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🧼 Le Baluchon foams so well!

One of the reasons why the Baluchon soap dish is extraordinary is its ability to lather soap or solid shampoo.

With its two thicknesses, all you have to do is wet it then rub it in for a few seconds to create a nice lather. It's really awesome! You can then either use your hands to distribute the foam in your hair or your body, or even rub the Baluchon directly on your body.

Before, I had trouble lathering my solid shampoo in my hands. I would spend several minutes wetting and rubbing it in before I got enough lather for my hair, even running it straight through my hair. Now that it stays in its Baluchon, I get lots of beautiful mousse to put in my hair in seconds! ⌚

And since my shampoo bar lasts me about 2 months, washing every 2-3 days, it's really economical 🤑, in addition to being ecological 🌎. Because solid soap uses a lot less water in its production, and it's lighter for transport than the bottle or bottles of liquid shampoo it replaces. Win-win!

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As a reminder, for the runny nose season 🤧

When they were little, my daughters often told me "runny nose", which meant that I had to blow their nose… 🙃 I'm so happy that they are now able to manage their own noses! 🤣 By the way, we've been catching a lot fewer colds since they were in high school. #couragecavafinishbypassing

If you are still in this period with your children, perhaps you hesitate to equip yourself with reusable tissues, given the quantity of tissues that you use in a day with your "little brats". 🤧 Because it's true that buying a series of new reusable tissues is not cheap, even if in the long term, it's much cheaper than disposable ones. 💲

But in fact, there is a super easy way to equip yourself inexpensively: use old clothes to make your reusable handkerchiefs! 😍 You don't even need to know how to sew, and it's so much softer for the nose! 💚 Read the following tutorial for all the details. You'll see, it's super easy!

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Combining zero waste house and gifts: mission possible?

Would you like to do without gifts to consume less, but your loved ones are determined to give you some? Here are some ideas you can put on your list to make your home even more eco-responsible.

1. CANDLE MADE FROM LEFT WAX do it yourself

Gather several leftover candles that are not completely burned to create new, unique candles. Mix colors and scents and create the perfect candle!

Economical, practical and pretty, what more could you ask for?

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2. ECO-FRIENDLY KITCHEN SET by Taille & Retailles

How to reduce daily waste at home? By replacing single-use plastic with waterproof and washable bowl covers and food bags! This set has everything you need to get started, with a trio of bowl covers and a large bag for freezing or storing food.



A lovely 2-in-1 basket in carefully chosen upcycled fabric. Perfect for rearranging your cabinets or dressing up your indoor plants by eliminating textiles from landfills. Beautifully replaces small plastic baskets or cachepots made in China. Gives a zero waste home a unique character.

From 8.00$ to 19.00$.


Perfect for replacing plastic wrap. Made with beeswax, pine resin and coconut oil. Hand wash in cold or lukewarm water.

From 5.00$ to 30.00$

5. MACRAME PLANTER by Mirya macrame

Perfect planter, made of recycled cotton rope, to display your plants around the house. Whether you want a neutral shade for a more boho decor or a bright color for a child's room or a mid-century decor, you will find your favorite.

From 25,00$ to 35,00$

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5 great eco-friendly gift ideas for the person who has everything

We all have in our entourage a person who is difficult to satisfy, because he already has everything! It is all the more difficult if it tries to reduce its ecological footprint. Here are 5 ideas to surprise her, while respecting her values.

1. REUSABLE BREAD BAG by Taille & Retailles

Perfect for homemade bread or to go shopping at the local bakery without taking disposable packaging, this reusable bread bag will quickly become the favorite of the person who receives it! Its seal is between the paper bag and the disposable plastic bag, and it is easily machine washable. Offered in 2 sizes and a variety of fabrics, you can be sure to find the perfect match for the pickiest!


2. CAR GARBAGE by The Aunts

Who says “person who has everything” says “car”, and who says “car”, says waste, especially if you are traveling with your family! Made of leatherette and PUL, these bins are completely waterproof and they hang in different ways.

From 20$ to 35$


Even the person who has everything has to eat, and who doesn't like biscuits? Take inspiration from Ricardo Cuisine and make your cookie jar in a mason jar, then use your creativity and recycled materials to decorate it.

Success guaranteed!

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4. UTENSILS POUCH by Craft the 4 leaf clover

When you need to be original, this multipurpose pouch is perfect! Made of a double layer of waterproof fabric, it allows you to transport utensils without damage. It saves you from using a plastic bag to put your toothbrush, a set of washable straws and even an Epipen injector.



The person who has everything does not expect to receive such classy and original gift packaging. She can then use it for another gift that will wow or to carry her belongings in style. This furoshiki (original traditional Japanese packaging) will be perfect for wrapping a gift, books or bentō (meal to take away). It will get people talking every time!

From 8$ to 16$

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What to give a host who practices zero waste?

Are you invited to a host who started a zero waste transition some time ago? He doesn't want presents, but you want to bring a little something? No problem! Here are some ideas that should fill it without cluttering it.

1. FOLDABLE FABRIC BAG by Craft the 4 leaf clover

Thank your host with this handy fabric bag that folds up into its own pouch. This bag, similar in size to grocery bags, will be appreciated by all!


2. WINE GLASS SLIPPER SET by Taille & Retailles

When we receive at home, especially during a pandemic, we really want to make sure that everyone is drinking from their cup! Made from scraps and sold in sets of several different patterns, these identifiers slip around the stem of the glass so that everyone recognizes their cut at first glance! Pretty, practical and ecological, what more could you ask for?!

From 15.95 to 43.95$


Say bye bye to disposable paper towels! Your host will be able to use them for years while thinking of you! They will know how to add color during weekday meals as well as embellish reception tables.

20.00$ for a set of 12


Want to put some sunshine in someone's life, no matter the season? Here is the perfect gift!
This cute little magnet can be placed in the screen door or on the fridge. Useful and pretty, one thing is certain, it will make you smile.


5. POT PLANT do it yourself

Put some greenery in your host's life! Succulents and cacti, as well as fine herbs are always appreciated and easy to maintain. Reuse a jar you have or find at a thrift store, and personalize it with mod podge or paint.

A great eco-friendly and economical gift!

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Green choices for gift exchange

Choosing an exchange gift for an extended family member, co-worker or employee is always difficult. Here are some original gift ideas, which are also ecological and sustainable! Enough to kill two birds with one stone!

1. SOAP BAG by Menessa

This mesh bag is perfect to accompany the set of soaps you want to offer during the office gift exchange! It will dry them out between uses! Unisex, it will please everyone!


2. LUXURY HANDMADE SOAPS by Stella's soaps

Give your favorite co-worker the opportunity to try these beautiful handmade soaps, made responsibly and with high quality products.

The soaps are very gentle on the skin and so pretty that they will decorate his bathroom.

From 5.00$ to 9.89$


These reusable sleeves are made from fabric scraps, so by recovering fabric that would otherwise be thrown away. They adapt to all types of glasses/cups. Useful to protect against heat, cold or simply to increase the grip on the glass.

From 7,00$

4. REUSABLE CHEESE COVERS by Taille & Retailles

No more fighting with plastic wrap to close an opened cheese brick! Available in 2 popular sizes and a variety of fabrics, these cheese covers are an easy little gesture for Mr. Mrs. Everybody. Knowing that Quebecers are big consumers of cheese, there is little chance of going wrong with this all-purpose gift at a modest price!

From 8.50$ to 9.95$

5. PERSONALIZED MUG do it yourself

Does the person you picked up still have a cup of coffee or tea in hand? Why not make her a unique mug, just for her? A white mug and some ceramic pencils will do! She will appreciate the gift all the more the more time you have put into it.

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The favorite green gifts of teachers and educators

If you have caregivers in the family, you know they get tons of chocolate and bath products every year. Here are some original and ecological ideas to make a change and stand out!

1. THANK YOU CARD do it yourself

THE favorite gift of teachers and educators is without a doubt the one where the child has put all his heart and talent into it. Personalize the card according to the event, the age of the child and the interests of the person who will receive it.

Your gift will be all the more appreciated if it is personalized.

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2. SWEET WORDS SNACK BAG by Craft the 4 leaf clover

Here is an ecological and practical gift that will be appreciated by teachers and educators. Made of waterproof fabrics with exclusive designs, they contain phrases of thanks that will warm the hearts of those who receive them each time they are used.


3. GUITAR STRING APPLE SIGNET by Do Re Mi Bracelets etc.

This little apple-shaped bookmark will make a practical, pretty, original and ecological gift… what could be better!? Made entirely with a guitar string that once made music, it will fill the heart of a fine-eared teacher!



This reusable bag closes in a small pouch. Easy to slip into purse, car door or suitcase when travelling. You will never be caught off guard on small commissions.


5. REUSABLE BOWL COVERS TRIO by Taille & Retailles

Practical, ecological, and easy to maintain, because machine washable, reusable bowl covers replace plastic wrap in the kitchen. The person who takes care of your child on a daily basis will be grateful for this original and useful gift that will add color to their kitchen for many years to come!


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The gift guide with the best green ideas is ready! 😍

If you live in a family of green people or have many close supporters of environmental protection 🌎, you'll like it!

With a dozen local businesses, we have developed a guide to offer you gifts at affordable prices, ecological and zero waste, handmade in Quebec. 💚

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The best gifts for the eco-responsible family

More and more families are moving towards a more eco-responsible lifestyle. How their
to please without offending their values? Here are 5 suggestions for eco-friendly gifts, made
in Quebec, which will delight them!

1 . TISSUE CASE by Artisanat the 4-leaf clover

Small runny noses are the lot of all families!
Here's an eco-friendly way to make sure everyone in the family always has a good supply of paper or reusable tissues on them.
Available in a variety of designs for everyone.



What could be better on a rainy day than settling down with the family to prepare a unique gift?
A canvas, some photos, some colored wool, some miniature clothespins and voila! Grandma's new favorite frame is ready!
An inexpensive gift to prepare with the family.

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3. SET OF MAKEUP REMOVER WIPES by Taille & Retailles

She wears makeup and still uses disposable cotton pads to remove her makeup? Why not spoil her by giving her a
set of makeup remover wipes.
With their soft microfiber side for sensitive areas and their more exfoliating side in cotton terry scraps, these reusable cotton pads will now be part of her zero waste beauty routine!

From 17.50$ to 36.42$

4. BRACELET KEYCHAIN by Mirya macrame

This bracelet keychain can be suitable for all family members. It will make it easy for parents to hold their keys when they come home with their hands full.
It is also ideal for children, to prevent them from dropping their keys in the street when they return from school.



The essential tool for picnics, restaurants on the go, sports outings, and other family getaways. The multi-compartment pouch rolls up to fit easily in a bag, car door or cooler.
Possibility of having the pouch alone or "all dressed", that is to say with reusable straws, bamboo utensils and napkins.

From 8,00$

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