June 21, 2012

Spotlight on Eco-friendly Products: Barefoot Venus

Today is day two of our focus on eco-friendly and natural products.   Yesterday we mentioned that we are consciously making an effort to offer items that are kind to our planet and our customers' health and want to share the stories of our three major eco lines: Whitewater Candles, Barefoot Venus Bath and Body, and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint for Furniture, Walls and Floors.

We chose Barefoot Venus products for their enviro-smart approach to their business, the message they impart, and their aromatic product line... not to mention their cute vintagey packaging.  I mean after all, we are a female-run company!

SpotlightBarefoot Venus

Barefoot Venus is a family-owned bath-and-body care business founded in Edmonton, AB and now based in Kelowna, B.C.  The brand is natural, cruelty-free and the company takes eco-responsibility seriously by using minimal packaging and  environmentally-friendly printing.

Barefoot Venus’ guiding principle is "to support a lifestyle of beauty and wellness through the simple pleasures of our natural, aromatic bath and body experiences" and they do that in part by formulating their products without parabens, propylene glycol, mineral oil, synthetic colors or sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS).

They share a message of personal empowerment beginning with taking care of yourself which they believe will lead to making a difference "out there".  One of the quotes you will find amidst their advertising is Mahatma Ghandi's "Be the change you want to see".  Another is "Feel good about yourself and your place in the world, allow your confidence and beauty to radiate and inspire."

Soaking in a calming sea of bubbles, moisturizing with mood inspiring lotion; cleansing with Mother Nature’s earth and sea substances... Barefoot Venus subscribes to the idea that their products will help you turn your everyday routine into an opportunity to indulge your spirit, letting beauty bloom, and wellness flourish.
With a mantra like that, the curious question now is... are the products any good?  We'd have to say no...
the products are GREAT! 

From therapeutic and moisturizing bath soaks to cleansers, creams, lotions and more, it is impossible to go wrong with any of their offerings, and that's not just our opinion.  Google Barefoot Venus and you will find two important distinctions:
  1. There is an international love-fest for all things BV, and
  2. The founders and company prefer to let their products do the talking
There are no huge-money campaigns to push the lines in commercials and you will not find reams of video footage or print articles about the owners, the founders or the developers. Instead there are refreshingly positive product reviews by magazines and real people, and humble community announcements written by local newspapers and business organizations about awards the company has had bestowed upon it.

What's not to love? 

Check out Barefoot Venus bath + body + footcare + lipcare and...

Now available at Apple Box Boutique Inc. in Edmonton, Alberta.

6507 - 112 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
T5W 0P1
Apple Box Boutique
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  1. I love Barefoot Venus products they smell so good and don't leave a greasy after rub. Their oils keep my legs soft for days! Please bring back "After Glow" it was one of my favorites !!!!!

    1. Agreed! They are all so great that it is hard to choose which to use each day. Razz My Berries and Vanilla Shake are perfectly decadent while Lilly Pilly and Lemon Freckle are so fresh and light... wonder what tomorrow's selection will be!


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