Over the past few months we have been making a list of self-care items that the team at Nook uses frequently to go alongside our plant-based meals. You can be eating the healthiest food on the planet but if you are not keeping your mind + body calm and relaxed then you will never be able to feel your absolute best.
All of the items that we are offering are female-powered companies all founded in Ontario. It is extremely important to us that we are able to support locally-made products by female owned companies because the more we support our community the more our community thrives.
Rainbo Mushroom Tinctures
I have been using Rainbo Mushroom's tinctures for the last few years & now do not go a day without adding them to my morning coffee or smoothie. They are daily supplements for building immunity and overall support, specially against our body's stress response. They are 100% organic, vegan, and sustainably made in Canada made with the fruiting body of the mushroom. Medicinal mushrooms are specific groups of fungi containing bioactive compounds that have been shown to have health-enhancing effects in the body. Traditional Chinese Medicine has utilized fungi in preventative and therapeutic medicine for over 3000 years. Rainbo's mission is to help us see fungi as allies in helping us create a healthier planet, be healthier individuals, and have a healthier collective at large.
Form.d Design hand carves one of a kind pieces & objects (like 16 ft solid oak tables) to handmade boards. Mary, the female designer & artist, crafts each piece from locally sourced Canadian wood. Her bath trays are handmade with the intention that they bring a sense of calm and entice you to spend a few extra minutes relaxing in the bath. Each set comes with a bath board, a dry vase, a salt bowl, and a bar of locally made beeswax soap. Each piece is as unique as you are.
I met Anney years ago at our shop in Guelph and had an instant connection to her - She is an incredible designer and beautiful soul. It wasn't until a few months ago that I learned about her story and how she has chosen to share it with the world. Meet the Unrest Project - A collection of mental health greeting cards with the aim to help people start difficult conversations about mental health. Unrest hopes to help those who are healing find their voice, especially survivors. Their greeting cards are made from reclaimed cotton fibres with letterpress typography. 20% of all sales goes towards the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre & Multicultural Women Against Rape& Battered Women's Support Services.
Lake & Oak Tea Co.
Lake & Oak Tea Co. is a female-powered wellness tea company that uses the highest quality 100% organic, vegan, all natural ingredients. They are carefully crafted by Meredith, the founder, and house nutritionist so that they not only taste amazing but benefit your body in a plethora of ways. All of their teas are packaged in fully recyclable glass jars.