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!

(Imagine courtesy of Cognitune. Check out Cognitune here. ) 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sorry for the long absence…

Hi there, Apologies for not keeping up to date with my blog. Real life keeps getting in the way of my on-line life. My daughter, Oak, was married on June 10th, and that kept me very busy! Oak did most of the work, but I was her go-to gal for all sorts of things. I […]

Get your glow on!

If you’re like me, you’re probably keen for winter to be a memory. Blue skies, green leaves, bird song and flowers – bring ’em on! And bring on soft, moisturized Spring skin, too! You can make yourself a delightful sugar scrub to exfoliate dry winter skin using 1 part oil (olive or sunflower is nice) […]