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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!

 

Gogi Berries Fast Facts

 

Goji Berries
Goji Berries

Goji Berries are bright orange-red berries that comes from a shrub native to China. In Asia, goji berries have been eaten for generations in the hope of living longer.

Goji Berries are loaded with Vitamin C and have more carotenoids than any other food! They also contain 18 amino acids, 21 minerals and glyconutrients for cell communication.

Carotenoids, are the colorful plant pigments that the body can turn into vitamin A, they are powerful antioxidants that can help prevent some forms of cancer and heart disease, and enhance your immune response to infections.

Goji berries have a natural tinge of sweetness and contain tiny seeds that offer fibre benefits to your diet. Add them into smoothies, top your oatmeal, or try some of these recipes from onegreenplanet.org. Goji berries are often used as an alternative to raisins or cranberries in recipes.

www.onegreenplanet.org
www.onegreenplanet.org

We have added organic goji berries into our bulk superfood section at Generation Green if your curious about them, and want to try them out!

You will want to check with your doctor first before adding goji berries to your diet if you are taking blood thinners, blood pressure medication or have diabetes.

Bulk Superfoods

Superfood1Superfoods are definitely the rage, but it can be overwhelming with just how many different products there are, and what they all claim to do!

We totally agree that these superfoods are a must have addition for a healthy diet, so we decided it might be easier for folks to give them a try  if we put them in bulk, and did some fast facts on each of the superfoods we stock.  (See our previous posts by clicking on the word for Chia Seeds & Hemp Hearts)

 

 

 

Here is a list of the Superfoods we currently have in in bulk: (All our bulk products are organic) Tell us what you would like to try and we’ll see about bringing it in.

  • Chia Seeds
  • Manitoba Hemp Hearts
  • Manitoba Flax Seeds
  • Spirulina Powder
  • Cacao Powder
  • Chlorella Powder
  • Goji Berries
  • Mesquite Powder

*Ask us for recipe suggestions too! We’ve found some awesome ones that you can use those superfoods in!

Sprouts-superfood1

We mentioned in a previous post that we also stock bulk organic sprouts.  Sprouts are another awesome way to add nutrients into your diet, plus it’s so awesome to have some fresh greens growing in the winter! Read more here!