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Where to shop and what to buy

20,000 sq. ft. Eco-Friendly Store Opens in Ottawa 

This month, sustainably-designed terra20 opens at Pinecrest Shopping Centre. The huge retail space features thousands of eco-friendly, sustainable products — everything from cosmetics to toys to home decor. It’s like a Walmart, but green! The shop even has an Ecobar where you can refill your household cleaners (with non-toxic options, naturally). 

New Sweet-Smelling Nail Polish Remover Available from Priti NYC 

Nail polish remover that smells like lavender, lemongrass or white blossoms: Sounds too good to be true, right? Not so! This week Priti NYC launches a new version of its Soy Polish Remover, a 100-percent natural, 100-percent biodegradable remover stored in a recyclable apothecary-style bottle. 

Host an Eco-Friendly Shopping Party 

Celadon Road, a green company that specializes in products for your home, your kids and your beauty routine, will help you host a shopping party at home. Get your gal pals together and shop for fun treats like Exfoliating Grapefruit Scrub and Cranberry Pomegranate Cream Cleanser. Simply by signing up, they’ll donate a new pair of shoes to non-profit organization Soles4Souls and will plant a tree in your honour via Trees for the Future, Inc.    

Canadian Skin- and Haircare Line Uses Antioxidant-Rich Oils 

Ottawa entrepreneur Rebecca Cook has created Bare Love Beauty, a three-product line of moisturizing oil-based treatments for body, face and hair. Using all-natural ingredients, the treatments include a technology that releases over time to protect the skin barrier and relieve dry skin. Products range from $38-$78 and are now available at