Green Beaver is the creation of Canadian husband and wife team Karen and Alain. Both with science degrees and probably having more knowledge than the average Joe about what chemicals are in the products we use, they decided to create their own green products when they had a child of their own. Green Beaver carries hair products, creams, lip balms, toothpastes and even has a fun line for the little environmentalists as well.
For review, I received a hand and body lotion in Apple Mint. The ingredients are all “wild, organic and Canadian”, and include things like water (the very first ingredient), sunflower seed oil, apple juice, peppermint oil, carrot, and grapefruit, just to name a few. I am surprised how many of the ingredients I actually know, although I don’t know the scientific names, each item has the common name in parenthesis. Despite having all these common items as the ingredients, the lotion is white, smooth and not oily.
My favourite part of the cream is the smell. It smells mostly like a very light mint with a bit of a sweetness – I think that’s the apple. The scent is not strong, I would be able to wear this at work which is scent free. The only time it smells is when it is first put on the skin and then if I continue to smell my hands. For an all natural and eco-friendly lotion, I really enjoy Green Beaver‘s Apple Mint. I like that it is chemical free, is safe to use on my daughter, it feels and looks the same as any other cream and it’s Canadian.
I also received a very nice lip shimmer in Amour. This lip shimmer isn’t just all natural, it goes one step further and is in fact vegan. Ingredients include sunflower seed oil, Canola oil, a few different waxes and carrot seed oil to name a few. I don’t recognize as many of the all natural ingredients in the lip shimmer as I do in the cream. I do however, love the smell – I can’t even put a finger (or nose) on what the scent is, but it is absolutely delicious and not at all over powering. The Green Beaver lip shimmer also has the slightest hint of a nice light redish/pink colour. Just enough to be able to tell that there is something on my lips. The lip shimmer comes in a sleek tube like any lip balm/chap/shimmer that we see commercially.
Overall, I enjoy the Green Beaver products that I have received. Despite being green, all natural and vegan, these products look and feel like any product that we see in commercial stores. This would make the change over to all natural really easy for anyone using similar products which have harmful chemicals for you, your kids, and the environment.
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