As the weather changes…

It’s time to think about moisturizers. Dry indoor air and the harsh outdoor climate can cause even the oiliest skin to feel a bit dry, and if your skin is normal or dry, they can make it downright itchy and uncomfortable. This article from the Mayo Clinic gives the lowdown on how moisturizers work. Among […]

Lyme disease can happen to anyone

While out walking in the 1000 Islands area, I contracted Lyme disease. A tick carrying Borrelia burgdoferi, the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, bit me and burrowed into the underside of my knee. I didn’t discover it for more than 30 hours after I returned home from my walk. I’m one of the lucky people who […]

Autumn is a good time to —

Exfoliate! Summer is such fun and the sunshine feels so good! But come autumn many of us feel the sun’s effects in the form of dry, dull, itchy skin. The solution: A good scrub! This morning, I was going to write about the different ways and means of exfoliation when into my inbox came this super feature, courtesy […]

Bone broth is the new skin super star!

Bone broth is a power-house of nutrients, and it’s so easy to make. For the most basic bone broth, simply toss bones and veggies in your slow cooker, cover them with water and leave the cooker on low overnight. If you like to channel your inner chef and want to create something fancy, click here. […]

Share your soap ideas!

Hi there, Most of you know that handmade soaps are among my favourite things – especially my own hand made soaps! Well, I’ve just ordered a big batch of supplies, and soon I’ll be busy in The Woodway Soapery making all sorts of soaps for the holidays. This is where you come in: Share with […]

Mandelic Acid: The mild-mannered superhero of skincare

While there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all skincare ingredient, mandelic acid comes close. Derived from bitter almonds, which are entirely different from the almonds we like to eat, mandelic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA). AHAs are used to exfoliate the skin. They dissolve the cellular adhesion molecules or ‘glue’ binding the skin cells of the […]

The New Pedicure Room is now OPEN

It’s a soft opening, as they say in the restaurant industry, but I’m excited to announce that the new Woodway pedicure room is open. You’ll still enter The Woodway as you always have, via the side door, but instead of heading down stairs, you’ll turn left and head into the room across from the powder room. […]

Facial Cupping at The Woodway

Hello everyone, Take a look at this video, (courtesy of CTV’s etalk and Toronto’s Clarity Medspa), and you’ll see the latest treatment available at The Woodway. Cupping! It’s a great way to increase circulation, reduce inflammation, activate lymphatic drainage and give you an all-over glow. I’ve been learning the techniques associated with cupping the face […]

Life is sweeter without cake

“You’re still not eating sugar?” I hear that a lot. “How do resist the cravings?” I don’t crave it. If you don’t believe me, I don’t blame you. When I was a sugaraholic, if you had told me that one day I would feel not the slightest desire for a cinnamon bun or a slice […]

Dehydrated? Try mint!

Hello again, I seem always to start by apologizing for the long absence, and today is no different. Sorry! Again, my days are brimming with real life, so writing here gets forgotten. I must try harder to stay on top of it! I’ve been in my garden a lot, usually just enjoying it rather than working […]