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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!

 

Beard & Brawn Product Line Launch Party

Beard Grooming 101, Raising Awareness & Funds For Men’s Health
Facial hair care is a priority for many as we begin “Movember!” This month is focused on creating awareness for men’s health issues.

Beard & BrawnPrevention is key in addressing health issues and that’s what Generation Green is all about! Join us Saturday, November 19th from noon-3pm at Generation Green for Beard and Brawn’s in-store product line launch, and our “Year of Beards” calendar release!

Beard & Brawn products are locally made by men for men! Th e creators, Dan and Kyle have created these products with a background in hair and skin care. They have developed a high quality line of beard oils, creams, balms, and shampoo that offer skin nourishing oils, get rid of itch, control, shape, & even add shine! Kyle & Dan will be here November 19th, offering beard care 101, tips, tricks and information about their products.

Our “Year of  Beards” 2017 calendar is being released at the launch party.  The calendar features local men in artistic photos taken at the Forks and Downtown area.  All the photos were done by our talented staff members, Ana and Dallas. The calendars will retail for $20 and include monthly deals from various local businesses. A portion of profits from each calendar will be donated to the Movember Foundation Canada.

We love to give away prizes when we celebrate so be sure to stop by and spin the  “Mo You Know” trivia wheel and snap a selfie at our “Show Us Your Mo” photo booth and show us on social media. Every time you participate you will be entered to win one of three prize packs! Bonus entries for any beard products purchased!