#WishlistWednesday: Indigenous-Owned Green Beauty

I have very mixed feelings about Canada Day this year and won't be doing anything to celebrate, but, what with it being Wednesday, it does seem like the perfect time to feature some Indigenous-owned green beauty brands and products that have caught my eye recently.  These aren't all Canadian, but they are all self-identified Indigenous, Aboriginal, Native, and/or First Nations products.

Native War Paints Nail Polish (USA)
I haven't ventured into the world of indie nail polish yet, but this looks like a good place to start!  The company's lineup includes classic work-friendly shades, unique glitters, multichromes and toppers, and everything in between.

Eighth Generation Handmade Soap (USA)
Eighth Generation's products are anchored by the tagline "Inspired Natives, not Native-Inspired," and the company works to provide ethical alternatives to appropriative Native-inspired art and products.  The soaps are consciously crafted with Northwest native plants like huckleberry leaf, nettle, sage, and cedar, and are naturally coloured using mineral pigments.  (How gorgeous are those swirls!)

Satya Organic Skincare Stick (Canada)
I used Satya's original jar moisturizer/salve a few years ago, so I can vouch for how wonderful and effective this simple formulation is as a treatment for dry, irritated, or inflamed skin.  The newer stick is the same great product, just in an easy to apply stick form that looks perfect for on-the-go.

Sḵwálwen Botanicals Kalkáy Wild Rose Face Masque (Canada)
I'm not typically the biggest rose lover, but something about this calming mask, made with rose flower powder rather than the hydrosol or essential oil, is calling to me.  The decadent ingredients also include rosehip seed powder, honey, pink clay, and mango seed butter to target redness and inflammation.

Cheekbone Beauty Sustain Lipsticks (Canada)
Cheekbone is probably the most well-known Indigenous-owned makeup brand out there, and their new Sustain Lipstick Collection -- the company's first venture into carbon-neutral beauty products -- looks beautiful!  The three lipsticks are made with sustainably sourced non-toxic ingredients and are housed in biodegradable paper packaging.  

The Yukon Soaps Company Yukon Gin & Tonic Soap (Canada)
Just how beautiful do The Yukon Soap Company's handmade soaps look?  I've specifically got my eye on the Yukon Gin & Tonic, a blend of juniper, fireweed, and lemon, but the company's entire lineup looks pretty dreamy.

Bison Star Naturals Hydro Lotion (USA)
The bison on the label is what first caught my eye, but Bison Star's ingredients are what kept me browsing.  The lotion includes great moisturizers like coconut, jojoba, castor, and argan oils, and is available in three scents.  No surprise, I'm most drawn to the unscented Hydro Lotion, but there are also Sage Pine and Lavender varieties.

Medicine of the People Lip Balm (USA)
I love a good lip balm and these cute tins look like just the thing!  Their nourishing formula includes calendula flowers, beeswax, vitamin E, and sunflower, coconut, macadamia, jojoba, and kukui nut oils, and the balms are available in five natural flavours.

Laughing Lichen Rosehip & Wild Herb Face Cream (Canada)
Laughing Lichen's products are handcrafted in the company's solar-powered facility in the Northwest Territories Boreal Forest, so when they say that this cream has been tested in -40°C winter days, you know they mean business!  The rich formula includes rosehip seed oil, shea butter, and a unique blend of sub-arctic herbs and berries.  Definitely one I'll be considering next winter!

Lowanna Skincare Everyday Cleanser (Australia)
Lowanna's entire four product capsule skincare collection looks lovely, but I'm especially intrigued by the Everyday Cleanser, a ylang ylang scented cream cleanser that claims to gently balance oil production.  The ingredients, which include aloe vera, Australian desert lime, and cucumber seed oil, are suited to all skin types.

Juddarnje Skin Harmony Cream (Australia)
The Skin Harmony Cream, intended to soothe dry, itchy and inflamed skin, includes well-known skin heroes like shea butter, calendula and chamomile teas, sea kelp, and tamanu oil, plus rarer botanicals like banana skin water, pawpaw, and lilly pilly juice.  I'm super intrigued by the loaded ingredient list!

Haipažaža Phežuta Sap Moss Hair Conditioner (USA)
The "sap moss" in the name describes an oil infusion of iceland moss, quillaja, yucca, frankincense, and galbanum, a blend intended to soothe itchy and irritated scalps and encourage hair growth.  It's a creamy formula intended to be used with the company's solid shampoo bars, which also sound really lovely.

What are your favourite Indigenous-owned beauty brands?  

I've also been putting together a post to highlight Black-owned green beauty brands, so keep an eye out for that in the next couple of weeks too!

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