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    43 Things That'll Probably Make Everyday Life A Smidge Less Stressful

    Bath soaks, fidget rings, therapy dough — there's something for everyone, no matter how you like to unwind.

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    1. A set of natural sensory doughs that'll give you something fun to do with your hands (besides scrolling through the news). Unlike the versions from your childhood, this one is soft, fluffy, and scented with soothing essential oils that'll help you zone out and chill.

    A set of four jars of sensory dough, each in a different colour
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    They'll keep for up to a year with proper care.

    Get the set of four from Simons for $36.

    2. A pack of pop-open affirmation cards that'll give your mood a lil' boost during your dark days. Reviewers love sharing these little positive notes with friends and family and say they're perfect for tucking into cards or lunchboxes.

    Someone holding up one of the pop-open affirmation cards
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    Each card is decked out in a fun design, so you could even create a cheerful art display if you wanted.

    Get a set of 30 cards from Amazon Canada for $19.74+ (available in 16 styles and in packs of two).

    3. This über-flexible hair brush that'll glide right through knots and tangles without damaging your locks. The bristles are completely smooth, ensuring there are no snags to catch on your hair, which means it's perfect for all hair types (and extension wearers, too).

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    I have a thick mane of very fine hair and as a result, have found traditional brushes to be largely ineffective. Paddle brushes can't reach through the layers of hair to reach my scalp, and regular brushes have bristles that are too poky and wide set. This one is somehow....perfect? It caresses every single strand, leaves my mane looking majorly glossy, AND feels like a scalp massage. 10/10 would recommend!

    Get it from Indigo for $42 (available in three colours).

    4. A funky embroidery kit that'll kick off your crafting journey. It's simple enough for beginners, so it's a great intro to a new hobby.

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    It comes with everything you'll need to create a masterpiece, including an embroidery hoop, instruction booklet and stitch guide, a pair of embroidery needles, and a set of cotton threads.

    Get it from Indigo for $49.95 (available in four styles).

    5. This cult-fave (and all-natural!) pillow spray that'll help you ditch invasive thoughts and drift off to dreamland. It's infused with vetiver, chamomile, and lavender that'll lull you into a deeper, more restful sleep while combating anxiety and stress in the process.

    A person holding up a bottle of the pillow spray against a bright background
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    A little spritz goes a long way, too!

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $34. Use code FREESHIPCA to get free shipping on your order.

    6. An adult colouring book that'll unleash your inner artist and take your mind off things for a while. The pages are filled with aquatic designs that are equal parts relaxing and beautiful.

    A colouring book on a wooden table
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $19.44.

    7. And a box of vibrant dual-ended markers that'll help you doodle away your stress. Each marker has a thick end and a thin end, meaning they’re great for both colouring and detail work.

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    Don't be afraid to try metallic ones, too.

    Get a pack of 48 markers on Amazon Canada for $34.99.

    8. A mood-boosting essential oil roll-on that'll help you de-stress whenever the weight of the world gets to be too much. Zesty bergamot is grounded by floral geranium, ylang-ylang, jasmine, and frankincense to give you a mini dose of all-natural aromatherapy (wherever you are).

    Someone rolling the rollerball onto their neck
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    No synthetic fragrances here, either — perfect for sensitive skin.

    Get it from Indigo for $32 (available in two other scents).

    9. This bath milk and soak duo, if your idea of relaxation is chilling out in the tub. It'll soften and moisturize your skin, help soothe inflammation, and ease sore muscles, so you can get back to being a total superhero.

    Two jars of the bath products stacked on top of one another on a person's hand
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    Both the soaking salts and the coconut milk powder are totally vegan and free of parabens and other synthetic ingredients.

    Get the pair from Indigo for $44.

    10. These natural heating patches that'll deliver some toasty therapy when curling around a hot water bottle is a no-go. They start working the moment they're unwrapped and can be slapped on anywhere you've got an ouchie (like your belly or lower back).

    Someone lounging on a couch with the heating pad stuck to the front of their undies
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    They have a sticky backing that'll adhere to just about any material (just make sure you're not sticking them directly onto your skin!).

    Get a pack of six patches from Amazon Canada for $18.97.

    11. An aloe vera-infused pillow that'll cradle your noggin, so you'll never wake up with a crick in your neck ever again. It's made of memory foam that'll adjust to every position, while keeping you cool and comfy all night long.

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    It's also antibacterial and naturally soothing (perfect for anyone with sensitive skin).

    Get it from Linen Chest for $119.95 (originally $149.95).

    12. This nighttime herbal tea that'll help you chill out before bed. Instead of traditional chamomile, it uses oat flower and lavender to help soothe and relax (a blessing for those of us who find chamomile to be...kinda gross).

    Someone steeping a bag of the nighttime tea in a ceramic mug
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    Get a pack of 20 sachets from Amazon Canada for $19.97 (also available in a pack of 80).

    13. Or a collection of feel-good teas from DAVIDsTea that'll target a whole slew of stressors. Whether you're looking for a gentle caffeine kick, a digestive aid, or a sleepy tea, this magical lil' box has got it.

    A set of boxes filled with mini tins of tea blends
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    Plus, you can repurpose the little tins once you're done!

    Get a set of 12 tins from Amazon Canada for $30.

    14. These detoxing foot pads that are designed to help ease stress. Reviewers say they sleep better and wake up feeling more rested after wearing these overnight — plus, no more sore feet!

    A close up of the bottom of a person's feet where the pads have been applied
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    The active ingredients are vitamin C and bamboo vinegar, instead of yucky chemicals or synthetics.

    Get a pack of 20 from Amazon Canada for $28.95.

    15. This water bottle with a built-in filter that'll keep your H2O free of yucky chemicals found in tap water. Reviewers say it eliminates all wonky smells and tastes, helping them get plenty of water throughout the day.

    A person sipping from the water bottle
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    It's made of BPA-free plastic that'll withstand whatever you (metaphorically) throw at it. Grab yourself some extra replacement filters while you're at it.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $21.10+ (available in four colours).

    16. These cooling eye patches that'll help de-puff and soothe your tired and stressed peepers. They're infused with caffeine and seawater to give your skin a healthy boost when you're not feeling your best.

    A person wears two eye patches while looking into the camera
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    Reviewers love that they stay in place, meaning you can slap 'em on and go about your day. Store them in the fridge to supercharge their de-puffing powers!

    Get a pack of six pairs from Sephora Canada for $29. Use code FREESHIPCA to get free shipping on your order.

    17. This bamboo bath tray that'll let you bring all your favourite things into the tub. It has a slot for your wine glass, a nook for a candle, and a waterproof stand for your tablet or novel (it's big enough for a small plate of snacks, too).

    Someone bathing in a bubble bath with the bath tray perched over the edges
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    Reviewers say it'll never warp after getting wet and is basically impossible to tip over. It's extendable, too, which means you're likely to get a perfect fit.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $42.99.

    18. This essential oil diffuser that'll make you feel like you're living at the spa, without the hefty price tag. It's sleek and stylish, meaning it won't mess with your home decor ~vibes~.

    The diffuser on a windowsill
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    Make sure you get some essential oil blends, too.

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $155 (available in three colours). Use code FREESHIPCA to get free shipping on your order.

    19. Or this teensy floating humidifier that'll transform any glass of water into a diffuser. You could also pair it with your fave essential oils, if you're more into aromatherapy.

    A small hoop inserted into a glass of water; vapour is seen emanating frm the glass
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    All you need is a USB port or plug to get 'er going.

    Get it from Simons for $14.

    20. This body pillow that'll replace multiple pillows and make snuggling up in bed or on the couch about a bazillion times easier. It might have been designed with pregnant people in mind, but it's also awesome for anyone who just wants a cuddle.

    A person snoozing on the u-shaped body pillow
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    The soft jersey slipcover is also removable for easy care.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $77.79+ (available in four sizes and five colours).

    21. This edibles cookbook that'll help you bake up some ganja goodies. Each of the 30 recipes yields delicious, low-dose treats that'll improve your culinary skills while (hopefully!) doling out some much-needed zen.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $27.01 (also available for Kindle).

    22. This detoxifying body scrub that'll help you chill out during stressful times. It contains Dead Sea salt and pumice powder to help draw out impurities and increase circulation, so your skin can fight off everyday stressors.

    Someone scooping the product out of the jar while in the shower
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    It doesn't hurt that it'll leave your skin feeling silky soft, too.

    Get it from Indigo for $24.

    23. An 18-piece pack of reflexology rings that'll help relieve anxiety and finger fatigue. They also make for fantastic fidget toys, if you have trouble keeping your hands still.

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    They're tiny and ultra lightweight, too, so you can toss a few in your pockets on the days you're out and about.

    Get the 18-piece pack on Amazon Canada for $13.50.

    24. A jar of these aptly-named bath bombs that'll help you find your ~chill~ during bath time. Each tablet is infused with the relaxing scent of jasmine and roses (plus a hefty dose of moisturizing jojoba and hemp seed oils) to help soothe and hydrate your skin.

    A person holds the jar of bath bombs against a bathtub backdrop
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    Each jar comes with six tablets (the tablets can easily be snapped in half if you like).

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $40. Use code FREESHIPCA to get free shipping on your order.

    25. A white noise machine that will emit 24 soothing, sleep-inducing nature sounds to drown out traffic, snoring, tinnitus, and even loud neighbours. Doesn't that sound nice?

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    It's also an ideal item to keep in a child's room or nursery. It can play gentle lullabies to rock little tots off to dreamland, while a gentle nightlight will give just enough visibility to not trip over furniture in the middle of the night.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $49.99 (available in two styles).

    26. An acupressure mat that'll relax your tense muscles from tip to toe. It has thousands of massaging nodes that reviewers say are more effective at reducing aches and pains than other, more expensive remedies.

    A person lying on the acupressure mat
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    It's designed to roll up nice and small, so you won't have to stress about it cluttering up your home.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $36.79+ (available in six colours).

    27. A relaxing face mask that'll soothe any stress-related breakouts and leave your skin looking healthy and happy. It's powered by cannabis seed extract, but don't fret — it's non-psychoactive, so you can reap the benefits without the high.

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    Get it from Sephora Canada for $35. Use code FREESHIPCA to get free shipping on your order.

    28. This waterproof scalp massager that'll feel like having a personal battery-operated massage therapist in the shower. The rubber tips will gently vibrate to build rich shampoo lather, exfoliate the scalp, and help stimulate hair growth.

    A person using the vibrating head massager under the shower
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    I'd get some extra AA batteries here, so that you never run out of juice!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99+ (available in four colours).

    29. This all-natural deodorant that'll keep you dry and odour free from morning 'til night (no matter how stressful your day gets). It uses a combo of baking soda and probiotics and is completely unscented, so it won't compete with your lotion or perfume.

    Victoria holding up a tube of the unscented deodorant against a gallery wall
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    The trick is to warm it up by pressing it against your skin — then just smooth on as normal! One application is enough to last through all your daily activities (yes, even workouts), so you can spend less time worrying about unpleasant stink and more time just, y'know, living your life.

    Get it from Indigo for $15.95.

    30. This jar of botanicals that's specifically designed for facial steams. Sprinkle a smidge into some hot water to get goin', and be sure to save that scented floral water to add to clay masks (or to use as a DIY face mist).

    A close-up of the botanicals inside the jar
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    It contains a blend of rose petals, calendula, and comfrey that'll help soothe irritation, prevent inflammation, and hydrate dry skin.

    Get it from Indigo for $43.

    31. This chic bath pillow that'll help you really chill out in the tub. Thanks to the seven suction cups on the back, you won't be slip-sliding around the next time you sink into some bubbles.

    A person off-camera holding up the floral-printed rectangular bath pillow
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    It's waterproof and easy to clean, too. Plus, LOOK HOW CUTE!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $34.99.

    32. A facial cupping set that'll help release any tension you have from squinting at your screens all day. It'll relax your fascia (the connective tissue that holds everything in place) and has the added bonus of reducing puffiness, too.

    Someone using one of the facial cups on their cheek
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    Make sure you pair it with a silky face oil or serum to avoid unnecessary tugging. The set comes with two facial cups in varying sizes, plus a handy guide to performing the massage on yourself.

    Get it from Indigo for $29.

    33. This art print titled "Safe Space" that'll help you find yours when things are feeling overwhelming.

    A graphic print depicting people bathing in a colourful river
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    It comes trimmed and ready for framing, so you'll be able to pair it with whatever frame suits your style.

    Get it from Society6 for $21.64+ (available in four sizes).

    34. This eczema-relieving stick that'll help you fend off any outbreaks of dry, itchy, painful skin. It's unscented, anti-inflammatory, and will help to speed up the healing process, too.

    A person applying the stick to their hands
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    It's a great alternative to traditional steroid creams and can be used to tackle a whole slew of skin-related issues (like flaking, cracking, chafing, dermatitis, or rashes).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $23.75.

    35. These retinol-infused gel eye patches that'll make your under-eye skin look positively cherubic. They also have a hefty dose of collagen that'll boost your skin's appearance and combat any signs of fatigue.

    A person wearing the gel eye patches with a towel on their head
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    Get a pack of five pairs from Indigo for $39.95.

    36. A mini Theragun massager for when you need some *major* tension relief. It's small enough to tuck into your bag or nightstand, so you won't have to sacrifice any precious real estate on your mission for relaxation.

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    It has three speeds and long-lasting battery (up to 150 minutes of continuous use). Looking for something a little more powerful? Try the OG Theragun massager instead.

    Get it from Indigo for $249.

    37. These exfoliating foot masks that'll give your tootsies some TLC. This mask will help you ~shed~ common foot problems (like rough heels and dry skin) and has reviewers raving about their baby-soft feet after just one use!

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    Get a pair on Amazon Canada for $14.99+ (available in three scents).

    38. A set of scented shower tablets that'll help open up your sinuses and start your morning off right. With just a few drops of water, they'll start fizzing and releasing their scent. As a bonus, each tablet can last for up to three showers!

    A set of shower steamer tablets arranged on a bathroom vanity
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    The kit also comes with a lil' dish that'll stop them from gunking up the edge of your tub.

    Get the trio from Indigo for $30 (available in four fragrance options).

    39. A bottle of moisturizing hand sanitizer that'll kill germs and bacteria, without giving you dry and flaky skin. Instead of reeking of alcohol, this one smells like cedar and citrus, so you'll actually want to use it.

    A person holding up a bottle of the hand sanitizer
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    The bottle's made of recycled plastic and is designed to be refilled, too.

    Get it from Indigo for $16.

    40. This chic silk eye pillow that'll help melt away headaches and tension. You can use it hot or cold, which means you'll probably be reaching for this for some year-round relief.

    A person lying on a bed with the eye pillow over their face
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    It's filled with lavender and wheatberry and can even soothe itchy, dry eyes.

    Get it from Indigo for $30 (available in two colours).

    41. A sleep aid metronome that'll help you doze off in a flash. Using a neat lil' light projection, it'll help you slow down your breathing and calm your pulse — creating optimal conditions for falling into a deep, relaxing slumber.

    A person lightly presses the top of the metronome to activate it
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    Worried about intrusive thoughts? Following the contraction and expansion of the light projection is an easy way to distract your brain from thinking about your to-do list (or anything else).

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $79.90.

    42. This melatonin skin serum that'll help your complexion get some much-needed rest. The solid stick formula makes it easy as pie to apply, no matter how lazy you're feeling.

    A person holds the solid serum in their hand
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    It's infused with a blend of four berries that are rich in antioxidants, so you'll wake up with plump, bouncy skin.

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $48. Use code FREESHIPCA to get free shipping on your order.

    43. And lastly, this undated planner that'll help you keep track of your appointments and to-do lists (and all your brilliant ideas, of course!). It also includes colourful stickers to keep everything organized and easy to reference!

    A colourful daily planner
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    Best of all, you can start at any time — it has enough pages to comfortably last you for a whole year.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $34.99+ (available in 22 colours).

    Cheers to finding your bliss!


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