18 Summer Travel Essentials

Now that we can vacation again, we've rounded up 18 must-have travel items that you won't want to leave home without

Now that we can vacation again, we’ve rounded up 18 must-have travel items that you won’t want to leave home without

1. Scentuals Sleep Well Roll-on

Scentuals Natural & Organic Skin CareScentuals Natural & Organic Skin CareWhether you’re trying to get over jet lag or struggling to sleep in an unfamiliar bed, Scentuals is here to help you get your z’s. Featuring soothing chamomile, lavender, ylang ylang and jasmine essential oils, this Sleep Well blend reduces anxiety and stress as well as improves sleep quality. Simply roll onto temples, neck, wrists and the bottoms of your feet before bedtime (wear socks to prevent oil on sheets) then drift off into a peaceful slumber.
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2. Evalina Beauty and Maylie Jewellery Travel Bundle

1The perfect pair for all your holiday adventures, this duo of travel cases combines bestsellers from Maylie Jewellery and Evalina Beauty. Maylie’s Travel Case is the ideal way to store all of your jewellery on the go. It’s designed with spots for your necklaces, earrings, rings and more, plus it features a handy zipper closure for keeping your precious gems safe and secure. Evalina Beauty’s Essential Makeup Brush Kit is jam-packed with everything you need to apply your cosmeticsbeautifully and effortlessly. The kit includes a gorgeous travel pouch as well as five brushes, including: an eye shadow brush; a blush brush; a foundation brush; a crease brush; and a liner brush.
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3. Mimi & August Café Yo Cup

Mimi & AugustFacebook/Mimi & AugustSay no to plastic with the Café Yo Cup from Montreal’s Mimi & August. The perfect accessory to keep your drink warm on the go, this 14-oz compostable bamboo mug is BPA-, BPS- and phthalate-free, and comes with its own matching silicone sleeve and sealable lid.
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4. Lark & Ives Crossbody Bag

Lark & Ives CollectiblesFacebook/Lark & Ives CollectiblesThis envelope crossbody bag from Vancouver-based Lark & Ives is a classic design that fuses minimalism, style and functionality effortlessly. It comes with a removable adjustable strap so you can wear the bag across your body or around your neck like a lanyard. The strap also easily detaches to create a standalone clutch, making it super versatile for travel. This purse is thin and sleek, but spacious enough to hold all your basic necessities and up to six cards.
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5. Dr Botanicals Grapefruit & Watermelon Travel Cleanser

Dr. BotanicalsFacebook/Dr. BotanicalsThis travel-friendly refreshing facial wash from Dr Botanicals contains grapefruit extract, which is highly effective at cleansing pores and great for packing in your carry-on luggage (it’s well under the 100-millilitre limit). It also includes a variety of alphahydroxy acids (AHAs) to exfoliate, leaving your skin smoother, brighter and refreshed.
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6. Tru Earth Mesh Reusable Grocery Bag

Tru EarthTru EarthStroll the Parisian markets with this reusable shopping bag from Port Moody-based Tru Earth. Made with 100 percent cotton, this bag is super durable and easy to wash and dry so it can be used again and again. It also makes a great beach bag since the mesh allows sand to escape. Hand wash and hang to dry.
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7. Simply Beautiful Stitched Notebook

NotebookThis stunning stitched notebook from Vancouver’s Blush Peony is the ideal way for you to keep track of your adventures while on the road. With 50 ruled pages, you’ll have plenty of room to journal about those once-in-a-lifetime moments, as well as list out what you want to do on your journeys.
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8. Lark & Ives Card Purse

Facebook/Lark & Ives CollectiblesFacebook/Lark & Ives CollectiblesAvailable in rose, lavender fog, olivine green and caviar, this sleek card purse from Vancouver’s Lark & Ives is made of the highest quality vegan leather and fits four to six cards, has space for money and receipts, and also features a ring for your keys. With its chic tassel detail and luxurious texture, we won’t be surprised if you leave your bulky purse at home.
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9. Glow Cheek and Lip Stain

evalinaWe love a multipurpose product on the road! Vancouver-based Evalina Beauty’s Glow Cheek and Lip Stain in coral and posy is the ultimate two-in-one product, making it the ideal travel companion. This weightless water-based gel-cream blush provides a natural flush to cheeks and a gorgeous pop of colour to lips. Glow melts seamlessly into the skin without any patchiness or streaking and pairs perfectly with a summer tan. 
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10. Well Told Health Sleep

Well ToldWell ToldKeep jet lag at bay with these natural sleep aids from Toronto’s Well Told Health. Just take two capsules 30 to 60 minutes before bed and drift off into a peaceful slumber to help you sleep deeper and wake up refreshed.
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11. Polka-dotted Scrunchie

ScrunchieThe scrunchie is back—big time. The ubiquitous ’80s hair accessory has fallen back into favour and there’s good reason why. Not only is it super-cute (especially in this grey polka-dotted pattern from Blush Peony), but it’s also soft and thick, making it gentle on your hair. It’s a quick and easy way to tie up your hair in a messy bun or ponytail and head out the door to the beach, pool or evening stroll in the holiday heat. 
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12. Bl’eau Transcend Clay Mask

Bl'eauFacebook/Bl’eauThis travel-sized clay mask by Bl’eau is the perfect companion to balance your skin in different environments. It’s fuelled by the all-natural, rich elements of Canadian glaciers to provide you with healthy looking skin. Illuminating Seaweed brightens and evens skin tone to get you glowing; Nourishing Spirulina reduces redness and provides intense moisture for a vibrant complexion; while Revitalizing Algae tightens and tones to fortify skin elasticity.
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13. Evalina Beauty Brush Set With Travel Case

Evalina BeautyEvalina BeautyLooking to keep your packing light this year? The Evalina Beauty brush kit was created in collaboration with the team at Simply Beautiful and is fully stocked with all of the essentials you need for a stylish makeup routine. There are eight brushes specially designed for foundation, highlighter, blush, contouring, concealer, liner, brows and more. All the bristles are synthetic and vegan-friendlyand this set comes in a pretty pink envelope case.
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14. Lark & Ives Passport Holder

Lark & IvesLark & IvesTravel in style and worry-free with this super-chic folio-style passport holder from Vancouver’s Lark & Ives. The wallet features two inside sleeves to hold your passport and boarding pass, so you can keep your most important documents safe and organized. Not planning on crossing any borders? Use this sleek vegan leather case in this gorgeous Macchiato colour to carry a small notebook or stationery in your bag.
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15. Dr Botanicals Lemon Superfood All-in-one Rescue Butter

Facebook/Dr. BotanicalsFacebook/Dr. BotanicalsWhat’s better than an all-in-one product for travel? From proudly LGBT-owned brand Dr Botanicals, this incredible body butter is designed to “nourish those stubborn areas of dry skin” with its combination of shea butter, almond oil, coconut oil and lemongrass. Use it everywhere, including on dry elbows, knees, hands—and you can even use it on your face before bed after you’ve cleansed.
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16. Evalina Beauty Shimmer Eyeshadow Stick

Evalina BeautyEvalina BeautyHere’s another multipurpose product that’s super-compact and travel-friendly. Evalina Beauty’s Shimmer Eyeshadow Sticks in Pewter, Rose Gold and Stardust add instant shine and definition on the go. The creamy eyeshadow/eyeliner sticks are long-lasting and let you line, highlight, and create smokey looks with a shimmering pop of colour in an instant. The smooth-glide formula is easily buildable, and can be layered with other shades for added drama.
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17. Maylie Jewellery Travel Case

Maylie JewelleryMaylie JewelleryDon’t need the makeup brushes in the duo kit? You can also purchase this one separately. If you’re planning to travel this season, this compact box from Maylie Jewellery is the ideal way to store your jewels. Plus, the vegan leather makes for super easy care—just wipe clean and you’re good to go.
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18. Blush Peony Wanderlust Makeup Bag

Blush Peony Wanderlust Makeup BagInspiring you to follow that wanderlust this season, this cotton canvas case features a gold panel (our favourite colour) to make it stand out from the pack. The size is ideal for at home or on-the-go as it has ample room to hold even larger cosmetics, like eyeshadow and blush palettes.
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