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Great Green Goods

Eco expert, Candice Batista reveals the trendy new products being showcased at the Green Living Show.

Rok Cork Canada, $39.99

Rok Cork is a Canadian-owned company that is committed to supporting authentic artisanal producers and the sustainability of the cork industry. Cork is 100% eco-friendly and sustainable.

As durable and supple as leather, cork is stain and scratch resistant, water resistant, impervious to fading, hypoallergenic, fire resistant and easy to clean.

Canadian Retailers: Ecotique (191 Roncesvalles, Toronto), Khanerts (2078 Avenue Road, Toronto), Set Me Free Boutique (2130 Queen E, Toronto), Lazare’s at Freeds (1598 Ottawa St, Windsor

Purely Great Women’s Citrus Deodorant, $12.99

No more worrying about the long-term affects of using aluminum may cause. Keep your lymph nodes healthy, let your pits breathe and still release toxins. This deodorant is vegan friendly and each jar lasts about 3 months. It’s made of essential oils that are good for hormone balancing and deodorizing.

Benefits of the Essential Oils we use in the deodorant
  • Patchouli – acts as a deodorant
  • Lavender – soothes skin, balances hormones
  • Cypress – balances perspiration
  • Geranium – detoxifies, balances hormones
  • Orange – stimulates lymphatic system, detoxifies
  • Lime – detoxifies
  • Grapefruit – lymph circulation, detoxifies
  • Coriander – balances perspiration, inhibits skin fungus

GOClean Waterless Carwash, $9.99 and $8.99

Typical car washes cause soap and harmful chemicals to enter our sewage systems without filtration or clean up. Using GOClean waterless you eliminate water pollution and save up to 500 litres of water per wash. The bottles are 100% recyclable, and the product itself is plant based, silicone-free and biodegradable. Working with the African Well Fund 21 days of clean drinking water are given to a person in need with the purchase of each bottle.

Canadian Retailers:Canadian Tire

Sprout Guerrilla Corp, $12

Moss graffiti kit enables urban gardening. Moss absorbs air pollution just like a tree which benefits the environment. It can even be used as an artistic medium. The formula is customizable, non-damaging to surfaces, easy to remove, and ecologically sound. Moss art is a practical and beautiful way to make a powerful statement about urban ecology.
Moss graffiti kits provide the perfect blend of conscious action and creative expression.

Kit includes:
  • Shredded sheet moss (Hypnum) that grows once watered
  • A step-by-step instruction guide
  • A stick of chalk to help you outline your design

Eco Chic Boutique LED Light, $149

Eco Chic was launched with the goal of using technology and modern design to improve our lives and reduce our energy footprint. These lamps are eco-friendly, 100% waterproof, rechargeable, and even shock resistant. They offer up to 20 hours on a single charge, were designed in France and can be remote controlled.

Boreal Agromineral Soil, $17

This soil fertilizer is made of naturally occurring minerals from a Northern Ontario volcano. The product is part of a new urban gardening and food movement thanks in part to the fertilizer’s ability to grow bigger, more nutritious organic produce.

Bioseaweed Gel, $18

This proudly Canadian company is creating a new standard of nail care and beauty in the cosmetics industry.  You can now give yourself gel manicures in the comfort of your own home with just one bottle. Your nails will be stronger and chip-free for over 2 weeks.



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Earth Day Flash Sales: Eco-Friendly Fashion and Beauty

Eco expert Candice Batista shares the best online sales for green fashion and beauty items in honour of Earth Day

How To Make Your Gardening Projects Greener

Owen Reeves shares the latest eco-gardening products just in time for Earth Day and Green Your Life Week

Style Your Home Sustainable

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Mon 24 Mary Berg cooks a make-ahead vegetarian chili with butternut squash and apples.     
Tue 25 Makeup basics to achieve the one minute face