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!

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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.

Photo Courtesy of Naked Skincare

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

 

 

Naturally Mom & Me Showcase – Info & Schedule

We are starting the countdown to our first “Naturally Mom & Me Showcase” coming up on Friday, April 24th from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Everyone is getting excited to showcase their products, give us some “wow” presentations and create an enjoyable day for all who attend!

When talking about pregnancy, babies, children & families how can it not be wonderful!

Personally, it’s the highlight of my day when I get to meet a new customer who is expecting, and wanting to ensure that everything they are putting in, on & around their bodies is safe for their unborn child. It is of course a great reason to transition to a more natural way of living, but once my customers are introduced to the products we offer, it becomes a rolling snowball of excitement!  One that will have them wondering why they didn’t do this all sooner! When that same mother returns with their little bundle of bliss, I truly am thrilled for them and want to help in any way I can, with their continued personal healthy living journey now as a family. (Hence the reason for my ever expanding pregnancy & baby section!)

A showcase seemed like a great idea, as there really are so many amazing products from my manufacturers but I just don’t have the room in my little green store to showcase all of them!  I also firmly believe we learn and support each other best as a community, so bringing in some outside resources and experts is a wonderful addition to the event. Not to mention how wonderful it is being able  to put a face to the products we love,  and offer our ongoing support to these fabulous manufacturers!

Here is the presentation schedule:

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[box type=”info” align=”alignleft” ]10:30 AM Presentation: “Prenatal & Postnatal Q & A” with Fit 4 Two Winnipeg Get all your questions on prenatal and postnatal fitness answered by Natalie Kulzycki, certified pre/postnatal fitness specialist, Fit 4 Two instructor and mom of 2. Fit 4 Two Winnipeg is a pre/postnatal fitness company offering 10 class types and more than 15 locations in Winnipeg. All instructors are certified specialists and make each class mom and baby friendly. [/box]

 

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[box type=”info” align=”alignleft” ]12:30 PM Presentation: Tressa Main Health & Life Coach & Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods: Talking about Nutrition during childbearing years, while nursing & for busy mom’s on the go! Tressa will show you easy ways to load up on the nutrients you need for optimal health & energy![/box]

[button color=”green” size=”medium” target=”blank” ]Birth Roots Doula Collective Inc.[/button]

[box type=”info” align=”alignleft” ]2:00 PM Presentation: Birth Roots Doula Collective Inc. Birth Roots offers a comprehensive range of services for the childbearing year. Providing education, information and support to families in Winnipeg and the surrounding communities. These services include: Birth Doulas, Postpartum Doulas, Group and Private Prenatal Class options, Newborn classes, Hypno-Birthing classes, Prenatal Yoga, Postnatal Yoga, Birth Pool Rentals and more. Visit our website to see our full range of options.[/box]

 

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[box type=”info” align=”alignleft” ]3:30 PM Presentation: Winnipeg Babywearers Learn the basics of babywearing! We will present an overview of several different styles of carriers available, where you can find them and how to make wearing your baby work on any budget. Also, find out more about what Winnipeg Babywearers group is all about![/box]

 

Manitoba manufacture’s that will be set up at the event are: (Click on name to be taken direct to their website)

Generation Green will also be showcasing some other great products such as:

***There will be lot’s of opportunities to win raffle tickets for our prize giveaways, earn first entry by clicking attending on our event page & then be sure to pick up a passport when you arrive for bonus tickets! You will also earn 5 Tickets for ever $20 you spend at the event! The prize packs are amazing!!! (Check out our facebook event page to see some of them!)

***We will have a lounge area for mom’s that need to feed babies (Furniture/Carpet donated by EQ3), as well as a coloring area for little ones where they will all have a chance to enter the coloring page for a prize draw!