Valentine's Day Self-Love Guide

Valentine's Day Self-Love Guide

Whether this Valentine’s Day is a me-day or a we-day, we hope you are able to prioritize loving yourself and treating your body and mind with kindness. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite products you can indulge in solo or with a partner this upcoming holiday. 
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Founder Highlight: Eluo Beauty

Tannis Marshall has spent the better part of the last decade pursuing different pathways towards a more holistic lifestyle. She attributes her first pregnancy as the catalyst that would propel her research from holistic health into beauty when she discovered all of the unnecessary synthetics she had been exposing her skin to on a daily basis. This eye-opening realization led her on a mission to find trusted skincare brands with clean ingredients, but after an exhaustive and disappointing search, she ultimately decided to craft her own.  
January 28, 2021 — Sabrina Giannone
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Breaking Down Natural Candles

Candles have become staples in ceremonies, rituals, celebrations, and meditation practices. They have even made their way into the routines of our daily lives as a way for us to bring a feeling of warmth and wellness into our homes. Whether you’re lighting one while curling up with a cup of tea and a favourite book, or multiple around a luxurious bath, candles add an extra layer of relaxation and serenity to any space. With so many ways to enjoy the benefits of candles, it’s become even more important to understand their ingredients, how these affect air quality and subsequently, the impact these can have on our health. 
January 19, 2021 — Sabrina Giannone
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Founder Highlight: Rekindle

Founded in 2014, Rekindle was built on the notion that our homes are where we enjoy some of our most cherished moments with the people we love. They set out to produce functional, hand-crafted pieces that would be used to support the creation of fond memories within our spaces. Devin works in-studio as the lead designer while Natalie runs the operational side of their joint-business. 
January 15, 2021 — Sabrina Giannone
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Founder Highlight: Embody Apothecary

Alana Battiston & Helena Reinfels have long been involved in the world of fitness & wellness. Both competing as high performing heptathletes, the pair became close through their love of athletics. Grueling training hours together tightened the pair’s bond as they learned they had many shared interests. Most notably, their passion for using and sharing their knowledge of their favourite natural products. 
January 08, 2021 — Cassia Antoniw
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The Benefits of Facial Cupping: When and How to use this Ancient Healing Modality

Cupping is a healing modality that was developed in ancient Chinese culture. Used for centuries, it is known for breaking up congestion in the skin, lymphatic drainage, and promoting the flow of Qi (“Chee”); the life force in the body. Like a reverse massage, cupping creates gentle suction away from the skin instead of pushing the skin inward. This suction pulls blood and nutrients from the deepest layers of the skin to the surface; breaking up blockages, promoting blood flow, and improving circulation.
January 05, 2021 — Cassia Antoniw
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Founder Highlight: Mérv Skincare

Melissa Bayanzadeh is no stranger to the world of science and technology. With a seasoned career as a Chemical & Biological Engineer in the pharmaceutical industry for over four years, something pushed her to change her course. Her  personal journey to discovering the powers of natural botanicals to improve her skin lead her down the path of sharing her learnings and passion with others. 
December 23, 2020 — Sabrina Giannone
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Founder Highlight: Amandine Sol Botanicals

Amadine Sol Botanicals was born through a determination to treat concerns of acne, eczema, and rosacea on even the most sensitive and reactive skin. A family relocation out of the hustle and bustle of the city to rural farm living ignited a passion for a clean, natural, and uncomplicated lifestyle. These foundational pillars have guided their journey to creating effective skincare products for all skin types. Proudly crafted in Canada, ASB has selected the best ingredients that work in synergy to produce radiant and glowing skin.
December 17, 2020 — Sabrina Giannone
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The Benefits of Oil Cleansing for your Skincare Routine

If you’re into natural skincare routines, you may have already heard of oil cleansers. These alternatives to traditional detergent, soap, or water-based face washes have become increasingly popular among the beauty and natural skincare community. The benefits of using natural oils versus drying detergents to cleanse your face can help alleviate some of the most common skin concerns. 
December 14, 2020 — Sabrina Giannone
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Founder Highlight: Province Apothecary

For Julie Clark of Province Apothecary, discovering aromatherapy was a welcome escape from the grind of her busy life. It is when she began studying holistic health, that her pursuit of experimenting with raw materials and natural ingredients for a better skin regimen started. 

December 04, 2020 — Sabrina Giannone