Tag Archives: natural pain relief

Popular and Hard To Find Items

Along with the basics, Generation Green is loaded with unique and specialty items. You wouldn’t believe how many times customers come to the till saying “I’ve been looking for this everywhere!” or “This works amazingly!”. So here’s a little blurb about some items I hear about the most from costumers or that are exclusive to Winnipeg at Generation Green.

TSFPThat Stuff For Pain

Made in Selkirk, Manitoba, That Stuff for Pain is a natural pain relief made with a blend of menthol and essential oils. Despite some popular belief, menthol is totally safe to use is cosmetics and only rates a 1 in the Skin Deep database at ewg.org. Customers so regularly come by and just rave about how well it works! Even people with chronic pain who have seen a doctor for years find relief from it. And just this week we are finally able to give refills of it! If you bring your container back for a refill you get 10% off (and double green points!).

TongsBamboo Tongs

A majority of our kitchen utensils and supplies are made of bamboo. Bamboo is an incredibly efficient self-sustaining resource growing back waaaay faster than trees, meanwhile while providing 35% more oxygen. There are tons of more benefits to bamboo you can read online! We carry 3 sizes of bamboo tongs at the store, our most popular being our mini tongs. We sell many of these in one day a lot of people saying they use them to pull toast and pop-tarts out of their toasters and just today I had a customer tell me he had been looking for something for this “forever”! They have tons of other funky uses if you get creative! They can also be great for serving snacks to a group of people or for a to-go homemade lunch!

GlydeVegan and Natural Condoms

We sell Glyde condoms here at generation green… these are exclusive to our store in Winnipeg! We stocked these after we realized how tough it is to find an eco-friendly condom. Glyde condoms are fairly made with natural latex, free from casein, talc, and other chemicals! They strongly emphasise their fair labor and sustainable cultivation. Most condoms found in drugstores are chalk full of chemicals, unfair labour, or animal testing. Be consistent in your natural life and take it all the way to bed!

 

ganeshasbulkincenseNatural Incense

Our Ganesha’s Garden incense is one of our top-selling products every month! Ganesha’s Garden makes all natural incense. Most incense you would buy somewhere else is full of fragrances and I’ve even heard the shed can be made out of animal dung and all types of random things! This causes for an overpowering and headache-inducing smell along with a smoky black burn. Our Ganesha incense’s shed is botanically based made from dried up wood shed from different kinds of trees and scented with only essential oils; this causes the smoke to burn a white-grey color and the smell to be gentle.

Chaga

ChagaChaga is a unique type of mushroom with all kinds of amazing health benefits. It is unique from other mushrooms as it is quite dense. Chaga is one of the most nutrient-dense foods on earth and is actually referred to in Chinese culture as “King of Plants”, which is saying a lot considering their use of all types of plant and herbal remedies. Chaga is a powerful anti-oxidant, anti-stress, anti-aging, anti-bacterial. It is good for your digestive system and even works in preventing cancer. We sell it as tea in chunks and ground (which you reuse 3-5 times), or there is an option of buying it as a tincture. So no matter what it is you’re struggling with… Chaga would probably help! You can read more on the benefits of Chaga here.

images-4Swell Bottles

Swell bottles fly off the shelves at Generation Green! They recently came out with tons of new, fun styles which we have stocked in store.  Swell bottles are not only popular for their chic look, but Swell actually plants a tree for every bottle sold and donates parts of their sales to organizations that provide clean water to countries that are lacking. Swell is made with a special thermal technology so it keeps cold drinks cold for 24 hours, and hot drinks hot for 12 hours (and it really does!). Like the label says its “sophisticated enough for the boardroom and tough enough for a mountain hike”.

Article written by: Savannah Costen

Amber, Not Just For Babies!

amber1If you have heard of Baltic Amber or Healing Amber, you more than likely associate it with babies and relief for teething pain, but Baltic Amber is so much more than that!

Baltic Amber is fossilized tree resin that has been used for centuries as a natural homeopathic pain reliever, and for boosting immunity.

I have had so many testimonials from parents who have found relief for teething pain and drooling, as well as colic and general fussiness with infants.  I also can personally testify to the benefits as an adult wearing Baltic Amber for chronic neck pain and migraines.  Other adults as well find relief  for pain and inflammation from issues such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, aching muscles and joints, stress relief and even hormone balancing!mom and baby amber

The warmth from the skin releases the active ingredient in the Baltic Amber, succinic acid, which is then absorbed into the bloodstream. Scientific research has proved that succinic acid has a very positive influence on the human body for healing.

Baltic Amber is lightweight and very comfortable to wear, in fact I never remove mine so that I constantly am able to receive the absorption of succinic acid.  It is fine even to shower or swim with it on.

The string in each of the amber necklaces and bracelets/anklets are double knotted by hand in between each and every bead, so should the necklace break, the rest of the beads will not scatter. The jewelry fastens with a screw clasp that opens and closes easily for adults. The amber beads never lose their effectiveness or need to be charged in sunlight to activate.  Colour, unpolished vs polished make no difference in the effectiveness either.

When using for babies and teething pain relief, the jewelry is meant to be worn not chewed!  For safety reasons consider double wrapping necklaces around your infant’s ankle when putting to bed, in order to continue to receive the benefits of amber while sleeping.

Authentic vs. Imitation Amber 
Test it for yourself!  Real Amber is buoyant in salt water.  To do this test, mix 1 part salt with 2 parts water, and dissolve the salt completely.  Drop your piece into the mixture.  Plastic and copal will sink, while amber floats.

We carry a full line of Healing Baltic Amber at Generation Green in various sizes and colours.