Lifestyle & Parenting

8 Alternative Essentials To Help You Keep Calm

March 25, 2024

One profound way to relax is through a lifestyle product with thoughtful and calming ingredients. Ranging from home goods and skincare to subtle supplements, these eight alternative essentials infuse the calming benefits of plants and superfoods to keep an ideal state of mind. —Julia Dumbrell

As a natural medicinal herb, Malin + Goetz considers its key ingredient in the Cannabis Perfume Oil Roll to be ‘modern apothecary’ ($36). This THC-free fragrance balances spicy herbs with white floral notes and a hint of lingering smokiness.

A new scented strain of the brand’s iconic Kush scent, the Boy Smells Italian Kush Candle offers hits of bright Italian citrus, fresh-cracked black pepper, oregano and cannabis ($96).

Soft and cosy, the Eddie Bauer quilted Throw with Hemp CBD was made to enhance relaxation, tension release, and sleep ($160).

Apply the Liquid Sunshine Roll On from Saje for a boost of happiness, anytime ($27). With all-natural ingredients like balancing palmarosa, uplifting lime and nurturing red mandarin, daily life just got even brighter.

Obakki Skincare is simple, created purely with hand-cultivated and wild-harvested ingredients to incite an earthy escape. A standout, the Earthy Organic Bath Oil calms the senses with an evocative blend of cedar, ho wood and grapefruit ($47).

Calming dark circles and puffiness, the revitalising Hempz CBD Eye Candy Cream is a real eye opener ($25). Since it was founded nearly 30 years ago, Hempz’ brand mission remains unwavering; unlocking the beautifying and wellness-boosting power of hemp.

A new and simple way to incorporate the best of CBD and cannabis into Canadian adults’ lives, Jublee thoughtfully designs its alternative edibles and cosmetics in Quebec ($ varies). The fruit bites offer an uplifting bite, like the euphoric and energising Apple & Matcha flavour.

We love Blume for its indulgent drink additives, with natural ingredients to achieve desired benefits. With a nostalgic taste minus the sugar rush, we celebrate the Limited-Edition Birthday Cake Latte flavour with plant-based and caffeine-free ingredients like maca for mood support ($25).


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