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Bye Bye Summer Stress August 02 2017

Lavender Vanilla Scrub Inspired

Ah, stress. We’re all familiar with it. The heart palpitations, sweaty palms, trembling lips, and gritting teeth. In our younger days, we might’ve thought that Summer would bring with it relief from all stress. “No more pencils, no more books,” and all that. Now that we’re older, we know that’s not the case. Summer has its own stresses from wedding season galore (“What gift should I get?!”) to trying to keep up with work deadlines when the beach is calling.

Lavender Vanilla Scrub Inspired



Stress isn’t something that should go unaddressed. Debilitating, anxiety-inducing, and generally awful, persistent stress can hurt your morale, productivity, and health. Chronic stress is linked to depression, heart disease, weight gain, and memory loss [i]. Plus, long-term stress can even throw your immune system out of balance, reducing your ability to ward off infections and illnesses [i]. No Bueno.

It seems these days, everyone is stressed out (Twenty One Pilots will back me up on this one) and we at Scrub Inspired are no strangers to stress, either. That is why we have created a line of products that are absolutely perfect for getting back your chill.

 

 // Lavender Vanilla //

Stressful Mondays are no match for our Lavender Vanilla scrub. The hypnotizing scent of this tried and true scrub will leave you in a state of Zen. With fine dead sea salt, grapeseed oil, vanilla extract, and lavender essential oil, this scrub is perfectly catered to combat stress. Use this classic scrub on your chest, wrists, body, and feet and allow your worries to melt away. Aroma-therapy, indeed!

 

Lavender Vanilla Scrub Inspired

// Coconut Almond //

Stressed is just desserts spelled backwards. And our Coconut Almond scrub is the most decadent dessert you can find – guilt free! Treat yourself with this tropical scrub; it’s the gentlest in our line, perfect for even the most sensitive skin types. Simply massage the product into the skin while you’re in the bath: the soft brown sugar exfoliates the skin while dissolving into a delightful sugary soak around you! Indulge in this delicious scrub – you deserve it!

 

 

Coconut Almond Scrub Inspired

// Relax Sea Bath //

You’re not you when you’re stressed out. Take time to Relax with our sea salt bath. This perfectly blended mixture of lavender, jasmine, and chamomile essential oils is designed to release tension, relax your body and mind, and restore your equilibrium. Combat stress in the most luxurious way possible! Hakuna Matata.

Relax Sea Bath Scrub Inspired

 

What are your favourite techniques to de-stress when you're overwhelmed? Leave them in the comments below!

 

Stress Scrub Inspired

[i] https://www.helpguide.org/articles/stress/stress-symptoms-causes-and-effects.htm 

 


Made in Canada Matters July 05 2017

Rick Millette

Rick Millette, Mills Photo. Canada Day in Ottawa 2017


A kaleidoscopic parade of people in a sea of red and white. Incandescent fireworks illuminating the night sky. Music, dancing, and festivities for all. Canada 150 was undoubtedly a night to remember.

This past year, the country has gone all out in celebration of Canada’s 150th year of Confederation. I mean, Toronto even debuted a 30,000-pound rubber duck. Because patriotism. All throughout the country, hundreds of thousands gathered in the streets to show their pride for and appreciation of this beautiful, wonderful, and welcoming country.

Now that Canada 150 is over, the hype is dying down. Everyone has washed off their face paint, taken off their patriotic pins, and come Monday, it’ll be business as usual. But the appreciation for Canada doesn’t have to stop. Here’s the secret no one emphasizes: buying local is the best form of patriotism.

I’ll say it again for the people in the back: Buying local is the best form of patriotism.

Here's why:

 

Stopping Pollution is the Best Solution

Scrub Inspired Environmentally Friendly

Since local goods spend a lot less time in-transit, buying local is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint; that means less pollution, better air quality, and greater protection of wildlife.

One of the best ways to be a patriotic citizen of the world is by buying “green” local goods and doing your part to protect our precious environment. 

 

 

Strengthening the Local Economy 

Buying local means more money stays within your community. In fact, research data shows that every local dollar spent generates twice as much income for the local economy [i]. Crazy, right? But that's not all. Community support groups and non-profit organizations rely more heavily on small local businesses: on average, they receive 250% more support from small business owners than they do from large conglomerates [ii].

Your dollars spent on local goods eventually trickle down to help the neediest members of your community. It's a beautiful butterfly effect!

Protecting Diversity

Imagine a world where everyplace is the same. The food. The products. The culture. All homogenized.

*Shudders*

Local goods and small businesses make up the fabric of a place. They offer uniqueness, diversity, and personality - they're what make "home" home. By supporting local goods, you protect the distinctiveness of your community which can help promote a sense of identity. Plus, it boosts tourism [ii]

Scrub Inspired Canada

 

In the Spotlight: Invest Ottawa

Invest Ottawa works to help entrepreneurial momentum in the nation's capital by supporting and encouraging local businesses. Recently, Scrub Inspired participated in Main & Digital, a grant program with Invest Ottawa. We are so excited to announce WE WON!!! The first place prize was $7,500 which we can't wait to put to good use. Catch up to all the deets in the video below: 

  

 

Scrub Inspired is a Proudly Canadian Company.

Show your patriotism year-round and buy local!

 

[i] http://onf.coop/go-local/why-buy-local/

[ii] https://sustainableconnections.org/why-buy-local/


Something Inspired On The Way June 22 2017

Scrub Inspired Summer

Summer is officially here but the hustle never stops… and we’ve got plenty of exciting news to share!

 

Can't get enough Scrub Inspired? 

Never fear! You can now find us in 2 new locations!

Scrub Inspired terra20 Ottawa

 

 

Hello, Capital City! Discover our products at terra20 in Ottawa! A perfect fit for our scrubs, terra20 makes finding healthier, sustainable products easy. Visit them at the Pinecrest Shopping Centre 2685 Iris Street, Ottawa, ON. From skincare to cleaning products, and everything in between, they’ve got what you need!

Scrub Inspired Keltic Lodge Cape Breton

 

Got a vacation-itch you can’t scratch? Satisfy your wanderlust at the Keltic Lodge in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia! Enjoy our top-selling scrubs at this premier resort and spa – your perfect summer getaway. Hiking, beaches, waterfalls, and more await your next adventure.

 

Glowing Skin is Always In

Always wanted to know how to do DIY Beauty? Learn from the Experts!

Join the #scrubgirls in Ottawa, Saturday June 24th at 10am for a full green beauty workshop. Take part in the amazing Craftfest 2017 festivities for Canada's 150th and get to know your local, handmade artisan and craft community. 

For just $40, make your own scrub AND sea bath, learn about some amazing natural skincare ingredients, and get to know the ladies behind Scrub Inspired. You won't want to miss it: Reserve Your Spot Now and get that summer glow! ✌️🌸🌴

      

 Scrub Inspired DIY Workshop

 

Keep an Eye Out for New Scrub Inspired Products Launching Next Week

Can't stand the wait? Here's a little teaser to tide you over. Any guesses what our new products could be?

Let us know in the comment section down below

Scrub Inspired Product Launch


Get the Full Benefits of Tea Tree Oil March 21 2017


Tea tree oil can be summed up quite simply: the anti-hero. Anti-inflammatory. Antiseptic. Anti-microbial. Anti-bacterial. Anti-fungal. It’s the perfect anti-dote to many of your skin woes.

This was the inspiration behind our Lemon and Tea Tree sea salt body scrub. Our scrub can be used on your scalp, body, nails, and feet to treat a myriad of skin issues.  Here are the incredible benefits:

 

Don’t be Flaky

Is it snowing indoors? Nope. That’s just some good ol’ dandruff. Having a chronic scalp condition like dandruff can be annoying, frustrating, and generally embarrassing. Never fear: tea tree oil is here! Its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties effectively stop the over production of skin cells that lead to dandruff [i]. Plus, a few drops go a long way to unclog hair follicles and remove excess sebum [i]. So go ahead girl – don’t be afraid to put on that little black dress! Lemon and Tea Tree Scrub Inspired

 

Salon Style Treatment

 

Getting a luxurious nail treatment is seriously therapeutic. If you don’t believe me, then you clearly haven’t watched Legally Blonde (you should really get on that, by the way). But, as with many of the finer things in life, mani/pedis can seriously put a dent in your wallet. And leaving your feet untreated for too long can lead to unhealthy and embarrassing conditions. Thankfully, you can always DIY! Incorporate tea tree oil in your at-home spa day for healthy, polished nails and feet. Tea tree oil is a powerful antiseptic and anti-fungal treatment that can kill nail fungi, treat athlete’s foot, eliminate foot odour, and soften cuticles [ii]. Never feel embarrassed of your feet again – if the shoe fits, wear it!

Lemon and Tea Tree Scrub Inspired



Get Silky Smooth

 

You won’t be feeling like anyone’s Venus, fire, or desire if you’ve got unsightly razor burn after shaving. Ingrown hairs and red bumps are neither cute nor comfortable so quite simply: they’ve got to go. Tea tree oil’s anti-inflammatory properties soothe soreness and irritation to put you at ease [iii]. Plus, this powerful antiseptic prevents infection and speeds healing time to remedy the bumps [iii]. Get a silky-smooth shave every time!

 

Dermatologist in a Bottle

 

Lemon and Tea Tree Scrub Inspired


Itchy, agitated skin? No thanks. Sometimes, skin just loves to freak out for no good reason. When that happens, tea tree oil is there to calm it down. Whether you’ve got a condition like eczema or psoriasis, or just dry skin in general (it is winter, after all), tea tree oil is the perfect fix. Soothe, moisturize, and cleanse your skin all at once.

Our energizing and cleansing Lemon and Tea Tree scrub is the perfect way to relax and regenerate the skin. Alert your senses and relieve any muscle aches and pains with this light and bright adventure for your body and mind!

Reap all the benefits of tea tree oil when you shop Scrub Inspired – you won’t be able to get enough!

Lemon and Tea Tree Scrub Inspired

[i] http://www.naturallivingideas.com/tea-tree-oil-for-hair/ 

[ii] https://www.desertessence.com/top-uses-tea-tree-oil

[iii] http://everydayroots.com/how-to-get-rid-of-ingrown-hairs


Treat Your Skin Right This Winter February 27 2017


Winter Skincare Scrub Inspired


I used to think people who loved winter were a myth, like unicorns or centaurs or some other equally crazy creature. Well, apparently – they’re real. I think it’s weird and deranged, but who am I to judge?  

I’m sure you winter lovers out there are shaking your fists at the screen. Winter is awesome! I bet you’re thinking. You can skate, ski, snowshoe, and have all kinds of frigid fun. Let’s just agree to disagree. Because even if you love winter, your skin doesn't.

And if you’re not a winter lover (what I like to call a “normal person”) don’t think for a second that your skin is spared. Indoor heating seriously dries out the skin. So, even if you’re curled up at home under a mountain of blankets, your skin is still suffering.  


Here are some winter skincare tips to keep your complexion dewy, plump, and healthy when the weather outside is frightful.  

Winter Skincare Scrub Inspired

Pull Out The Gloves

Compared with most parts of the body, the skin on your hands is thinner and has fewer oil glands [i]. Double whammy. Because of this, your hands require extra attention during winter to prevent dry, cracked skin, eczema, or premature aging. Luckily, there’s a simple solution: gloves. By wearing gloves, you protect the skin on your hands from the unforgiving winds and cold temps. Gloves also lock in moisture to keep skin hydrated and healthy. Plus, they’re super cozy and cute!


Defy the Dry: Humidify!

Indoor heating systems (using oil, wood, or electricity) parch the skin [i]. Humidifiers put moisture back into the air, which stops your skin from getting itchy, flaky, or dehydrated. The benefits don’t stop there: humidifiers are also helpful for treating ­dry lips (smooch away!), stuffy sinuses, and scratchy throats. This simple change will make your toasty nights in much more comfortable  and better for your skin!

Winter Skincare Scrub Inspired


Sleep in Style

I’m sure you’ve all heard it before: sleep is very important for your skin (gotta get your full eight hours, folks!). While that’s true, you might not realize that what you sleep in is also very important for the health and beauty of your skin. Look for sheets and sleepwear in natural fibres like cotton, silk (ooh, fancy!), linen, and cashmere [ii].

Pro-tip: Avoid blends of cotton and synthetic fibres as they can be abrasive and irritating for the skin [iii].

Then, snuggle up and recharge!


Make Scrub Inspired a Part of Your Winter Routine 

We at Scrub Inspired know how difficult it can be to achieve glowing and healthy skin when the temperature drops below zero. That’s why we created a line of products perfectly suited for harsh winters (and we know harsh winters. Trust us, we’re Canadian!).

Coconut Almond Scrub Inspired

// Scrub //


If you’ve been looking for the perfect winter scrub, search no more! Coconut Almond is the gentlest scrub in our line, perfect for even the most sensitive skin. It can be used daily from face to feet to gently exfoliate dry skin and moisturize deeply. If you need even more of an endorsement, this scrub also happens to be Scrub Inspired co-founder Kiersten Hanly's favourite! 
Lip Scrub Scrub Inspired


// Lip Scrub //

Dry, chapped lips are a staple of winter – but they don’t have to be. Our line of lip scrubs will leave your lips exfoliated and moisturized giving you the perfect, supple pout. Whether you’re rocking a bold red lip, or flashing an all-natural smile, your lips are sure to look healthy and beautiful. Incorporating this into your routine is simple: just wet your lips, apply the scrub in a circular motion, and lick or wipe off. Treat yo self!

Refresh Sea Bath Scrub Inspired

 
// Sea Bath //

There’s nothing more satisfying than taking a warm bath after a cold winter’s day. Take time for you and Refresh with our salt bath. This invigorating blend of essential oils is specifically designed to revitalize your spirit and energize your mind. No more winter blues! The peppermint, eucalyptis, and orange essential oils boost immunity to heal congestion. Arm yourself this cold and flu season while relaxing at the same time. Your body will thank you!

 

 

What are your favourite techniques to keep your skin healthy in the winter? Leave them in the comments below!

Coconut Almond Scrub Inspired [i] http://www.webmd.com/beauty/features/ten-winter-skin-care-tips#1
[ii] http://bodyecology.com/articles/top_6_fabrics_you_should_avoid_wearing.php
[iii] http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20653372,00.html#pick-the-right-pjs-0

 

 

 


Valentine's Day Gifts She'll Adore February 09 2017

Really, man? A bouquet of flowers? A box of chocolates? The originality is overwhelming.

 

Valentine’s Day is coming up which means things just got a lot pinker and people are handing out cards of some winged baby with magic love arrows (why do we never acknowledge how weird that is?) It also means that you’ve got the perfect opportunity to show that special woman in your life just how much she means to you. What you get your lady says a lot and the pressure to get her the perfect gift can be overwhelming. Don’t panic, dude, we’ve got you covered.

 valentine's day gift set

We've curated an amazing Valentine’s Day Gift Set that’ll take the guesswork out of gift-giving. 💘

 

We’ve even gone above and beyond: our set comes packaged in a (very cute) pink reusable bag with tissue paper. Totally gift ready.  

Get your girl a gift that’s as sweet as she is by picking up our Sugar Lover Valentine’s Day Gift Set.

 

 

Check off her wish list with all the amazing gifts included in the set:

 

 

Sweet Lemongrass Scrub Inspired

// Scrub //

Your leading lady deserves nothing but the best. Invigorate her day with our Sweet Lemongrass body scrub. The lemongrass protects and firms the skin, while the avocado oil moisturizes deeply. Together, this scrub regenerates the skin, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, repairs sun damage, and will leave your lady absolutely loving the skin she’s in! Brighten her days with this revitalizing scrub – it’s our winter bestseller because it’s like a pop of sunshine on a cold, dark winter day. 

 

Pom Pom Pucker Lip Scrub Inspired

// Lip Scrub //

Why she’ll love it: Invigorated. Exfoliated. Moisturized. Her lips will be at their peak with our pretty in pink Pom Pom Pucker lip scrub. The fresh pomegranate and pop of citrus gently buff away chapped skin, leaving lips healthy, bright, and beautiful. Her alluring smile will give Kylie Jenner a run for her money.

 

Why you’ll love it: You’ll be stealing kisses all night when you get a look at her soft, supple pout. Just remember, a gentleman doesn’t kiss and tell!

 

// Sea Bath & Scented Candle //

 

Spice up the romance and intimacy by drawing a romantic bath for two! Our Relax sea bath is perfect for a sensual couple’s night in. The expertly blended mixture of essential oils is designed to release tension in the body and mind. Transport yourselves to a place of serenity while strengthening your bond. For some added romantic ambiance (and brownie points), dim the lights and fire up our luxurious scented candle. Ooh la la!

 

And if you’re feeling more salty than sweet, check out our Salt Lover Valentine’s Day Gift Set! Read more about it here.

Ladies, if you’re reading this and you know your man is clueless about what to get you (aren’t they all), do him a favour and forward this link. He will thank you and so will your skin!

 

Shipping Options:

1. Scrub Inspired ships worldwide (yeaaaah!)

2. For our fellow Ottawans, stop by the Ottawa Byward Market for a quick and convenient pickup (Sorry, pickup option not available for Cape Breton)

3. Get that baby delivered in Ottawa by ordering through Givopoly today


The Perfect Gift Guide for Galentine's Day February 09 2017

Valentine's Day Scrub Inspired

Plush teddy bears at every storefront window, bouquets of flowers scenting the air, red and pink as far as they eye can see – yup, Valentine’s Day is almost upon us.

And while Cupid’s favourite holiday can be an amazing opportunity to show your special someone just how much you care, it can often make those who are riding solo painfully aware of their singledom.

We’ve all seen the archetypal portrayal of a single woman on Valentine’s Day before: mascara-streaked face, buried seven feet deep into a tub of ice cream, crying over pictures of an ex (“I still love you, Brian!” she screams hysterically) with her two ride or die homies, Ben and Jerry.

Yawn.

Ladies, please. It’s time to put an end to this madness. Women are not defined by their relationship – or lack thereof. And more than that, being single on Valentine’s Day does not have to mean a sad, lonely night of wallowing.

In fact, it’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate a different type of love – with Galentine’s Day! A day to honour the women who have laughed with you until soda streamed out of your nose (don’t lie, we’ve all been there), lent a sympathetic ear when you were in crisis mode (and, okay, maybe it’s possible you were being a teeny bit dramatic), and lifted you up to become the total boss diva you are today.

But hey, if you still can’t help but feel a little salty about not having a plus-one, we’ve got you covered! Our Salt Lover Valentine’s Day Gift Set will totally perk you up. Invite your friends over for an at-home spa day, because it’s true what they say: misery loves company.


Here are all the incredible goodies included in the gift set:

Lemon and Tea Tree Scrub Inspired

// Scrub //

Get your besties together and pamper yourselves with our Lemon and Tea Tree sea salt scrub, perfect for a DIY pedicure. Fresh lemon zest and tea tree essential oils combine to cleanse, soothe, and regenerate the skin. This scrub can be used on your entire body, but its foot healing properties are where it’s at. Treat your feet with this anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and muscle ache relieving blessing in a bottle. Plus, enjoy some blissful bonding time with your favourite gals!

Champagne Sugar Lip Scrub Inspired

// Lip Scrub //

Can we just take a moment to celebrate you? Yes, yes we can. Toast yourself and your friends with our Champagne Sugar Lip Scrub. Give your lips the star treatment they deserve in just three simple steps: wet your lips, apply the scrub in a circular motion, and lick or wipe off. Your lips are sure to be perfectly exfoliated and moisturized. Then, raise a smile in honour of all the lovely women in your life. Cheers!

Relax Sea Bath Scrub Inspired

// Sea Bath & Scented Candle //

It ain’t easy being fabulous – and for you and your besties, it’s a 24/7 gig. Give the gift of tranquility with our incredible Relax sea bath. The expertly blended mixture of essential oils is designed to release tension and transport the user to a place of serenity. Even better, we've included a luxurious scented candle to create the perfect soothing ambiance. Incorporating this relaxation into a busy lifestyle is sure to make it all the more bearable when nosy family members ask – for the zillionth time – when they'll be hearing wedding bells.

 

 

Our Salt Lover Valentine’s Day Gift Set comes packaged in a reusable pink bag with tissue paper. Totally gift ready. Like I said, we’ve got you covered! 

And if you're feeling more sweet than salty, our Sugar Lover Valentine's Day Gift Set is right for you. Check it out!


Shipping Options:


1. Scrub Inspired ships worldwide (yeaaaah!)

2. For our fellow Ottawans, stop by the Ottawa Byward Market for a quick and convenient pickup (Sorry, pickup option not available for Cape Breton)

3. Get that baby delivered in Ottawa by ordering through Givopoly today


Valentine's Day Gift Set Scrub Inspired

 


Why Mint Should Be Part of Your Skincare Routine January 24 2017


Okay, so last night you were up late binge-watching The Walking Dead and this morning you look like you could single-handedly destroy the world in a zombie apocalypse. We’ve all been there before. Luckily, there’s an effective, natural ingredient that can help you look and feel more rejuvenated and awake: simply, mint!

Mint Benefits Scrub Inspired

Mint is an incredibly versatile and potent ingredient that provides a plethora of skin and health benefits. Seriously, this stuff is the MVP of the plant family.


Here are some of the amazing benefits:


Rise and Shine

Tired of looking tired? Applying mint on the area directly beneath your eyes can reduce puffiness and discolouration making you look energized, awake, and ready to take on the day. Buh-bye bags! But mint doesn’t just make you look more awake – it makes you feel more awake, too! The invigorating scent of mint is proven to increase alertness, focus, attention span, and memory, making it the perfect way to start your morning right [i]. Mint Benefits Scrub Inspired


 

 


Acne’s Natural Nemesis

 
Acne sufferers out there can attest that having bad skin is a special kind of torment. But mint is ready to save the day! Naturally rich in salicylic acid (a key ingredient in many topical acne treatments), mint is effective in treating inflammation, discolouration, oiliness, and other fun acne perks [ii]. Its anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties can help relieve redness, irritation, and swelling to leave your skin looking calm and clear. Mint: 1, Acne: 0

 

Paging Dr. Mint

 

Down with a cold or the flu? Mint. 
Horrible throbbing headache? Mint.
Stomach ache curbing your appetite? You guessed it.

Apart from its beauty properties, mint is also effective at treating and healing an array of pesky ailments. If you’re feeling congested, suffering from a headache, or experiencing digestive discomfort, applying mint topically - that's right, topically! - to the affected areas can really help.

Mint Benefits Scrub Inspired

We at Scrub Inspired are personal fans of mint and you can see why. That's why we have incorporated this incredible ingredient in two different body scrubs that can be used from your face to your feet.

If you're looking for a pick-me-up, Citrus Mint is your perfect match. The scrub delicately blends orange and chamomile together, two ingredients that, when combined, are known to lift your mood and give you back your vivacious spirit. Va Va Voom!

For the Winter lovers out there, you'll adore Simply Mint, our winter seasonal scrub. Luxuriate in a cozy night in with this spearmint-rich scrub to relax, quiet your mind, and decompress.

Shop Scrub Inspired to reap the beauty and health benefits of mint! Your body will thank you! 

Simply Mint Benefits Scrub Inspired

[i] https://sleep.org/articles/scents-to-wake-you-up/

[ii] http://www.dermascope.com/treatments/great-mint-treatments#.WHPvvVMrLIU


NEW STORE: Strada Health & Fitness September 25 2016

Strada health and fitness, scrub inspired
I've been going to the chiropractor for over 4 years now. There are a lot of misconceptions about chiropractors, but I am confident in their practice and their ability to heal and strengthen the spine.

Throughout my chiropractic journey I've learned so much about the importance of maintaining a healthy spine, and the implications of subluxations. I encourage everyone to take some time and educate yourselves on the benefits of chiropractic care, and if it may be right for you. I am stronger, taller (literally), and I have a sense of empowerment as I age that I will continue to lead a healthy life inside and out.

The stores we choose to partner with are also very close to our heart. You won't see us in big box stores. Rather we prefer small businesses with strong values and a clear mission. Strada Health and Fitness is a one stop shop for healthy living, and we are proud to have Scrub Inspired on their shelf.

"At Strada, we have a full team of professionals that are ready to tailor to your individual needs. We offer everything required to live a vibrant healthy life including chiropractic, personal training, massage therapy, and physiotherapy, in a modern therapeutic environment."

Strada health and fitness scrub inspired


Pop by their location in Bedford, Nova Scotia to grab some scrub, and check out their full array of wellness services. Say hi to Mike and Christina for us, they are just lovely people! 💙

 

🔥 Find Strada Health & Fitness on twitter, instagram, and facebook.

LOVR is live! August 25 2016


Helloooo LOVR, introducing the new eco-chic organic beauty marketplace. LOVR is launching this Monday, August 29th! We're so excited to be a part of something so amazing in the organic beauty retail industry.

LOVR beauty scrub inspired


Has natural always looked this good? Their website is fresh and floral, and will get you in the mood to change your beauty routine. Explore their curated selection of green beauty brands and experience the difference yourself!

LOVR green beauty scrub inspired


We're passionate about offering a natural solution to skin care. We were disappointed with the products on the market when we realized the side effects of the beauty products we were using. We love what we do, and have a blast making fun fresh scrubs that will heal and rejuvenate your skin. We've joined over 100 organic beauty innovators doing some pretty rad stuff in the green industry!

Check out LOVR's curated organic beauty brands here! Plus they have free shipping over $100, oh my! Get shopping. 💛

LOVR free shipping

 

🔥 Find LOVR on instagram, facebook, and twitter.


The Johnson & Johnson Talc Powder Case February 24 2016

johnson's talc powderHonesty is a priority in business. Being real with you, our friends and customers, is a huge part of our mandate for Scrub Inspired.

When we see cases like the Johnson & Johnson one, it reaffirms why we do what we do. The use of talc in cosmetics is only just the tip of the iceberg. The real issue here is the lack of honesty between Johnson & Johnson and their consumers.

"A juror said company memos showed the firm tried to cover up concerns about talc in cosmetics, and even influence regulators". [1]

"Another document noted that sales were declining as more people became aware of the health risks, and included strategies for making blacks and Hispanics the highest users of talcum powder".[1]

It is important to know what you put on your body, so please do educate yourself. You also need to make smart decisions about where you get those products. Shopping locally is one way to know where your products come from and who they are coming from.

We at Scrub Inspired promise to always to be honest with you, share our downfalls and our successes.

Our hearts go out to all those affected by the cover up of not only Johnson & Johnson, but big tobacco [2], Johns Manville (Asbestos)[3], the list goes on.

[1] http://tinyurl.com/gt6kt98
[2] http://tinyurl.com/jv3ufmt
[3] http://tinyurl.com/nhbdpt8


Ottawa Fall & Christmas Craft Shows October 04 2015

It's that time of year again, Christmas craft show season are in full bloom! This city is bursting with exciting and unique craft shows. Find the perfect Christmas gifts for everyone on your list, or new fall seasonal favorites. 

You can find Scrub at the following shows below. Check back, we'll be adding new events ones as we go!

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Ottawa Makers Market : After Hours

THURSDAY, OCT. 8th

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Makers & Shakers Pop-Up Bazaar

SATURDAY, OCT. 17th

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WedCycle

SUNDAY, OCT. 18th

  • Location: Glebe Community Centre
  • Time: 11 am - 4 pm
  • Event Page: WedCycle
  • WedCycle is Tie The Knot Ottawa's newest sister show. It`s a fun new twist to planning, purchasing and preparing for your big day. This will be your one stop marketplace to buy upcycled, handmade, vintage, gently-used wedding and event decor while enjoying some delectable treats from local vendors. You will also be able to speak to local event and wedding related vendors that can assist in the planning of your special event/wedding.

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Refresh Your Passion

SUNDAY, OCT. 25th

  • Location: Ben Franklin Place
  • Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Event Page: Refresh Your Passion
  • A full day of inspiration for your body, mind, spirit and business. The day is called an un-seminar because it's unlike any other event you've been to. Refresh your Passion is packed with value from thought leaders, offering innovative ideas and real-world advice. You'll have intimate access to our presenters and you'll make invaluable connections with like-minded people.

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Natural Resources Canada Christmas Craft Sale

THURSDAY, NOV. 5th

  • Location: Natural Resources Canada
  • Time: 9:30 am - 3 pm
  • Annual Christmas craft sale for all the NRCan employees and local area. Join SCRUB and local artisan vendors to finally get some of your Christmas shopping done early! :)

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Maker City Night Bazaar

FRIDAY, NOV. 6th

  • Location: Horticulture Building, Lansdowne Park
  • Time: 5 pm - 11 pm
  • Maker Faire Ottawa's official launch party of makers of art, design, food and beer. Join Scrub is hand picked local artisans for an evening marketing affair!
    $5 entry fee. Proceeds goes towards education and workshop programs via Artengine.

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    It's Prive. A Street-Food & Shopping Festival

    SATURDAY, NOV. 7th
    • Location: Shaw Centre
    • Time: 4 pm - 11 pm
    • Event Page: It's Prive Fall Show
    • Privé is a show for a curious audience. It takes shape as a contemporary night market where 140+ entrepreneurs set-up their pop-up shops, giving you the opportunity to purchase directly from them. On November 7, at the Ottawa Shaw Centre, you will immerse yourself with the ultimate street-food and shopping experience. This show will put the spotlight on our city's best chefs, talented designers, wild artists and daring entrepreneurs. Not to forget, we will have Djs and drinks to give you a memorable experience.

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    Handmade with Love Christmas Bazaar

    SATURDAY, NOV. 28th

    • Location: Bethany Hope Centre
    • Time: 9 am - 2 pm
    • Event Page
    • Handmade With Love is an annual Christmas Bazaar that invites local artists, crafters and creators to participate while supporting two non-profit organizations: Bethany Hope Centre and A.R.T In Action. All proceeds from vendor fees go directly to benefiting both initiatives.

      Hosted by: Dream Love Grow, Bethany Hope Centre and Happiness is Handmade

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      HUB Ottawa Presents: Holiday Night Market

      THURSDAY, DEC. 3rd

      • Location: HUB Ottawa, 6th floor.
      • Time: 6 pm - 9 pm
      • Prepare for the holidays with local artisans, bakers, artists, and more! Join us for HUB Ottawa's 3rd annual holiday market with an evening of local awesomeness, live music, and hot chocolate!

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      Urban Craft Holiday Show

      SATURDAY, DEC. 5th

      • Location: Glebe Community Centre
      • Time: 10 am - 4 pm
      • Event Page: Urban Craft
      • Urban Craft is Ottawa's hip, modern, handmade craft show. Featuring 50 indie & gourmet makers from Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal & beyond, Urban Craft is the place to discover new designers and makers from across Eastern Canada.

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      Home, Heart, Handmade

      SATURDAY, DEC. 12th

      • Location: Hellenic Meeting & Reception Centre
      • Time: 10 am - 4 pm
      • Event Page: Home, Heart, Handmade
      • Heart, Home & Handmade is a semi-annual boutique event created to showcase some of Ottawa and area's talented handmade designers. It's a modern twist on the conventional craft fair. Come by and check out our new Christmas Scrubs! They'll make a great treat for your skin - or the perfect gift and stocking stuffer. Shop for one of a kind goods and meet all the local makers, including us! ADMISSION IS FREE!

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      The Truth About Microbeads September 27 2015

      Ever wonder what those colourful little beads in your face scrub and body wash are? There's been a lot of media about microbeads and #banthebead has been trending throughout North America - but how can these tiny little specs be such a bad thing? 

      Looking at the bigger picture we've learned how detrimental microbeads are in our interconnected ecosystem. 


      Top 5 Amazing Health Benefits of Pomegranates July 16 2015 1 Comment

      It’s no secret that SCRUB simply loves pomegranates. Apart from being irresistibly sweet and delicious, this superfood has been used for centuries because of its unique nutritional qualities and health benefits. Pomegranates are great for your body and equally amazingly nutricious for your skin! Check out our list of the top five health benefits of pomegranates and see why we’re obsessed!

       


      Scrub, Inspired by you! July 09 2015

      We want to hear from YOU! Got an idea for our next fresh scrub? Now is the time for have your voice heard and win big, so here is the deal:
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      Get creative and share with us your scrub inspired recipe. Maybe it's your favourite summer berry, wild herbs you have growing in your back yard, or a flower that reminds you of your childhood. It's your scrub, your inspiration.

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      Don't forget to get social! Tag @ScrubInspired and use the contest hashtag #MyScrubInspired to officially enter - no limit on number of entries - and make sure you like us on Facebook, Instagram, and/or follow us on twitter!


      NEW STORE: La Quaintrelle Boutique January 23 2015

           

      We're excited to announce that La Quaintrelle Boutique in North Sydney, Cape Breton will now be carrying our full line of scrubs! We couldn't be more pleased to have our scrubs on this cute boutique's shelves.

      Bursting with personality, Meghan the owner has styled her shop to perfection. From a vintage door desk, to an eclectic array of old ladders, shelves, and cabinets - this boutique is warm and welcoming to anyone who enters its doors.

      A quaintrelle is defined as “a woman who emphasizes a life of passion expressed through personal style, leisurely pastimes, charm, and cultivation of life’s pleasures.”   

      La Quaintrelle is a breath of fresh air in Cape Breton, as it offers vintage clothing and accessories with style and personality. Explore it's collections to find something that suits your character and personal style.

      Our scrubs are the perfect addition, along side Lily Lake Knits, Jac-Out-Of-The-Box Jewelry, and other local artisan companies. And, they have a pretty great stance on sustainability, that falls right in line with the environmentally conscious company we are.

                                      

      With two options to shop; you can visit their online store, or their storefront location at 299 Commercial Street in North Sydney, Cape Breton.

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      November: Ottawa Christmas Craft Shows November 18 2014

       

      Ravines Christmas Bizarre

      SATURDAY, NOV. 8th

      • Location: Ravines Retirement home
      • 10am - 2pm
      • Live in the Nepean area? Stop by to this big ol' Christmas Bazaar at the Revines Retirement home. It's open to the residence, family and the community. And of course SCRUB will be there with out new Christmas scrub and gift baskets!

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      Statistics Canada United Way Craft Sale

      WEDNESDAY, NOV. 19th

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      National Resources Canada Christmas Craft Sale

      THURSDAY, NOV. 20th

      • Location: NRCan 580 Booth Street, Ottawa ON
      • 9:30am - 3:30pm
      • Annual Christmas craft sale for all the NRCan employees and local area. Join SCRUB and local artisan vendors to finally get some of your Christmas shopping done early! :)

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        Home, Heart, and Handmade

        SATURDAY, NOV. 22nd

        • Location: Glebe Community Centre
        • 10am - 4pm
        • Heart, Home & Handmade is a semi-annual boutique event created to showcase some of Ottawa and area's talented handmade designers. It's a modern twist on the conventional craft fair. Shop for one of a kind goods and meet all the local makers, including us! ADMISSION IS FREE! For more info click here.

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        United Way Artisan Fair

        MONDAY, NOV 24th

        • Location: 110 Laurier Ave W
        • 10am - 2pm
        • A fantastic Christmas craft show by the City of Ottawa to raise money for United Way!

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        Christmas Bazaar

        SATURDAY, NOV. 29th

        • Location: Bethany Hope Centre
        • 9am - 2pm
        • Come out to the bazaar to support our members of The Parent Enterprise Program and many other community members here at the BHC. Baked goods, warm beverages, handmade crafts, children's activities and much more!

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        Yelp Totally Bazaar

        SATURDAY, NOV. 29th

        • Location: Algonquin College
        • 11am - 3pm
        • That's right, Yelp is organizing our FIRST EVER handpicked holiday market that will cross everyone off your holiday shopping list. Local artisans are bringing you the best in handmade products including chic clothing, perfect pet products, all natural skincare, hand crafted cards and signs, accessories, unique jewelry, baked goods, and more!

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        The Savoir Faire - Chrismas Market

        SUNDAY, NOV. 30th

        • Location: Aydelu Centre, Alymer
        • 10:30am - 4:30pm
        • The Art & Crafts Savoir Faire was born out of a necessity to bring art and crafty goodness to our local community. The first of its kind in our quaint town of Aylmer, we are hoping it will be embraced and loved for providing original and quality handmade wares and art.  http://thesavoirfaire.ca/

        November: Cape Breton Christmas Craft Shows! (2014 dates) November 04 2014 3 Comments

        The leaves have come and gone, a cozy knit sweater just won't cut it anymore ... winter is coming. The Holiday season is here and it's one of our favorites! Cuddle up with a good movie, hot chocolate, and enjoy the festivities of the season.

        SCRUB has a lot of amazing Christmas craft shows and fairs coming up in Cape Breton, and we want you to join us! (You can see a complete list of our events here.)

        Scrubs make for perfect Christmas gift. Everyone has skin, and not only is it important to take care of it, it can be fun too! With many different types of all natural scrubs to choose from, there is something for everyone on your Christmas list. Plus with prices starting at $10, you can't go wrong. :)

         

        Cape Breton Christmas Shows

         

        Ladies Night Out Christmas Gala for Cystic Fibrosis

        FRIDAY, NOV. 7th

        • Location: Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
        • 6:30pm to 10pm
        • A much deserved night out with friends and family just ahead of the the holiday season, sprinkled with a side of community spirit, forms the base of a new fundraiser under the guidance of the Cape Breton Chapter of Cystic Fibrosis Canada ... read more.

        Home Crafters of Cape Breton presents: Christmas Festival Craft Show and Sale

        FRIDAY NOV. 7th - SUNDAY NOV. 9th

          • Location: Centre 200
          • Friday Nov. 7th: 4pm - 9pm
            Saturday Nov. 8th: 10am - 8pm
            Sunday Nov. 9th: 12pm - 5pm
          • It's the Cape Breton Christmas show of the year - and you don't want to miss out! Three days of Christmas extraordinaire featuring local Cape Breton artisans, crafters, bakers, and more.

          Christmas at the Port

          FRIDAY, NOV. 21st - SATURDAY, NOV. 22nd

          • Location: Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion - Port of Sydney
          • Friday from 4pm - 9pm. Saturday from 10am - 8pm
          • Featuring local talent, food vendors, crafts, and more! Providing a unique experience for people of all ages in our community. FREE to the public.

           


          Let's get #local June 12 2014

          This past weekend we had the amazing opportunity to be involved in Shopify's Maker's Market! Essentially, they reached out to local vendors and got a place together in the #BywardMarket for people to peruse and discover the treats people who live just down the street make. 

           

          Here are some awesome photos! 

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          Send us your SCRUB pictures! January 25 2014 2 Comments

          We absolutely love when our customer's love our scrubs as much as we do - it's probably the biggest compliment we could ever recieve. And even more than that we love when you take some kick-ass pictures of our scrubs. One of our biggest fans (looking to you Danette!) took some pretty fabulous pictures last week, I just have to share them with all of you.

          Since our products & company are inspired by the beautiful coast of Cape Breton, it's perfect that she took these pictures with inspiration from the ocean. Thanks again Danette for your awesome pictures and how you continue to inspire us to keep doing what we are doing :)

           

          You can send them directly us at hello@scrubinspired.com or post them to Facebook/Instagram/Twitter - just be sure to use this hashtag…

           

          #SCRUBinspired

           


          Do you SCRUB with your right hand or your left hand? ;) November 22 2013 1 Comment

           


          Hello & Welcome to SCRUB Inspired! November 01 2013 1 Comment

          SCRUB Inspired all natural ingredients

          We are so excited to launch our website and get our business off the ground! We are very crafty people by nature, and are always creating something new or redefining something to make it our own. We are passionate about using natural ingredients in everything in our life and it has inspired us to create a line of products made exclusively from ingredients found in nature. SCRUB inspired is home made body, face, and hand scrubs that are so natural you can eat!

           

          So what's your flavour? Sea salt, sugar, coffee, grapefruit, or maybe a little zest? We have it all and so much more! Check our full line of scrubs here.

           

          Who is behind SCRUB Inspired?

          Jessica McNeil & Kiersten Hanly of SCRUB Inspired

          SCRUB Inspired is located in the heart of Ottawa and is run by a (sometimes kilted) power duo, Jess & Kiersten. The cool & chic Jessica McNeil is proud Cape Bretoner, and spends her days as a passionate marketer at OAK Computing. The beautiful Miss Kiersten Hanly is known by many as "the every woman" and is a Business Dev extraordinaire at Shopify.

           

          If you would like to host a SCRUB Inspired party, or would like to contact us - shoot an email to hello (at) scrubinspired (dot) com & we'll get back to you as soon as possible.