Day 4 of Green Week and what could be more fitting than Green Beaver beauty products? I'll take a Green Beaver with a side order of Green Smoothie Cleanse please!
Oh my green beaver. The men in my family will have a field day with this one when I rock up to the cottage with the full line of products this weekend.
They will of course take their humour to low levels by referring to a certain region of a woman's body being died green. Either way- they will undoubtedly take their humour south. And because I have spent the better part of my life living with them, I thought the same silly thing when I saw the products at the Holistic Nutrition Conference last weekend. Though I rarely cover specific brands on this site, how could I not talk about a shampoo called Green Beaver on a website called Making Love In the Kitchen?
I have pretty clear skin. Though, as we all know, shiny thick hair, clear and moisturized skin, and even (since we're talking green beaver), lubrication abilities has less to do with what we put on our body, than what we put in it (trying to keep this post PG). A health supportive diet rich in essential fatty acids on the inside = goodness on the outside.
My skincare routine, which I am often asked about, goes like this: Rinse. Dry.
Occasionally, I will give a little scrub of baking soda, perhaps a toner of diluted cider vinegar (1 part vins to 10 part water) and in the winter, will moisturize with coconut oil. I am at the point where I shampoo and condition my hair once a week at the most. I am neither smelly, dirty, nor greasy. My hair and skin are nourished from the inside and trained to behave.
In the summer months however, I do tend to get a little dirtier (and I am not meaning in a green beaver kinda way), just that I am out on my bike a lot, air quality goes down, sweatyness goes up and sometimes I just want to wash with something that smells sweet.
So in comes a Green Beaver massage. Enrico, the sweet, cutie who was repping the products at the conference gave me a whole heap of them to play with. The shampoo, conditioner, exfoliating wash, cleanser, toner, moisturizer, and lip balm. But first he gave me a hand massage, told me I was beautiful, that he loved me and accompanied all that with a smushy cuddley hug. I'll buy whatever he's selling!
A couple Green Beavers in the park.
I have tried them all and they are fantastic. I asked Vanessa (see above photo by Catherine Farquharson... we really do hang out together! And she really does pull out the jazz hands) about them. She is my go to on all things green, and she confirmed that they are some of the cleanest, chemical free-products on the market. For me, doing the primitive thing with my beauty routine for so long, these felt sweetly indulgent. Plus they didn't get all foamy, which of course if you recall my toothpaste post, is a good thing.
Heading up north this weekend and I will surely be taking my Green Beaver with me to show off to the family.