The spring edition, abundant with rejuvenated skin, body care, edible and drinkable items and as always, a copy of the latest issue of Maple magazine.
As with each edition of The Maple Box, we focus on featuring mostly small and medium woman-owned, BIPOC-owned, Canadian brands that are very much in line with our quality standards, aesthetic and ethos. Our team takes great care packaging each box in the most sustainable way possible. Most importantly, we deliver joy to our subscribers.
The Spring Rejuvenation edition lineup
Harmonic Arts superfood-based elixir blends (Elevate or Activate or Golden Mylk)
From Vancouver-Island based leader in herbal and plant medicine, a selection of soothing, energizing and enlivening elixirs that will be sure to put a little extra bounce in your step. Adding nourishing medicinal mushrooms, herbs and superfoods to your daily routine. Formulated by a clinical herbalist with specific wellness features in mind. All organic ingredients, and blended without sweeteners, so that you can customize and add your own choice of milk as well as sweetener. The cellulose bags inside each canister are 100% compostable.
EvioBeauty Perfect Facial Primer
EVIO facial primer; founded by Brandi Leifso, recently named top 25 woman of influence for 2020. In 2012 Brandi was living in a women’s safe house in Vancouver when she decided it was time to pursue her dream of launching a beauty line. Seven years later, she remains one of the youngest CEOs in Toronto with a valued clean beauty company. A dollar from every product sold is donated to her not-for-profit partner, Canadian Women’s Foundation. This particular product, the Pore-fect Primer is a gender-neutral priming moisturizer that smooths imperfections and protects skin all day. Silicone-free and packed with a blend of oils and extracts to soothe the skin, minimize the appearance of pores, while reducing redness. Made with avocado oil for moisture and olive fruit oil that contains a high level of healthy monounsaturated fatty acids and antioxidant vitamin E that moisturize, protect, and nourish.
Woodlot Nourishing Facial Toner
From Vancouver-based husband and wife owned brand, is one of our favourite nourishing water-based hyaluronic acid essences, this delivers ingredients directly into the skin after cleansing. A deeply hydrating blend of rose water, witch hazel and probiotic radish root ferment make this treatment the ultimate in tightening and soothing. Mist and gently press into the skin, follow-up with moisturizer and oil. Make way for radiant skin.
Imaya, Retinoic Face Oil
From woman-owned, Toronto-based Imaya Beauty is their singular star product, Retinoic Face Oil. Made from 100% sustainably wild harvested Aguaje oil, a blend of aguaje varietals to craft an oil rich in provitamin A. Leaves the skin radiant and soft, and reduces the appearance of fine lines, sun spots and blemishes. Suitable for all skin types, including dry, sensitive and acne-prone skin. Imaya Beauty was founded in collaboration with the Kokama community in Peru to help preserve the biodiversity of the Amazon Rainforest. The Aguaje oil is hand-extracted by Amazonian women and harvested without cutting down trees. Important note; the Aguaje oil is deeply pigmented, please allow 10-20 minutes for the oil to be absorbed into the skin and please wash your hands well, after application. The pigment of the oil comes from the super-potent active ingredient. imayabeauty.com
Nala Care Free-Free Deodorant (Peppermint Charcoal or Lemon Myrtle or Sandlewood Bergamot)
Developed by mother-daughter entrepreneur duo, comes Nala Care, free-from skincare. Losing a vital member of their family to cancer was the impetus for a deep inquiry into the realities of health and well-being. Leveraging their backgrounds in biotech engineering and technology, they developed a line of deodorants free-from the worst offenders in the cosmetic world. We love that each deodorant is created with a pleasing, fresh and non-invasive natural fragrance. Each box will be receive one of their best-selling original free-from deodorants; Peppermint & Charcoal Detox, Lemon Myrtle & Geranium or Sandalwood & Bergamot. Ingredients nourish, moisturize and repair delicate underarm skin. With daily use, one stick lasts between 3-6 months.
Garden of Life, Dr. Formulated Magnesium
Dr. Formulated Whole Food Magnesium powder is a delicious, fizzy drink to help calm and relax, and restore your body’s optimal magnesium levels. Formulated with organic brown rice protein magnesium chelate, as well as live probiotics (1 billion CFU!) to support healthy digestion and regularity. We love this fizzy drink before bed for a restorative sleep, but also excellent after a challenging run or for stiff muscles. May be helpful for those of you that clench your jaws or suffer from headaches. Non-GMO, vegan and sugar-free.
The Unscented Company Shampoo Bar
Have you jumped on the shampoo-bar bandwagon? It’s such an easy an effective way to not only get squeaky-clean hair but to reduce your use of plastic and unnecessary transportation of water. Well, we test-drove this bar, from Montreal-based The Unscented Company. Made from 100% plant and mineral-based ingredients. To keep your bar around for a while, allow to dry between washes and away from humidity. Stored properly, each bar should last between 50-75 washes, that’s equivalent to 1liter of shampoo and takes approximately 2 plastic bottles out of circulation. Leaping bunny certified, never tested on animals. Made in Canada.
Patience Fruit Co. Sour Cran snacks
When fruit is like candy! We love this innovative candy-like snack from one of our favourite Canadian brands, Patience Fruit Co. They’ve taken dried cranberries and transformed them into a low-sugar, very high fiber (don’t forget to drink your water!), naturally-flavoured treat. Available in Strawberry, Cherry and Peach. Kids and adults enjoy. Each box will contain one of the three flavours;
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