1. Bath Soaks
One of the quickest ways to defrost, and forget all about the cold and gloom is with a bath. Rosa & Lilium Apothecary is a line of eco-conscious bath and body products crafted by hand in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Their bath soaks contain a mixture of Himalayan and dead sea salts, a blend of essential oils and butters, and dried flowers for the perfect touch.
Bath soaks, $28
2. Handcrafted Soap
At PARKSHOP, we wholeheartedly believe everyone should spoil themselves from time to time, and spoiling yourself doesn't have to break the bank. Lavami is a line of all natural bath, body and skin care products crafted by hand in Calgary, Alberta. Their ingredients are carefully selected and sourced from all over the world, with many locally, to ensure that that they are non-GMO, sustainable and of the highest quality.
Soaps with Tin, $10
3. A Comfy Sweater
While it would be nice to lock yourself away from the snow (and rain) and avoid the pools of slush, not everyone can. Snow days are few and far between in Alberta, but we have the perfect solution for you. Based out of Saskatoon, Rebecca King has been designing for over a decade, and she's created the perfect line of sweaters. Imagine wearing a hug or at the very least the world's most fashionable blanket. Choose from her classic 3-Way sweater which can easily be styled into a hood or cowl neck (left) or the infinity sweater with a removable scarf and belt. The most important feature though is the pockets, which are deep enough to fit your keys, wallet, and chilly hands.
4. The Perfect Mug
It's the small things in life, like coming home from a long day of winter woes to drink your favourite tea from your favourite mug, that can make the biggest difference. Molly McMahon is a ceramic artist from Edmonton, Alberta. She studied Industrial Design at the University of Alberta, and now she makes ceramic objects in her basement. She wants you to have them. Trust us, not only will the pastel colours make you think of spring but the fact that no mug is the same will really lift your spirits.
Blob mugs, $42
Now that you've had your bath and you're wrapped up in your coziest sweater, it's time to relax and drink your beverage of choice from favourite mug. But there's one last thing you need to complete the night. The final touch to a perfect day of self-care is a candle! Coal and Canary candles are hand-poured in small batches and are made only with the highest quality soy and vegetable wax blend and true to scent fragrance oils. All of their candles feature a wide wooden wick that burns clean, free of smoke and soot and produces a soft crackle when lit. Each candle is 8 oz. and can burn for approximately 45-50 hours.
Candles, $15 (On Sale from $30)