The founders of Green Beaver Co. believe that each of us has the opportunity to create a positive impact in this world, and for them, that means creating products that do not harm animals, do not harm the earth, and do not harm you. Their philosophy comes from years of research about the harmful effects that chemicals have on our bodies and on the environment, driving them to infuse all-natural goodness into everything that they do. It’s more than their philosophy. It’s their promise.
Green Beaver was founded on the belief that humans can live happily and healthfully off of the goodness that Mother Nature provides. They make it a priority to use organic ingredients that are locally grown whenever available. By doing so, they know that they are reducing transportation energy and waste while encouraging more Canadian farmers to adopt organic growing practices. They believe that the truth is, that we all have the power to change the industries that are causing harm, and that we can do it simply by choosing what we consume.
“Green” Products Exclusively
At Green Beaver, they don’t use any synthetic substitutes in their products. For example, they use natural vitamin E instead of chemically engineered vitamin E. Although this would reduce costs and increase profitability, it is simply not what they believe in. Instead, they believe in using “green tech” ingredients. These are natural ingredients that perform like synthetic ingredients, but without any of the toxins. They also don’t believe in animal testing or in slaughtering animals for production. Everything that they make is vegan-friendly, except for their lip balms that contain organic beeswax from Dan and Nina’s Hockley Valley Honey Farm. Lastly, they believe in making products that can be safely used by everyone. Simply put, their philosophy is that healthy and happy is the best way to live, and that’s what they intend to do.
There are many reasons to choose Organic products, from the protection of the planet to the protection of your health and your family’s. Non-organic products are grown and manufactured using pesticides and other chemicals. Some pesticides accumulate in fatty tissue (bioaccumulation) and are endocrine disruptors. Repeated contact with even small doses of pesticides can cause build-up in the body, possibly causing immune and nervous system disorders years after exposure.
Because children have a habit of putting things in their mouths and because their bodies are still developing, they are at great risk of pesticide poisoning. With recent reports that some pesticides (such as atrazine) are not considered as safe as was thought in the past, we need to be more diligent in avoiding them. Also, pesticides that have recently been banned could still be lurking in products that you have left over from years ago!
What Does Organic Mean?
Organic refers to the way agricultural products have been grown and processed. Organic plant production maintains and replenishes soil fertility without the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilizers. Once grown, the Organic Certified plant ingredients used in Green Beaver products are processed without any artificial ingredients, preservatives, or irradiation. This maintains the integrity of the ingredient and helps to protect your family’s health.
Benefits of Certified Organic Ingredients
Good for the Soil
Unlike non-organic plants that are grown using chemical fertilizers and pesticides, Organic produce is grown using modern procedures based on ecology and soil science. It also relies on traditional farming methods such as crop rotation to ensure fertility and protection against weeds and pests.
Good for the Environment
Protection of wildlife and of the environment is a top priority for producers of Organic ingredients. They adhere to the highest standards of sustainability and aim to reduce dependence on non-renewable resources throughout their farming and production practices.
Good for People
Organic Certified ingredients have been shown in a number of studies to contain more vitamins, nutrients and cancer-fighting antioxidants than non-organic ingredients, making them a healthier choice for you and your family.
No Synthetic Chemicals or GMOs
Organic systems prohibit the use of artificial chemicals, pesticides and fertilizers. Organic Certified products are also produced without any Genetically Modified Organisms, which are strictly prohibited in the standards for organic food and farming.
Did you know?
Here are some facts that conventional producers of personal care products probably won’t tell you:
- 1/3 of all personal care products contain one or more ingredients classified as possible human Carcinogens
- The average adult uses 9 personal care products daily, exposing them to 126 chemicals every day
- 89% of the 10,500 ingredients used in personal care products have not been evaluated for safety
- Over the last 30 years, only 9 of the 10,500 ingredients used in personal care products have been banned or restricted