Clean Cosmetics – How Far Have We Come?

I don’t know if I can thoroughly express the pivotal change in my life when I began learning about conventional cosmetics and the potential health implications they can have.  It was definitely an overwhelming, and scary realization that this could possibly be true.  I then set out in search of alternatives and was so fortunate to discover a few local manufacturers that could answer my questions, and in turn I could begin to trust.

My health, as I’m sure yours, is most important to me and I’m not willing to knowingly compromise it, especially when I have a choice!  It’s been said that by the time a woman heads out the front door, she has spritzed, sudsed, and slathered herself in more than 127 different chemicals, many of them more toxic than beautifying.

After the book came out “There’s Lead In Your Lipstick” by eco-expert Gillian Deacon, many women started questioning if the health conditions, including cancer were possibly related to the unimaginable amount of toxins, parabens, hormone disrupters and synthetic chemicals they had allowed  into their bodies through the use of conventional products.  We naively trust that there are regulations and systems in place to protect us but unfortunately those systems are only about regulating the “safe amounts” of the known hazardous ingredient into a specific product. As far as my research and knowledge, there has never been a study that shows the “safety” of the possible 127 chemicals taken in at one time.

Our skin is our largest organ (yes, it’s an organ!!) and it’s absorbing all that we put on it, which ends up in our blood stream! 

EWG (The Environmenal Working Group) has compiled an electronic database (the skindeep database) of ingredient labels for body care products and cross-linked these ingredients with large databases describing chemical toxicity and then rates them on the hazards.  This is a great resource when you are starting out, or expanding your knowledge on potentially harmful chemicals.  They rate the ingredients/products on a scale of viagra doesnt work quitting avodart http://www.thefoodmission.com/15513-synthroid-coupon-2014/ follow sample conclusion paragraph for a research paper what does cialis do to men thesis abstract wiki buy clomiphene citrate online expository essay on failure https://awesomeamsterdam.com/fun-topics-for-presentation/ www.healthy man viagra term paper warehouse custom writing discount code Healthworldbiz vipps viagra online write a short essay on my favourite book academic papers for sale viagra super force for sale click macbeth essays on ambition http://www.danhostel.org/papers/buy-student-essays/11/ here press release writing service go get link structure research project 1-2 Low Hazard, 3-6 Moderate and 7-10 High Hazard…look up fragrance and it’s an “8” score! Eliminating “fragrance” in my opinion,  is the place to start if you start anywhere!

About FRAGRANCE: The word “fragrance” or “parfum” on the product label represents an undisclosed mixture of various scent chemicals and ingredients used as fragrance dispersants such as diethyl phthalate. Fragrance mixes have been associated with allergies, dermatitis, respiratory distress and potential effects on the reproductive system.

Thankfully, we have options!  It may take some work to find them, but I see more and more companies beginning to make some changes.  It is however up to us as consumers to continue to DEMAND that our health not be compromised by the ingredients manufacturers CHOOSE to use! How? We simply don’t continue to support them!

Pure Anada Cosmetics has been my go to as a trusted source for safe cosmetics and skincare products.  They are a manufacturer in Modern, Manitoba and have been influential in setting the bar in my opinion, for transparency and proving natural cosmetics can stand up to conventional products.

Candace Grenier is the creator behind Pure Anada and has taken the company from home hobby to a leader in eco-certified organic cosmetic manufacturing in Canada!  FYI – only approximately 5% of cosmetic companies actually manufacture their own products and there appears to be some sort of trade secret protection when it comes to fragrance and flavour. Yet another reason Pure Anada became a company I chose to support and trust for the past 7 years!

Of course we’re not just talking makeup here!  The cosmetic umbrella includes shampoo, conditioner, hair styling products, toothpaste, deodorants, lotions, scrubs, face cleansers, bar soap, moisturizers, shaving cream, lip balm, nail polish, diaper cream, nipple cream, massage oils & MORE!!!

At Generation Green we know how overwhelming and confusing all the information out there can be, not to mention how “greenwashing” (FYI: those bunny ears on products only mean they didn’t test it on an animal, not that it’s safe), same goes for the words “natural” and “organic” (no regulating on those words!) BUT, WE ARE HERE TO HELP!! It’s one step at a time and one change at a time!  It started with cosmetics as my focus and grew into Generation Green over almost 7 years!  We are still learning, still growing but the more we know, the better we can make informed choices!

 

Guys Going Green

Our new location will allow us to expand our product lines. One of the areas that we felt really needed some more focus was our mens section.  So guys, (or those of you that buy for the men in your life) we’ve have some amazing green personal care options for you!

New & Noteworthy Products:

Wise Mens Care –  Simple & Natural Men’s Care Products Designed for Conscious Living.

Wise products are made in Montreal, QC with the intention of not only offering natural alternatives for men, but with a focus on sustainability. “Care for yourself & care for the planet” is what Wise Mens Care says.  Their products are available in a reusable glass container or a recyclable refill package!

We will be stocking their Birch Bark shampoo, which is created from a sustainable botanical extract found in the Canadian Boreal forest. It is also renowned for its high levels of vitamin C and antioxidants.  We will also offer their moisturizing, healthy hair pomades.

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Rituels For Men100% Natural, 100% Plant-based

Rituels For Men products also comes to us  from Montreal, QC.

This men’s line is handmade in small batches and scented using only essential oils, with a custom blend using bergamot, bitter orange, cypress, and patchouli. Think forest, nature and freshness!

We will be stocking Rituel’s shower gel, foaming shave cream, and after shave lotion.

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Vonbros Natural GroomingChanging the Landscaping of Natural Manscaping!

Vonbros Grooming products are created by three brothers; Scott, Mark, and Steve Von Riesen from Morden, MB.

What began through their own frustrated efforts to find all natural men’s products, that perform well and are affordable, led to Vonbros. A line that believes that this is how men’s products are meant to be.

A full range of products will be available, from body/beard wash, to tattoo balm, and of course beard care.

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These three new lines join our existing line up of equally fabulous, locally made men’s products:

Beard & Brawn – Beard Oils, balms, creams, washes, and aftershaves for the everyday working man.

Made For Skin – Handmade men’s skincare that includes deodorants, body wash, body lotion, beard care, face wash, and balms.

Mama Pacha Herbal Skincare – Natural beard and stache care! These products are made to care for facial hair and the skin underneath.

 

 

Facial Friday = Fresh, Fabulous, Faces!

Every Friday evening I love to give myself a facial.  It has become such a self-care ritual, that I am always looking for ways to improve either the atmosphere I create to enjoy my facial, or trying out a new facial product. It’s a great way to end the week, detoxify your skin from all the free radicals we are constantly exposed to that are so damaging to our skin.

When I was first learning about the possible toxins in skin care, I made my own facials from whatever I could find in my kitchen!  This is a fun way to experiment and can even include the kids!  I have sons and taught them early on about the importance of self care and taking care of your skin. Now that they are older they often come to me asking for me to whip them up something to help with either winter dry skin, sun stressed skin or occasional breakouts.  I now of course have access to ready to use facial masks that offer amazing benefits and make “Facial Friday’s” that much easier!

Naked Skincare Apothecary: 

Locally made, Naked Skincare Apothecary currently offers two types of facial masks.  Detox Mask & Radiance Mask.

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I lovvvve both of them! They are my go to’s and available at Generation Green!

Detox Mask will help neutralize oily skin and prevent or clear up breakouts.  Thanks to the activated charcoal & kaolin in this mask, it will basically pull out dirt & toxins.  Super easy to use, simply add a small amount of  liquid to a teaspoon of the mask powder.  Play around with different liquids to add like a toner, facial oil, or even hit up the kitchen for honey or yogurt!

Ingredients: Activated Bamboo Charcoal, Kaolin Clay, Fuller Earth Clay, Papaya Extract, Turmeric Powder.

Radiance Mask will do just that! Make your face radiate!  Offering up some magical ingredients like Australian and French Pink Clay that not only detoxify and do away with dead skin, but also leave you with a refreshed look!  This one really is great for mature skin too thanks to the addition of  Mango Extract which helps prevent the decline of elasticity in the skin.

Ingredients: Australian Pink Clay, French Pink Clay, Mango Extract.

Mama Pacha : 

Another locally made favourite that we stock at Generation Green and is offered in refill is Mama Pacha’s  Daily Face Wash & Super Scrubby Face Wash.  These face washes can also be used as a face mask just by leaving on longer. They are gentle enough for all skin types, including sensitive skin.

Both offer the benefits of kaolin clay (the mildest of clays). Kaolin clay contains a high content of silica that not only can remove dead skin but also regenerate skin. Also offers purification by removing toxins and oils without drying out skin.

Both masks contain oats that offer a gentle scrub as well as the soothing benefits of chamomile.  The only difference in the two is the Super Scrubby contains jojoba meal as an exfoliator (really good scrub) without dangerous microbeads (little pieces of plastic that are not only bad for your skin but also the environment) that can be found in some conventional face scrubs.

Orgaid Sheet Masks : 

This is a new stock item that I’m anxious to try out!  

Orgaid masks are not made like other sheet masks. Not only because of the serum combination in the masks but the delivery system they use!  The unique fibre, (called Ecoderma) Orgaid uses is not only breathable and adheres well but more importantly the fibre helps absorb the serum deeper into skin, helping you to get all the benefits those ingredients offer.  The masks are made with certified organic ingredients,  all safe ingredients with no chemical preservatives.  I also love the rating they get on EWG’s Skindeep Database!

Yes, you might look a little scary wearing one (think Jason from Halloween), but makes for great selfie pics! (before & after).

Available in 3 types: (information taken from Orgaid Website)

VITAMIN C 
 Reduces the appearance of brown spots and sun damage 
 Provides potent antioxidant protection to keep firm and youthful skin 
 Improves skin’s natural healing response, resulting in skin revitalization 
+ Orange peel and pomegranate boost healthy collagen synthesis
ANTI-AGING & MOISTURIZING
+ Vitamin B3  reduces skin aging
+ Aloe Vera  helps moisturize and calm skin
+ Witch hazel  reduces swelling and blemish
+ Hyaluronic Acid hydrates skin
GREEK YOGURT
+ Organic Greek Yogurt supplements essential nutrition on skin
+ Organic Botanicals soothe  skin smoother
+ Pro-Vitamin B5  and Allantoin tightens skin
+ Beta Glucan and Vegetable Proteins condition skin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do Summer Naturally!

Sunny summer skies and evening campfires mean it’s the time of year to talk about natural alternatives to stay safe outdoors. As information is surfacing, it’s becoming more and more mainstream to look for natural alternatives to sunscreen and bug spray. If that’s what you’re looking for, stop by the shop, we would love to show you and talk all about our safe and natural methods to keep yourself safely bug and sunburnt free!

Conventional sunscreens may contain chemical fillers and ingredients that can cause not only skin irritations but even hormone disruption. Zinc and titanium oxide provide a mineral alternative to UVA protection. Sometimes people question the safety of these ingredients, but they only become dangerous when aerosolized, like most things aerosol! Check out zinc oxide’s rating on EWG’s skin care database to see for yourself!  While many of us enjoy a little “golden glow” and the vitamin D we get from the sun, no one enjoys a sunburn! Sunscreen & blocks are important but don’t rely just on them! Try to avoid those peak period times of the day, find or make shade, wear a hat & sunglasses and check the UV rating.

Bug spray is another important one to switch over from the conventional stuff. If you weren’t already aware, the active ingredient in bug spray is deet which is very literally a pesticide. It certainly poisons the mosquitoes but all the while absorbing into your skin and body. We feel incredibly passionate about oil-based alternatives to repelling the bugs! Luckily bugs hate lemon, citronella, eucalyptus, and many other entirely natural oils!  No bug repellent (even those with Deet) are 100% effective so take precautions.  Wear long pants/sleeves, socks/shoes, especially when going into woodsy areas.  For infants be sure to add netting to strollers and carriers.

DEET is a registered pesticide. DEET is short for N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide (also known as N,N-diethyl-3-methylbenzamide). It is a member of the toluene chemical family. Toluene is an organic solvent used in rubber and plastic cements and paint removers. DEET is absorbed through the skin and passes into the blood.

There are many controversial reports about the effectiveness of these natural alternatives, but personally I feel when comparing to a conventional product and the potential health risks those ingredients may offer, I am going with the natural choice.

Summer is short for us Winnipeggers so let’s enjoy it, safely and naturally!

 

Beautiful You, Naturally.

I love makeup! It’s my favorite part about getting ready and it’s my favorite section at Generation Green! Maybe you’ve seen me at the shop sporting colorful glittery eyes with an extra shiny lip or a pure glitter highlight (I like to have a lot of fun with my looks), either way, I always get so excited to help with any makeup-related questions. I’ll talk more about what exactly we can help you with later on.

I consider my own makeup practice as a habitual process of celebrating creativity and exercising self-care and self-love. It’s what makes me happy, and I want to have as much fun with makeup as I possibly can! I wish everything about makeup was fun-related… but unfortunately there are so many unspoken rules and standards that dictate how to “properly” wear makeup. Wearing ‘too much’ is a no, wearing none at all welcomes the wonderfully uplifting comments like “You look so tired today!”, and being 30+ should rule out wearing fun colors on your eyes/lips, obviously… I’m sick of it! Makeup should not be policed by unrealistic standards of beauty and age restrictions! I strongly believe that you should wear whatever you’re most comfortable in and select makeup that makes you feel happy!

I have found it incredibly helpful to take time to understand what makeup means to me. I have become grounded in my own self and secure with my decisions when it comes to makeup (this is why it’s so easy for me to rock a wild glittery look for a 9 am shift). Take a minute out of your morning routine to consider what wearing makeup means to you. Remember, the reasons you come up with are valid. It truly does not matter whether you are doing it for yourself, for someone else, to better deal with peoples’ ignorant comments about the state of your skin (people suck sometimes…), whatever! Understand why you choose to wear makeup and ground yourself in your ability to actively participate in your own body’s autonomy.

Now, when it comes to natural makeup… I have truly tried it all. Considering this, I can confidently say that the makeup line from Pure Anada is actually SO AMAZING. I’m going to take you through some of my favorite products. Maybe some will become your own favorites, maybe they won’t, but these are the products that fuel my love for naturally made, beautiful makeup.

Their mascara is #1 in my heart. It stays on all day, does not smudge, pumps up your lashes, and even holds up pretty well to tears/other liquids (it’s not totally waterproof, but it is definitely water resistant).

I swear by the pressed mineral foundation. It can give you very heavy coverage (if you apply heavily/apply in layers) but I have also used it for a finishing powder/ light foundation. It never looks powdery AND the colors blend beautifully with natural skin tones. A++++

Last, but by no means least is their lip gloss. My absolute favorite color to wear is Sheer Opal, it’s a transparent gloss with a hint of baby pink that wears with a wet, dewy look. It’s incredibly moisturizing and it smells very yummy. I have also used this to apply loose glitter to my eyes/cheeks… it’s the right amount of sticky that works better than any glitter adhesive I have used before. WONDERFUL!!!

Finally, let me briefly explain what we can help you with here at Generation Green. We are by no means makeup artists.. but we have been told that we are quite the superstars when it comes to color matching. Finding the perfect shade of foundation can be overwhelming, but we are always happy to try however many colors it takes to find something that will work best for you! If you have questions regarding the ingredients/production/how something so pretty and pink can be naturally made, we can also help you out there! Pure Anada’s website is an excellent resource if you’re ever searching for more information! If you’re ever in the store when I’m working… ask me about what colors compliment each other or how to do a fun shimmery eye, I LOVE talking about makeup… if you haven’t already noticed.

-Article written by Dallas Gillingham

Meet The Maker – Naked Skincare & Apothecary

We have chosen Amber Magus the creator of Naked Skincare & Apothecary as our December “Meet Your Maker”.  Let’s see what she has to say!naked

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What inspired you to start making Naked Skincare?

Skincare has been a passion of mine for a long time. I’ve worked as an Aesthetician since 2010 specializing in skin and body care. In 2013 I started a lifestyle and beauty blog, giving my readers tips and tricks about how to properly care for their skin.  I also discussed my current favourite products and eventually started offering DIY recipes such as home masks, and body scrubs. It was then this natural progression of realizing that this is something I really love doing. Looking out on the natural skin care market as is, a lot of companies are either advertising and claiming they are all natural but still use preservatives, artificial fragrance and colours. Or you have the natural companies like mine but who charge an arm and a leg for it. I personally didn’t want to give an arm and leg to have the comfort of using a high-end all natural line, so I created one, that is all natural, with a minimalist feel, using the best plant powered ingredients at a reasonable price.

Which product is your personal favourite?

This is always such a difficult one to answer because I love all of them!  but if i have to choose, I would go with the cleansing oil, it is my go to all the time. It just melts away makeup, built up dirt and oil and leaves my skin feeling so clean and hydrated. It is also the product that started it all so it has a very special place in my heart.

What’s your favourite ingredient to use in your skin care, and why?

There’s so many amazing ingredients that I use and love in my skin care and I could probably blab on for hours about them all, but I’d say, Tamanu Oil because it truly is a magic oil, it’s incredibly healing for your skin. Currently I use it in the Oil Cleanser, but will be making a few other products that will help with certain skin issues.

Why should someone buy Naked Skincare?

I think naked skin care is for people looking for products that have a minimalist straight forward approach. It’s a plant powered line that is curated by an Aesthetician so the skin needs is always my first priority when creating formulations.

What was the biggest challenge you faced in developing your product

 Finding the perfect combination of oils that are going to not only treat and hydrate skin but ones that also feel nice and absorb quickly. I never want any of my products to leave the skin with a slick oily feel, so finding the right combinations can sometimes be tricky.

What’s your favourite thing about Manitoba?

I love those prairie sunsets and that even in the dead of winter the sun can be shining and the sky blue. I was born and raised in England and it can often be quite grey and gloomy and its a weird thing to appreciate but the sky just seems so much bigger and brighter here in Manitoba!amber-naked-skincare

Refill That Bottle!

Don’t toss that bottle! REFILL it!

We are very excited to have expanded our refill selections on some of our most popular products!

Refill1Save $1.00 every time you bring back your bottle to refill, plus you earn double green points, plus you’re helping the environment by producing less waste! Win, Win situation!

*You can also bring in your own bottle to fill, please make sure all bottles are clean and dry.

Here are the products you can now find available in refill option:

 

 

Bath & Body:

Just The Goods Vegan Skincare – Made in Manitoba:

Just The Goods –  Face Wash in Foaming or Exfoliating (Normal/Sensitive, Oily/Combo, Dry, Acne Prone)

Just The Goods  – Face Toners (Normal/Sensitive, Oily/Combo, Dry, Acne Prone)

Just The Goods  – Deodorant (Basic, Lavender, Citrus, Cedarwood)

 Mama Pacha Herbal Skincare – Made in Manitoba:refill4

Mama Pacha – Beard Oil

Mama Pacha – Moisturizing Face Cream

Mama Pacha – Super Scruby Face Wash

Mama Pacha – Calendula Diaper Cream

Generation Green Organic/Vegan Bath Line – Made in Manitoba by DiErbe:

Shampoo – Unscented/Essential oil Custom Scent

Conditioner – Unscented/Essential oil Custom Scent

Body Wash – Unscented/Essential oil Custom Scent

Hand/Body Lotion – Unscented/Essential oil Custom Scent

Dry Patch Eczema Skin Cream

Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap:

Peppermint, Citrus, Baby Mild – Unscented, Lavender

Lily of The Desert:

Aloe Vera Gel – Inner Fillet

That Stuff For Pain – Made in Sekirk, MB

All natural pain relief spray

Home Cleaning Products:

Sapadilla Soap Co. Eco Cleaners – Made in Burnaby, BC:refill2

Dish Soap – Grapefruit & Bergamont

Hand Soap – Sweet Lavender & Lime

Liquid Laundry Soap – Sweet lavender & Lime, Grapefruit & Bergamont

Ecolife Natural Cleaning Solutions – Made in Burlington, ONT:

All Purpose Cleaner

Bath & Tile Cleaner

Glass Cleaner

Spot & Stain Remover

Mold Blaster

Odoor Blaster

 

We hope to continue to grow our refill options!  Watch for my next post on our bulk food products!

 

 

July Staff Product Picks

At Generation Green we want to be able to offer the best selection of products possible, as well as be able to offer our personal opinion, which means we have to try a lot of products! (I know, it’s a tough job!) We definitely all have favorites, and “can’t live without” products! Here are our favorites this month…

I dream of Swell Bottles!
I dream of Swell Bottles!

Dallas’s Pick – Swell Bottle

I think it’s time for us all to acknowledge how wicked Swell Bottles are. Never mind their super stylish shape, colors and textures, they actually hold up to truly keeping your water cold for 24 hours and hot for 12. Just this past week I enjoyed five days experiencing the wonderful sun and songs of the 2015 Winnipeg Folk Fest. Being fully aware of the sweatyness and wicked heat July brings to Winnipeg, I brought my Swell Bottle along with me and once again, I was truly amazed at how awesome the Swell Bottle is. On one +28 day of the fest, I filled my beauty of a bottle up with refreshingly cool water at 9 am. Then, because I’m always on top of things, I left my Swell to sit and roast in the sun back at my campground site until 4pm. After returning for a cool down after a long day of folking and to finally grab my Swell, my water was as cold as it was when I had first filled it up at 9 am! My Swell has continuously allowed me to enjoy the luxury of having access to cold water and has yet to let me down. It is without a doubt that I would choose Swell Bottles as my staff pick of the month. Try it out for yourself during Winnipeg’s short summer season to witness how truly awesome this product is!
Bat those baby blues (or greens or browns)
Bat those baby blues (or greens or browns)

Sherry’s Pick – Pure Anada Mascara

I have barely there lashes so seriously need to coat em to feel that I look awake! Plus I wear glasses so mascara helps them not to get lost behind them!
Pure Anada’s Mascara was the first product I tried of their natural mineral makeup products, and I am now a loyal user of the complete line! After trying so many “natural” mascara’s I was continually disappointed.  I wanted something that could perform as well (if not better) as conventional mascara but without all the chemicals! I was one of those people that constantly had itchy, red eyes from wearing mascara.  Discovering that Pure Anada originally had their mascara formulated in Europe, where cosmetic regulations are much stricter than Canadian, and that the mascara was created with a PH level that is perfect for eyes,  made me want to try it.  Not only is it safe for your eyes but it seriously gives you everything you want from a mascara! No clumping or flaking, just great length and fullness! Available in Black, Brown & Blue and so affordable at $14.00 per tube! The mascara is vegan, gluten, paraben and mercury  free.
Not just for babies but this babe too!
Not just for babies but this babe too!

 

Savannah’s Pick – Belly Buttons & Babies Sunscreen

It may be cliché that my July pick be sunscreen… But let’s be real, this past weekend was scorching. And spending it camping at folk fest means minimal shade… I am one to avoid sunscreen and bring on the tan, but by Saturday and full body sunburn I knew it was time to smarten up. I applied my Belly Buttons and Babies sunscreen and survived the 30+ and sunny weather for 2 more days. A natural sunscreen is super important as 60% of what you apply on your skin goes into your bloodstream. Drugstore and conventional sunscreen are filled with plenty of chemicals and who-knows-what that is positioning your body, yuck! Belly Buttons and Babies sunscreen is filled only with basic and natural ingredients (that you can read) to protect you from the sun. And thanks to it, as my sunburn fades, I am happily entering brown town. We carry a couple other brands as well to give everyone options… Made for Skin and Mama Pacha are superb options as well and these guys are even produced in Winnipeg.  So I encourage you to buy locally and naturally!

 

Kicking Horse or Kissin Horse?
Kicking Horse or Kissin Horse?

Ana’s Pick – Kicking Horse Coffee

I have become quite the coffee fanatic in the last year or so and I must confess.. I am picky. I may even go as far as saying that I am the most picky java consumer out there. When I discovered Kicking Horse coffee, I was first hooked after just reading the bag.The descriptions make your mouth water before you’ve even thought about brewing it. Seriously. I am a sucker for a good dark roast and I couldn’t pass up Grizzly Claw after reading these 4 words: Rich. Dark. Chocolate. Decadent. Hello!! Yes please! And the rest is history. I’m in love! At Generation Green, Kicking Horse coffee is sold in 1lb whole bean bags, which allows you to grind your coffee just before use, at just the right grind for the most satisfying cup of joe. But wait, the best part- the beans are certified organic AND fair trade (not to mention roasted in Canada)! What could be better? Whether you’re pulling an all nighter before an exam, coming back to life on a Monday morning, or camping in the Whiteshell, Kicking Horse is sure to make you do your happy coffee dance…that’s a thing, right?

Brikhouse Teething Necklace
Yeah, I know I’m cute!

Nolan’s Pick (our staff Jennifer’s son) – brikHOUSE Teething Necklaces

These new silicone teething necklaces in at Generation Green are the bomb! I can’t tell you enough about the struggles I’ve had with this teething business! These are seriously awesome to just grab onto with my little hands and gnaw on! Surprising that my mom let’s me do this to her beautiful new necklace, but that’s my mom, always thinking of me!

brikhouse teething necklaces are non-toxic, 100% food grade silicone, with breakaway clasps.  Available in several styles and colors.

 

New Arrivals From Mama Pacha

 [highlight]Mama Pacha has been busy creating more fabulous products for us to enjoy! Here are the latest…[/highlight]

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[highlight]*NEW* Pure Essential Oil Blends[/highlight]

Perfect for wool dryer balls, diffusers and diffusing jewellery

Hit The Ground Running – Great for increasing energy

Set The Mood – a romantic relaxing but slightly stimulating blendMama EO

Hello Spring – The perfect light spring feel

Winter Wonderland – fully of winter spice and warmth

Breath Easy – Great to purify the air, congestion and coughs

Thieves – This is a highly cleansing and purifying blend

Focal Point – To help with concentration and focus

Pope’s Hill – Your favorite body butter in the E.O blend for your whole house

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facial serum

[highlight]*NEW* Facial Serum[/highlight]

This is a beautifully nourishing facial serum adding moisture, antioxidants, reducing fine lines and creating an incredibly smooth surface.  This is light enough to apply in the morning and wear under makeup and also great for your night time routine as well.

Ingredients: Avocado Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Cherry Kernel Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Pumpkin Seed Oil, Essential Oils

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Mama Pacha Shoo Fly/SunscreenGearing up for summer, we have just stocked Mama’s Folkfest must have’s!!!

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An effective bug lotion you can feel great about putting on your skin and rubbing on your kids.

Most people aren’t aware that Catnip is more effective than Deet at repelling mosquitoes.  You don’t need to cover your body in chemicals to keep the skeeters away !

Ingredients: catnip, comfrey, yarrow, olive oil, beeswax, coconut oil, vitamin E, distilled water, aloe vera gel, essential oils

[highlight]Herbal Sunscreen [/highlight]-

Sun is good for our body. Our bodies need sun. The best way to protect yourself from too much sun exposure is to stay out of the direct sun during times of the day when UV rays are at their highest.  If you need to be in full sunlight during those times, then this can help to reduce the effects of the sun, without chemicals.

Apply this lotion to exposed skin 30 minutes before to going outside.

Ingredients: sesame oil, sunflower oil, coconut oil, aloe vera gel, beeswax, water


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  • Mama Pacha Herbal SkincareMama Pacha offers herbal skincare for the entire family!

  • At Generation Green you can find them all!

Body Butters, Deodorants, Shaving Cream, Eye Cream, Face Moisturizer, Nailcare, Beard Oil, Beard Balm, Stache Wax, Tooth Powders, Hand/Body Scrubs, Foaming Hand Soap, Diaper Cream, Nipple Butter, Postpartum Bath Tea, Hair Care, Sinus & Chest Congestion Relief, Natural Lice Treatment, Healing Salve, Lip Balms & More!!!