Discover Canadian Makers with Locate the Local

 

I’m sure by now, you’ve come to see that we’re all about loving on our locals, so when I was gifted with this amazing box full of Canadian-made goodies – I was incredibly excited to say the least!

Locate the Local is a quarterly box subscription company that curates and ships gift boxes filled with 4-6 full-sized,  small-batch products from across Canada.  You can expect to find a mixture of edibles, household items, beauty & wellness products, and more from all across this beautiful country of ours! Geared towards women, this box also includes neutral items for the kiddos and guys in your world (my littles love the marshmallows and hubby’s all about the bee pollen!)

Alison, the owner of Locate the Local, has a vision to support Canadian small businesses in a unique way. After realizing many of the subscription boxes currently on the market are American based, she was inspired to create something proud to be Canadian.  “I felt that the Canadian products and small businesses here were really under-represented, and it’s a great way to try new products.” We have some truly talented makers, not only our home-province of BC, but across the country and this box is such a special way to highlight and support them!

As I opened my very first Locate the Local box, the first thing I noticed was the amazing smell – a fresh citrus, summertime scent!   Suitably, inside were items perfect for summer days: organic marshmallows, lavender caramels, bee pollen, a fast dry eco-friendly cloth, non-deet bug spray, coconut body balm, hair serum, and lemongrass bath soak – Now you want one too, don’t you?

 

Each box comes with a “maker’s information” card describing the products included and contact information for each company. What a fun way to discover new Canadian businesses, try out their products, and treat yourself at the same time! I think it’s time we really start to value knowing who makes the products we use every day, and making a shift in our shopping habits to supporting local! I absolutely love this box, love the companies involved, and can’t wait to see the next!

To help you discover new, local brands we’ve teamed up with Locate the Local to offer 10% off anything on their website (this includes past boxes and their special MANitoba versions too!) Head over to their website and use the discount code below:

LOCATE THE LOCAL – WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK
10 % OFF CODE: LOVINGLOCAL

{photos are our own}

 

July box companies included:

Tout de Sweet Confections, BC
www.toutdesweet.ca
@toutdessweetvic

Beeproject Apiaries, MB
www.beeproject.ca
@beeprojectca

Five + Pines, AB
www.fivepluspines.etsy.com
@fivepluspines

Jack Pine Naturals, SK
www.etsy.com/shop/jackpinenaturals
@jackpinenaturals

Red Lemon Natural Living, BC
www.red-lemon.ca
@red.lemon.natural

 

Interview with Alison of Locate the Local on CTV News