April 17th, 2012
We’ve managed to banish plastic from almost everywhere in our life, except the laundry room.
With the launch of Seventh Generation’s new 4X Natural Laundry Detergent ($17.99) there’s one less earth-enemy clogging up our shelves. Packaged in 100 per cent newspaper and cardboard casing, the shell can be composted and the inner plastic bag thrown into the recycling bin. Great packaging aside, we like that it’s mild-scented and uber-concentrated so we use less per load.
Have we single-handedly saved the polar bear population with a washload of whites? Probably not, but we feel awfully smug nonetheless. —Marianne Wisenthal
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April 16th, 2012
We've never been much of a tree hugger, but the new Stark skin care line from Montreal has us seeing the forest.
My favourite, the Cypress facial oil ($45), blends smoothly into skin with no greasy look and a fresh, clean scent. All ingredients are pronounceable and plant-derived, most are organic and they're sourced locally as much as possible.
We'll bark up that tree. —Kat Tancock