Prioritize your well-being and put yourself first this season
Whether it's a soak in the tub, a hot tea in the morning or a pampering session, discover what self-care means to you and make it a focus going forward in 2022.
Here are our top six self-care items to try out this season...
1. The Calm by Loosely Tea, $13.99
Loosely TeaFrom Vancouver’s Loosely Tea, The Calm is a lightly caffeinated green tea with dark buds of lavender that helps reduce inflammation, clears congestion, relieves muscle spasms and increases metabolism. You'll discover tasting notes of sweetgrass, moss and honey, with a fresh and astringent finish. Brew for three minutes, then sit back to find a moment's peace in your day.
2. Hand Balm by Riversol, $22
RiversolAfter nearly two years of hand-sanitizing on the regular, dermatologist developed Riversol Hand Balm is a must. This professional-grade balm is a dense and nourishing fragrance-free formula, and just a small amount provides lasting hydration to dehydrated and overwashed hands. A blend of three different oils locks in moisture and helps retain it throughout the day. To apply, use just a pea-sized amount and massage into clean hands.
3. Hair Nourish Mask from AG, $26
AGFormulated with snow mushroom extract to deliver intense hydration, this deep conditioning mask from AG tames and smooths winter-ravaged hair. With superfoods like chia, avocado oil and mango butter, as well as pumpkin and carrot seed oils, all are blended into a rich, creamy shea butter base to help revive dry and brittle hair. AG's nourish mask is silicone-free and has over 98 percent plant-based, naturally derived ingredients, to leave you with a shiny, luxurious mane.
4. Blush Peony Hot Water Bottle Cozy, $30
Not only is this pretty-in-pink hot water bottle cozy is exactly what you need to keep warm this winter, but it's perfect for snuggling up, grabbing a book, and taking 10. Simply fill the natural rubber bottle inside no more than two-thirds full with water (boiled, then cooled) and cuddle up on the couch.
5. Eucalyptus Coco Natural Body Wash by MIFA, $35
MIFACreate the ultimate, calm spa experience at home with this 100 percent natural body wash from Vancouver’s MIFA. Formulated with botanical oils and emollient-rich tropical plant butters to give your winter skin the moisture it needs—combined with aromatherapeutic properties (featuring eucalyptus, lavender, geranium and peppermint essential oils)—this all-over wash works hard to cleanse, purify and revitalize while all you have to do is relax.
6. Cielo Candle from Mimi & August, $19
Mimi & AugustMake your home a calm one with this 100 percent soy wax, paraben-free candle from Montreal’s Mimi & August. Made in Quebec, the fragrance features notes of fig, black currant and amber to leave your space filled with a sweet, fruity and woodsy aroma.