Canadian Living July/August 2023
1. FRESH FACED
DANS UN JARDIN Phyto-Nutritive Moisturizing Cream, $40, Vitamin C Phyto- Hydrating Serum, $42, dansunjardin.com.
Turmeric, avocado butter, sunflower oil…we’re not talking about items in your pantry. Quebec based skin-care brand Dans un Jardin has just launched its very first face-care line made with local botanicals and ingredients influenced
by world cuisine. Six face products make up this new collection, including a scrub, serum, cream, floral water, mask, and micellar water, all created to help you fall in love with the skin you’re in.
DANS UN JARDIN Saffron + Neroli Floral Water, $25, Red Clay + Raspberry Flower Face Scrub, $22, Saffron + Neroli Micellar Water, $20, dansunjardin.com.
2. SWEET DREAMS
Organic Cotton Queen BED SHEETS in Soft Sage, $135, Organic Cotton Standard PILLOWCASES in Soft Sage, $30/2-piece set, endy.com
Sage is all the rage this year! According to Google Canada, searches for “green decor” have reached a three-year high, and Canadian mattress company Endy is embracing the calming colour with the debut of its new soft sage bedding collection. Hypoallergenic and made of 100-percent organic cotton, these botanical-toned pillowcases, duvets and bed sheets will keep you cool and comfy all night long. Sleep tight!
3. O CANADA
Canadians from coast to coast will be celebrating Canada Day on July 1st. Whether you celebrate this national holiday at home or head to a parade or fireworks show, take the time to reflect on our country’s history, culture, diversity, and achievements. Visit canada.ca to find Canada Day events and activities in your area.in your area.
4. INHALE, EXHALE
Bloom AIR PURIFIER in Cloudy Gray, $300, dupray.ca.
Take a deep breath…Did you know that indoor air can be up to four times more polluted than outdoor air? If you’re looking to improve the air quality in your home without having a bulky appliance dominating the room, the Bloom is for you. Its super sleek, compact design doubles as a planter, blending seamlessly into your decor while medical grade HEPA-13 air filters banish 99.97 percent of airborne pollutants. Allergens, odours and bacteria won’t stand a chance.
5. OUTDOOR OASIS
Fiji Outdoor DAYBED in Natural, Grey, $2,599, leons.ca.
The right outdoor furniture can turn your backyard into a paradise. A daybed is one simple addition that immediately creates an air of luxe living. Cue visions of lounging with a good book and a cup of tea or taking a siesta in the fresh air. This trendy style is made of hand-woven resin wicker, a material with all-weather durability, so you can rest assured that it will hold up come rain or shine.
6. ALL EARS
Mimi Hoop EARRINGS in Gold, $55, coutukitsch.com.
Herkimer Diamond Gold Filled Hoop EARRINGS, $125, gemlet.com.
Pressed Flower Two-Tone Large Stud EARRINGS, $128, mejuri.com.
Funky earrings are the perfect way to add some pizzazz to any outfit. If you’re looking for inspiration, check out these standout styles from Canadian companies.
7. WHOLE IN ONE
The Wholesome Bar Super Green, Coconut Macadamia and Almond Crunch ENERGY BARS, $4 each, thewholesomebar.com.
Looking for an energy boost? Made right here in Canada, The Wholesome Bar’s cold pressed, gluten-free snacks are not only delicious, but also packed with plant fats and protein for a long-lasting boost of energy when you need it. These nutritionally dense bars are made with superfoods like chia seeds, organic hemp seeds, goji berries and macadamia nuts to help you tackle your day while feeling your best. Available in Almond Crunch, Coconut Macadamia and Super Green, we can’t pick a favourite!
8. LOCAL SIP
Elderflower TONIC, $10/pack of 4, loblaws.ca.
You don’t need to be an expert mixologist to create high-quality, delicious cocktails. Canadian premium tonic and mixer brand 1642 (named for Montreal’s founding year) is here to upgrade your gin and tonic game with its refreshing libations, including Pink Grapefruit, Cucumber and Elderflower flavours. The company remains committed to its roots by working only with local suppliers to support the local economy. We can drink to that!
9. PERFECT 10
VITRY Be Green Nail Polishes, $11.50 each, shoppersdrugmart.ca.
For a mani you can feel good about, French beauty company Vitry has launched its Be Green line of nail polishes. Created with natural-origin plant solvents, including sugar cane, corn, cassava and cotton, this polish offers a high-intensity colour payoff along with superb hold and shine.
Bonus: With an active ingredient based on bio-ceramic, every coat helps to strengthen your nails to prevent breakage.
With so many stunning shades, you’re sure to find one (or five!) that suit your fancy.
10. PAIN BE GONE
Magic Bag Sport Gel Medium WRAP with Gel Pack, $21, masdelinc.com.
If you’re trying to soothe aches and pains, whether they come from playing tennis or spending hours at your keyboard, Magic Bag’s Sport Gel line can help. Its medium wrap is made for common smaller injuries, including inflammation, and swelling in your ankles, elbows and wrists, that can put your workout plans on pause. The wrap contains flexible gel inserts, which allow maximum contact with the skin, and can be used hot or cold depending on your body’s needs, so you can speed up recovery and get back to your routine.