Self care isn’t selfish. Do it regularly, indulge yourself with simple pleasures, nourish your body and bring joy to every moment of your life. My belief is that we don’t need any product to feel beautiful, whole or happy. Always remind yourself that products are only tools to destress, pamper the body and lift up mood, and also being accessible anytime at home.
I love trying new products. And with all the information around us, I became more aware about packaging, ingredients and the story behind a brand. We should always ask ourselves a simple question before making any purchase: is this product safe for me and the planet Earth?
Finding your-dream-product isn't as simple as it looks. There are millions of ads shouting out loud about magic ingredients or unrealistic results. Do not to be lost on the marketplace, keep it simple and try to support local, small and sustainable brands. Here are some of Canadian brands making beautiful, honest and eco-friendly products:
❤️Blooming Wild Botanicals
Seeking a simpler existence, the founders Ryan and Charlotte Walker were drawn to the rural lifestyle. All these years their passion for natural living had led them to learn how to grow plants, herbs and flowers, and how to use them for creating their products in a solar powered workshop. Their botanical ingredients are locally grown and wild harvested by hand in New Brunswick. In our curated gift boxes you can find Blooming Wild Botanicals products such as Botanical Soap Bars, Lotion Bars, Botanical Bath Soaks and a Botanical Perfume Oil.
The small local business with a big important mission to Save Our Oceans from Plastic (SOOP). The goal of SOOP bags is to help people transition to a zero-waste lifestyle by offering alternatives to single-use plastics and personal care products without plastic packaging. The founder and the eco warrior, Rebecca Hudson, truly believes that if each of us makes even a small change in our consumption of single-use plastic products, collectively we can be a catalyst for significant environmental change. It’s based in Toronto. In our curated gift boxes you can find SOOP bags products such as Lotion Bars and Natural Lip Balms.
❤️Sage & Thistle Handmade Goods
It creates all-natural artisanal soaps, body and home care products using the best, all-natural ingredients. What began as the passion project of an expecting mom searching for natural baby, body and home products for her growing family has grown into a brand specializing in creating beautiful and functional essentials that are better for our families, homes, and communities. The founder, Mikael Walter-Campbell, uses the best natural ingredients sourced as organically, locally, and sustainably as possible, and even grows many of ingredients in her pesticide-free Urban Garden in the heart of Toronto. In our curated gift boxes you can find Sage & Thistle products such as Sugar and Salt Body Scrubs, a Whipped Body Balm and Facial Masks.
The founder, Hannah Chon, is on a mission to make natural, eco-friendly, and cruelty-free self-care products for everyday life. And give back to the planet by planting a tree with every purchase. Every product that's produced by Fersk Self-Care contains ingredients that are naturally sourced and serves a purpose. It’s based in Maple Ridge, BC. In our curated gift boxes you can find Fersk products such as a Nail Therapy Oil and Lip Scrubs.
"I believe inner beauty is beauty in its truest form. When we nurture ourselves, it brings an inevitable, positive transformation."- Paula Abdul.
Share with us below in the comments your experience with the brands mentioned here. And tell us which sustainable brands you'd like to have in our next curated gift boxes.