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From pesticides to organics

With their science degrees and years of working in the pesticide and pharmaceutical industries, Green Beaver co-founders Alain Ménard and Karen Clark had well-founded concerns about the chemicals used in personal care products. They were shocked to discover how many everyday personal care products were filled with toxic chemical preservatives, fragrances, synthetic foaming agents, and formaldehyde-releasing ingredients to name but a few. 
The imminent arrival of their son, Joshua,  gave them the inspiration to develop safe, natural personal care products that the whole family could enjoy.  Alain and Karen made the decision to leave the chemical industry and start The Green Beaver Company in their home of Hawkesbury, Ontario, located on the Ottawa River between Ottawa and Montreal.
Since its inception more than a decade ago, Green Beaver has been known for the high quality, purity, and relatively low price of their products. Unlike many other “natural” brands, Green Beaver does not use questionable ingredients such as MDMD Hydantoin, Quaternium, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, synthetic fragrances, Propylene Glycol, or potentially-allergenic gluten. Green Beaver has furthered its commitment to purity by becoming EcoCert certified, a third party certifier that regulates the ingredients they use, how they are stored, as well as ensuring that Green Beaver is taking steps to improve their carbon footprint!
Green Beaver’s independent organic certification offers a guarantee to consumers of full label transparency. They’re so transparent, in fact, you can drive up to the facility during business hours and receive an impromptu tour! Green Beaver’s EcoCert cerfication offers you a guarantee that their products are:
  • Non-GMO
  • Cruelty-Free (this goes not only for them, but any companies supplying Green Beaver with raw materials)
  • Non-Toxic, Biodegradable & Environmentally-Friendly
  • Made with Environmentally Friendly Packaging
  • Manufactured using Environmentally-Friendly Practices
It wasn’t enough for Green Beaver that their products were made in Canada, by Canadians and for Canadians – they needed to take it to the next level. The company is proud to utilize many Canadian-grown organic ingredients, from certified organic sunflower oil, cranberry seed oil, Labrador Tea & beeswax from the Hockley Valley.  Supporting Canadian organic farming practices helps to minimize the amount of pesticides being spread on Canadian soil and provides consumers with a truly Canadian product!
To that end, Alain and Karen purchased 40 acres of a family-run, certified organic sunflower farm, 65 km away in Les Cèdres, Quebec. The oil is cold-pressed as needed, and sent down the road to Green Beaver by truck to be converted into multi-purpose Sunflower Castile Soaps, organic sunscreen & nourish lip balms!
The folks at Green Beaver believe that nature provides all that we need to take care of ourselves; as a result they are proud to offer pure, natural & effective products that are safe for you, your family and Mother Earth.
You can find Green Beaver products at most Health First® stores. 
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