Goodbye 2020. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out. With that crazy year almost behind us, it’s time for a bit of “out with the old, in with the new” to get 2021 started right. Here are a few local mindful businesses to help you cleanse, refresh, and generally tidy up your body and mind—and maybe even your home and career—after a tough year for everyone.
Many of us have probably never been more aware of our own health than over the last few months. Moonshine Mama’s is here to help nourish you from the inside out. The Salt Spring Island producer makes natural, revitalizing turmeric elixirs to help boost your immune system and pick you up. They select no-GMO, fair-trade, and organic gingers, honeys, and other ingredients and press them into delicious, “straight-from-a-shot-glass or pour-over-anything fuel for your body and soul.”
Skin lost its glow? Mudology’s clay and botanical face masks use natural ingredients to gently cleanse your skin to bring it back to life. The company’s Canadian Glacial Clay line is as local and natural as it gets. It contains mineral rich clay produced from erosion caused by Glacial movement along the Northern Pacific Coast, as well as naturally-grown local botanicals and Pacific Seaweed. Your pores will thank you.
Maybe a long, hot soak in the bath will wash away the trials of the last year? Salt & Stone’s luxurious, natural, and vegan sea salt soaps are the perfect accompaniment. Sea salt creates a creamy dense lather that lasts for ages. Each soap is scented with essential oils and packed with moisturizing shea butter, organic coconut oil, and vitamin-rich avocado oil. Their unique pyramid shape is specially-chosen for optimal lathering.
Especially during these COVID times, looking after your mental wellness is as important as your physical wellbeing. If you need to talk to someone, Empowered Solutions Counselling is a Kelowna-based counselling company focused on anxiety, PTSD, depression, and trauma. Registered Therapeutic Counsellor Kimberly Castle offers in-person and online counselling, and tailors her therapies to each client’s needs.
Has your home office taken over the entire house? Is there clutter and stuff everywhere you look? Do you just need find some space in your space? Randeep St. Jacques is a KonMari Certified Consultant. That means she makes it her mission to sort, declutter, and organize any space that needs it. The idea is that when everything has its place, keeping your space clean and tidy becomes much easier.
Could “out with the old and in with the new” mean a professional or personal change in 2021? Sometimes a coach can help you clarify what you want from your career and life. Jessica Elliott of J Elliott Coaching can help you move past any barriers stopping you from doing things. She’ll also work with you to create a strategy for success in your career or any other area of life.
Scrub away 2020 and look ahead to a better year in 2021 with these and other small businesses in the BC Marketplace.
Kari Morgan is one of the foremost young Indigenous artists working in BC. She has displayed artwork across the Northwest, Vancouver, and Seattle, showcasing her distinctive minimalist style that blends traditional First Nations art with contemporary influences.Read the Full Story
Skwalwen Botanicals is a small batch botanical skin care business that harvests ingredients in a sustainable and respectful manner.Read the Full Story
Handmade, bespoke leather goods, made with care in beautiful Nelson, BC.Read the Full Story
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