Keep Your Wellness in Check with These 5 Travel Essentials

Keep Your Wellness in Check with These 5 Travel Essentials

Traveling for the holidays usually means over-indulging and slacking on your healthy lifestyle, but it doesn’t have to! Have your cake and eat it too with our list of travel essentials to keep your wellness on track this holiday season.

Whether you are traveling to see the family, or jet-setting on an adventure, be sure these items are in your carry-on.


1. Control Odor with Natural Deodorant

the takesumi detox® travel size charcoal deodorant

The first ever bamboo charcoal deodorant is available in a travel size form! Perfect for on the go, this deodorant uses bamboo charcoal, a time-honoured Japanese secret for odor-control and detoxification. Activated charcoal acts as a magnet, binding to toxins and impurities and pulling them from the body. Stay odor-free all day, while also detoxing the body. Seems like a win-win in our books!


2. Get Your Greens

8Greens Effervescent Tablet

Traveling can sometimes be a time for indulging in treats and skimping on your greens. However with 8Greens Effervescent Tablets, you can have your cake and eat it too! These tablets are made from real greens, and couldn’t be easier to use. Simply put one tablet into a glass of water and sip away.


3. Quick 2-in-1 Cleanser and Toner

juicy bamboo facial cleansing cloths-to-go

These are the most luxurious bamboo cleansing cloths ever! They not only remove makeup, but actually cleanse and tone the skin without the harsh stripping ingredients of conventional face wipes. The 100% unbleached bamboo cloths are infused with vitamin C, E and B12, jojoba oil, sunflower oil and organic honey. You are sure to be left with deeply nourished and toned skin. Each juicy bamboo cloth is individually packed, so pop them into your gym bag, carry-on and makeup bag!


4. Put Your Eyes to Rest

Iluminage Skin Rejuvenating Eye Mask

Whether it is from jet-lag, late nights, or holiday parties, our sleep is one of the first to suffer when we travel. Having a healthy sleep is so vital to our mood, energy and overall well-being. However, from hotel curtains that let too much light in, to those little blue lights on the television, the melatonin production (a key sleep hormone) suffers. Pack the Iluminage Skin Rejuvenating Eye Mask for your trip makes sure that the eyes are truly rested and when it’s time for lights out.


5. Immune Boost with a Mist

Saje Immune Personal Wellness Mist

If you are someone who always gets sick while traveling, prevent it with Saje’s Immune Personal Wellness Mist. This fine mist helps relieve symptoms of colds and flus. Just mist 3-5 pumps above your head and inhale deeply through the nose. It’s that easy!


So there you have it, all the traveling essentials you’ll need to keep your health and wellness routine in check while you travel. But don’t forget to indulge a little while on vacation. After all, isn’t a happy life all about balance?

Gift Guide for the Detox Enthusiast

Gift Guide for the Detox Enthusiast

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! But we know it can be stressful trying to find the right gift for everyone on your list. We’ve rounded up our top 6 items making it super easy for you to pick out a gift for the health-conscious detox enthusiasts in your life. If that health nut is you, feel free to use this list to drop hints to those buying gifts for you this holiday season!


kaia naturals detox hot bath and liquid and leaf sencha green tea feature image for under $15

kaia naturals | the takesumi detox® hot baths

There is no easier way to detox than to sweat out the bad and soak in the good with kaia naturals detoxing hot baths. These detox hot baths help your body sweat out toxins and impurities while soaking in nutrients from todays hottest beauty ingredients – charcoal, seaweed and turmeric. This is an ideal gift for anyone who simply wants to indulge in some relaxing self-care rituals.


Liquid + Leaf | Sencha Green Tea

We all know green tea is a powerful detoxing tool, however not many brands are as giftable as Liquid + Leaf. Green tea is packed with polyphenols, which are essential for your body’s own detoxing systems to work most effectively.


kaia naturals natural charcoal deodorant and black and blum charcoal water filter bottle feature image for under $30

kaia naturals | the takesumi detox® charcoal deodorant

If you have someone on your list that is looking for the coolest, most innovative ways to detox, the kaia naturals the takesumi detox® charcoal deodorant is the one to think about! Switching to a natural deodorant is key for anyone looking to take a step further into living a healthier lifestyle. It’s unique as it’s formulated with activated charcoal, a powerful detoxing agent that acts like a magnet, pulling toxins and impurities from the body. Not to mention, this natural deodorant is free of baking soda and coconut oil, which are known to irritate the skin. With its high-quality ingredients, the takesumi detox® charcoal deodorant is the crème de la crème of all natural deodorants.


black + blum | EAU GOOD Charcoal Filter Water Bottle

Hydration is always the key for those looking to detox the body. But hydrating with contaminated water can be counterintuitive. Que the black + blum charcoal glass filter water bottle! Charcoal is not only amazing for getting rid of toxins from the body, but it is also proven to help filter out volatile organic compounds from our water.


kaia naturals charcoal underarm detox kit and vitruvi stone diffuser feature image for over $40

kaia naturals | the takesumi detox® charcoal underarm detox kit

As mentioned earlier, switching to natural deodorant is vital for anyone wanting to live a toxin and chemical-free lifestyle. It can be a bit tricky as transitioning into using a natural deodorant from an antiperspirant can be a little sweatier and smellier. That’s where the takesumi detox® charcoal underarm detox kit comes in. It has everything you need in one box – a detox guidebook diary to help track your progress, the takesumi detox® charcoal deodorant and the new to the collection, the charcoal detox hot bath and the deodorant booster bar. The bar is specifically formulated with activated charcoal and apple cider vinegar to kill the odor-causing bacteria. Your underarms will be squeaky clean giving them a great protected base for your daily deodorant. Snag one for yourself and one for your best friend, significant other, mother, father, sister, brother and start the 30 day detox together!

Vitruvi | Stone Diffuser

We all know that eating right and exercising are two great ways to keep your body’s detoxing systems in check. But how about the toxins and chemicals in the air that we breathe. Aside from the relaxing ambience and aroma that the Vitruvi Stone Diffuser creates, the diffusing oils such as rosemary, clove, and any oils in the mint family can actually help chelate heavy metals such as iron from the air. The receiver of the Vitruvi Stone Diffuser gift will most definitely thank you.


Photos by Liquid + Leaf, black + blum, and Vitruvi – @kjduesing

Things Everyone With Boobs Should Know About Breast Cancer Detection

Whether you love ’em, hate ’em, or fall somewhere in between, your breasts are not something that can be ignored. Breast health is something that all women should be conscious of.

You might be thinking to yourself, “I’m only in my twenties and the “big C” doesn’t run in my family. I don’t need to check my breasts for signs of cancer, right?”


Did you know that 1 in 8 women in North America will develop breast cancer over the course of their lives?

While we don’t mean to scare you, the truth is that, statistically, you or someone in your group of friends is likely to battle the complex disease.

That’s why today, in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we challenge all women (regardless of their age!) to give their breasts some TLC.

T – ouch them. Seriously, feel them up!
L – ook for changes. Do you spot any lumps? Is there redness?
C – heck with a doctor. After all, they know best.

Try and get in the habit of doing a breast self-examination once a month to familiarize yourself with how your breasts normally look and feel.

Always remember, early detection is the best protection. 

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