Taking care of yourself is more important than ever, so soothe the soul with these top picks
With the uncertainty of the ongoing pandemic, this year has been filled with emotional ups and downs for all. If you’re finding it hard to disconnect from anxiety, there are some fabulous products you can use to help rejuvenate your mind and body. Browse through our top picks, and then give yourself a little time to unwind and relax...
1. Sundays by Mala the Brand, $30
Mala the BrandLighting a candle or two always creates a feeling of comfort and peace in the home. Our top pick is Sundays, by Vancouver’s own Mala, fusing together gorgeous notes of lavender, apricot and sandalwood. Plus, we love that this brand creates candles that are cruelty-free, and have 100 percent biodegradable soy wax. Good for the environment, and good for your soul.
2. Stress Release by Saje, $32
SajeSaje’s Stress Release relaxation kit has all the essentials needed to keep calm throughout the day. This trio includes Stress Release drops, which you can topically apply to the forehead, neck or shoulders, as well as an inhaler to help you breathe deeply, and the Relax-O-Ring to massage the nerves in your fingers. Not to mention, the small size will fit perfectly into any bag when you step out.
3. Calming Bath Soak by Midnight Paloma, $16
Midnight PalomaA hot bath before bed will help calm your nerves and ensure a good night's sleep, which is extremely important for your mind and body. Relax and immerse yourself with Midnight Paloma’s nourishing bath soak, with ingredients like chamomile, geranium, lavender and bergamot. All of these natural goodies are known antioxidants to soothe the skin, calm inflammation and heal.
4. Chill Mode Eye Gels by Patchology, $25
PatchologyYour eyes may be feeling more tired than usual, especially if you’re working from home and on virtual calls. Give yourself a break, and pop on these hydrating eye gels by Patchology. Made with cannabis sativa seed oil and tea leaves, these work to replenish your cells and do away with all those tiny lines. Each pack includes five treatments.
5. Deep Sleep Bath Bomb by Lush, $8.95
LUSHSit back in the tub while Lush’s Deep Sleep does all the work for you. Infused with chamomile and lavender, it works to soothe and relieve stress, which is just what you need before you hit the sheets.
6. Jade De-Puffing Face Roller by Herbivore, $40
HerbivoreFace rolling has a number of benefits, and the practice dates back to the seventh century China. It not only helps to physically firm the look of your skin, but works to support your body's lymphatic system, reduce puffiness, and alleviate stress. Pop it in the fridge before use for a cooling effect.
7. Jasmine and Ylang Ylang Oil by Crabtree and Evelyn, $48.50
Crabtree & EvelynOur body naturally tightens up when we experience stress, and an aromatherapy massage is a fabulous way to get rid of muscle soreness, tension spots, and boost your spirit overall. Crabtree and Evelyn’s Jasmine and Ylang Ylang oil includes rice bran extract that works to comfort your skin, and the tropical fragrance reminiscent of Bali is really the kind of mood we all need right now.
8. Aura Diffuser by Escents, $89
EscentsCalm your mind, and keep your home purified with this diffuser by Escents. The white ceramic looks great in any space, and you can choose from a variety of pure essential oils such as tea tree, lemon, rosemary and more.
9. Classic Weighted Blanket by Hush, $279
HushWeighted blankets provide deep pressure therapy and are known to reduce anxiety if you are having trouble sleeping at night. This classic option by Hush comes in two different weights, and four different sizes so you can curl up in whatever best suits your needs.
10. Chamomile Citrus Tea by Mighty Leaf
Mighty LeafThere’s nothing like a comforting hot cup of tea to destress, and our favourite pick is Chamomile Citrus by Mighty Leaf. This fruity herbal blend is extremely soothing, caffeine-free, and even comes in a box of 100, so you don’t have to worry about running out anytime soon.