If you needed an excuse to have a bubble bath and take the time to slow down, relax and re-charge, today (August 15th) is National Relaxation Day. We’ve rounded up a list of items from 14 Canadian shops to help you create the ultimate self-care and relaxation routine.
1. Chanti Esthetic and Wellness
Our favourite relaxation trend of 2019: 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.
Plus, check out Chanti Esthetic and Wellness on Instagram for more tips and tricks on how to properly Jade Roll!
2. Luxe Mood
Purifying and cleansing the air of a space can be great for creating a calming environment. Luxe Mood, an online luxury wellness shop based in Winnipeg, MB, has these amazing White Sage Smudge Wands from Tofino Soap Company that help create the most relaxing environment.
3. Balm Girls
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.
4. Kawi Cosmetics
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.
6. Kala Collective
Keep cozy all year long with a stunning blanket from Kala Collective. Working with global artisans, Kala Collective's home goods are handmade using natural, high-quality materials.
Our pick: The Chamarra Blanket. This blanket is woven on a foot loom using local, wool in Momostenango, Guatemala. Available in two colours, this stunning blanket is perfect for chilly evenings.
Find your om with a lava rock bracelet from GioSoul. Lava rock is a porous stone so you can infuse your bracelet with your favourite essential oil and enjoy the therapeutic benefits. In the words of the founder of GioSoul, "lava rocks allow us to “root” scattered energy, find focus and bring balance to our center by embracing practicality".
Made locally in Calgary, AB, these lava rock bracelets make the perfect 'relaxing' arm candy!
8. 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.
9. 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.
Looking to take your bedtime routine to the next level? Junely’s silk sleep masks will do the trick! These luxurious masks are made from 100% mulberry silk.
We also recommend popping your mask into your carry-on bag to up your travel game.
11. Anxiously Awesome
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.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. Hillcroft Housecoats
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. Happy National Relaxation Day!
*All pictures included in this article are from the Instagram accounts or websites of the businesses we featured