Happy Summer, friends! It’s my favourite time of the year. With Canada Day celebrations just behind us, it’s gotten me thinking about some of my favourite eco-friendly Canadian companies. We really do try to support Canadian and local as much as possible. It’s important to me, and I know it’s important to many of you as well. I often have people asking me about the best eco-friendly products, especially Canadian ones. Since it’s no secret that I love supporting my fellow Canadians, I’m all for sharing my fave brands and products with all of you. As a follow-up to a previous post with some of my fave eco Canadian products, I’m so excited to be sharing even more amazing eco-friendly Canadian companies and products with all of you. These are all ones we have used and many we use regularly. They are seriously tried, tested and true! From natural learns to beeswax food wrap to the most delicious chocolate bars and an incredible essential oil company, these are all being used (or, in the case of chocolate, eaten hehe) on a daily basis in our home.
Eco living is a pretty big part of our daily life, and I feel better knowing that the products we’re using on a daily basis are not harming our environment. Making the switch to a more natural, eco lifestyle can take time, but I find if you do it in baby steps, just like with anything, it can make the transition easier. For instance, start by focusing the cleaning products and personal hygiene products, or with skincare. One step at a time.
I’m also pumped to be able to offer a prize pack of eco Canadian goods to one lucky winner, with a sampling of all of the items I’m sharing today. You will love these! If you have any fave eco-friendly companies to add, let me know! Without further ado, my favourite eco-friendly Canadian companies and products…
Beeswax Food Wrap
Beeswax food wrap is my new favourite thing. I’m also in love with this particular one from Boho and Hobo. This small shop has both storefront and online shopping options, and their beeswax wrap is one of their top sellers. Have you tried beeswax wrap yet? Not only is it way better than plastic food wrap, this one from Boho and Hobo is also gorgeous – look at the pattern! Plastic food wrap is not only terrible for the envrionment, it’s also not good for us – those plastic chemicals can leach into our food. We’ve been using beeswax food wrap for a few years now and I am a total convert. It sticks to the side of any type of bowl or plate, and I also use it to wrap up anything else like cheese or sandwiches. This particular one is made from local beeswax and cotton, so it’s super pliable. Make sure to head on over to Boho and Hobo & check out some of the other unique eco-friendly items they sell, like wool dryer balls, glass straws, and their gorgeous yoga mats.
Caboo – Natural Paper Products
We were introduced to Caboo a few years ago when I wrote all about how to make the switch to green living on a budget. We are huge fans of this Canadian eco-friendly, bamboo paper company. We’ve tried their toilet paper, paper towels, and tissue, and love them all. I am a firm believer in natural toilet paper. All the bleach and other chemicals in traditional toilet paper is not something I want near mine or my kids’ most private regions. I’ve also found that those mainstream bleached products are very irritating, especially for those of us with sensitive skin. And while we try hard to avoid paper products and use reusable wherever possible, some times it’s just a bit tricky. Case in point: paper towels. Kids are MESSY. We already go through numerous reusable cloths a day, and for bigger spills, I find paper towels just that much better. Using Caboo, I know that I’m using ones that are eco-friendly and made from 100% recycled paper, so I feel way better about it.
Aromatic Creation – Essential Oils
Oh my goodness, I am in love with Aromatic Creation products. We have been using essential oils in our home for a number of years, including in our homemade baby wipe solution, as well as cleaning products and for personal diffusing…hello relaxing lavender at bedtime. When Aromatic Creation reached out to see if I’d be interested in trying their products, I was pumped! A Canadian essential oil company? Amazing. There are so many different oils and blends to choose from, but some of our faves so far are lavender (I diffuse it nightly beside my bed), Uplifting (a new morning ritual), Romance, and Lil’ Cherubs. I’ve also been loving my essential oil necklace. I find it especially helpful to use if I’m feeling really anxious or stressed. A few drops of oil on this baby and it really helps. My 7-year-old also really loves the necklace and enjoys helping me choose which interchangeable colour I’ll put in each day:) If you’re looking for a totally natural, safe and efficient essential oil company that is focused on purity, strong ethics, and doesn’t test on animals, I highly recommend Aromatic Creation. Yay for an amazing Canadian essential oil company.
Eco-Max Natural Cleaners
Perhaps one of the best ways to start making the switch to a greener lifestyle, is with natural and eco-friendly cleaning products. We’ve been using Eco-Max cleaners for years and years, and they are our favourite. Even better? They’re a Canadian company! I’m a big fan of their natural spearmint bathroom cleaner, their all-purpose cleaner (especially the natural orange one), and their laundry detergent. We use these on a daily basis almost, and I feel good knowing that I’m not spraying chemicals all over, but that the cleaners are truly getting the job done. They also have some great concentrated products, and we’re especially fans of the toilet bowl cleaner and floor & surface cleaner. The ingredients in all of their products are 100% plant based, non-toxic, safe for aquatic life, and biodegradable. Plus, they are safe to use around pets and children, and they don’t test on animals. Oh, and a bonus? The bottles are made from 100% recyclable packaging. *Swoon* I often buy these on well.ca but you can find them in most natural health food stores or online as well.
Oh, hello, delicious organic chocolate. We’ve been devouring Zazubean chocolate for years, and I love all the new flavours they keep coming out with. The kids are big fans of the chocolate mint (Lunatic), but my faves are are Cheeky (Banana and salted toffee with maca – yum!) and Sassy (pomegranate and hazelnut). We also tried their newest kinds, and while I was honestly a bit unsure of the….at first, it turns out it is amazing! One of the things I love about Zazubean is that their chocolate is dark (at least 70%) so it’s full of antioxidants and I feel good eating it. Healthy chocolate? Yes, please. The company was started by some amazing women out in BC (woohoo!) and everything is organic and fair-trade, with social responsibility and the environmental impact being big factors to Zazubean. I love supporting this company. Make sure you pick up one of their bars the next time you spot them! I’ve found them in Superstore and Loblaws as well as natural health food stores.
So, this concludes the latest edition of my favourite eco-friendly Canadian companies, Part II. Make sure to enter the giveaway below so you can try out these amazing eco Canadian goods yourself.
Eco Canadian Products Giveaway!
The Zazubean Chocolate seems as if it is both healthy and good for the environment. Definitely want to try that.
Zazubean Chocolate! I have a weakness for chocolate
I would love to try the Aromatic Creation – Essential Oils
Tiesha Schmuland says
I would love to try the beeswax wrap! They are so beautiful and so clever.
I could never turn down chocolate. I would want to try that first!
Sarah Ferguson says
I would love to try the Eco-max natural cleaners. I’m pregnant with my first child and I have been switching to healthier products all around. Thanks for the recommendation .
c al says
Excited to try the eco detergent
Melanie Borhi says
ecomax lavender laundry wash sounds fantastic.
ivy pluchinsky says
I would love to try the Zazubean Chocolate
I would love to try the Eco-Max Natural Cleaners
thanks so much for the chance to win
Alex S. says
I am most excited to try the chocolate!
Kristi F says
I’m the most excited to try the Beeswax Food Wrap because I’ve wanted to try that type of product since I don’t like using plastic wrap and want to limit my plastic use in general.
Amy Heffernan says
The laundry wash!
i’ve wanted to try beeswax wrap forever!
Lovely looking website. I like your approach…
Erin N says
I am most excited to try the Eco Max laundry detergent! It looks great. I’m still trying to find a really awesome natural detergent!
Cathy Balogh says
The eco friendly cleaners
Jason kinnin says
I want some eco friendly cleaners
Grace S. says
I think the beeswax wrap sounds cool. I try to be as environmental as possible. Great bunch of products.
Clare O'Brien says
I’m most interested in trying the Zazubean chocolate!
Megan H says
Oh, for sure the natural chocolate
I am eager to try the beeswax wrap, I want to rid the house of plastic wrap.
For some reason my cat licks the floor, especially the bathroom floor. I’ve started cleaning with baking soda an vinegar so she doesn’t ingest anything that could make her sick. I’d love to try the Eco-Max Natural Cleaners to keep her healthy.
I’d love to try the eco-max natural cleaners . I have pets so I don’t like to use chemicals .
Florence Cochrane says
I definitely want to try the dark chocolate.
melissa holmes says
would love to try the Eco-Max Natural Cleaners, with a toddler in the house it is important to me to stay as chemical free as possible. I really feel like these products will make a difference to my family and the world. I wish more people would switch over and be more considerate to the environment. Thank you so much for all the information!
I am always one for the essential oils
Neil B Anderson says
I have never heard o Zazubean Chocolate, Thanks or the head up
Elle T (@elizzzzzzt) says
I’m excited to try the essential oils! I’ve heard about how much better they are compared to sprays and candles
I am most excited to try Eco-Max Natural Cleaners! I don’t like to use harsh chemicals.
Rosa Cross says
I am most anxious to try Zazubean chocolate.
I really want to try the Eco-Max natural spearmint bathroom cleaner.
Carole D says
Most excited about the beeswax wrap. Sounds amazing!
Sue Brennand says
I love a contest with all eco-friendly prizes. Good on ya’! the beeswax covers are something I really want to try. Of course, um, and chocolate!
l p says
Healthy Chocolate always will win out but the bathroom cleaner looks great too. thanks
Jennifer C. says
I’m most excited to try the Zazubean Chocolate! 🙂
SO cool! Can’t wait to try those!
Allie Futterer says
I’m most excited to try the Eco Max Spearmint Bathroom cleaner!
Chris MacDonald says
I am most excited to try Zazubean chocolate!
I would really like to try the Zazubean chocolate.
I am most excited to try the Zazubean chocolate. The flavour combinations are really unique.
I’m most excited to try the beeswax wraps!!
I love the idea of the beeswax wraps, I just wish they had some more masculine patterns to appeal to men.
Brigitte Somero says
Look forward to trying these exciting products!
Carole B says
Honestly, all the products are attractive to me!
I want to try the beeswax wrap. I’ve seen it around but never bought it.
LILLIAN BROWN says
the Zazubean chocolate sounds delicious
Jules A. says
I’m most excited to try the beeswax wrap!
Laurie P says
most curious about the Eco-Max Natural Cleaners!!
Jackie Dirstein says
I would really love to try the Beewax Wrap!
Amina zafar says
I would love to try beeswax wrap!
lou. gilbert says
Wow! – never heard of beeswax wrap before. Can’t wait to try it out.
Susan Huston says
I am most excited to try the Aromatic Creations Essential Oils.
Theresa Sampson says
Really like the products you endorse 🙂
Cheryl Z says
I would really love to try Besswax wrap- too lazy to try to make my own though.
Jim May says
I’ve been using Eco-Max cleaning products for several year’s and find they do just as good a job as the harsh cleaners I use to use.
what a thoughtful assortment!! I’m so intrigued by the chocolate and essential oils 😍
Wanda B says
I’d most like to try the Beeswax Food Wrap from Boho and Hobo.
Alanna Watt says
I’d love to try any of the eco-max cleaners!
Everyone here would love to try the Zazubean Chocolate and I’d love to try the Eco-Max Natural Cleaners. Thank you for the chance to win.
C Chenier says
I would like to try the Zazubean Chocolate.
Chocolate haha #yummo
Beeswax paper for sure! I have an issue with saran wrap! Lol
Monica F. says
I’m most excited to try the Zazubean Chocolate… was there ever any doubt?
Nadia Riva says
THANKS for offering this GREAT GIVEAWAY !!
Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says
July 29, 2018 at 2:12 pm
I would love to try the beeswax wrap
Fran Schwitek says
I am excited to try the Zazubean Chocolate – one can never have too many chocolate options!
The Zazubean Chocolate as it looks so good!
I would like to try the Eco-max natural cleaners.
Debbie White Beattie says
I’m most excited about the Beeswax Food Wrap because I’ve been trying to use less plastic because it’s polluting water around the world. I switched to glass and silicone straws and I try not to use plastic wrap as much as I can
Mark M. says
The Zazubean Chocolate
Martha Martin says
I want to try Zazubean chocolate
Lynette Willie says
The ecomax lavender laundry wash sounds great.
I am most excited abut the natural bathroom cleaner! thanks for the chance
I’m most excited to try the Eco Max laundry detergent! I like natural products to clean our clothes.
The beeswax wrap idea is rad! Love cutting down on unnecessary waste in our house.
I’m most excited to try the cleaning products!
Darren Scrubb says
I am anxious to try out The Zazubean Chocolate.
Kimmy G says
What a fantastic giveaway! would love to try any and all of the eco friendly goods.
A Gall says
My wife and i have been trying more and more eco friendly products. Would very much like to try these brands. Love the fair trade chocolate.
I would most like to try the essential oils.
Trisha Y. says
I’d love to try that dark chocolate!
Susan Adams says
The beeswax food wraps are a fabulous idea! I need to ditch plastic, so would love to try them!
I am excited to try the Aromatic Creation – Essential Oils
Nancy J Montgomery says
I’m most excited about the essential oils. I recently saw a report about lower quality oils that are being sold. Aromatic Creation has the answer.
Betty S says
I am very excited to try the essential oil products. have been doing some reading and they can be used for so much
Betty S says
I am excited to try the essential oils, I have read so many good things about them for cleaning and health care
the Zazubean chocolate. thx
The beeswax wraps would be first on my list to try
Theresa C. says
Most excited to try the Boho & Hobo Beeswax Food Wrap!
Caryn Coates says
I would love to try the Chocolate for sure
Robyn Bellefleur says
I would love to try the Eco-Max Natural Cleaners.