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12 eco-friendly products we love for Earth Day

Being a conscious consumer doesn't mean sacrificing luxury. These products protect our environment and health without compromising quality.
12 eco-friendly products we love for Earth Day

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Kiehl's Limited Edition cream

Not only is this ultra-luxe cream paraben, silicone, dye and fragrance free but it also works to raise money for Evergreen, a national charity that works to make urban living better.

In partnership with Alanis Morissette (who also designed the label), you can expect the same quality and moisturizing properties as your other Kiehl’s faves in this rich cream.

Limited edition ultra Facial oil-free gel cream, $56 for a 125mL, Kiehls.ca

Kiehl's limited edition oil-free gel cream

LUSH Knot-Wraps

Ditch the wasteful wrapping paper and instead opt for a reusable wrap when it comes to gift-giving. Based on the ancient Japanese art of furoshiki, LUSH works with the Greenspun to provide their Knot-Wraps to eco-conscious customers. Made of recycled plastic bottles, Greenspun saved three million bottles from ending up in landfills in 2012 alone. Reuse them as headwraps, bags or scarves.

LUSH/Greenspun Knot-Wraps, $6-$7, Lush.ca

12 eco-friendly products we love for Earth Day

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Yves Rocher Culture Bio

With organic ingredients, from almost 100 percent natural ingredients, the true gift from this line is that for every Culture Bio product sold, a tree will be planted. And, given that a single tree can absorb CO2 at a rate of 48 pounds per year, buying all three of these products just once will neutralize 144 pounds.

Yves Rocher is also planting 1500 trees on Mount Royal in Montreal as part of the Plant for Planet operation.

Yves Rocher Culture Bio collection, gel cleanser $18, deodorant $5, shower gel $4, Yvesrocher.ca

12 eco-friendly products we love for Earth Day

Klorane shampooing dattier du desert

Not satisfied to rest on their exceptional hair care laurels, the French-based company created the Klorane Institute that’s committed to preserving plants across Canada and abroad. For dry and brittle hair, lather on the paraben free desert date shampoo that’s made from this fruit that’s rich in fatty and amino acids, making it ideal for repairing overstressed tresses.

Desert date shampoo, $11 (between April 15-28, $1 from every hair care bottle sold in Canada will be donated), available in drugstores across Canada

12 eco-friendly products we love for Earth Day

Weleda Skin Food

This 92-year-old company, hailing from Switzerland, was fair trade before it was a buzz word.

Based on the theory of anthroposophy -- to see your body, mind and spirit as intrinsically linked to our world, part of one holistic system – Weleda was named after the Celtic goddess of wisdom and healing.

Today, as it always has, the company works with local farmers the world over to source their ingredients in a sustainable and humane environment.

Their all-natural ingredients provide rich moisture, health and healing to their customers. And Skin Food is no different. It’s perfect for rough hands and elbows and can be used to prep legs for the coming summer months.

Weleda Skin Food, $19, Well.ca

Weleda Skin Food

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Seventh Generation dishwasher tabs

These eco-friendly tablets are free of harsh solvents, dyes and synthetic fragrances — chemical residue you don't want left on your dinnerware. Not only are these singular-use packs convenient, but they are also biodegrable.

Seventh Generation, free and clear dish tabs, $6-$7 available at Loblaws, Canadian Tire, Target and select natural stores across Canada.

12 eco-friendly products we love for Earth Day

Be Better all-purpose cleaner

Looking for an all-purpose cleaner that's light, fresh and free of parabens? Rexall's new line Be.better offers a non-toxic, plant-based formula for all your general cleaning needs.

Be Better, all-purpose cleaner, $4, available at Rexall and RexallPharma Plus.

12 eco-friendly products we love for Earth Day

Seventh Generation fabric softener

Unlike many leading fabric softener brands, this natural formula is non-toxic, biodegradable, free of synthetic fragrances and reduces static without the use of animal-derived ingredients. At 42 loads per container, it's competitively priced, too! 

Seventh Generation, blue eucalyptus and lavender fabric softener, $6-$7, available at LoblawsCanadian TireTarget and select natural stores across Canada.

12 eco-friendly products we love for Earth Day

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Berry Blossom Hand Lotion

We first fell for this line with the introduction of their 100 percent natural, egg-shaped lip balm. Packaged inside an ergonomic and portable palm-sized container, the snap-lid ensures no accidental spills inside your purse and the 97 percent natural formula is enriched with shea butter, aloe and oat extracts.

eos Berry Blossom hand lotion, $4, Rexall, Loblaw's

12 eco-friendly products we love for Earth Day

Bite beauty luminous creme lipstick

Go on, lick your lips! The editor-approved, Canadian-made cosmetic company, Bite, not only infuses their lipsticks with the equivalent of five glasses of red wine for its antioxidant resveratrol benefits, but it also lists the ingredients that are not found in its formulation: parabens, sulfates, phthalates, GMOs and synthetic dyes, to name a few.

Luminous Crème lipstick, $28, Sephora

12 eco-friendly products we love for Earth Day

Garnier frizz-control smoothing cream

Stop springtime frizz with this 98% naturally-derived (no parabens, no silicones, no dye) not-too-heavy styling cream. We’re liking Garnier’s new initiative to provide efficient hair care with minimal impact on the environment.

Garnier Frizz-control smoothing cream, $8, Shoppers Drug Mart

12 eco-friendly products we love for Earth Day

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Consonant's Perfect Sunscreen

You’ve got to be pretty confident to call your sun block “The Perfect sunscreen” and with 100 percent coverage and no shiny finish, we think this Canadian-made sunscreen delivers on their all-natural claim.

The Perfect Sunscreen, $45, Consonant

12 eco-friendly products we love for Earth Day

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