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7 Great Ways to Detox Your Home

7 Great Ways to Detox Your Home

It's another new year, and most of us have it on our list of goals to "be healthier" in some way. People often talk about "detoxing" in reference to their bodies and what they eat and/or eliminate. But what about the very environment our bodies are living in most of the time?

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You Are What You Absorb: Ingredients to Avoid in Your Products

You Are What You Absorb: Ingredients to Avoid in Your Products
While Health Canada has banned or restricted the use of over 500 different chemical ingredients in our cosmetics, we are still very behind the EU that has banned 1,328 ingredients for health and safety concerns (currently-banned chemicals can be found Continue reading

Best Non-Toxic Kitchen Cleaner by Elva’s All Naturals

Best Non-Toxic Kitchen Cleaner by Elva’s All Naturals
It all started because we were really upset about the chemicals found in conventional cleaning and personal care products that were being sold to trusting consumers - some even marketed as “green” - and yet filled with literal poison. (I learned all about it when I worked for GreenPeace as a teenager.) Continue reading

Rosehip Seed and Grapeseed Oil: 2 Top Ingredients in Transformative Skincare

Rosehip Seed and Grapeseed Oil: 2 Top Ingredients in Transformative Skincare
Rosehip seed oil for wrinkles? Grapeseed oil for acne? Skin elasticity and collagen production? Read more to find out why you should consider adding rosehip seed oil and grapeseed oil to your daily beauty routine. Continue reading

The history behind "Elva's Blend Thieves and Thyme Hand Soap"

The history behind "Elva's Blend Thieves and Thyme Hand Soap"
In 1413, thieves robbed dead bodies without getting sick...We decided to add Thyme as an important element because it contains the powerful antiseptic thymol; the EPA recently approved cleaning products containing thymol because it was deemed effective to kill the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Continue reading

Your skincare, your...mood?

Your skincare, your...mood?
...Since using our toxic-free and plant-based formulations, I can now say that I have my very own 'at-the-sink cheering squad and daily emotional support team'. :) Every time I wash my face, moisturize (or do a nice, GREEN face mask), I feel totally uplifted! I look forward to it as a "me-time" wellness opportunity. It just makes my day that much better, more balanced and well, happier!  Continue reading

Your home is an ecosystem

Your home is an ecosystem

WE ourselves are part of our home's ecosystem.

Which of these life forms/species do we want to protect and "feed"? Our plants, yes. Our pets, yes. Our families, of course! (Spiders...reluctantly.) No one wants to "feed" harmful mould, yeast and viruses. Or create a breeding ground for mutant "superbugs". And yet...

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