Who needs a trip to the spa if you can recreate it in your own home? When life is chaotic, a long, uninterrupted soak in the tub can feel like a million dollars. Give them a little local pampering this holiday season with bath and spa essentials made right here in Nova Scotia.
Cosmic Tree Essentials’ relaxing blend of lavender, neroli (bitter orange), bergamot, lemon and geranium essential oils, with dried flowers, sea salt, epsom salts and pink Himalayan salt. Sounds like a major stress release.
A pretty and practical little stocking stuffer to go along with the bath products, made from durable cotton flannel by Penelope St-Laurent. They come in a set of ten, with a choice of prints.
You probably know Laughing Pear from their great variety of soaps, including the holiday ones on this year’s Wishlist. This soothing milk bath comes in Lavender, Unscented, or – our favourite – Valley Apple.
An absolutely essential home spa accessory, the luffa. Even better, they’re sustainable, renewable and vegan-friendly. These ones are grown in Port Williams and prepared for market in Avonport by Annapolis Valley Luffa.
These bath bombs from Duckish Natural Skin Care are made with essential oils, and are dye, artificial fragrance and glitter free! In addition to the coco rose variety shown, they’re also available in citrus, mint and lavender.
Scrub Inspired describes this as a milky detoxifying clay mix, but the scent is pineapple, coconut and blood orange – heavenly. Like all of Scrub’s products, it’s made with all-natural ingredients.
Shaving Gear and Beard Oil
Men need spa days too. Whether they prefer a clean shave or facial hair, here are some products for after their soak in the tub: shaving brushes, razors, soaps and aftershaves from Spiffo!, or beard oil from THERApotions.
Bath and body oil with a scent “reminiscent of an overflowing flower garden”, from Robertsons Farm & Apothecary in Canaan. It’s made from a blend of organic oils and local botanicals, and deserves a good long soak.
After the dreamy bed-time bath, encourage some real dreams. This balm from Landilixir Apothecary is infused with local botanicals and herbs to lull them into a deep, rejuvenative sleep. And who doesn’t want that for a gift?
These are just a handful of the hundreds of local gift ideas available in this year’s Local Wishlist. Head to the full list and start browsing!