10 Amazing Canadian Health and Wellness Brands
It’s always a good time to celebrate all that is Canadian — especially the health and wellness brands that contain pronounceable, health-promoting ingredients while on a mission to give back to their communities.
You may be in the process of making the switch from body and skin care brands with questionable ingredients to brands that are safer and more environmentally-friendly. Perhaps you have heard that there are toxic compounds that can be skin irritants and hormone disruptors that lurk in the everyday products that you use. Whatever the reason, there is no time like the present to shop Canadian and thankfully, here in the beautiful north, we have some great brands that are pure, green, safe and fair to make the switch really easy.
Here are some of our top picks for Canadian brands on a positive mission.
Bamboo is one of the strongest and most sustainable evergreen plants on earth. It is actually a grass that can grow in many diverse climates. The health benefits of the bamboo are astounding and the Canadian brand Boo Bamboo has definitely recognized this. With extracts of organic Bamboo protein, as well as vitamins and minerals such as A, E, calcium, and potassium, this company is tapped in to the health secrets of Bamboo. This line ranges from natural baby diaper creams to sunscreen, lotion and non-toxic facial cleansers.
Divine Essence is a producer and importer of high quality organic essential oils, plus essential oil therapeutic diffusers, such as Aerium PRO. Certified by Ecocert, these therapeutic essential oils have the stamp of authenticity and quality. Lavender is one of our favorite oils. At night before bed, try adding 1 drop to a carrier oil such as grapeseed and give yourself a gentle scalp massage with your fingertips. It will boost circulation to your hair follicles and send you off into a peaceful slumber.
Proudly Canadian and made with non-GMO ingredients, this company makes delicious electrolyte packets to satisfy the likes of any athlete, weekend warrior and traveler. With immune boosting vitamin C, Ener C is a must for daily prevention and treatment of cold and flu. Keep a sachet at your desk and in your purse for easy access.
Green Beaver was started by a husband and wife team who left the pharmaceutical and pesticide industries to provide a healthier alternative to the harsh chemicals used in conventional children’s products. The Green Apple toothpaste is a unique flavor with xylitol, an alcohol-based sugar that strengthens enamel and reduces bacteria numbers in your mouth to decrease risk of tooth decay.
Since 1987, Homeocan has been a leader in producing chemical-free products such as homeopathic remedies, essential oils and vitamin supplements for your whole family. Conventional cough remedies should be avoided in children therefore, Homeocan’s cough and cold medicine is a welcomed alternative and it can be used by both adults and children. This product is a must for your medicine cabinet.
Magnesium citrate is the key ingredient in this product and it is one of the most absorbable forms of magnesium available. Natural Calm is educating the world about the importance of getting enough of this calming mineral into your diet and with every purchase, this company supports Organics 4 Orphans, a community organization driving food security efforts in many disadvantaged parts of Africa.
Nature Clean has been developing quality household and skin care products in Canada since 1963 with transparency and pride. It’s currently not mandatory to disclose the ingredients of cleaning, laundry or dish products on the label, however Nature Clean believes in full disclosure. This company also gives back to organizations such as the Sick Kids Foundation and World Vision. If you’re still using chlorine bleach, a known skin and respiratory irritant, try making the switch to Nature Clean’s Oxygen Liquid Bleach. It contains hydrogen peroxide, a natural bleaching agent.
Bioflavia by Southbrook Vineyard
At Vitarock, we are in love with Bioflavia. This unique product is a concentrated grape skin powder that is filled with antioxidants. You can add it to smoothies or sprinkle it over warm oatmeal; a little goes a long way. Southbrook Vineyard is a biodynamic and organic winery, promoting ecological diversity and protecting the environment by not using toxic chemicals to grow their grapes. If you ever get a chance to visit for a tour and tasting, you should.
Life can get busy, however it’s always important to rest and recharge whenever you can. Urban Spa makes it possible to do this in the comfort of your own home. The Urban Spa Body Brush is just the right texture to allow for deep exfoliation and a boost in collagen production for ultra-smooth skin that glows. This brand prides itself on combining sustainable sourcing methods with beautiful eye-catching design — there’s no reason not to love them!
Zorah produces Argan oil-based cosmetics and skin care products all while supporting and giving back to the local community of the Bergan women of Morocco. The Pure Argan Volumizing Mascara is a favorite here at Vitarock. It will darken and thicken your lashes to give a long lasting, smudge-free effect and it smells delectable.
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