Canadian-owned and operated, Saje Wellness has grown to 18 locations across BC, Alberta, Ontario and Winnipeg. In Vancouver, we have two right in town: one on Robson Street, the other on West 4th Avenue in Kitsilano. I recently attended a seasonal event at Saje’s Robson Street shop to showcase their growing line of products.
From pure essential oils to bath salts and lip balms, all products are made without the use of parabens, SLS, SLES, PEGS, glycols, petrochemicals, synthetic colours and fragrances.
Without these non-natural additives, Saje products embrace a 100% natural ingredients ethos. High quality products, gorgeous scents, and consumer-friendly packaging are what makes a visit to their stores inviting.
The majority of Saje’s products are also produced locally, so the ingredients are fresh and at their best without them sitting through customs or on long-distance hauls across the country.
Saje’s essential oils are distilled from various species of flowers, grasses, fruits, leaves and trees; opening any of their testers reveals remarkably clean and wholesome aromas. As well, the packaging contains recycled or recyclable materials, even down to the cute burlap reusable shopping bags given at purchase.
My newest bedroom accessory is the beautifully stylish and simple AromaOm ultrasonic nebulizer ($89.95). Available in either black or white, the AromaOm has a 100 ml water tank and offers three to six hours’ running time. Fill the water tank to the full level indicator, add several drops of essential oil to vary the intensity, plug the unit in with supplied DC power adapter and let the scent envelop the room.
The silent operation is great for leaving the diffuser on at night (once the water is depleted, the unit turns itself off automatically). A soft white LED lamp gives a relaxing glowing effect; it can be left on or off.
A nebulizer serves as a humidifier and air purifier, releasing negatively-charged ions to simulate tranquility, operating without heat to diffuse the oil. At this point, it’s a matter of selecting from Saje’s well-varied essential oil collection.
Saje provided me with the Happiness diffuser blend collection ($39.95) to start. This is one of five four-pack collections (Relaxation, Peaceful, Good Health, Brainstorm are the other four). There are two larger kits containing six and ten 5 ml bottles as well.
Happiness contains the following:
liquid sunshine | Grapefruit, bergamot, orange, lime and mandarin
refresh | Spearmint, lavender, lemon, eucalyptus, rosewood and cedarwood
citrus dreams | Orange, grapefruit, lemon and Indian neroli
cloud nine | Star anise, petitgrain, lavender, geranium, ylang ylang, hyssop, sandalwood and neroli
My fave? I’d have to go with the liquid sunshine, with the bright, yet subtle fruit aromas given off, making it a fine scent to wake up to.
I’ll be taking the Saje arrive revived spray mist ($9.95) on my long-haul flights. At 50 ml, the carry-on friendly size spray helps minimize fatigue after flying, its fine mist feels refreshing on the face. A few pumps is all that’s needed to help acclimatize into another time zone.
Find Saje Wellness in Vancouver at 2252 West 4th Avenue and at 1091 Robson Street.