As consumers, we are becoming more and more careful with our purchasing decisions. With easier access to information, it only takes seconds to Google info on the things we are buying. At the end of the day, all we want to know is that whatever we are consuming is not harming us and aligns with our ethical views. This is why when a brand can deliver both "good-for-you" ingredients and "good-for-the-world" products, it's hard not to get on board. This is where The Green Beaver Company comes in.
The Green Beaver Company was launched in 2002 with the mandate to provide healthy, natural products for Canadian families everywhere. Founded by husband-and-wife team Karen Clark and Alain Ménard, whose work in the pesticide and pharmaceutical industries helped shape their interest in natural goods, Green Beaver was developed as a reaction to the harsh chemicals found in children’s shampoos, bubble baths, and other self-care products.
After years of working as biochemists and microbiologists, Karen and Alain were appalled at the amount of dangerous ingredients used to create hygiene products, especially for children. So much so that Karen left her job in 1996 to begin formulating products that would eventually become Green Beaver mainstays. Additionally, it was when Alain’s 32-year-old sister was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999—a disease often linked to the parabens used in everyday products like deodorant—that Green Beaver truly became a team initiative.
The goal was simply to put their knowledge to better use and create a difference in the world by providing all-natural alternatives.
Through better understanding of natural ingredients like sunflower oil, potassium nitrate, sage, and other organic elements, they made sustainable, reliable products with the environment and people in mind. In fact, in 2016, they became the first Canadian company to be Plastic Microbead-free since day one and their products were added to the Zero database.
The brand also promises that all their products do not harm animals, do not harm the earth, and most importantly, do not harm you. A mandate we can definitely get behind.
Here are our top picks from The Green Beaver Company's current line