GreenUP & Go Local this Mother’s Day

May 6th, 2020

This year show your love for all the Moms and mom-figures in your life with some locally-sourced, Mother Nature approved products. We’ve gathered this list for you! Below you can see our top ten list of eco-friendly, local, organic, non-toxic, natural products. All these unique finds are available via our online shop or by phone (705-745-3238 extension 222), with curbside pickup.

For other unique & lovely locally-sourced Mother’s Day ideas, we also recommend you take a look at these amazing downtown shops:

Now for our 2020 top-ten list of Mother’s Day ideas!

1. Locally-made, Natural Bar Soaps

We have several varieties of hand-made soaps that are perfect for Mother’s Day.

Charcoal & Rose Petals hand-made bar soaps (only available by phone) are made in small batches using all natural ingredients and a whole lot of love. Made right here in Peterborough, Ontario. You can choose from several beautifully crafted varieties:

    • Eucalyptus Lavender
    • Rosemary Sage
    • Indigo Lavender

Free to Be Natural soaps (only available by phone) are also lovingly made in small batches, honouring old-world craftsmanship and sustaining quality and freshness. You can choose from these two varieties:

    • The Gifted Geranium bar can help to balance skin oils, increase blood flow, treat acne congested, or mature skin. Also in this bar, Rosewood and Ylang Ylang essential oils to support and sooth the skin. Australian pink clay to calm and cleanse skin that is strained, sensitive and stressed, refining delicate lines and improving skin texture.
    • The Lovely Lavender bar gently cleanses the skin and lifts the spirit. Lavender has long been used in the treatment of burns, rashes and eczema, making it the ultimate cure all botanical.

The GreenUP online store carries a variety of soaps from local maker Sherrie Le Masurier (Simply Natural Canada), including her amazing Shampoo & Shave Bars that come in four varieties: Beer, Lemon Twist, Lucious Lavender, and Pink Passion.

2. Babar Too Omega Moisturizer (available by phone only)

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 (available by phone only)

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 (available by phone only)

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. The GreenUP Store is currently not selling seeds online, but reach out to our wonderful friends at the Nourish Project to get connected with some gems!

6. Beeswax Candles from This Old Flame and Lake Reflections Apiary (available by phone only)

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.

7. Boreal Rose Botanicals Herbal Teas

Organic loose leaf tea is a lovely little luxury and an invitation to sit down and relax. Whether you choose ImmuniTea, Sleepy Tea, or Tulsi, these herbal delights are each blended with quality botanicals and packaged in compostable paper zip pouches. While we wait for double digits, we might as well share a warm cuppa with our mama, even if only by video chat!

8. Ecomum Organic Cotton Napkins


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These locally-made, multipurpose four-packs can be used as cocktail napkins, hankies, or wipes. Designer and chief maker, Jeannine Crow uses organic cotton thread and fabric to craft these sweet little lovies. The edges are rolled and edge stitched, rather than serged, for a cleaner finish. Each cloth measures 10″x 10″ and launders easily, just treat them as you would any other cottons. Their modest size makes them perfect for tucking into lunch boxes, or even keeping in your car glove box to add a touch of refinement to chip truck indulgences! Order the blue mix or the pink mix.

9. Cheeks Ahoy Reusable Facial Rounds.

Cheeks Ahoy Reusable Facial Rounds Set of 12

Cheeks Ahoy Reusable Facial Rounds Set of 12

Green-up mom’s facial routine with these locally-made, washable cotton rounds. These are ideal for removing make-up, applying toner, and exfoliating. Each pad is made from two layers of cotton flannel and measures approximately 3″ in diameter. The edges are surged for durability and to prevent fraying, so feel free to throw in a garment bag and launder as normal.

10. Gift Certificates for the GreenUP Store & Ecology Park Garden Market

Looking to give Mom the option to buy herself something, or enjoy a few new plants for her garden? Gift certificates for the GreenUP Store & Ecology Park Garden Market are available for purchase online through FanSaves – just click here. We are postponing opening the Ecology Park Garden Market due to COVID-19, but you can be sure mom will always enjoy gardening treats from Ecology Park whenever we’re ready, with the added enjoyment of knowing your support of this non-profit park and nursery helps keep the heart of Peterborough green!

Thank you for supporting GreenUP & we hope all the mothers & mothering figures out there have a most lovely Mother’s Day this year! We are thinking of you!

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