SKIN AND BODY PRODUCTS
Facewash: Consonant Skincare Natural Foaming Face Wash
Toner: None (But I recommend Belmondo Organics After the Rain Face Toner)
Moisturizer: Consonant Skincare Ultra Moisturizing Organic Face Cream
Exfoliant: None (But I recommend Belmondo Organics The Dunes)
Shampoo & Conditioner: House brand refill from The Soap Dispensary or Phillip Adam. Could use recommendations on eco, toxin-free products for coloured hair!
Body Wash + Hand Soap: House brand refill from The Soap Dispensary
Body Scrub: None. I have made DIY sugar scrubs, and instead of products I use the exfoliating cloth from Stripped Wax Bar
Body Lotion: House brand refill from The Soap Dispensary but I also recommend Nature’s Gate Pomegranate Sunflower Skin Defense Lotion, and Lavanila Healthy Body Butter in Vanilla Coconut.
BEAUTY, PERSONAL, AND HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS
Hair Styling: ANDALOU Naturals Full Volume Style Spray from Whole Foods Market. Works surprisingly well and it’s the cheapest spray I’ve ever bought!
Powder Foundation: PaperDoll Mineral Cosmetics Loose Mineral Powder Foundation via The Green Kiss
Eyeliner: 100% PURE Creamy Long Last Liner
Eyeshadow: AVEDA eye colour trio or Sappho Organics
Mascara: Josie Maran Cosmetics’ Argan Black Oil Mascara
Eye brow makeup: W3LL PEOPLE Capitalist Brow Powder
Lipstick & Gloss: ILIA Beauty
Makeup remover: SEPHORA Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover
Deodorant: Lafes Natural and Organic Deodorant Stick
Nail polish: butter LONDON
Nail polish remover: butter LONDON Powder Room Acetone Free Lacquer Remover
Toothpaste: Dr. Bronner or Nature’s Gate
Toothbrush: Environmental Toothbrush, available at The Soap Dispensary
Shave Cream: DIY formula or Kiss My Face Shaving Cream
Feminine Products: Lunapads
Lube: Hathor Aphrodisia Lubricant Pure or Good Clean Love Almost Naked
Dishwashing Liquid & cleaning products: Sapadilla Soap Co. or Live For Tomorrow refill from The Soap Dispensary
Laundry Detergent: Live For Tomorrow refill from The Soap Dispensary
PERSONAL SERVICES IN VANCOUVER
CLOTHING STORES & BRANDS
PLANT-BASED RESTAURANTS IN VANCOUVER
OTHER RESTAURANTS IN VANCOUVER
OTHER FOOD PLACES IN VANCOUVER
OTHER FOOD PRODUCTS
DIRTY DOZEN AND CLEAN 15
You may have heard of these lists already.
Try to buy organic produce on the Dirty Dozen list whenever possible. Save the images below to your mobile to take shopping with you.
BEWARE OF TOXINS
I keep this list of harmful chemicals in my Notes on my mobile phone. Be aware that this is not a complete list of toxins, but some of the most commonly found ones to stay away from.
Bisphenol A (BPA)
Diethyl phthalate (DEP)
Ethanol & ethanolamines
Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid (EDTA)
FD & C
Polyethylene glycol (PEG)
Quaternium-15 or 1-29
Retinol (Vitamin A)
Sodium Laureth sulfate
Sodium Lauryl sulfate
(Not in order of priority)
Get a tattoo.
See the Pyramids in Giza, Egypt.
Touch the walls of the Colosseum in Rome.
Walk on the Acropolis ruins.
Scuba dive in the coral reef in Australia.
Go into space or do an anti-gravity simulation.
See African animals in their purest state as much as possible.
Help publish an heirloom book of my grandfather’s life story.
Go to the Cannes Film Festival.
Go on a cultural tour of my native homeland (the Philippines).
Know French, Tagalog, and Japanese.
Become a really good vegan cook.
Go to New York Fashion Week with at least one of my siblings.