This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Leslie Bennet, who was drawn as the winner!
Back when I first became vegan in late 2004, the pickings were slim in the area of personal care products. It was a challenge to find non-animal tested products, not to mention ones that didn’t contain animal ingredients, and potentially harmful chemicals. Even some of the brands sold at health food stores contained the chemicals that I wanted to avoid, and I have the containers to prove it.
Green Beaver was among the first brands to emerge that was consistently vegan (it now has a couple of products with beeswax), and consistently made of only high-quality, safe ingredients. You can read about the company’s origins here.
Green Beaver has many of the things I love rolled up into one brand. There’s no animal testing, and most products are vegan. The products are produced at a certified organic facility in Hawkesbury ON, just down the road from Ottawa. The product line includes, among others, shampoos, conditioners, sunscreens, toothpaste, body washes and lotions, whose ingredients are safe, vegan, and 95% of which are organically grown or ecologically wild‐crafted in Canada. They also make a line of kid’s products.
I recently ran into Green Beaver co-founder Alain Menard at the Expo Manger Santé et Vivre Vert in Montreal. We’d previously met at shows in Ottawa, and he was interested to learn about this blog and its focus. I purchased a number of new products, including the company’s new sunflower castile soap bars, and a bamboo facial exfoliant. He was proud to tell me about their new line of sunflower castile soap, which is entirely grown and produced close to Ottawa by Green Beaver.
I’ve been very satisfied by their effectiveness, as well as the very reasonable retail price point. I’ll be trying several more, as Green Beaver sent me some samples, and I will share my thoughts in a future post. So far even the deodorant is working out!
The gift basket that I’m giving away is the same as the products I received from Green Beaver to try. If you’re someone who’s looking to switch over your personal care products to more sustainable alternatives, this would be a great prize for you. The prize includes:
– Green Beaver Sunscreen Spray (SPF 27)
– Green Beaver Facial Sunscreen (SPF 15)
– Green Beaver Spray Deodorant
– Green Beaver Stick Deodorant
– Green Beaver Spearmint Fluoride-Free Toothpaste
– Green Beaver Bamboo Facial Exfoliant
– Green Beaver Facial Cleanser (Sensitive Skin)
– Green Beaver Facial Moisturizer (Sensitive Skin)
– Green Beaver Eye Makeup Remover
– Green Beaver Castile Bar Soap
To enter the giveaway, please respond with a comment that answers one of the following:
- If you’ve tried Green Beaver products, what’s your favourite, and why do you love it?
- And if you haven’t, which product do you have your eye on, and what about Green Beaver most interests you?
You can visit Green Beaver’s website to see their product line.
Winner will be chosen randomly by number draw.
Details: Giveaway is open to Canadian residents, excluding Quebec. One random winner will win a Green Beaver gift basket, valued at $120, to be mailed to the winner from Green Beaver. Giveaway closes on Saturday, May 31 at 11:59 PM EST. One entry per person. The Mindful Mavens are not responsible for the delivery of the prize and cannot be held accountable for any discrepancies.
Additional Disclosure: The author received promotional consideration such as samples, related to a product mentioned in this post. The author works for a retailer where this brand is sold.