Our Ultimate Summer Faves!

Summer is so delicious, isn't it? Here are our fave five summer picks for products and practices that will uplift you and the planet.

1. Sola Coconut Deodorant

A Vancouver-made deodorant without all the nasties! Sola’s Coconut Deodorant is made from a few simple ingredients: baking soda, coconut oil, arrowroot powder, sweet almond oil and Chinese herbs. Use a pea-sized amount under each arm and get on with your day. Note that this is not an antiperspirant (because folks, sweating is actually a good thing!) Get it here!

2. Grilled Portobello Burger with Sun-Dried Tomato Kale-Hemp Pesto

This is the ultimate summertime burger from the extraordinary human behind Oh She Glows, Angela Liddon. If you are a fan of juicy portobello mushroom caps, you will go crazy over this delish burger. Serve it up on a toasted Ezekiel bun or wrap in a few lettuce leaves. Recipe available online!

3. Iced Tea from Treasure Green Tea Company

Ditch happy hour and feel good sipping the most refreshing and delicious iced teas at Vancouver's first authentic tea shop. Enjoying a Champagne Jasmine or Oolong Mojito is the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer afternoon. Plus, they are loaded with antioxidants! Bring a reusable water bottle and metal straw to make this a zero-impact trip. Get it here!

4. Ladner Village Market

Make your way to Ladner for our favourite summer market in Greater Vancouver, BC! It really reminds us of our days growing up in a small town and is a wonderful place for positive human connection. This is an experience for the whole family, and will quickly become one of your fave summer destinations. There is so much to do, see and eat!

Find upcoming market dates here. And make sure to swing by Cascadia Soaps and say hi to our dear friends Francine and Jose! They’re delightful. :) Located in Ladner BC, Canada!

5. Freeze Your Fruits

We especially love summer for the abundance of fresh, sweet fruits. It tastes so darn good, so why not savour the flavours year-round?

  1. Make a trip to local farms and buy bulk, in-season.
  2. Spread your fresh produce out on a cookie sheet and freeze.
  3. Then, place them in glass jars and voila! All done.

This is a definitely money-saver, not to mention you can look forward to the best tasting smoothies all year!

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