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CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ Caprina By Canus Body Lotion And Hand Soap Review & Giveaway!!

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012


Canus is a won­der­ful Cana­dian com­pany that offers a wide range of body prod­ucts for the entire fam­ily. What is so dif­fer­ent about Canus com­pared to many other body prod­uct com­pa­nies is that their prod­ucts are made with fresh goat’s milk. All of Canus’ soaps and body washes are phos­phate free and biodegrad­able. Their body lotions con­tain no parabens. Their entire line of prod­ucts can very con­ve­niently be pur­chased at major retail­ers, gro­cery stores and phar­ma­cies near you. 

Fresh Goat’s milk:

Hydrates, Regen­er­ates
and Protects

Goat’s milk has unique prop­er­ties which are acclaimed across the world. Since its mol­e­c­u­lar struc­ture is sim­ple and short, it facil­i­tates the cream’s absorp­tion by the skin, con­tribut­ing to a deep and extended hydra­tion. It enables the restruc­tura­tion of the hydroli­pidic film giv­ing it back its sup­ple­ness and its elasticity

I have found since enter­ing my 40’s my skin does not stay as soft or sup­ple as it did  in my younger years. Liv­ing in Canada with the dry, cold win­ters does not do much to help your skin either. I have learned that you need great prod­ucts keep your skin healthy and glow­ing. When Canus offered to let me try out a few of the Fresh Goat’s Milk prod­ucts I totally jumped at the chance. I tested the orig­i­nal for­mula, olive and wheat pro­tein, shea but­ter and orchid oil in both the body lotion and the hand soap.

 Nor­mally I do not use a bar soap because the major­ity leave my skin feel­ing very dry, I opt for liq­uid soaps instead.  After using the Cap­rina soaps for only a few short weeks I am totally sold because my skin feels so soft after using it. I have very dry, cracked skin on my elbows and my hands always feel so dehy­drated and flaky. I was look­ing for­ward to try­ing out the Cap­rina body lotions to see if it would work on those two major prob­lem areas. The body lotions were not greasy or oily and left my skin feel­ing per­fectly mois­tur­ized and hydrated all day long. I did not have to keep apply­ing the body lotion which means a lit­tle goes a long way….and who does not want to get the most for their money! I am happy to report that this is the best body lotion and hand soap that I have used in a very long time. I can’t wait to go to my local retailer so I can pur­chase a few of the other Cap­rina Fresh Goat’s Milk prod­ucts and try them out as well.

Make sure you check out their entire range of prod­ucts includ­ing;  Mois­tur­iz­ing Clay Masks, Body­Wash, Foam­ing Milk BathAntibac­te­r­ial Liq­uid Hand Soap, Lip Balm and Ultra Mois­tur­iz­ing Wipes to name just a few. You can also get Cap­rina Fresh Goat’s Milk prod­ucts on, the pric­ing is rea­son­able with the Cap­rina by Canus Fresh Goat’s Milk Body Lotion in the 75ml (the size I reviewed) for only 4.39 each and the Cap­rina By Canus Goat’s Milk Soap for only 1.99 each. You can’t go wrong with the qual­ity of this prod­uct or the price!


~~I received prod­uct for review.  The opin­ions within this post are of my own and I was not influ­enced in any way.  Please do your own research before pur­chas­ing prod­ucts.  Your opin­ions and results may dif­fer from mine.~~


Buy It!!  Pur­chase at your local retailer, gro­cery store or pharmacy. 


Win It!! Enter my sweep­stakes give­away below for a chance to win the same items that I reviewed (4 Cap­rina Body Lotions (75ml) and 4 Cap­rina Hand Soaps)!  Open to Cana­dian residents.



How to enter: All entries must be sub­mit­ted using the Raf­fle­copter form below. After you com­plete the easy manda­tory entry, you can do as many bonus entries as you’d like to increase your chances of win­ning. I will be check­ing for dupli­cate entries to make sure it’s fair, and no cheat­ing will be tolerated!

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CoolCanucks Review of the Skoy Cloth!!

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012




The Skoy cloth is a com­plete God-send at my house! We go through so much paper towel it’s ridicu­lous! Hubby even uses the paper towel to blow his nose, so for the amount that I am buy­ing weekly is  extremely costly and unnec­es­sary! The price of paper prod­ucts nowa­days is through the roof and pulls at my purse-strings. I mean who knew that these prices would sky-rocket? It is a neces­sity in everyone’s home, there­fore I guess they can charge what they darn well please because they know that every­one needs and buys paper prod­ucts on a reg­u­lar basis. Unbelievable!!



Skoy cloths are an alter­na­tive to clean­ing with paper tow­els and sponges, con­sid­er­ing 2.5 mil­lion TONS of paper tow­els are fill­ing up land­fills annu­ally … that is dreadful!

The Skoy cloth is good for the envi­ron­ment. It cuts down on the amount of garbage you throw away and it means fewer trees have to be chopped down by con­tin­u­ally using paper.


If you find you are using paper tow­els every day or even once a week, that’s too much. Switch to the Skoy cloth. Paper tow­els have lim­ited util­ity when using them to clean up messes anyhow.

Using a Skoy cloth is really basic and easy. You sim­ply wet it with water prior to using. Doing this makes it go from almost a card­board like feel­ing, to feel­ing just like strong and durable paper towel. Now go ahead and get clean­ing! Once you’re done, just allow it to air dry (note: it will dry in what­ever way you lay it. If you lay it flat, it will dry flat. If you lay it hang­ing over a bot­tle of cleaner, it will dry in a ‘hang­ing’ U shape). The Skoy cloth is a per­ma­nent sta­ple in our house now, and I vow not to use any­thing else! They’re that great!!

Click here to see how to pur­chase your very own, you won’t be sorry! You can also pur­chase the Skoy Cloths inex­pen­sively at your local Lon­don Drugs, so be sure to watch for them!!



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CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ 1 Bag at a Time Review & Giveaway!!CLOSED

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

Let me intro­duce you all to 1 Bag at a Time!

About Our Company:

“Share the 1 Bag at a Time vision for a future with less waste and cleaner air!
1 Bag at a Time was started in 2005 by Lisa Fos­ter after she dis­cov­ered reusable gro­cery bags on a trip to Aus­tralia.

1 Bag at a Time is com­mit­ted to sup­ply­ing the high­est qual­ity reusable bags avail­able and to pro­mot­ing aware­ness about the full impact of dis­pos­able bags. We believe in the power of con­sumer and cor­po­rate respon­si­bil­ity as a pos­i­tive force in the world.
Our vision is of an Amer­ica where cus­tomers have a choice of attrac­tive and afford­able bags to take with them every­where. Con­tact us today to share in our vision and join the 1 Bag at a Time move­ment.
We are a mem­ber of 1% for the Planet.

Our com­mit­ment to cor­po­rate respon­si­bil­ity includes fac­tory mon­i­tor­ing by the non-profit orga­ni­za­tion Verite.”

For some, it can be hard to imag­ine a world with­out plas­tic – espe­cially plas­tic bags.

The cons of using plas­tic bags are so over­whelm­ing I don’t think I can think of any pros. They are a huge pol­lu­tion prob­lem, their light­weight design allows them to blow away eas­ily. The fact that they are free gives them no value so peo­ple don’t think about how they dis­pose of them. They are made from petro­leum, which could be used for fuel or energy. They don’t biode­grade, instead they break­down and are mis­taken for food and are often eaten by both land and marine ani­mals which is fatal. They are found every­where and many ani­mals become fatally entangled.

They are not biodegrad­able, so they will per­sist pretty much for­ever, wher­ever they end up. Land­fills if we are lucky, but because of their wide­spread use and their abil­ity to fly away in the wind, they can be a big part of the trash along roads and fields. If they get into the water, they look like food and end up clog­ging the stom­achs of a vari­ety of ani­mals, most famously sea tur­tles look­ing for jellyfish.

The recy­cling of plas­tic bags, while prefer­able to other dis­posal meth­ods, is not cost-effective. Plas­tic bags have only existed for 25 years yet the bil­lions that have been pro­duced since then have caused immea­sur­able dam­age to the envi­ron­ment and to wildlife.

Thanks to 1 Bag at a Time, there is no more need for these DREADFUL plas­tic bags!!

Their bags are made from 100% polypropy­lene. PP is recy­clable, non-toxic, allergy-free, and non-reactive to human skin. It is often used for food con­tain­ers, tooth­brushes, and sur­gi­cal fab­rics. The bag is designed to last up to 2 years of weekly usage. You can machine wash our bags in cold water (line dry). A quick wash of the bot­tom stiff­ener is all the clean­ing it usu­ally needs.

You can learn more about this com­pany and code of ethics by vis­it­ing their Cor­po­rate Respon­si­bil­ity page. There is a lot of good infor­ma­tion about the impact of dis­pos­able bags in the Prob­lem sec­tion of their web­site. One the most sur­pris­ing things peo­ple read is about paper bags and other biodegrad­able items, and this link will take you straight to it.

1 Bag at a Time sent me 1 of their newest Yoga Bags, and they are per­fect for tot­ing prac­ti­cally ANYTHING!! I love them so much, and use it all of the time!!

They are extremely sturdy, durable, and come in 2 styl­ish colours — pur­ple and orange!

Brighten your day with our new Yoga Flower Bags. These cheer­ful totes make a great gift for your­self or for a mind­ful friend.  Comes in sets of two, one pur­ple and one orange.

12.5″ W x 14″ H x 8 Gus­set
Mate­r­ial: 90gsm NWPP
Con­trast­ing trim and han­dles
Han­dles sewn to top
Includes plas­tic bot­tom stiff­ener
Multi color imprint on Both Sides

Each quan­tity ordered comes with 2 Yoga flower bags, one of each design.

The very kind and gen­er­ous folks over at 1 Bag at a Time have offered to give one lucky Cool­Canucks reader the chance to win two of these awe­some bags as a set as well!! SWEET prize!

To Enter:

1)Head on over to 1 Bag at a Time and tell me some­thing you have learned about this company!

————->The Above is MANDATORY before any extra entries count. <—————

EXTRA ENTRIES: (Optional, these are there for you just in case you would like more chances of winning!!)

Fol­low @coolcanucks and @Lisadfoster on Twit­ter! Leave me your twit­ter name!

Tweet this con­test link­ing to @coolcanucks and @Lisadfoster! Leave me the Sta­tus Link to your tweet!

*NOW UNLIMITED TWEETS DAILY!!* and leave a com­ment each time with the Tweet Sta­tus Link*

(Please note, there is a NEW Retweet but­ton added below this post – you may also use that for a quick and easy tweet – be sure to leave me the sta­tus link though!)

Become a Fan of 1 Bag at a Time on Face­book and leave a com­ment on their wall that you came from Cool­Canucks!

NEW!! Become a Fan of Cool­Canucks on our Face­book Page! 2 entries, leave 2 com­ments! Leave me your FB name please!

Become a Registered Cool­Canucks Mem­ber in our forum and leave me your user­name there!

Blog, Stum­ble, Digg or share this give­away on any open pub­lic forum and leave me the link to it! +5, leave 5 comments

Grab our Cool­Canucks but­ton located to the right of the blog. +5, leave 5 comments

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Pur­chase any­thing from 1 Bag at a Time for the dura­tion of the give­away and get 10 extra entries!! Just tell me in a comment!

**Give­away open to both Canada & US and expires on March 13th, 2011**

A HUGE thank you to 1 Bag at a Time for spon­sor­ing us with this GREAT Con­test here at CoolCanucks!!




    Feb­ru­ary 13th, 2011 at 6:33 pm

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