We may not have shimmery tails, but we often find ourselves salting our skin and combing out our beachy waves. Spending time near the ocean is where we find happiness. It’s expansiveness humbles us, it’s tides ground us, it’s consistent rolling lulls us into calm.

We have found ourselves drawn to stock our shelves with products we couldn’t have in our lives without the inspiration of the sea. So many amazing things come from the ocean, we are constantly grateful for it’s bounty, and excited to find sustainable brands that help us bring their benefits into our homes.

While we may revel in the surfer-babe waves that sea salt can help our hair achieve, when we are out in the sun so much, we do need to keep the moisture locked in our locks. Mixing a little sea water with tropical moisturizing oils gives us the tousled, just off the beach look without drying out our tips. Artifact Skin Co. offers us just what we need to keep our manes shiny and protected with their Mer-Mer Monoi Milky Waves Hair Mist and Tiare Hair Oil.

From ocean to doorstep, Charlotte & Castel is aware of the impact of every step of their business. We are excited to have their Sea Salt Soap join our ranks of sustainably produced self-care products. Mediterranean sea salt mixed with natural oils like coconut, avocado, grapeseed, safflower, and rice bran, bring us a long lasting bar that moisturizes and draws toxins from the skin. Natural scents like cedarwood, lavender, bergamot, grapefruit, and peppermint refresh and soothe you. Nearly 100% of the packaging and shipping materials are reusable or compostable, so you can feel good about your purchase. 

We’d love to be able to take an ocean dip year round, but our chilly Pacific Northwest waters aren’t all that temperature friendly. Montreal’s BKIND brings us a stress reducing salt soak full of natural scents from their handmade line of natural, vegan skin-care products that we can enjoy in the cozy confines of our bathtubs any time we want.   

Without tail fins to propel us through life, we depend on our feet to hold us up and get us where we need to go. They definitely deserve a little extra attention now and again. Drop a handful of Aenon’s Shea and Mint Foot Scrub into a basin of warm water, sit back on the couch, and let your feet melt. If there is any scrub left over, use it to exfoliate away dead skin and leave your feet refreshed.

Whether you use ocean inspired products daily, or occasionally, each time let it be a reminder that we need to be kinder to our cerulean waters. The ocean is impacted by human behaviour every day in so many ways. SALT is committed to learning more about how our choices can minimize this impact and reverse some of the damage done. Stay tuned for more on how you can help, starting with mindful purchases!

 

September 13, 2017 by Emily Myers

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