If you've always wanted to make your home feel more like a day-spa, now's the time! Meredith Shaw walked us through the best products, from beauty to tech, that will help you destress in the comfort of your own home. Get ready to take relaxation to the next level!
After stepping out of a warm bath, the last thing you want to do is stand in a towel with half your body exposed to cool air. Investing in a cozy robe is the perfect way to create a spa-like atmosphere in your own home! We love the robes from Elwood Spa. While most spa robes aren't available for purchase, this one is! Best of all, when you get a massage, facial or body treatment series, the robe is complimentary. The roomy pockets, woven waffle pattern and soft loop terry liner are what makes putting on this robe the perfect post-bath treat.
Elmwood Spa Robe, $99 at Elmwood Spa
Our favourite way to relax is by lighting a candle with a calming blend of scents. The eucalyptus lavender scent Kristy, an Ontario-based entrepreneur, hand makes The Scented Market candles in her own home! The candles are renewable, sustainable and never tested on animals. Made with a premium cotton wick and high-quality oil, there's nothing we don't love about these candles! Don't forget to cut the wick after each use so that the ring of black sot doesn't continue to form.
Eucalyptus Lavender Candle, $25.99 at The Scented Market
It's time to turn your skincare routine into a mindful moment! Whether you have sensitive skin or need a new cleansing lotion and facial cream, Weleda skin products are hard to turn down. The natural scents and quality ingredients are plant-rich and have a soothing effect that your skin will love. Both their cleansing lotion and facial cream are easily absorbed to help replenish your skin using almond. You'll be left feeling comforted and well-nourished.
Weleda Sensitive Care Cleansing Lotion, $27.99 at Well.ca
Weleda Sensitive Care Facial Cream, $34.99 at Well.ca
Weighted blankets are becoming increasingly popular, and we promise that the hype is justified! The Nirvana Blanket helps you sleep deeper for a longer period of time while providing relief for anxiety, insomnia, depression and more. The weight from the Nirvana blanket comes from 11 "magic bands" that you're able to remove based on your weight. To calculate the right weight for your blanket, simply calculate 10 percent of your body weight. If you weigh around 150 pounds, it's recommended to opt for a 15-pound blanket. The bands of the blanket can even be heated in the microwave and used as a therapeutic compress to help relieve tension in your body.
Nirvana Blanket, $199 at NirvanaBlanket.ca
With a busy lifestyle, taking the time to meditate is extremely important. If you already meditate or set aside time to relax daily, The Muse 2 Brain-Sensing Headband, available at Best Buy, will take your quiet time to the next level. It’s designed to provide real-time feedback on your brain activity, breath, heart rate and body movements during your meditation! The step-by-step instructions are user-friendly and help guide you through fitting the headband correctly and pairing it with your smartphone.
Muse 2 Brain-Sensing Headband, $299.99 at Best Buy
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of completing your skincare routine and seeing the finishing glow effect of your best products. The AMOREPACIFIC Treatment Enzyme Peel Cleansing Powder is a powder to foam exfoliating daily cleanser that removes dead skin cells and impurities for smoother skin. The enzyme peel will leave your skin feeling moisturized and transformed all while supporting a healthy skin turnover.
AMOREPACIFIC Treatment Enzyme Peel Cleansing Powder, $70 at Sephora
Having an effective daily body soap is not something that many people put much thought into. While it might be tempting to just pick up a random bottle off the shelf at your local drug store, using a quality soap can go a long way. The Laline Fluffy Body Soap is made with aloe vera, chamomile extract and is enriched with Vitamin E. While it has numerous skin benefits, it's still affordable! The easy to use applicator gives you a perfectly fluffy foam every time.
Laline Fluffy Body Soap in Frozen Pair, $19.95 at Laline