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Welcome to Back to Earth. Best known as a modern-day apothecary nestled in the beautiful Okanagan Valley, we offer pure, all-natural, herbal & medicinal personal, and home care products. Visit our shop for a complete list of our handcrafted, earth-friendly specialty products created to support your health & wellbeing.

Are You Prepared for Spring Break?

Spring Break, Reading Week, March Break, whatever you call it, for most of us it usually means some well deserved TIME OFF, (sound the trumpets), and that is always something to get excited about. You may be skiing, heading south for a beach holiday or simply staying home for a relaxing staycation as Spring finally starts to appear. One thing's for sure, everyone likes to feel their best on holidays, so today we wanted to share some handy Back To Earth products for you and your family to help make your time off together be as wonderful as possible.

Germs spread through families like wildfire, they are something you definitely want to avoid before holidays. Wash your hands often and avoid touching your mouth, eyes and nose. For those sticky situations when a sink isn’t nearby, pick up a bottle of our Pure Hand Sanitizer and use it often, especially if you are travelling by car, bus or plane. 

Did you know the most germ-ridden places on an airplane are the:

  1. Tray tables, which is the first thing kids play with to set up their toys and snacks
  2. Air vents
  3. Lavatory flush buttons
  4. Seatbelt buckles
  5. Bathroom stall locks

Our Pure Hand Sanitizer comes in a travel-size 60ml bottle, so you can pack in your carry-on bag. It is alcohol-free and instantly kills germs using only natural and organic ingredients including colloidal silver. The scent of cinnamon, clove, lemon, eucalyptus and rosemary is comforting as well as being a combination of highly effective 100% pure essential oils. Mist your trays, seat belt buckles and wipe with a paper napkin when you settle in for a flight. Keep a bottle in the car for door handles, the steering wheel and other surfaces that are touched by many hands. Take steps in preventing germs from affecting your vacation plans before you even arrive.

Whether you are skiing, beaching, or just hiking around your hometown protecting your skin from sun damage is always a top priority. Apply our all-natural Shady Days Sunscreen on a daily basis, as well as throughout the day for effective sun protection for the entire family. It's a 30 SPF mineral sunscreen which provides natural protection from UVA and UVB rays. Zinc oxide is the only active sunscreen ingredient; unlike other popular aerosol brands, it doesn't contain any harmful chemicals that can be absorbed into your skin. It is even safe for babies. The formula goes on easily, has a light lovely coconut scent and is non-whitening. It’s an affordable sunscreen for the whole family that won't hurt the environment, or your health.

After a brilliant day outdoors, cool off your skin with our cold-press Aloe Vera After Sun gel. It soothes your skin, locks in moisture using all natural and organic ingredients like aloe vera gel, vitamin C and E, anti-oxidants, plus feels amazing. You can also use it to treat cuts and wounds, minor skin infections or as a makeup remover! No added dyes, perfumes, alcohol, chemicals or other potential irritants...nothing but a cooling and calming treat for your skin.

As much as vacations are intended to be relaxing there are often times when things get a bit hairy before, during, after your break. A bottle of our Stress Release Body Spray can be such a treat when you need a little aromatherapy support. Use it as a body mist or an aroma spray and it will calm you with a light scent designed to provide comfort and aid emotional well-being. Safe for all ages, the gentle aroma of sweet orange, bergamot, lavender, geranium, roman chamomile and cinnamon essential oils will have everyone inhaling deeply inhaling as you pass by.

If you are like us, sometimes it is hard to turn off the 'high gear' craze of our busy lives and fall into 'holiday' mode. Pack these two travel-size 10ml bottles and you are guaranteed to be set when you want to relax.

Lavender Essential Oil, which we've previously featured, is magic in a bottle. To learn more, check out our blog post on Everyday Essential Oils for a really informative lesson on Lavender, it can be a traveller's best friend.

When you are travelling with kids, bring along this potent bottle of our Lil Cherubs Synergy Oil Blend and we promise you won’t regret it. It is powerful when you need help calming little ones naturally. A dab or two behind their ears or on the bottoms of their feet will help them settle, when their routines are out of whack, and help the whole family find more peaceful moments together. You can even dab it on yourself or add to a diffuser in your room.

Whatever you and yours end up doing this March Break, even if it is just a break from the ordinary, for a day or two here and there, we send you our warmest wishes for an amazing time celebrated in your own special way. Let go of expectations, put away the phone (and other tech), stop chasing perfection in your days, and just be present together as much as possible. And of course, we honour our commitment to Get Back to Earth, by reminding you to find ways to be as natural as possible.

- Enjoy your break!

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