from the earth - for the earth THE GREEN GODDESS CAMPAIGN
SHOP THE COLLECTIVE
I believe in simplicity....boring names for the products, bare bone labels (but you can compost them) and minimal, not so fancy containers. I don't want to wow you with a 'look' I want you to be wowed by the product. By choosing simplicity in the packaging, I can focus on the magic of handcrafting and it is another way to ensure savings for you.
ETHICALLY SOURCED INGREDIENTS Purchased through Canadian Small Business Owners
I will not compromise on the ingredients. 100% natural, certified organic, fair trade, ethically sourced and purchased from small Canadian business owners.
Products are created fresh (nothing sitting on the shelf waiting to be bought) and individually measured to ensure you receive the same quality product each time you order (some products like the body butter and lip balm start with small batch bases finishing with individually measured).
Spotlight on Sunflower Seed Oil
This light and nutritious natural seed oil is high in Vitamin E and great for skin care. It’s botanical name is Helianthus annuus, and the oil is obtained through the cold pressed method, preserving nutrients. This pale-yellow to yellow oil has high amounts of Vitamins A, B, D and E, minerals, lecithin, insulin, and unsaturated fatty acids.
why it's one of my favourite ingredients
Sunflower oil slowly absorbs into your skin, unlike the very popular but quick penetrating sweet almond oil.. This makes it a great choice for massage oils and scented rollers (you use less which means your product will last longer and that equals saving money). It is beneficial to both dry and oily skin complexions as it gently moisturizes the skin without leaving an oily sheen and sunflower oil is rich in Vitamin E, higher in content than any other vegetable oil. It offers a protective coating that can help prevent infection and inflammation, as well as as an aid in treating acne.
THE SHOPPING LIST
As the Shoppers' Club grows so will the 100% natural products offered for purchase. If you would love to see a product on this list, please feel free to submit your ideas. We already have some products in the testing phase (for more information on our testing, please scroll down to end of page), and some of our client requests in the research mode. Every product that is available through the Shoppers' Club has been thoroughly researched and tested before being accepted.
100% NATURAL HANDCRAFTED HARD SOAPS
limited number available (as our customer base grows the selection will be greater) as the soap is created at the beginning of the month to allow the bars to go through a 3 week curing process. Even though many crafters using the hot process method, choose not to cure their soaps for extended periods of time, I have found the 3 week waiting period allows the soap to truly harden which means it will last longer, saving you money. I also understand, through research, curing time allows for the ph level to drop further which makes it a great choice for sensitive skin. Soap bars are approx. 5 oz. each and they will change every month. If you have a favourite that you would like to keep using an option is to special order an uncut rustic brick at the price listed below.
I use my handcrafted hard soaps for my body, face and hair. To have my soap bars last longer, I cut them in 3's and use a loofah slice to rest the bar of soap on for air drying (it just seems to work better than a conventional or wood soap dish). The loofah slices are easy to clean when there becomes too much soap build up (just take the loofah slice and run under the tab and once wet use it to clean your sink with the soap build up, rinse clean under the water and place your soap back on).
Ingredients - saponified oils of certified organic fair trade extra virgin olive oil from Spain and certified organic fair trade RBD coconut oil from the Phillipines, distilled water, saponified certified organic fair trade refined shea butter from Ghana, may include herbs and essential oils
Summer Fresh Soap - infused with peppermint and lime essential oils (not recommended for children under 6) $5
Campers Soap - infused with lemongrass, orange, eucalyptus and citronella essential oils to help ward off those biting bugs (not recommended for children under 10) $5
Family Safe Soap - no scent added* (my preference for RBD coconut oil and refined shea butter eliminates the overpowering scents of these 2 ingredients making this a great soap for the scent sensitive and switching the distilled water to aloe vera juice creates a bar safe for the sensitive skin of babies and cancer patients) $5
Loofah Slice Soap Rest - $1
Purchase an uncut rustic brick of soap (approx. 60 oz.) and save money. Great for large families, gift giving, bridal and baby showers, resale (resale is an option with the understanding my business information must be visible after the full list of ingredients as it is typed above. $45.00
*I never use the word unscented as it implies you will receive a product that is has no scent at all (that can only be obtained by using a synthetic ingredient to mask all of the ingredient scents). To lessen the scent of certain products I use an RBD coconut oil and refined Shea butter where the strong scent has been toned down but keeps all of the important nutrient values.
As a zero waste business, glass and paper are my go-to's for my products and as a supporter of Canadian small businesses, I strive to find the best products at the most affordable prices. All packaging is purchased from Canadian family run or sole proprietor small business owners (no cross border or big box purchasing).
The brown glass bottles (used for their ability to protect the ingredients unlike clear glass) are from Voyageur Soap and Candle Supply in British Columbia, mason jars from Bernardin located in Brantford Ontario, paper bags and accessories from Greenmunch located in Alberta.
Want to save more money on your products, let me know you are returning the original container from a previous purchase (with lid) for me to recycle and I will subtract the cost of container (you only pay for the ingredients).
THE NATURAL FACE, BODY & HAIR
Basic Body Butter 100 g (3.5 oz brown glass jar.)- A favourite of friends and clients, a little goes a long way (available in lavender, lemongrass, summer fresh (pink grapefruit & lime) patchouli & sweet orange & no scent added) - certified organic sunflower seed oil from Spain, certified organic fair trade refined shea butter from Ghana, vitamin E, essential oils - $10 ($8 w. prior purchased container return)
Deodorant (Baking Soda Free) 30 g (1 oz brown glass jar.) - After years of using a baking soda base deodorant my left pit started to get red raw patches and no matter how much I tried to find that PH balance the rawness never went away so I created a deodorant that was baking soda free. Within a week of using, the rash subsided.(available in no scent added, fresh and clean (lemon, lavender and rosemary), summer fresh (pink grapefruit and lime), patchouli & sweet orange) - certified organic and fair trade organic RBD coconut oil from the Phillipines, certified organic and fair trade refined shea butter from Ghana, food grade diatomaceous earth from Kitchener-Waterloo Ontario, ethically sourced arrowroot starch from Hope Eco Farms Aylmer Ontario essential oils. $5 ($3.25 w. prior purchased container return)
Deodorant Spray - My summer go-to deodorant. I ride and walk and sweat so I find it much easier to use than my cool weather paste. The spray has been tested and works great on hairy and hair-less pits (did you know that pit hairs actually act like a natural moisture absorption).
Skin Conditioning Serum for Your Face 28 ml (1 oz.) - This has been my morning go to for over 2 years. After the first 3 months, I stopped breaking out on my face and after 6 months I didn't need to follow with a face cream. 1 bottle lasts me 6 months (that's 14 cents a day). The funny thing is, I don't make it.. My dear friend Monique (Aunt Birds) handcrafts this beautiful serum following the same standards as I do and its priced right so it just makes sense to share it instead of recreating it. - carrot seed oil, apricot kernel oil, evening primrose oil, avocado oil, jojoba oil, calendula oil, blend of essential oils - $25
Herbal Steam Facial - 113 g (4 oz. mason jar) - once a week, I like to indulge in a steam facial. Lavender is my go-to but if you have oily skin, lemongrass might be what you need. I could add a whole bunch of other herbs but because I love simplicity, I realize that there is no need to overdo things. This will give you 4 steam facials and if you time it right, you can use that same water, add a little bit of baking soda and you have a perfect setting for hand washing your delicates (bras and undies) - sustainable sourced dried herbs - lemongrass $7 ($5.50 w. prior purchase container return) lavender $9 ($7.50 w. prior purchased container return)
Lip Balm - 15 ml (5 oz. brown glass jar) Reminiscent of Burt's Bees before being taken over by Clorox, provides great protection during all 4 seasons - certified organic beeswax pellets from Canada, certified organic and fair trade RBD coconut oil from the Phillipines, certified organic sunflower seed oil from Spain, Vitamin E, essential oils of rosemary and peppermint - $4 ($2.75 w. prior purchased container return)
Bath Soda - 8 oz. mason jar - I started using this product about a year ago and within 3 months, I no longer needed to use any kind of lotion on my body. 2 Tbsp. in my bath water once a week, soaking for approx. 20 minutes and my body has balance my ph levels making my skin silky smooth and eliminating the need for any body lotions or oils. Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) is the main ingredient but the ethically sourced product I use is high quality industrial grade (you cannot bake with it) which makes it superior in its use. - sustainable and ethically sourced sodium bicarbonate from Canada, dried herbs/fruit and essential oils. - $10 ($8.50 w. prior purchased container return)
4 in 1 Oil for the bath, face, body and hair- 4 oz brown glass bottle - a bath oil that is also a simple and effective face, body and hair oil - certified organic sunflower seed oil from Spain, essential oils - $6 ($5 w. prior purchased container return)
Sugar Shower Scrub - 4 oz. mason jar - A perfect simple exfoliating scrub for the summer. - certified organic cane sugar from Brazil, certified organic and fair trade sunflower oil, handcrafted liquid soap base (distilled water, saponified certified organic and fair trade RBD coconut and sunflower oil, citric acid), essential oils. - $6 ($4.75 w. prior purchased container return)
THE NATURAL FAMILY
After Sun Care Bug Repellent Hand Sanitizer Hand Sanitizer (Child-Friendly) Lip Balm
THE NATURAL PET
Deodorizing Powder - Tucker, my Newfoundland rescue, loved it when he got a blast of this between shampoos. It meant that he was going to get an awesome rub while I worked in the powder to reach through his thick fur. By the time I was done, he was one happy guy and he smelled awesome.
THE NATURAL HOME
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