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Get ready to change your clocks on the night of November 4
The twice yearly time change is often met with a lot of hate, especially as we realize that days are getting shorter. There is, however, a silver lining: we gain one hour of sleep!
The early sunset can induce Seasonal Affective Disorder for some people, so now’s the time to indulge in some self-care, with small, simple things that warm your heart and soothe your mind.
To help you move through the time change as smoothly as possible, we've put together a list of comforting and energizing things we love.
Here are our favourites:
1. PERFUME YOUR HOME WITH THE NEW MAISON LAVANDE FRAGRANCE
This latest range of products, eucalyptus wood and lavender, is ideal for turning your home into a haven of relaxation and peace as the early evenings set in. The fragrance, created by a family business in Saint-Eustache, Que., is soft, comforting and soothing.
In this collection, you'll find essential oils, candles, reed diffusers, linen water and much more.
2. LIGHT A LUVO CANDLE
With LUVO’s intoxicating products, you can transform your living space into an oasis. Their scented candles with wooden wicks, bottled in Montreal, will awaken many of your senses: your hearing, with the distinctive sound of a chimney fire; your sense of smell, with the simple, elegant fragrances; and your sight, with the beautiful dance of the flame.
For a memorable olfactory experience, get your hands on this company's latest fragrance: Mandarin & Resin. Whether it's for a special evening, a day at the office or simply to feel refreshed on a daily basis, this versatile and captivating fragrance will be your new take-anywhere bottle.
3. DRINK A TEANGLE MATCHA FOR A NATURAL ENERGY BOOST
To help you navigate through the darkest season of the year, TEANGLE offers a range of fun matcha options: Chai, Ginger & Lemongrass, Peppermint and Ceremonial.
Chai Matcha is our drink of choice when we need to recharge our batteries, especially on the days when it’s hard to stay motivated. Delicious when served cold or hot, with or without milk, this beverage helps maintain your body’s overall health.
Teangle's Chai Matcha is made with the finest Japanese ceremonial matcha, a tea extracted by a family-owned farm in Japan, and features ingredients that give it its rich flavour: cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, nutmeg and a hint of stevia.
The benefits of matcha: When you switch to matcha, you get a greater energy boost than the sudden spike you get from coffee. It also lasts, whereas caffeine only gives you a few hours of energy, followed by a slump. So not only is matcha a better option for energy, it's also rich in vitamins that support the immune system.
4. WARM UP WITH CANTON'S READY-TO-SERVE SOUPS
Canton's new range of ready-to-serve soups will appeal to the whole family and will help you ease through this seasonal transition.
Inspired by local traditions and the fondue broths that have made the brand so successful, the different soup flavours make for a comforting meal or a well-earned break.
The three different soups to discover this season include Onion, Peas & Ham and Beef & Barley.
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