Valentine's Day Wellness Guide

This year at Vancouverscape, we’ve curated a few gift ideas with wellness in mind, from a gorgeous scented candle by local candlemaker Vancouver Candle Co. to a gift set by Vancouver’s own Saje Natural Wellness.

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Saje Natural Wellness

What better way to introduce a loved one to the world of Saje Natural Wellness than with a fully customizable gift set! The Made For You Kit includes a choice of Aroma Om stone diffuser, diffuser blend, and a mini Peppermint Halo Roll-on (Saje’s very first product, launched in 1992), that helps to relieve headaches while providing a cooling and tingling ‘halo’-like effect.

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It’s made using a blend of peppermint, eucalyptus and rosemary to awaken the senses. This set, priced at $128 has a $164 retail value and is nicely packaged and ready for gifting.

The Aroma Om, made of ceramic and available in white or stone, offers five hours of continuous or 10 hours of intermittent misting, has a light on/off control, a white LED light option and will create about 500 square feet of aromatherapy bliss in your space.

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For those new to diffusers, Saje uses ultrasonic technology, combined with water and a diffuser blend, to gently humidify in the process.

We selected Saje’s After the Rain diffuser blend (containing peppermint, bergamot and Balsam fir) for its earthy quality that helps to enliven, revitalize and invigorate your spirit when used in the diffuser. As an alternative, you can also place a few drops into a hot bath. CAD $22

Saje’s Diffuser Cleaning Kit will keep the Aroma Om in top condition. It comes in a compact 60ml bottle with a cotton cleaning cloth. Rather than using a standard rubbing alcohol to clean the interior of your diffuser, this non-stick product has a light herb/floral scent that won’t overpower your next essential oil session. CAD $12

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On these cold winter nights, nothing beats a hot soak, and Saje’s Muscle Melt is a rescue in a jar for receiving sore, stiff muscles from both workouts and sitting the desk. The bath salt soak is made with a blend of sweet birch, rosemary and Roman chamomile to relax, stimulate and comfort your muscles. It smells beautiful and comes in a reusable 100g jar. CAD $24

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For a quick boost, spray and inhale Saje’s Energizing Mist on your face and feel the spearmint, lemon and eucalyptus essential oils invigorate you after a day in the sun, at the office or after travelling. These three ingredients nicely blend for a wellness lift!
100 ml, CAD $22

Mother Earth

Mother Earth Essentials

Mother Earth Essentials founder Carrie Armstrong descends from a long line of Cree Medicine Women. While at Amiskwaciy Academy, she taught students about traditional plants and their benefits throughout history, and became inspired to start a bath and beauty company.

Indigenous-owned Mother Earth Essentials was born out of the desire to share these teachings, rooted in the plants of the medicine wheel.

The Edmonton, Alberta-based company created a Sage Mist for times when you need to smudge or clear negative energy — without the smoke. Sage has traditionally been used for medicinal purposes while its natural herbal scent helps to refresh and regain focus at the end of the day. 120 ml (4.06 oz); CAD $20

Mother Earth’s line of handmade cold-processed soaps are crafted from natural, sustainable oils and botanicals, including Wildmint Sage, Cedar Balsam (pictured), Sweetgrass, and Tobacco Patchouli. These 100 gram (3.5 oz) soaps are boxed and ready for gifting on their own or combined in a gift set. CAD $10

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Vancouver Candle Co.

Born from a Vancouver, BC couple that began to experiment with scents at home, they soon turned their budding hobby into a passion, and launched Vancouver Candle Co., a line of luxury candles, diffusers and accessories.

The collection has grown to include limited-edition gift sets and collaborations with other beauty (e.g. Squamish-based CleanFace) and wellness brands.

Muskoka, part of Vancouver Candle Co.’s Neighbourhood collection, comes beautifully presented in a limited-edition, small batch, numbered gift box.

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Available in a 10oz Signature (60 hours of burn time), 5oz Votive (30 hours of burn time) and 175mL scented diffuser (good for three months), this hand-poured candle combines pine, cedar wood and eucalyptus for a refreshing, outdoorsy scent that will enhance any space.

Vancouver Candle Co.’s unique scent compositions have earned them a lot of fans, and these candles help to “reconnect with ourselves and our surroundings”. This mantra is evident in the Muskoka, as well as in other neighbourhood (and regional) candles. Each candle that leaves their studio contains high quality, cosmetic-grade fragrance, natural and essentials oils, and 100% cotton wicks (free of metal cores).

The 10 oz Muskoka Signature Candle retails for CAD $48.

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b, halfmoon’s cotton hot + cold therapy pillow is made with 100% cotton and is filled with whole grains to both shape and adjust the pillow for maximum muscle relaxation around the neck or body. The limited-edition pattern was developed in collaboration with Vancouver, BC artist Paige Jung, inspired by the healing power of ginkgo leaves, representing longevity, endurance, hope, and peace.

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This unique therapy pillow contains a mild lavender scent to further calm the mind and soul, and can be stored in the fridge or freezer as a cool compress or heated in the microwave for releasing muscle stress.

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The removable cover is 55% linen/45% cotton with a 100% cotton casing and 99% wholegrain/1% lavender filling and can be machine washed in cold water. It’s also available in Sand, Surf and Iris colour variations; CAD $62

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Rocky Mountain Soap Co

With a warmly-scented vanilla and cooling peppermint combo, Rocky Mountain Soap Co.’s Vanilla Mint Soap includes a little coconut oil and organic shea butter for added moisture and a great lather.

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While this one suits combination skin, the Raspberry Rooibos Soap is ideal for normal to dry skin. This nicely coloured reddish soap is made using clarifying pink clay, exfoliating rooibos tea leaves, a hint of raspberry for sweetness plus fair trade organic shea butter for a healthy dose of hydration.

Raspberry Rooibos soap

Each 100% natural, cold-process bar soap is neither tested on either people nor animals.
100g, CAD $7.95 each

Rocky Mountain Soap Co Calming Toner

Allow Rocky Mountain Soap’s Calming Toner to relax your skin with a spritz of antioxidants and skin-preparing ingredients combined with lavender and arnica. This toner helps to nourish and hydrate your skin and is packaged in 100% post-consumer recycled plastic. 100ml, CAD $28; 40ml, CAD $16

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