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8 Small Businesses You Should Support

I think we can all agree that the situation we’re in is far from ideal. So many aspects of our life have changed, including the simplest things, such as shopping. 

Many small businesses have been required to temporarily shut their doors and some have chosen to permanently shut down. There’s also the fact that people are being safe and staying home, which means that small businesses aren't seeing the same level of traffic they used to. 

Since Graydon Skincare is a small business, we understand and empathize with other small businesses. And so, I'd like to spotlight 8 wonderful partner stores that we have the pleasure of working with. Aside from carrying Graydon Skincare products, they all represent the best that green beauty has to offer.

Check them out:

Oak + Tonic (Calgary, Alberta)

Founded in 2015, Oak + Tonic is a boutique that showcases amazing Canadian skincare lines. They feature brands that formulate with ingredients that are harvested from eastern to western Canada and promote a holistic lifestyle.

At Oak + Tonic, both in-store and online shopping are available or you can do store-side pickup if you prefer! 

Portia-Ella (Winnipeg + Kelowna, Manitoba) 

Founded in 2013, Portia-Ella is a leader in the clean beauty movement. They offer a plethora of Canadian, female-led and sustainable natural beauty brands. Portia-Ella is a growing community of intentional people who are contributing to positive change to all lives on our planet.

Portia-Ella has been taking all necessary precautions to ensure their customers can shop safely, from limiting the number of people permitted in their stores to providing the ultimate private shopping experience.

ShopEco (Windsor, Ontario)

ShopEco is your destination for high quality, independent nature-inspired beauty brands. They do all the research for you, so that you can relax, indulge and feel good about your self-care routine.

At ShopEco, you can reserve an appointment for in-store shopping or you can stay cozy and shop in your jammies by ordering online or arranging pickup!

The Truth Beauty Company (Waterloo, Ontario)

The Truth Beauty Company offers the finest selection of natural and organic skincare, hair care and cosmetic brands. They believe that anything ingested or applied to the body should have positive benefits for all aspects of the body, mind, soul, and surrounding environment.

You can arrange curbside pickup or visit their brick and mortar location where you'll get personalized help and a thoughtful consultation. Or perhaps you prefer to order online, where The Truth Beauty Company is always open!

The Big Carrot (Toronto, Ontario)

The Big Carrot is a natural food market that aims to create a healthy society. Since 1983, they’ve been a one-stop-shop for produce, groceries, bulk items, and beauty products, not to mention they're also a holistic dispensary! The best thing about The Big Carrot is that they actively participate in building up their community, which they deliver through education, outreach and giving. 

If you live in Toronto or the GTA, then you're in luck because The Big Carrot offers delivery and in-store pick-up! 

Health Hut (Toronto, Ontario)

Health Hut is a one-stop-shop for feel-good essentials. Their main mission is to enhance the holistic well-being of their customers with their wide selection of natural daily care, lifestyle, green beauty, and self-care products. From creams to candles, they’ve got your comfy cozy needs covered. 

Health Hut is processing orders as quick as a flash with same or next-day curbside pickup and next-day local delivery within 16km of their shop! How's that for service?!

Urban Daisy (Charlottetown, P.E.I.) 

Urban Daisy aspires to create a healthier planet. They do this by providing natural cosmetics and skincare that reduce waste and greenhouse gas emissions, while growing the local economy. Their intention is to create a community of people who are mindful about their beauty approaches. 

Visit their green beauty oasis located in a beautiful heritage building or order online! 

Credo Beauty (San Fran, LA, Chicago, Boston, NY + Texas, U.S.A) 

Credo Beauty provides the largest clean beauty and skincare assortment that’s vetted by experts and field-tested by the Credo Beauty team. They carefully examine every product, so that their customers don’t have to! They’re dedicated to inclusivity, transparency and education. And of course fun. It is still beauty, after all!

All Credo Beauty locations are open for safe shopping! You can also opt for curbside pickup or book an in-store appointment or virtual appointment. 

It’s understandable that we're all mega-stressed in the current climate, so it's important to treat yourself to some quality self-care. The next time you shop, choose to shop locally and consider supporting these 8 incredible small businesses. 🥰 


The food you eat can affect your skin as much as the skincare products you use. Click here to learn about foods you can include in your diet for healthy skin!

Credit for main image: Sarah Pflung

Health Hut photo credit: Cameron Bartlett, Ruby Social Co.

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