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    12 Things Beloved By BuzzFeed Canada Writers That You Should Try In October

    Because we tried them for you in September!

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    1. An extremely satisfying can crusher that'll crush all your pop and beer cans with ease and saving you valuable space in your recycling. Just put your can in, pull down on the lever, and revel in that gratifying C R U N C H.

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    It'll work on both standard-sized cans and tallboys!

    "I have a Diet Pepsi addiction, and my boyfriend bought this can crusher for our apartment so the recycling wouldn't fill up so quickly with my empty cans. Oh man, this is the most satisfying thing in the world to use — watching it flatten pop cans and hearing the sound of crushing metal just makes me feel a little bit better, you know? Plus, it is nice not to have to take out the recycling as often. Hey, in 2020, I'll take joy wherever I can find it." —Kat Angus

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $29.99.

    2. A pack of nutrient-dense fertilizer spikes that are packed with vitamins to keep your greenery happy and healthy. They can even help revive those on the verge of death and save you from unnecessary plant funerals.

    Alice Prendergast / Via BuzzFeed

    "I love my plants, but sometimes I'm not the best mom to them. I forget to feed them on occasion and these little spikes give them a boost when I've been a neglectful plant parent. Using them is simple: Just dig a hole with the plastic tool, shove in a plant spike, cover it with soil, and let it work its magic." —Alice Prendergast

    Get a pack of 24 spikes on Amazon Canada for $9.97.

    3. A can of oven cleaner that'll easily get rid of all the built-up grime, grease, and caked-on food that's been living in your oven all this time.

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    "If I’m being honest, it’s been a while since I last cleaned my oven. But I've been using it a lot lately, and I noticed there was a lingering smell of burnt food and a little smoke every time I turned it on. Upon further inspection, I saw that the sides and bottom were covered in a thick layer of oil and grease, and I decided it was time to give it a good deep clean.

    This oven cleaner is magic in a can. I removed the racks and sprayed a generous amount on the sides, bottom, and door of the oven. It says you only have to leave it for a couple hours to get the best results, but I kind of forgot about it and didn’t remember until the next morning. But, boy did it work! All the grease and grime came off with a damp cloth and a flick of the wrist. It took me about five minutes to wipe down the entire oven, and as you can see, the results are impressive." —Kaysey Davis

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $4.77 (as an add-on item).

    4. This face mask spray that'll freshen up those stinky face coverings in a flash. Unlike other similar products, this one is made of all-natural essential oils that won't infuse your mask with gross chemical smells. (Though you should still throw your face masks in the wash regularly to get them thoroughly clean.)

    A bottle of face mask refreshing spray resting on top of several cloth face masks
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    "I don't know about you, but I hardly have the time (or the forethought) to constantly launder all the face masks in our house. Enter: The face mask refreshing spray. A quick spritz of this lavender-scented spray was enough to banish any unpleasant smells — not to mention that the addition of tea tree oil makes it naturally anti-septic. It's like having your own private aromatherapy chamber! Sensitive to scents? Thankfully, the smell softens really quickly, so you won't get an annoying headache the next time you mask up. Plus, the ultra-fine mist means you won't end up with a soggy face covering, either. What's not to love?" —Victoria Kuglin

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $13.50.

    5. A hot sauce that's been featured on the YouTube series Hot Ones, so you know that when it comes to heat, this stuff means business.

    Sarah holding a bottle of Da Bomb Beyond Insanity hot sauce, the photo has the caption that says Choices were made
    Sarah Rohoman/BuzzFeed

    "I grew up eating scotch bonnet and habanero peppers in my food, so I'm pretty good when it comes to spice. When my friend suggested we buy a bottle of Da Bomb after we had binged a few episodes of Hot Ones, I was a bit wary, but game to try it out.

    Y'all. I took the tiniest dab of it on my pinky finger and then licked it, and my tongue felt like it had pins and needles for about 15 minutes. To be fair, hot sauces aren't meant to be eaten plain, so we decided to give it a chance in some food. Later that evening, we added a few drops to some bolognese sauce and I was pleasantly surprised by the flavour. It was still spicy, but much more enjoyable. I'm excited to experiment and add it to new foods!" —Sarah Rohoman

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $19.95.

    6. A bottle of antioxidant-rich throat spray that's made of bee propolis (a 100% natural compound produced by bees) and will help soothe your sore throat. It doesn't have any added sugar, but tastes sweet, so you won't gag when you use it.

    A person holding a bottle of throat relief spray
    Alice Prendergast / Via BuzzFeed

    "I started using this stuff when I was working at a health food store in university and haven't stopped. While it hasn't cured any of my sicknesses completely (I turn to modern medicine for that), it does help ease my sore throat when I feel a cold coming on. Also, it tastes good enough to use even when I'm not sick, so I don't dread it like I do Buckleys." —Alice Prendergast

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $15.

    7. A downright ~autumnal~ tea blend that'll really get you into the fall mood — it'll make you feel warm and cozy, but without putting you to sleep.

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    "If you could distill autumn down into a tea, it would be the Hot Cinnamon Spice blend from Harney and Sons. It's a black tea that smells like orange peel, cinnamon, and cloves, and it kind of feels like a warm hug when you're drinking it. I seriously wish smell-o-vision via the internet worked, so I could let you all get a big whiff of it.

    Each sachet brews two cups of tea, so I usually make myself a cup first thing in the morning and then save the rest to brew another when I'm starting to feel tired in the afternoon. The tin is also very pretty, so I imagine I'll keep it to store my makeup brushes or pens and pencils when the tea is finished. If the cold weather and dark afternoons are starting to get you down, I recommend brewing yourself up a cup of this tea!" —Sarah Rohoman

    Get a tin of 20 sachets from Amazon Canada for $16.99 (also available in several other flavours).

    8. A bottle of Verb Ghost Oil that's infused with bamboo extract, moringa seed oil, and argan oil to strengthen your locks and minimize frizz. It's thicker than most hair serums, and delivers some serious hydrating results with just a few pumps.

    Alice Prendergast / Via BuzzFeed

    "When I bleached my hair, it was completely busted. It broke every time I brushed it and basically looked like one of those tumbleweeds you see in an old western movie every time I blowdried it — until I found this. It's thicker than most oils (a bit lighter than the consistency of gel) and combs through hair like a dream. It packs in moisture like nobody's business and also smells freaking amazing." —Alice Prendergast

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $18.99.

    9. A set of adorable wired headbands that'll dress up your 'do a little more, and they're versatile enough that you can style 'em however you want.

    Kaysey Davis/BuzzFeed

    "These wired headbands are the love children of a traditional headband and a fancy silk scarf. The wire inside each one gives them a bit of structure, and I can twist the ends around each other so they won't unravel. They're so versatile! I can wear them around my head or wrap them around my ponytail to create a little bow. And they come in such gorgeous patterns — they look way more expensive than they actually are. I love wearing them on the days when a simple ponytail or bun just won't do, and they're adjustable, so they never give me a headache after wearing them all day."

    Get a set of four from Amazon Canada for $13.99.

    10. These oversized gold eye masks that'll give your entire eye area some major TLC (because undereyes shouldn't have all the fun). They're packed with hydrating hyaluronic acid and peptides that'll help give tired, puffy eyes a visible boost (no matter how late you stayed up binge-watching Netflix).

    Victoria Kuglin/BuzzFeed

    "About 98% of my job involves staring at a computer screen, which, as it turns out, takes a major toll on my eyes. So what's a gal to do when her peepers are looking tired and puffy? A chic lil' eye mask, of course! But instead of going for your standard, run-of-the-mill undereye patches, I opted for something a little different: the SDARA gold eye masks. This particular version is infused with actual 24K gold flakes, so you can bet your eyes are in for some major pampering. The best part? They're shaped like a Zorro mask!

    Combined with the gentle cooling sensation, I felt like I was getting a spa-quality eye lift. Sure, it took me an extra few seconds to put on each patch (so gooey!) but the results were 100% worth the effort. They managed to de-puff my sleepy eyes, brighten up my dark circles, and leave my skin looking glowy as heck, even after a late night of assembling IKEA furniture. That counts as a win in my books!" —Victoria Kuglin

    Get a six-pack on Amazon Canada for $17.96.

    11. A three-step mask system that'll deeply moisturize your face, making your skin feel tighter and smoother than ever before. Sure, it's a bit pricey, but don't you deserve a treat?

    "Everyone seems to be obsessed with Korean skincare, and after using this product, I can see why. I’m used to one-step sheet masks that you get at a drugstore, but the Franz Dual Mask system feels like getting a full-on spa facial. My skin was glowing after I used this mask. The kit actually comes with three products: an enriching mask, a boosting essence, and an empowering mask. It was the perfect self-care activity to do while watching some TV and drinking some wine. And the kit comes with enough product for two whole treatments, so I’m super excited to do this mask again — especially in the upcoming Canadian winter." —Liza Hicks

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $65.37.

    12. A slicer tool that may seem inconsequential, but you'll be glad you have it the next time you need to cut open plastic, layers of packing tape, or anything else that needs a quick slice.

    Kaysey Davis/BuzzFeed

    "This little slicer is so dang handy. I keep one on my keychain, so I always have it near me. I love using it when I’m unpacking groceries and need to cut through the thick plastic packaging. It’s also easier and much more satisfying to open boxes that are covered in packing tape. The ceramic blade is smooth, making it impossible to cut yourself with it, but it can easily cut through paper, plastic, and cardboard. I feel much more comfortable carrying it around than a pair of scissors, and it's only a third of the size." —Kaysey Davis

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $9.99 (as an add-on item).

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