We’ve rounded up a list of items from local Canadian shops to help you create the ultimate self-care and relaxation routine. Not that you need an excuse to have a bubble bath, take the time to slow down, and re-charge but these items sure do help initiate some relaxation time. Enjoy!
Chanti Esthetic and Wellness
Our favourite relaxation trend right now: The Jade Roller!
Take a moment to relax with this cooling, therapeutic Jade Roller from Chanti Esthetic and Wellness. Pair it with your favourite serum or oil to de-puff in the morning or evening.
Purifying and cleansing the air of a space can be great for creating a calming environment. Amali Crystals, an online crystal healing, gemstone jewelry and gift shop based in Mississauga, ON, has these amazing Powerhouse Smudge Kits that help create the most relaxing environment.
Nothing says relaxation like a warm bubble bath. Better yet, include a nourishing bath bomb from Balm Girls that's full of calming essential oils like rose, chamomile and lavender. Balm Girls, aka sisters Jacki & Jerrica, make everything by hand and are based in Cranbrook, BC.
Ever feel like you could use a little refresh for your skin, especially around your eyes? Kawi Cosmetics has these incredible anti-aging collagen eye masks that majorly moisturize and diminish the appearance of fine lines and dark circles (ummm yes please!). Perfect for a relaxing night and having fresh eyes the next morning!
What's better than a hot cup of tea to promote a restful sleep and relaxing vibes? The sleepy time tea from TotaliTea, a tea boutique based in Calgary, AB, is the perfect option. With ingredients like chamomile, lavender and sage, you really can't go wrong. They have a fully stocked online shop with over 200 loose leaf teas and you can also find them at the Calgary Farmer's Market.
Books & Nooks
Curling up on the couch or in a bubble bath with a good book that inspires you, fuels your soul and makes you feel happy is one of the best ways to truly relax. Books & Nooks, an online shop based in Ottawa, ON, has a collection of inspiring books, poetry, journals and even a ‘feel good’ colouring book.
The Scented Market
How amazing does this look? Ahh even just looking at this makes us feel more relaxed. But seriously, you know that bubble bath we keep talking about? It would be even more relaxing with handpoured natural soy wax candles from The Scented Market. They have so many scents to choose from and different collections for each season.
Anxiously Awesome is a community started by Samantha MacDougall of Sudbury, ON to share her journey with mental health and to create a safe spot for others who may be struggling. She's created a few products to help with anxiety and relaxation including this essential oil roller blend. You can find it in her Etsy shop.
Freckle Face Bohemian Beauty
Meditation is a great way to relax and calm your mind. Meditating with a mala from Freckle Face Bohemian Beauty is a great tool to help provide a little guidance during your meditation as you can recite a mantra for every bead on the mala necklace. This helps foster a relaxing and calm energy.
Divine Remedy Healing
If you're feeling off and that you're having a hard time relaxing, an energy reading with Divine Remedy Healing might be the perfect option for you. You'll discover what energy blocks you might be experiencing, why you're experiencing them and how you can best move forward. These readings can be done in person (Toronto, ON) or remotely.
Nothing says relaxation like lounging in your pjs and a housecoat all day! These housecoats from Hillcroft Housecoats, an online business based in Toronto, ON, are long, made from a luxurious bamboo, cotton and spandex blend and completely breathable. The actual definition of a comfy housecoat in our opinion!
We hope you're feeling a little more relaxed and that you found something that resonates with you. To check out more local Canadian shops, view our Canadian business directory here.
*All pictures included in this article are from the Instagram accounts or websites of the businesses we featured