working from home to mastering the art of bread-making, we can all use a little unwinding right about now. If you’re like us, you’re craving a luxe facial or deep tissue massage, but don’t fret: it’s easier than you think to bring the spa to your doorstep. Try lighting a calming candle, slipping on a pair of ultra-cozy slides or lathering up with a handmade soap bar that pays homage to Canada’s scenic landscapes. It’s time to pamper yourself with these everyday luxuries while supporting local makers! Scroll down to see some of our favorites.
Soap maker Kym Rempel’s sustainable collection of soaps — which she handcrafts herself in Yukon — celebrate Canada’s stunning landscapes. Her Victoria Park soap has notes of lemongrass, basil, rosemary and mint, so prepare to be transported to an aromatic herb garden as you lather.
Source: Anto Yukon
Victoria Park Soap, $10,
Woven from natural Turkish cotton, this striped towel is soft to the touch, highly absorbent and comes in an extra calming blue hue.
Source: 800 Sq Ft
The Soho Towel in Powder Blue, $50,
Experiencing this diffuser in action is akin to taking a peaceful walk through a forest, thanks to its earthy notes of fig, vetiver and cedar.
Source: Vancouver Candle Co.
Vita (Life) Diffuser, $60,
Made from ethically-sourced shearling, these luxe slides will make you feel like you never left your bed. Bonus: the thick leather sole allows you to wear them outside!
Source: Bronze Age
Dalia Shearling Slide, $190,
This stretchy headwrap will keep strands out of the way, whether you’re stretching it out on a yoga mat or applying a deeply nourishing face mask on self-care Sunday.
The Zen Headwrap in Shadow Grey, $28,
This body polisher — which is a modern version of the Korean bathouse exfoliating mitt — removes dead skin cells for smooth, glowing skin.
Source: Binu Binu
Seshin Korean Scrub Mitt, approx. $30,
Common Goods Studio crafts ceramics that aim to create a sense of ritual. Decorate these unique mini vases using the Japanese flower arranging technique called ikebana
it’s all about slowing down and appreciating simplicity. —
Source: Common Goods Studio
One-off Mini Vase in Blue, $25,
Born from a desire to remedy stress and anxiety, Cuecalm’s minimalist incense set is a delicate and calming addition to any unwinding ritual. It comes with 20 sticks and a brass cube holder, which doubles as decor.
Cube + Choice of Incense, $38,
Toronto-based soap studio Demo Soap has found a way to introduce French pastry into your bathtime ritual with their luxurious éclair soap, but be warned: it looks good enough to eat!
Source: Demo Soap
Lemon Verbena Éclair, $7,
A soft and luxurious cotton robe is a must-have when it comes to achieving a relaxed state of mind. The goes-with-everything block print works with jeans and a t-shirt too!
Source: Wills & Prior
Isobel Block Print Cotton Robe, $76,
Take your bath to the next level with this handsome bath board handcrafted with locally-sourced walnut from Quebec — it’s perfect for holding books, beauty essentials and sweet-smelling candles.
Source: Jeremy Fruit Furniture
Solid Walnut Bath Board by JeremyFruitFurniture, from $160,
This organic coconut and soy wax candle features sunny notes of bergamot, lemon, hibiscus and tangy orange — plus, it makes a chic accessory holder or whisky glass after its 50 hours of blissful burn time are up.
Lato Candle, $39,
Perfect for dry brushing or working up a lather, this oiled oak body brush helps exfoliate the skin, increase circulation and detoxify the body.
Source: June Home Supply
Body Brush, $30,
Sometimes a lavender-filled eye pillow is all you need to get in the zen zone. This one even comes in a myriad of soothing hues, from Mustard to Latte.
Source: La Petite Leonne
Lavender Eye Pillow, $22,
Strike your fancy with a handblown glass cloche filled with matchsticks. Once you’ve burned through all 120 matches, consider using this vessel to display odd curiosities, or simply re-fill.
Cloche Matches, $46,
Treat your skin to a nourishing routine of self-love with Sarisha Beauty’s plant-based body oil. A portion of the proceeds will go to
She’s the First, a charity that supports young girls’ education and overall well-being.
Source: Sam & Lance
Love U Body Oil by Sarisha Beauty, $48,
Setting down crystals near your relaxation station can do wonders for opening up your chakras. Next time you run a bath, consider propping one of these healing gemstones next to a burning candle.
Source: Bettencourt Manor
Large Quartz Geode Specimen, $33,
Powered with hibiscus, rosehip and schisandra (a berry known as the “five-flavor-fruit”), Lake & Oak Tea Co.’s organic superfood tea will hydrate you from the inside out. Hello, dewy skin!
Source: Lake & Oak Tea Co.
Rose Schisandra Glow Tea, $16,
Invigorate your deeper senses with a fragrant floral perfume oil that will make you feel dressed up, even if you’re simply hanging out in your sweatpants.
Source: Libertine Fragrance
Smoked Bloom Perfume Oil, $64,
Sinking into a sumptuous tub of bubbles has never looked better. Soak Bath Co.’s jasmine tea-inspired bath bomb sees pretty chamomile, calendula and jasmine petals float to the surface as it fizzes.
Source: Soak Bath Co.
Jasmine Bath Bomb, $8,
Vitruvi founder Sara Panton delves into the art of essential oils in
Essential Well Being. This book will get you inspired to make your own aroma ritual at home — and actually follow it (most suggestions take less than 15 minutes).
Products: Essential Well Being
by Sara Panton, $30,
Leave it to essential oils and Fern & Petal’s sculptural ceramic diffuser to purify and humidify your worries away.
Source: Fern & Petal
White Ceramic Diffuser, $65,
This healing ginger milk bath is expertly formulated using traditional principles from Chinese medicine by British Columbia-based Vivian Li-Tessier and histotechnologist Vennie Chou.
Source: Pithy Apothecary
Ginger Milk Bath, $24,
Indulge yourself with a feel-good box from Toronto’s hottest spa, Majesty’s Pleasure, complete with a delicate rosé made from grapes grown in France, luxe sweets to nibble on and a custom playlist that’s guaranteed to get your pamper on.
Source: Majesty’s Pleasure
Your Glass Is Full Kit, $40,
Create an at-home oasis with as much serenity and grace as Monet’s Water Lilies with this refreshing wallpaper, made from natural materials.
Nenúfares Wallpaper in Lagoon by Coordonné, $125/roll,