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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:
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 Bath, Antibacterial 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 Well.ca, 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.~~
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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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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. www.onepercentfortheplanet.org
Our commitment to corporate responsibility includes factory monitoring by the non-profit organization Verite. www.verite.org.”
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.
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!
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