SKIN AND BODY PRODUCTS

Face Wash: United & Free Balanced Natural Face Cleanser
Face Toner: None (But I recommend Belmondo Organics After the Rain Face Toner)
Face Serum: None
Face Exfoliant: None (But I recommend Belmondo Organics The Dunes)
Shampoo & Conditioner: House brand refill from The Soap Dispensary or Phillip Adam
Body Wash + Hand Soap: House brand refill from The Soap Dispensary
Body Scrub: None. I have made DIY sugar scrubs, and I use the exfoliating cloth from Stripped Wax Bar
Body Lotion and Face Moisturizer: Everyone 3-in-1 Unscented Lotion. For a splurge: Lavanila Healthy Body Butter in Vanilla Coconut.

BEAUTY, PERSONAL, AND HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS

Toothpaste: Dr. Bronner, JASON, or Nature’s Gate
Toothbrush: Environmental Toothbrush
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
Eyebrow Makeup: W3LL PEOPLE Capitalist Brow Powder
Lipstick & Gloss: ILIA Beauty
Deodorant: Lafes Natural and Organic Deodorant Stick or LAVANILA‘s the healthy deodorant
Shave Cream: DIY formula or Kiss My Face Shaving Cream
Feminine Products: Aisle
Lube: Sutil Luxe Body Glide
Dishwashing Liquid & Cleaning Products: Eco-Max or Sapadilla refill; The Soap Dispensary cleaner concentrate; E-Cloth
Dishwasher Soap: Seventh Generation
Laundry Detergent: Live For Tomorrow refill
Air Freshener: Homemade mix of 1/4 c water, 1/2 tbsp vodka, and 5-6 drops of essential oil (I like grapefruit) in a small spray bottle

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 (or a RMT)

CLOTHING STORES AND BRANDS

Casual Shoes: Native Shoes
Front & Company, Vancouver
Value Village, various locations

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

Be aware that this is not a complete list of toxins, but some of the most commonly found ones to stay away from. It’s a good idea to keep them in a list on your mobile phone while you’re shopping for body products or cosmetics.

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

GOOD BUSINESS NETWORKS

Here’s a list of progressive business networks I compiled and shared when I ran Conscious PR.

1% For the Planet (Global)

B Corporation (Global)

Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (USA)

Buy Social Canada

Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (Canada)

Change Agents Worldwide (Global)

Conscious Capitalism (USA/Global)

Evolutionary Business Council (Global)

Social Venture Circle (USA/Global)

League of Intrapreneurs (Global)

LOCO (BC)

Social Venture Institute (Hollyhock, Vancouver, Petaluma)

Social Enterprise Council of Canada

Web of Change (Canada/USA)

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.

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).

Go to New York Fashion Week with at least one of my siblings.

VEGAN CELEBRITIES

Please contact me if you know this list has changed.


Al Gore


Alan Cumming


Alicia Silverstone


Andre Patton


ASAP Rocky


Benedict Cumberbatch


Bif Naked


Bill Clinton


Billie Eilish


Brendan Brazier


Bryan Adams


Carrie-Anne Moss


Casey Neistat


Cory Booker


Craig Robinson


Daryl Hannah


DeAndre Jordan


Demi Moore


Ellen Pompeo


Ellen Page


Emily Deschanel


Erykah Badu


Greta Thunberg


Heather Mills


Jaja Vankova


James Cameron


James Cromwell


Jared Leto


Jason Mraz


Jenna Dewan


Jermaine Dupri


Jerome Flynn


Jessica Chastain


Jessie J


Joan Jett


Joaquin Phoenix


Jon Stewart


Kat Von D


Kate Mara


Kevin Smith


Lewis Hamilton


Liam Hemsworth


Mac Danzig


MC Lyte


Maggie Q


Mayim Bialik


Mena Massoud


Mena Suvari


Michelle Pfeiffer


Miley Cyrus


Moby


Morrissey


Mya


Natalie Portman


Nathalie Emmanuel


Pamela Anderson


Patrick Baboumian


Paul McCartney


Penn Jillette


Prince Khaled


Peter Dinklage


Rooney Mara


Ruby Rose


Russell Simmons


RZA (and most of the Wu-Tang Clan)


Serena Williams


Sia


Simon Cowell


Sinead O’Connor


Stella McCartney


Steve Harvey


Stevie Wonder


Taraji P. Henson


Teresa Palmer


Tobey Maguire


Travis Barker


Venus Williams


Will.I.Am


Woody Harrelson


Zac Efron

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