Navigating those tween and teen years can be a challenge, but it’s all about change, evolving and adapting – and that can be healthy and a true growing experience – even on trend. Today’s teens are so aware, and will make healthier, socially responsible and environmentally conscious decisions, if easily accessible. Luckily, some of our favourite products can help this generation make an impact with a small footprint – and not only fit in, but influence their peers, and even the adults that surround them every day. Whether it’s the first day of high school or a first year away from home, filling lockers, backpacks, our bodies and dorms with “good stuff” will make these years much happier, healthier, productive and awesome.
Hurraw! Organic Lip Balms Super smooth and moisturizing, these lip balms come in a variety of fun flavours like Rootbeer, Black Cherry, Earl Grey, Lime, and Chocolate. They best part is the scents (and all the ingredients) are all natural, vegan, and made from premium raw, organic and fair trade ingredients.
Saje Aromagem Ultrasonic Diffuser. Whether you are after some natural support to energize the start of the day, help you focus when you’re studying, speed up your recovery when you’re not feeling your best, or support a great night’s rest, this super chic diffuser infuses your air with 100% natural essential oils for some all natural aromatherapy healing.
Matt&Nat Vegan Backpacks These vegan backpacks are cruelty-free and made with recycled materials in Montreal. It fits a 13″ laptop, has pocket for your phone, and is perfect for toting to class, to meet up with your friends, to work, or anywhere in between.
Chicza Gum Can you believe that most chewing gum is filled with the same artificial substances also used to manufacture car tires, plastic bottles, and white glue? Not this tasty chew! It keeps it’s great flavour with just real, organic ingredients, and it comes packaged in a box, not in wasteful plastic.
Thinksound Ear Buds Enjoy your tunes on the go with these headphones made from PVC-free materials and wood. The best part? The sound is even better than you would get from conventional headphones. Big sound, small footprint.
Green Beaver Sensitive Aloe Day Cream This Canadian made, organic, vegan face cream is perfect for sensitive skin, and its light texture, and non-greasy formula is ideal for acne prone skin. It is free from: Alcohol, Animal products, Artificial Fragrance, Chemical Preservatives, Dyes, Formaldehyde Releasers (quaternium, hydantoin), GMO, Harsh detergents, Methyl or propylparaben (preservatives), Petrochemicals, Petrolatum, Phthalates, Propylene glycol or PEG, Silicone, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, and Synthetic Fragrance!
Prep U Active Dry Powder This Active Dry Powder combats sweat and friction, keeping sensitive areas cool and dry during the most rigorous sports and activities. Unlike baby powder (which is super toxic and should be avoided), this Active Dry Powder is made with only natural ingredients and is free of talc. It quickly absorbs excess moisture, prevents irritation and provides gentle odor protection to help you stay fresh on game day or a school day.
Thera Wise Acne Ointment Most of the conventional acne treatments available actually compromises the integrity of the skin’s natural defenses, leaving you with red, burned, dried out the skin, only to have your acne come back with a vengeance. This ointment balances and enhances the immune function of the skin to overcome pathogenic bacteria naturally, by balancing the skins eco-flora with prebiotics and with plant based anti-inflammatory you can effectively manage an acne outbreak as well as treat it prophylactically.
Aires Defender Electronics emit harmful EMFs that our brains and bodies are exposed to all the time, and the long term effects are not yet fully understood. Protect yourself by sticking this silicon based micro processor on your cell phone to neutralize the radiation.
Lokai Bracelet Infused with elements sourced from the highest and lowest points on Earth, the white ball, carries water from Mt. Everest, and the black ball holds mud from the Dead Sea. Clear beads link the two, signifying that throughout life’s highs and lows, your path is your own. We love this as a friendship gift!
Primal Pit Paste Charcoal Magnesium Daily Detox Deodorant Combat body odor with a safe and effective, completely natural deodorant. This activated charcoal deodorant doesn’t just help you smell fresh (which it does so well!), it pulls double duty by also absorbing out the impurities and build up that have accumulated from months or even years of antiperspirant use. Here is their complete protocol to detox your pits.
RMS Uncoverup This stuff works. It’s made from magical (and organic ingredients), last a long time, and covers up anything that might pop-up on your skin that you want to hide or make less red – and it won’t even look like you are wearing anything. Some report that it actually heals blemishes while wearing it. All RMS products gets our thumbs up, always have.
Sweets from the Earth Cookies Whether you’re just chilling at home or throwing a big bash, you want to have snacks that are both delicious and safe for your friends. These allergy-friendly sweet treats don’t miss a beat.
Neal Brothers Chips + Salsa The ultimate party snack, these extremely tasty organic blue corn chips get a little added health and flavour from added organic flax seeds. Don’t forget to pair this crunchy and salty tortilla with Neal Brothers Organic Salsa in a glass jar.
Crazy D’s These prebiotic sodas are not just better for you, they’re GOOD for you. No added sugars, artificial sweeteners or preservatives.
BIORAW Yes, it is absolutely possible to enjoy real fast-food with superior nutrition, without sacrificing the enjoyment of a satisfying meal. All of BIORAW’s bowls are certified organic, gluten-free, nut-free, vegan, and delicious. During especially busy times, like exams, when you really need to be healthy and focused, you can order their meal plans to be delivered to you directly.