Earth Tu Face Voyage! Travel Kit

Earth Tu Face, the creation of two herbalists hailing from Oakland has been a darling of the minimalist set. Similar to more simple lines, like S.W. Basics and Soapwalla, in that the list of ingredients are sparse and effective, they are stringent about their safety of their ingredients and responsible packaging. However, one thing that is unusual about them – and that I love – is that their products are formulated to last 3.5 years without the use of traditional preservatives. 

The face wash is gentle and lightly nourishing with the addition of coconut, jojoba and olive oils. The serum is similarly lightweight with natural skin refiners like carrot seed oil, rose geranium and Vitamin E. My favorite of the trio was the cardamon laced coconut oil body butter. This was unlike another coconut balm I tried, the scent was delicate but intriguing. And it worked wonders on my perpetually parched elbows, which is a testament to its efficacy.

Saje Natural Wellness

As far as I'm concerned, every trip to Vancouver warrants a pitstop at Saje.

A much cleaner alternative to Lush (both hailing from Canada), Saje boasts a pretty varied line. Sure, there are bottles of oil, skincare, bath salts, etc...  But they also have some seriously effective holistic remedies. My favorites include their yoga mat cleaning spray, clay comfort wraps, nebulizers (fancy word for machines that continuously spew a mist of aromatherapy). And my hands down, holy grail product would be their roll on headache remedy. As a chronic headache sufferer, this magic wand takes the edge off long enough for my ibuprofen to kick in.

Below is my latest haul...

  Bars of  fragrant   soap   that double as shampoo!

Bars of  fragrant soap that double as shampoo!

 A trio of tin candles with impressive fragrance throw (Tanta is by far, my favorite of their fragrances).

A trio of tin candles with impressive fragrance throw (Tanta is by far, my favorite of their fragrances).

 The most luxurious bath salts with a scent that lingers in your home long after you've pulled the plug. 

The most luxurious bath salts with a scent that lingers in your home long after you've pulled the plug.