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Huna’s List of Summer Beauty Essentials

what's fresh!, age-grace, healthy living | July 20, 2017

Huna’s List of Summer Beauty Essentials is here! These natural and healthy picks represent Huna Founder Heather Urquhart’s, fav beauty products to beat the summer heat: 1.) Huna Hydrate + Refresh Botanical Face Mist, $52.  Rose, aloe vera and watermelon instantly hydrate, refresh, revive + nourish, to leave skin with a hydrated, healthy and fresh-looking… read more

Portia-ella: Winnipeg’s new Green Beauty Boutique

what's fresh!, age-grace, healthy living, in the media | June 21, 2017

Hey Manitoba- have you been to this incredible Green Beauty Boutique called Portia-ella yet?! It is the best! We are so fortunate to have a fabulous shop like this in Winnipeg…so pumped! I’ve been there myself, and had a wonderful shopping experience. The ladies at Portia-ella are so helpful, knowledgeable in green beauty, pleasant and… read more

DIY Natural Spa Manicure

what's fresh!, age-grace, healthy living, skin nutrition | March 27, 2017

No time for the Spa this week?  No problem!  We’ve got you covered. Treat yourself to some spa pampering in the comfort of your home with this DIY Natural Spa Manicure. DIY Natural Spa Manicure What you’ll need: – Basin filled with warm water. – Nail file and Cuticle Pusher, if desired. – Natural Exfoliant, like huna’s Sugar Butter… read more

3 Reasons to use Hemp Seed Oil for Acne, Blemish-prone + Oily Skin

botanical science, healthy living, skin nutrition | July 11, 2016

Hemp seed oil is truly a treasure for those with acne, blemish-prone or oily skin types.  Oils have a bad rep for oily skin, so most people who suffer from oily skin and blemishes tend to steer clear of products containing oils.  The science and truth are that oils are the best way to improve overall… read more

Our Interview with Formula Botanica

healthy living | April 19, 2016

huna Natural Apothecary was recently featured in a graduate interview with Formula Botanica, the world’s top organic cosmetic science school.     Hi Heather, please introduce yourself and tell us a bit about you! My name is Heather Urquhart, from Manitoba, Canada. I grew up loving nature and the outdoors, living a typical upbringing on… read more

10 ways huna NATURAL APOTHECARY is a different kind of natural skincare company!

healthy living | April 18, 2016

We have a unique approach to skincare. We call it We start by carefully selecting the best-quality natural + organic botanical ingredients, and formulate skincare that acts like “skin food” to literally feed + nourish your skin. Our ingredients are minimally-processed, whole nutritious botanicals, and often come from local-grown Canadian farmers. In fact, you’ll… read more

2015 was a BIG year for huna!

healthy living | January 4, 2016

huna Natural Apothecary sprung into the Canadian natural skincare scene and began taking orders through our webstore this past year. huna’s approach to ‘simple skin nutrition’ has been incredibly well-received…we more than doubled our targets in this first year and the glowing feedback + mad-love you’ve shared for huna products has been overwhelming! (Aw shucks…we’re blushing!)… read more

GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid) for Health + Skin

botanical science, age-grace, healthy living, skin nutrition | November 3, 2015

What is GLA? GLA stands for Gamma Linolenic Acid, which is an essential fatty acid that is naturally-occurring in plant seeds such as borage, black currant and evening primrose seeds.  GLA is essential to human nutrition, as it is an Omega-6 fatty acid which the body is able to convert into health-benefiting substances which are… read more

Why make the switch to natural skincare products?

botanical science, age-grace, healthy living, skin nutrition | August 2, 2015

What does ‘natural skincare’ mean? The term ‘natural’ in the skincare world may mean a variety of things- organic, natural or naturally-derived ingredients being the most common references.  Natural may also refer to a product being eco/environmentally-friendly, green, vegan, cruelty-free (no animal testing and/or no animal-based ingredients), or may describe the product as being free… read more

Formula Botanica Review – My incredible experience with the world-class organic cosmetic science school.

healthy living | July 19, 2015

I’m writing a blog about Formula Botanica; the international organic cosmetic science where I currently study and share experiences alongside a global community of Natural Skincare Formulators and Entrepreneurs. I cannot speak enough about having the right foundation of skills, education and experience before setting off on a career formulating, manufacturing and selling natural skincare… read more

Welcome to the Lab!

healthy living | March 9, 2015

Welcome to the huna Natural Apothecary Laboratory! huna Natural Apothecary began as a hobby and an idea. Heather Urquhart (that’s me in the photo), launched huna (which stands for heather urquhart natural apothecary) in 2014, as a small home-based natural skincare laboratory. It all began when I was searching for all-natural skincare products to nourish… read more