I’m kind of picky when it comes to flowers, which is why I’ve taken it upon myself to buy a bouquet every week, that is perfectly to my liking, for my bedside table. Somehow it seems to help me keep my room clean. Does this make any amount of sense? No. But it seems to be true. So, off I go to the flower market every week or so, to pick up a pretty bunch of something. Usually all white. Never, ever roses.
I’ve never been terribly fond of roses, but lately that has all changed… (note above photo of my nightstand at this current moment) …I believe as a direct result to my current skin care regime. Weird, yes. But again, seems to be true. While my makeup routine is minimal, my skincare routine has completely taken on a life of its own lately.
I’ve learned that when in life you can afford a small $40 jar of face cream, it is the small $40 jar of face cream you should buy. Especially when it is all natural, made in Ontario and COMPLETELY HEAVENLY. There’s also the Aragan Rose body lotion I’ve just started using, a rose geranium toner that I LOVE and, of course, my beloved Moroccan Rose Absolute natural deodorant by Toronto’s Love Fresh brand.
Check out all the details here:
Key ingredients: Jasmine, comfrey, rose, calendula and camomile
Calendula and comfrey naturally speed up cellular renewal and our premium quality beeswax heals and protects
$36 for 60ml
(in the grand scheme of skincare, this is a complete steal and made completely without chemicals – well worth the small investment.)
MADE IN CANADA – Wilno, ON
WHERE TO BUY:
The Saturday morning Combermere farmers market
Carrot Common (on the Danforth, just west of Chester Station)
Key ingredients: Argan oil, shea, kokum butter and rose oil
Argan oil is incredibly softening on the skin and has been used in Morocco for hundreds of years as a beauty aid. Goji berries reduce redness as rose works its sweet voodoo.
$32.95 for 500ml
MADE IN CANADA – Aurora, ON
WHERE TO BUY:
Sudsatorium.com (links directly to their Etsy shop)
and follow them on Instagram for the heads up on which local markets they’re selling at!
Rose Geranium Toner by Spatopia
Key ingredients: Witch hazel and rose geranium hydrosol
Tones skin and reduces inflammation. Use after washing your face and follow with moisturizer.
$14 for 120ml
MADE IN CANADA – Bancroft, ON
WHERE TO BUY:
I DON’T KNOW AND I’M RUNNING OUT! *stay tuned*
Moroccan Rose Absolute natural deodorant by Love Fresh
Key ingredients: Fair trade Shea butter, kaolin clay, natural organic essential oils
All natural, without ANY harsh chemicals… and it actually works…
I blogged all about it here.
$15 for 2oz / $25 for 4oz or try their new STICK! $24 for 3.6oz
MADE IN CANADA – Toronto, ON