Alain answers some of the most commonly asked questions about The Green Beaver Company and its awesome products.
Is there a Green Beaver product you use every day without fail?
My daily regime includes our cilantro-mint bar soap, toothpaste, vetiver deodorant, green tea with aloe face cream and a lip balm. I don't use any of our shampoos or conditioners because I have no hair left!
How do you make your products smell so good?
Most of our products are scented using organic essential oils. Some (like lavender) are very floral while others (like vetiver) are very woodsy. Sometimes we even develop our own blends. For certain products, such as our Green Beaver Junior line for babies and kids, we use a certified organic food flavouring. This is the same thing you'd find in organic breakfast cereals. Although they're meant to be eaten, organic food flavourings also smell great. We use them because essential oils can sometimes be unsuitable for extra sensitive skin whereas food flavouring is very gentle. We're proud to buy our organic food flavouring from a Canadian flavour house called Bonnie and Don Flavours in Mississauga.
Most conventional skincare brands have products made specifically for men and for women. Why doesn't Green Beaver?
Yes, men and women are different. But for certain things we're actually pretty similar, so we don't always need different products. A lot of it is marketing. Let's take deodorants as an example. Men's and women's deodorants contain the exact same ingredients except for the scent. The only other difference between the two is the size. Women's deodorants tend to be smaller but sell for the same price as the bigger men's version.
“Yes, men and women are different. But for certain things we're actually pretty similar, so we don't always need different products. A lot of it is marketing.”
Where can I buy Green Beaver products?
Green Beaver products are available through our online store or at your favourite health food store. We’ve also featured a few of our partners, please read our posts to get to know them (link to retailer spotlight article category).
What provinces are leaders in purchasing your products?
Per capita, British Columbia is a step ahead when it comes to green products, followed by Quebec and Ontario. As a whole, consumption of green products is increasing in all provinces. Read our retailer spotlights to find out more. There are now health food stores all across Canada.