Environmentally-Friendly Gift Giving Guide
It’s a Green Christmas: A Sustainable Self-Care Gift Guide
At Satya we believe in thoughtfully made products that are good for our bodies—and the planet. We also LOVE supporting our fellow small Canadian businesses and boss babes. So, we’ve compiled a gift guide filled with sustainable, local and luxurious self-care goodies to make your Christmas a little greener & more relaxing!
And since we love putting the SELF in care, we’re offering one lucky Canadian winner a selection of these FABULOUS gifts! To enter, share this guide with your friends and family on Facebook and tag @SatyaOrganic. Each share is an extra entry. Winner will be announced on Dec. 25!
A look at some of our favorite sustainable self-care gifts....
No Christmas is complete without chocolate— and lots of it. Zimt’s organic ethically-sourced, vegan confections have so many drool-worthy flavours, from coconut to cardamom, you’ll want to load up on all of them. Owned and operated by a socially conscious female entrepreneur (and vegan!) Zimt goes above and beyond to ensure it’s making the world a better place, from its signature plastic-free packaging to its ethically-sourced and local ingredients, like sea salt.
Zimt Chocolate, $5.99 CAD per bar, from Zimtchocolates.com
Petal, leaf, root by Just the Goods facial Serum
The name Just the Goods says it all. No fillers or added junk—just quality ingredients. Face serums are a great way to add some extra vitamins into your skincare routine. We love that Just the Goods believes in healthy, handmade alternatives over mass-produced beauty products and that their products are cruelty free and gender neutral. We really love that Just the Goods works hard to ensure its products are not only healthy, but affordable. As a collective of single Moms and caretakers here at Satya, gold stars for this one!
petal, leaf & root Face Serum from Justthegoods.net, $38.00 CAD
Justea Holiday Gift Box
Justea is an amazing Vancouver-based company that sells sustainably sourced tea from Kenya. They've partners with some awesome organizations to create 2 holiday gift boxes this year that can be sent directly to your loved one with a hand-written note!
Gift Box: JusTea Tin, PotteryWorks Mug & Tea Infuser, $50 CAD from Justea.com
Plenty + Spare Shampoo & Conditioner Bars
We love Plenty + Spare for its commitment to stripped down simplicity. Shampoo and conditioner bars are a simple and elegant switch you can make to cut down some of your resource waste in the bathroom. Like Satya’s founder, Plenty + Spare’s founder Kate Duda is deliberate in her ingredient choices: Though not vegan, the soaps use tallow, which is a local surplus ingredient that minimizes the product footprint. We love this shampoo & conditioner bar sample set from Plenty + Spare for self-care because they are oh-so luxurious— plus, you can sample multiple scents, like lemongrass and lavender.
Shampoo Bar Set, $34 CAD from PlentyandSpare.ca
For all your snowbirds out there: Suntribe sunscreen isn’t just a sunscreen. Founded by three nature-loving friends, Suntribe combats a problem that’s threatening our coral reefs: swimmers wearing conventional sunscreen. The company’s “worry-free” (think nano-particle free) natural sunscreen is 100% safe to wear in the ocean AND comes in plastic-free recyclable packaging.
All-Natural Zinc Sunscreen from Suntribesunscreen.com
Nala All-Natural Deodorant
It’s a happy Holiday season indeed with Nala’s limited edition deodorant scents! Nala is a Vancouver based natural and organic skin care company co-founded by a mother and daughter dream duo Mila & Ada. Nala's free-form deodorants are free from any known carcinogens, preservatives, Aluminum and other harmful chemicals usually found in the mainstream deodorants. Their Winter Spice deodorant smells like your favorite childhood gingerbread house while the Winter Mint will keep you cool like a candy cane. Both are infused with copaiba oil for an added element of relaxation. Can’t choose? Deodorant bundles with both scents are available for $45.
Winter Spice and Winter Mint Deodorants, $26 CAD, from NalaCare.com
Sangre De Fruta Botanical Tonic
Sangre De Fruta, which translates to the blood of fruit, is the creation of Bowen Island, B.C.-based Allison Audrey Weldon, who learned to make natural skin products at a holistic apothecary in Vancouver. These small-batch botanical skin care products are more than just top-notch quality for your skin: they’re an aromatherapeutic experience. Featuring ingredients like bitter orange and rose, these tonics can be misted onto the face, clothes and linens. They are also vegan, cruelty-free and contain no harmful ingredients like fragrance, fillers, preservatives, GMOs or synthetic chemicals.
Botanical Tonic from Sangredefruta.com. $54 CAD
Cheekbone Beauty is a beautiful balance of social impact and amazing product. Anishinaabe founder Jennifer Harper dedicates each fabulous lipstick colour to an Indigenous warrior woman, such as a classic red, shown here, for 15-year-old water warrior Autumn Peltier. More than lipstick, Cheekbone is a lipstick movement where warriors of all colours, expressions and sizes wear their role models loud and proud. Plus, 10% of proceeds are donated to Shannen’s Dream, an organization that is supporting Indigenous youth. Stay tuned for Cheekbone’s environmentally-conscious packaging.
“Autumn’ lipstick, $29 CAD, from Cheekbonebeauty.ca
Recharge Candle by Woodlot
Vancouver-founded Woodlot is all about bringing the spirit of wellness into your home and daily rituals. This candle achieves just that— a stimulating blend of peppermint and rosemary creates an uplifting remedy for stress and fatigue. Woodlot’s luxury, clean-burning candles come in recyclable glass and are also long-lasting for those long winter nights!
Recharge Candle, $26, from ShopWoodlot.com
Twist Stick + Compostable Refill Pouch by Satya
Winter is a tough time of year for our largest organ—skin. For deep, lasting hydration, the Satya stick and Compostable Refill Pouch duo present the clean, self-care essential you’ve been waiting for. The beauty of Satya is in its clean simplicity and versatility. Originally formulated for eczema, Satya Organic’s 5 quality, organic ingredients have proven effective for all kinds of skin needs –lip balm, eye cream, face & hand moisturizer, cuticle care, spot primer and more. Founder Patrice Mousseau first developed Satya at home for her baby girl, Esme. True to its roots, Satya is good for your whole family and the planet. Every product is refillable with the Compostable Refill Pouch, 100% carbon and plastic neutral and helping to combat global poverty through a partnership with the Plastic Bank.
The Satya Stick, $23.99, From Satya.ca
After sending these gifts to those you love, be sure to give yourself some self-care this season. After all, true sustainability starts with each and every one of us! To enter to WIN a suite of these fabulous gifts, share this guide on Facebook and tag Satya Organic. Every share is a new entry! Winner will be announced Dec. 25, 2019!