Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13, 2018. Perhaps you enjoy taking your mom out for lunch. If so, check out these Mother’s Day Brunch menus at Toronto restaurants. Maybe you spend Mother’s Day by visiting your mom, bringing a gift in hand. Below are some of the best eco-friendly gifts for Mother’s Day.
Rain by CLEAN Perfume
CLEAN Perfumes have been around for a few years and I can see why they are popular. I can no longer wear traditional perfumes that have a lot of harmful ingredients since they irritate my sinuses. That’s why I was pleased to come across CLEAN Perfumes, which do not contain phthalates, parabens, artificial dyes and are cruelty-free. Simply put, CLEAN perfumes don’t irritate my nose! Pictured are CLEAN Perfumes Warm Cotton, Shower Fresh and Rain. My favourite of the three is Rain since it indeed smells like a garden after a rainfall. The notes of the Rain perfume include melon, daffodil, spring daisy, water lily, watermint,violet leaves, musks and woods. CLEAN Perfumes are $54 for 30 ml/1 oz. and $95 for 60 ml/2.14 oz. and make a great eco-friendly Mother’s Day gift. You can purchase CLEAN Perfumes at Sephora, on Amazon Canada or online.
Effort’s Eco-Essentials Women’s Bamboo Yoga Skirt
The Bamboo Yoga Skirt from Toronto-based Effort’s Eco-Essentials makes a great eco-friendly Mother’s Day gift because bamboo offers so many benefits over cotton including:
- bamboo is softer and stronger than cotton;
- bacteria does not live for long in bamboo, which means the material doesn’t smell after wear;
- bamboo is moisture wicking and keeps you drier than cotton;
- bamboo uses 1/3 of the water required to grow the same amount of cotton;
- bamboo requires only rain water to grow;
- bamboo uses only 10% of land area required to yield the same amount of cotton;
- unlike cotton, bamboo does not need to be replanted; it sprouts on its own.
Hopefully the benefits of wearing bamboo clothing have convinced you that the Bamboo Yoga Skirt makes a great eco-friendly Mother’s Day gift, but another reason is a black bamboo skirt is an essential for summer! It can be worn with brightly coloured tops to the office or with t-shirts for casual summer outings. The Bamboo Yoga Skirt comes in black, plum and turquoise in sizes S, M, L and XL and retails for $35.95. Purchase online.
Joyous Detox by Joy McCarthy
Joy McCarthy’s latest book, Joyous Detox, makes a great eco-friendly Mother’s Day gift for any woman wanting to clean up their diet. McCarthy’s book features recipes that are vegetarian, non-vegetarian and vegan although there are no recipes with gluten as it is a no-no on McCarthy’s detox list. Joyous Detox is more than just a recipe guide; McCarthy has packed the book with information about superfoods and why they are good for us, how to detox your life including how to set up your kitchen, detox your makeup cabinet and clothes closet.
Province Apothecary’s Invigorating and Balancing Toner
Province Apothecary is a Toronto shop producing organic skincare. The Invigorating and Balancing Toner with Rose and Geranium, $42, not only smells great, it contains no parabens, petroleum, synthetic fragrances and ingredients, carcinogens, GMOs, pesticides, dyes or alcohol. Province Apothecary’s organic skincare products make great Mother’s Day gifts for eco-friendly moms. The company is cruelty free, vegan, green business certified and belongs to Think Dirty. Purchase Province Apothecary toner online.
Duke Nu Pebble Handbag in Light Grey from Nella Bella
Nella Bella is one of my favourite Canadian brands. Their 100% vegan material handbags look great (I receive many compliments on my Alice Nu Pebble handbag!) The company is cruelty free and uses PU (polyurethane) coating not harmful-to-the-environment PVC. The Duke Nu Pebble Handbag, $49, in Light Grey makes a great eco-friendly Mother’s Day gift since it’s a versatile bag that can be worn crossbody style or as a wristlet. The handbag features an inside zippered pocket. The light grey colour will complement many wardrobe colours although the handbag is also available in Rosé and Black.