. Dilute with massage oil or carrier of choice for massage.

We can make this blend for you. Use the CONTACT page to let us know what you’d like.

Muscle Relax – Essential Oil Blend

Serves 20
This blend may help relax, calm, and relieve tight, sore, tired and aching muscles resulting from sports injuries, fatigue, or stress. It may also help to relieve headaches or charlie horses.

Ingredients

  • 25 drops Fir Balsam Essential Oil
  • 15 drops Basil Essential Oil
  • 10 drops Marjoram Essential Oil
  • 8 drops Spruce Essential Oil
  • 4 drops Wintergreen Essential Oil

Directions

Step 1
Gently drop all essential oils into an amber dropper bottle and store in a dark cool space.

Note

These essential oil ingredients are available in our store:

Apply on location to muscles, neck and feet as an aid to relaxation. Dilute with coconut oil or carrier of choice for body massage. Always check for skin sensitivity first. Avoid contact with eyes. If accidental eye contact occurs, put a few drops of coconut oil in eyes and call doctor if necessary. Never use water to dilute or rinse.

Clarity – Essential Oil Blend

This blend has been used to promote a clear mind and mental alertness. Rosemary and Peppermint have been used for years to improve mental activity and vitality. Diffuse or put a few drops on a cotton ball and place into house or car vents. Can also be applied to the temples, wrists, back of neck, bottoms of feet. Always test an area of skin first for sensitivity.

We can make this blend for you. Use the CONTACT page to let us know what you’d like.

Clarity – Essential Oil Blend

Serves 23
From book Essential Oil Integrative Medical Guide

Ingredients

  • 40 drops Cardamom Essential Oil
  • 30 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
  • 10 drops Vetiver Essential Oil
  • 5 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
  • 5 drops Geranium Essential Oil
  • 3 drops Basil Essential Oil

Directions

Step 1
Gently drip all essential oils together and store in an amber dropper bottle away from light and heat.

Note

The following essential oil ingredients are available in our store:

Diffuse or put 2-5 drops on a cotton ball and put cotton anywhere in home or in the car vents. May be applied on temples, wrists, back of neck, or bottoms of feet. Apply on brain flex points on the feet (big toe).

Note this blend may be irritating to those with sensitive skin. Avoid eye contact. In case of accidental eye contact, put a few drops of coconut oil into eye and call doctor if necessary. Never use water to dilute or rinse.
 

Antiseptic – Essential Oil Blend

Effective topical solution for people and animals! Tea Tree is antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic. Niaouli is anti-inflammatory and a tonic. Lavender is known as the universal oil for its wide range of use. It has sedative and calming properties. Rosemary is antimicrobial and antispasmodic.

We can make this blend for you. Use the CONTACT page to let us know what you’d like.

Antiseptic – Essential Oil Blend

Serves 20
From book Essential Oils Integrative Medical Guide

Ingredients

  • 20 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
  • 20 drops Naouli Essential Oil
  • 15 drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 10 drops Rosemary Essential Oil

Directions

Step 1
Blends all drops gently and store in an amber glass dropper in cool dark space.

Note

This blend has antiseptic-like properties when used topically for cleansing cuts, burns, rashes or bruises. It may also help prevent bacteria growth, fungus or infection. Helps regenerate damaged tissue. Very beneficial for animals (horses, dogs, cats) and humans!

These essential oil ingredients are available in our store:

- Tea Tree Essential Oil
- Niaouli Essential Oil
- Lavender Essential Oil
- Rosemary Essential Oil

Diffuse to dispel unpleasant odours or apply topically on areas where the skin is broken, including cuts, burns, rashes and infection, best used layered with an ointment to seal the oils and keep wounds soft, thus promoting healing. Place 1-2 drops on cotton and place cotton in ear for ear aches.

This blend may be irritating to those with sensitive skin. Avoid eye contact. In case of accidental eye contact, put a few drops of pure oil (eg coconut oil) in the eye and call the doctor if necessary. Never use water to dilute or rinse.

Bed and Breakfast opening Jul 10 in Golden BC!