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Waste Free Living – Bulk Additions/Changes

We have been answering so many questions lately about our refill products, that we felt we should probably fill you all in on some changes and additions.

First off we want to give a huge shout out to all of you that have been using the refill system in an effort to reduce waste.  We have been amazed at the amount of interest and use at this location, so much so that we want to keep adding to it!  Please be sure to let us know your requests and if there is enough interest then we would look at bringing that in.

The biggest change that many have noticed is the brand switch of our main household line.  We had been stocking and offering bulk products for the past 5 years from Sapadilla Soap Co. and have now been replacing it with a line from The Unscented Company.  The reason for the change had nothing to do with the product itself, it’s a fabulous line!  Unfortunately though Sapadilla has been sold to a US Corporation called Gorilla Glue and this is just not inline with our mission and commitment to stock Canadian.

The Unscented Company is from Montreal, it is entirely plant-based, biodegradable and yes, unscented.  However, we know many loved the scents that the previous line offered so we are encouraging customers to try their hand at scenting using essential oils that we stock in store.  We have considered offering a custom scenting add-on if there was enough interest.

In addition to the The Unscented Company we have a hair/body line available for refill from local manufacturer, Pure Anada, our always in demand Dry Patch lotion from Di Erbe and from Mama Pacha we offer refills for their popular Calendula infused diaper cream & wipe away bum spray as well as their face cream and beard oil.  Our newest addition is an unscented castille liquid soap that is locally made in Steinbach by Naturally Powerful.

The last of the Eco-life cleaning products are available for purchase & refill until they are finished.  There are also some of the bulk concentrate available for retail purchase on a clearance price.  This line is no longer being manufactured it seems after the farmer that created it passed away.  It’s a wonderful line that we have carried from day one and are sad to see it fall away.

Lastly, we have heard from many of you that are interested in making your own products that you are wanting us to bring in raw ingredients.  We are slowly doing this!  We currently have organic dried Calendula, lavender and rose petals. We plan to add a couple of carrier oils next, citric acid and some popular clays.  Again if there is something you are hoping to find here and there is enough demand we will do our best to add it to the line up!

Of course we should also mention our small bulk food section, this is the list of what we currently offer for organic bulk food:

  • Adagio Acres Naked Oats *MB
  • Tamarak Farms Quinoa *MB
  • Wildman Rice *MB
  • Pistachios
  • Spanish Almonds
  • Chia Seeds
  • Cacao Nibs
  • Non GMO Popping Corn
  • Garbonzo Beans
  • Medjool Dates
  • Aluminum Free Baking Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Flour
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Coconut Flakes
  • Lightly Dusted Ginger
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Nutritional Yeast
  • Lentils
  • Cane Sugar
  • Trail Mix
  • Pink Himalayan Salt
  • Xylitol

One last reminder, you are more than welcome to bring in your own container to fill, we will weigh it before you fill and deduct that off the product price.  Please only bring CLEAN and dry containers to be filled.

Thank for doing your part to reuse and reduce as well as support local!

 

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.

 

 

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!