Along with the basics, Generation Green is loaded with unique and specialty items. You wouldn’t believe how many times customers come to the till saying “I’ve been looking for this everywhere!” or “This works amazingly!”. So here’s a little blurb about some items I hear about the most from costumers or that are exclusive to Winnipeg at Generation Green.
Made in Selkirk, Manitoba, That Stuff for Pain is a natural pain relief made with a blend of menthol and essential oils. Despite some popular belief, menthol is totally safe to use is cosmetics and only rates a 1 in the Skin Deep database at ewg.org. Customers so regularly come by and just rave about how well it works! Even people with chronic pain who have seen a doctor for years find relief from it. And just this week we are finally able to give refills of it! If you bring your container back for a refill you get 10% off (and double green points!).
A majority of our kitchen utensils and supplies are made of bamboo. Bamboo is an incredibly efficient self-sustaining resource growing back waaaay faster than trees, meanwhile while providing 35% more oxygen. There are tons of more benefits to bamboo you can read online! We carry 3 sizes of bamboo tongs at the store, our most popular being our mini tongs. We sell many of these in one day a lot of people saying they use them to pull toast and pop-tarts out of their toasters and just today I had a customer tell me he had been looking for something for this “forever”! They have tons of other funky uses if you get creative! They can also be great for serving snacks to a group of people or for a to-go homemade lunch!
We sell Glyde condoms here at generation green… these are exclusive to our store in Winnipeg! We stocked these after we realized how tough it is to find an eco-friendly condom. Glyde condoms are fairly made with natural latex, free from casein, talc, and other chemicals! They strongly emphasise their fair labor and sustainable cultivation. Most condoms found in drugstores are chalk full of chemicals, unfair labour, or animal testing. Be consistent in your natural life and take it all the way to bed!
Our Ganesha’s Garden incense is one of our top-selling products every month! Ganesha’s Garden makes all natural incense. Most incense you would buy somewhere else is full of fragrances and I’ve even heard the shed can be made out of animal dung and all types of random things! This causes for an overpowering and headache-inducing smell along with a smoky black burn. Our Ganesha incense’s shed is botanically based made from dried up wood shed from different kinds of trees and scented with only essential oils; this causes the smoke to burn a white-grey color and the smell to be gentle.
Chaga is a unique type of mushroom with all kinds of amazing health benefits. It is unique from other mushrooms as it is quite dense. Chaga is one of the most nutrient-dense foods on earth and is actually referred to in Chinese culture as “King of Plants”, which is saying a lot considering their use of all types of plant and herbal remedies. Chaga is a powerful anti-oxidant, anti-stress, anti-aging, anti-bacterial. It is good for your digestive system and even works in preventing cancer. We sell it as tea in chunks and ground (which you reuse 3-5 times), or there is an option of buying it as a tincture. So no matter what it is you’re struggling with… Chaga would probably help! You can read more on the benefits of Chaga here.
Swell bottles fly off the shelves at Generation Green! They recently came out with tons of new, fun styles which we have stocked in store. Swell bottles are not only popular for their chic look, but Swell actually plants a tree for every bottle sold and donates parts of their sales to organizations that provide clean water to countries that are lacking. Swell is made with a special thermal technology so it keeps cold drinks cold for 24 hours, and hot drinks hot for 12 hours (and it really does!). Like the label says its “sophisticated enough for the boardroom and tough enough for a mountain hike”.
Article written by: Savannah Costen