SKIN AND BODY PRODUCTS

Facewash: Consonant Skincare Natural Foaming Face Wash
Toner: None (But I recommend Belmondo Organics After the Rain Face Toner)
Serum: None
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
E-Cloth

PERSONAL SERVICES IN VANCOUVER

Hair Removal: Sugaring at Bare Wax Bar (Visit Sugar’d for locations outside Vancouver)
Brow Threading: Navkiran at 4 Angels Beauty Care
Massage: Sabai Thai Spa

CLOTHING STORES & BRANDS

Casual Shoes: Native Shoes
Workout Gear: Public Myth
Denim: Just USA Inc.
Front & Company, Vancouver
Value Village, various locations

OTHER FOOD PLACES IN VANCOUVER

Grocery store: Famous Foods, The Soap Dispensary, Community Grocer (online)
Ice Cream: Earnest Ice Cream, UMALUMA
Food Trucks: Le Tigre
Chocolate shop: Xoxolat (online)

YOGA STUDIOS IN VANCOUVER
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.

 

1,4 Dioxane

Acetone

Alpha Terpineol

Asbestos

Benzaldehyde

Benzalkonium chloride

Benzophenone

Benzyl acetate

Benzyl alcohol

Bisphenol A (BPA)

BHA

BHT

Butoxyethanol

Cetrimonium bromide

Coal tar

Diazolidinyl urea

Dietholamine (DEA)

Dibutyl phthalate

Diethyl phthalate (DEP)

Dioxins

DMDM Hydantoin

Ethanol & ethanolamines

Ethyl acetate

Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid (EDTA)

Exavalent

FD & C

Formaldehyde

Flame retardant

Fragrance/Parfum

Gamma-Terpinene

Hexane

Hydantoin chromium

Hydroquinone

Imidazolidinyl urea

Lead

Limonene

Linalool

Monoethanolamone (MEA)

Mercury

Methanamine

Methyl Cellosolve

Methylene chloride

Methylisothiazolinone

Mineral oil

Nonylphenols

Oxybenzone

Parabens

Petrolatum

Phenylenediamine

Phthalates

Polysorbate 60/80

Polyethylene glycol (PEG)

Propylene glycol

Quaternium-15 or 1-29

Resorcinol

Retinol (Vitamin A)

Retinyl Palmitate

Silicone

Siloxanes

Sodium Laureth sulfate

Sodium Lauryl sulfate

Synthetic flavour

Talc

Toluene

Trichloroethylene

Triclosan

Triethanolamine (TEA)

Vinyl chloride

BUCKET LIST

(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.

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