The Health and Happiness Benefits of Mountains

The Health and Happiness Benefits of Mountains

At first glimpse, mountains are simply just rock: tall and beautiful features of the land that are scattered across the globe. But these landforms are much more than just beautiful masses of rock. Mountains are an important part of the ecosystem, and hold a multitude of benefits for both our physical and mental health. Our mountain matchstick collection was inspired by these gentle giants. A piece of the serene Rocky Mountains is bottled into each jar, ready for you to light and release into your own home, wherever it may be.

The Environmental: Did you know that mountains cover less than a quarter of Canada, but are home to about half of our biodiversity? That’s right- the mountains are dense with Flora and Fauna, and provide so many important habitats! In addition, mountains provide up to 80% of the world’s freshwater resources. It’s safe to say that without the mountains, plants, animals and humans would not be able to thrive the way we do.

Physical Health: Being in the mountains is great for your health. Living in high altitude areas actually can improve your heart health! Mountain air is also great for your lungs, and is typically less polluted than city air. Many people like to ski, snowboard, hike or bike in the mountains. This too can do wonders for your physical health. With so many things to do in the mountains, there are many options to choose from when looking to live an active lifestyle!

Mental Health: To put it simply, the mountains are tranquil. Taking in a serene mountain landscape can be calming, reduce stress, and make you feel more connected to nature. In addition, enjoying activities such as hiking or skiing in the mountains is a great way to release endorphins and promote relaxation! 

We love the mountains, and are lucky that our business operates in such a gorgeous province! We hope that our new line of mountain apothecary matchstick jars are able to capture some of that beauty and calm for you. We have 4 earth-tones available in this collection: brown, burgundy, green and indigo. Each matchstick jar is labeled with a unique mountain scene, designed and crafted with love by our team. ❤️

With love,

Team Matchstick Boutique

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