After an incredibly challenging year and a half, taking care of yourself is more important than ever. Whether you’re an avid practicer of self-care or you’re looking to spend a little more time each week to yourself, here are our some of our favourite local wellness brands to help you feel your very best.
1. Lightwater Essential Oils
This Atlantic Canadian wellness brand creates essential oils formulated to the highest quality with ingredients that are certified organic, ethically farmed, wild harvested and/or grown without chemicals. Whether you’re looking for a way to ease stress, get better sleep or deepen your spiritual experience – be sure to give their products a try.
2. Upfront Cosmetics
Nutrient rich without all the plastic – that’s something we can all get behind. Upfront Cosmetics aims to empower consumers to make decisions based on understanding by creating products that are as easy to understand as they are to ingest. All of their products are free from silicones, parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, mineral oils, petroleum, formaldehyde and animal ingredients. Plus all of their bars are vegan and Leaping Bunny certified!
3. The Cure Apothecary
This female-owned and operated natural skincare brand uses sustainable, skin-loving, plant-based ingredients to help you feel your best. No fillers, parabens, perfumes or emulsifiers required! We’re loving their Lip Balm – it keeps your lips feeling hydrated even under your mask.
4. Educated Beards
This versatile line of premium and holistically safe beard care essentials are formulated with organic ingredients for your grooming needs. Their products are so luxurious and would make the perfect gift for loved ones (or yourself!)
5. Outcast Foods
Outcast Foods is the leader in upcycled plant-based ingredients and their products are made right here in Atlantic Canada! This sustainable food tech company is creating a sustainable revolution by rescuing misfit produce from the landfill. This simple initiative aims to ease food insecurities and lower the carbon footprint of the food supply chain. Our favourite product are their protein powders – there are so many fun flavours to try!