Saturday, July 10, 2010

Buying locally: Dreamy Detergents from Mission, BC

The VIP soap company (Mission, BC) produces biodegradable and naturally-sourced dish soaps, laundry detergents, fruit & veggie spray wash, household cleaners and personal care products in BC’s Fraser Valley. Not only is it local (it’s only about a 2 hour drive from Kits), but also environmentally conscious. I love their best-selling tangerine scented dish soap ("Tangerine Dream"); it smells great, it works, it’s gentle on the waterways and it’s cheap – I bought a bottle from Safeway (couldn’t find it in the small shops) for $2.75. That was about $2 cheaper than Method dish soap. VIP soap (established 1951) also encompasses Granny’s Products (laundry and dish soap of the old fashioned variety) and their new label EchoClean, an eco- and all-natural line of detergents and even shampoos and conditioners. I can't wait to try out the Peach Shampoo and Conditioner.
Supporting local businesses is always so much easier when the price is right and the environmental standards are up to snuff! Check out VIP and EchoClean products by using their store locator to find your closest retailer (Safeway, IGA, Choices, etc.), or stock up and have them ship directly to you.

1 comment:

  1. Insider Exclusive: The nice people at VIP soap let me know that Stong's Market on Dunbar at 30th carries the EchoClean shampoos and conditioners . . . which will be featured (on sale) in time for the BC Day long weekend. :)