Mother’s Day the Green Way
May 1st, 2019
This year, do Mother’s Day the GREEN way with Mother Nature approved gifts for all the Moms and Mom-figures in your life. See our top ten list of eco-friendly, local, organic, non-toxic, natural products and stop into the GreenUP Store at 378 Aylmer Street North in downtown Peterborough for these unique finds, along with many more gift ideas that any Mom would be happy to receive this year.
1. Free to Be Natural Soap
Natural face and body soaps are lovingly made in small batches to sustain quality and freshness. Over the last 9 years, Peterborough’s very own, Katie Leger has developed a wonderful vegan recipe that features organic and natural oils, butters, and botanicals. She uses the traditional hot process method in the making of her soaps and wraps them in compostable, low waste packaging. This is a clear win for all the Mothers – and is Mother Nature approved!
2. Babar Too Omega Moisturizer
Looking to add a boost to Mom’s spring skin care routine? Look no further than the perfectly pure moisturizer from Babar Too. Free from toxins and artificial fragrance, this light and dreamy moisturizer will nourish and sooth their skin after this hella long winter.
3. Simply Natural Canada Essential Oil Roll-On
Sometimes managing all of the things can really give you a headache, and keep you up at night. Help Mom to unwind with an easy to apply essential oil roll on, featuring soothing lavender or pain-zapping peppermint.
4. Modern Vintage Designs Macramé Plant Hangers
With these light and airy plant hangers, you can help mom hang a little mother nature indoors while it slowly warms up outside.
5. Seeds from the Urban Tomato Lady or William Dam Seeds
For Mother’s Day, consider encouraging that green thumb of theirs by gifting some organic, or pesticide free seeds and maybe even committing to some hours in the garden with them.
6. Cards from Brianna Gosselin, Ecology Park, and Anita Clifford
It really is hard to count all the ways that Mom and mom-figures impact our lives. But, we can probably name a few within the confines of a greeting card, right?
7. Gift Certificates for Ecology Park Garden Market
Looking to give Mom a lovely outdoor experience? Is your Mother a gardener? The Ecology Park Plant Sale is the weekend following Mother’s Day on May 18th. Not only is this a great event to spend time with Mom, it’s also a way to support your Mother’s love of gardening. Gift certificates are available for purchase at the GreenUP Store, where you can also pick up a small token, or card to give alongside their gift certificate.
8. Beeswax Candles from This Old Flame and Lake Reflections Apiary
Beeswax candles are a classic Mother’s Day gift. The GreenUP Store carries locally sourced options from 9” pillars to tiny tea lights and votives.
9. Birch Babe Bath Pucks
These fizzy bath pucks infuse warm water with muscle-soothing Magnesium and pure essential oils. They are a boon to any Mom’s self-care effort.
10. Necessitea Herbal Tea
Certified organic tea and tisane is hand blended with quality botanicals for a delightful brew every time. While we wait for double digits, we might as well share a warm cup of tea.