Stress-less Holiday Shopping Guides

We want to make your Holiday Shopping as simple as we possibly can!

We have put together a few gift guides featuring amazing products with even better deals to help you enjoy the holidays stress-free this year :).

Got some stockings to fill this year? Check out our Stocking Suffer Ideas!

Got a Secret Santa coming up?! Here are some really amazing Gifts under $25 to help you find that perfect gift for the perfect price!


Got someone in your life that’s doing a Ketogenic Diet this Christmas season? WELL, look no further!

2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guides

Got Holiday Shopping on the to-do list? Love Holiday Shopping and finding your loved ones the perfect gifts? Hate Holiday Shopping and all the stress surrounding it? Procrastinating Holiday Shopping? 😉 Whatever the case, we’ve got an awesome solution for YOU!   We’d love to help you get your shopping done quickly, easily and stress-free with great deals on top products to suit anyone on your list’s wishes!!


Holiday Gift Ideas

Holiday Gift Ideas List

We want to help you get your Holiday Shopping done with EASE this year.
Check out our Holiday Gift Ideas List for inspiration.

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Vitamix 101 – What’s all the Hype about?



Have you heard people rave about their Vitamix Blender?
Are you yet to be convinced? Well, allow us to enlighten you a bit.

Whether you’re a smoothie-lover, a soup-lover, a Bulletproof Coffee lover, a chef extraordinaire or even a mega kitchen-hater… A Vitamix Blender could be a real game changer for you!

What makes them so amazing?

Simplicity is key.


  • No extra containers, attachments, or blades to worry about.  Just one awesome, versatile package.

Easy to adjust dial and controls.


  • The controls on Vitamix blenders are so straight forward and easy to follow – with speed options on one side, and preset smoothie, dessert, soup, puree & self-cleaning settings on the other!

Controlled power.


  • These amazing blenders have the capacity to mix just about anything, not because they have the highest possible horsepower (although they do pack a punch – up to 2hp!), but because their components work together effortlessly to blend whatever you desire, smoothly.

Handles heat – Can actually heat soup!!


  • Vitamix Blenders are perfect for blending up already warm ingredients – such as a Bulletproof Coffee – and they can actually heat up soup ingredients from cold using heat created by speed and friction.

Full Warranty Guarantee!


  • In addition to the the fact that Vitamix Blenders are highly durable, this amazing company offers a fantastic warranty guarantee for up to 7 years after initial purchase! Understanding that this machine is quite an investment, the lengthy warranty that Vitamix guarantees can help put a wary purchaser’s mind at ease!

Self Cleaning in just 60 seconds!


Starting tomorrow, August 26th we are having a huge sale on Vitamix Blenders!

Save $25 off of our already low price on the Vitamix models that we carry! That’s $125.00 total savings!!

 If you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to call us at the store at 250-590-5524 or send us an email at


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Luna Sandals – THE Ultimate Adventure Shoe

Luna Sandals

At Health Essentials, we’re crazy about the outdoors. Whether it’s super sunny outside like it has been this August, or it’s crazy rainy like it tends to be from time to time on the Wet West Coast 😉 … We just can’t get enough fresh air!  Perhaps as much as we love being outside, we love spending time barefoot, which is why Luna Sandals are one of our year round footwear essentials.

It can be hard to navigate on some outdoor terrains without a little protection for our soles, especially since most of us are so used to having worn shoes our whole lives.  Luna Sandals are the perfect medium between protection and freedom.  

What are Luna Sandals?

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Luna Sandals were created by a man named Ted MacDonald – aka: “Barefoot Ted” – whose journey of learning how to run pain-free led him to the concept of barefoot running. Running and moving without the impeding modern day “technology” of conventional shoes can have amazing benefits for our body, and actually reduce risk of pain and injury. Our bodies were meant to move – just not the way most modern day footwear forces them to.

Luna Sandals were inspired by traditional cultural styles of sandals, much like those in the Tarahumara natives of Mexico. On a trip to run a 50-mile Ultra Marathon in the Copper Canyons, Barefoot Ted became friends with a man named Manuel Luna, who made him his first pair of “huarache” sandals out of tire rubber and rope (see above). And thus, the name Luna Sandals came to be – inspired by and named after a true Tarahumara native.

Why we LOVE them.

We find ourselves regressing back to what our ancestors did and how traditional cultures lived again, and again when it comes to virtually all aspects of natural health and wellness. Allowing our bodies to express their natural biology seems to be the key to human vitality. Humans were created to move like humans, and Luna sandals allow our natural movement to be expressed to the fullest, while still providing protection.

Luna Sandals are a line of highly durable, adventure sandals that allow your ENTIRE foot to feel like it’s free!

This sandal is amazing for the heat – letting your feet fully breathe.
They are also fantastic for rainy weather – allowing water to wick away from the foot and rubber sole of the shoe.. puddle free!

There are different styles available for all types of weather conditions, terrain and preference, but they all keep the same simple concept in mind: Allowing your feet to act like the strong foundational bases that they are, allows your body to be aligned and supported properly.


One of our very favourite, and perhaps one of the most versatile Luna Sandal styles that we carry is The Leadville Pacer. Equipped with a 9mm Vibram rubber sole, and aggressive tread that is designed to help you navigate any terrain, this sandal is perfect for even the most adventurous types.





Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Need a gift to thank your dad with?

Here are some great ideas!


Our Chemex handblown glass mugs would make a great gift!

What’s special about these mugs is that they are made from non-porous borosilicate glass. This special scientifically designed glass ensures only the natural flavour of your hot beverage is enjoyed. These mugs would make a beautiful and unique addition to any coffee/tea lover’s collection!


Our bison tallow soap is the manliest of all soaps, made from grass-fed bison tallow from upisland in Black Creek! This soap is super moisturizing, silky, and lasts forever.
It comes in some great scents (+ “masculine”) too!


Any dad would appreciate a Squatty Potty!
Did you know that sitting on the toilet actually makes a kink in your colon, blocking the flow of waste? The Squatty Potty fixes that, it helps you poop like a pro! It elevates your feet to help you get in the optimal position to completely eliminate. Humans are designed to squat, our ancestors didn’t have the modern invention of the toilet! It also conveniently and neatly stores under your toilet when not in use.
It is made from 100% natural renewable bamboo and has an adjustable height!



Does your dad’s beard or moustache need some attention? Get him some beard oil or moustache wax for Father’s Day!!
These products are made locally by Sunstone Aromatherapy and Massage Studio and contain only the best natural and high quality ingredients.



Last but not least, spoil your dad with merino!! Icebreaker merino wool is probably the best clothing ever created.. 100% merino wool, sustainable, thermoregulating, no itch, anti-odor.. can’t go wrong!


Can’t make it into the store? Order these online

Health Essentials Quarterly Box

We are now offering quarterly boxes! These are boxes sent out every season filled with hand-picked items just for you.

Each box is valued at around $150 and is curated by the Health Essentials team to help cultivate your extraordinary life.

It is your choice to subscribe seasonally or annually. For those subscribing annually you will receive a special extra gift in each box!

Spring Box, sent out March 31st 2016:

The Spring box is all about cleansing, renewal, and getting your body healthy for all the Spring and Summer fun coming up.

Summer Box, sent out May 31st 2016:

The Summer box is all about energy, hydration, and items that will help support you with all your outdoor activities and fun in the sun.

Fall Box, Sent out August 31st 2016:

The Fall box will help support your immune system and body as the weather gets colder and we prepare for the winter.

Winter Box, Sent out November 30th 2016:

The Winter box will help keep you warm and nourished throughout the winter and holiday season with digestive support, warming nutrients, and major organ supports such as liver and skin.

Subscribe for the Summer box here.

Subscribe for the year here, 4 boxes.

What You’ve Missed:


This was our Spring 2016 Box. Items included:

Progressive’s VegeGreens – VegeGreens is a combination of over 60 land, sea, and cruciferous vegetables, as well as super green foods, EFAs, pre and probiotics, enzymes and herbal co-factors. New coconut pineapple flavour!!

Party Smart – This handy capsule supports your liver for a “better morning”.

Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics – The world’s most popular premium probiotic supplement. Restore that healthy gut bacteria and improve digestion.

Honey Candles 100% Beeswax Candle – Who doesn’t love candlelight? 100% beeswax candles don’t only give off a beautiful glow and scent, but can help clean the air too.

Renew Life First Cleanse Kit – Cleanse, renew, and detox your system with this gentle cleanse, perfect for first-timers!

Relaxus Spa Bath Brush – Body brushes help to remove dead skin cells and toxins and promote the growth of new skin cells!

Island Bison Tallow Soap – This rich silky soap is made on Vancouver Island from ethically raised grass-fed bison.

Willow Springs Emu Oil Lip Balm – Emu oil has amazing moisturizing abilities.. especially in a lip balm!

Samples – Routine natural deodorant + Veeva scent wand