Just the Goods

Just the Goods is a Winnipeg-based hand maker of all natural skin care products for everyone. We're delighted to be Leaping Bunny Certified and hold Champion status membership with the Compact for Safe Cosmetics. Visit: http://www.justthegoods.net.
Jul 28 '14
Another very exciting part of the forthcoming care packages/gift sets is now in my hands… Conscientiously blended teas by Doctor of Natural Medicine, Mara Jones, founder of Urban Earth Teas in Powell River, British Columbia! I’ve selected four of my favourite blends from an incredible selection featuring certified organic ingredients that are either certified fair trade, or acquired from farmers directly. Whoo!! And yum!

Another very exciting part of the forthcoming care packages/gift sets is now in my hands… Conscientiously blended teas by Doctor of Natural Medicine, Mara Jones, founder of Urban Earth Teas in Powell River, British Columbia! I’ve selected four of my favourite blends from an incredible selection featuring certified organic ingredients that are either certified fair trade, or acquired from farmers directly. Whoo!! And yum!

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Jul 17 '14
One key element of soon-to-be-released gift boxes/care packs have just arrived… truly gorgeous and truly naturally scented soy wax candles by Mother Earth Essentials, an Aboriginal owned and operated company based in Edmonton. I can’t wait to share them with you! But first I’m waiting patiently for another component of these sets… I’ll keep you posted on all the details, of course =-)

One key element of soon-to-be-released gift boxes/care packs have just arrived… truly gorgeous and truly naturally scented soy wax candles by Mother Earth Essentials, an Aboriginal owned and operated company based in Edmonton. I can’t wait to share them with you! But first I’m waiting patiently for another component of these sets… I’ll keep you posted on all the details, of course =-)

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Jul 10 '14
#HBDSkinDeep!! I’m grateful for the work you do to educate and inspire, and I’m honoured to have Just the Goods represented in your database as a Compact for Safe Cosmetics Champion =-)

#HBDSkinDeep!! I’m grateful for the work you do to educate and inspire, and I’m honoured to have Just the Goods represented in your database as a Compact for Safe Cosmetics Champion =-)

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Jun 25 '14
Hi everyone! Please note that Just the Goods will be closed July 1 - 9 for paperwork and inventory. Orders placed on or before June 30 will be mailed on or before July 3. Orders received between July 1 - 9 will be  handmade and mailed beginning on July 10.  Also, if you’d like to participate in group shipping to #Montreal or #Toronto, please note that the deadline this month is the same — June 30. Thank you so much! For more information about the benefits of group shipping and how it works, please click here: http://shop.justthegoods.net/?page_id=3704

Hi everyone! Please note that Just the Goods will be closed July 1 - 9 for paperwork and inventory. Orders placed on or before June 30 will be mailed on or before July 3. Orders received between July 1 - 9 will be
handmade and mailed beginning on July 10.

Also, if you’d like to participate in group shipping to #Montreal or #Toronto, please note that the deadline this month is the same — June 30. Thank you so much!

For more information about the benefits of group shipping and how it works, please click here: http://shop.justthegoods.net/?page_id=3704

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Jun 22 '14

Just the Goods Update - Summer 2014

Happy Summer!

I hope you’re enjoying the most of the season in whatever way you like best =-)

I’m getting in touch today — as I like to do three or four times a year — to say hello and provide the latest news from Just the Goods. My last newsletter noted a number of recent accomplishments, and in this one I’d like to mention what feels like the largest yet… Just the Goods celebrated 5 years of making and sharing this past May!

I know I write this often, but I honestly and truly can’t believe how much JTG has flourished from a kernel of an idea to a part-time project to something that is on its way to becoming “all growed up”. I have many ideas yet to explore, and with that are many new challenges, but this is all very exciting and I want to thank you for finding Just the Goods and growing with me.

On a related note, some more — and very big — “all growed up” news: Just the Goods has been accepted for inclusion in the next Vegan Cuts beauty box. Yes, JTG is all about prioritizing self-care rather than “beauty”, but if there was ever a beauty thing that felt good, it’s this because Vegan Cuts’ subscription box is a fun way for both new and long-time vegans to discover a wide range of items that make kinder living even easier to embrace =-) I’ve been keen to participate for several months, and now the time is here! To learn more about Vegan Cuts, including how to subscribe to these fabulous treasure chests, please visit http://bit.ly/VeganCutsBeauty Whooooo!!!

New Shipping Calculator

If you’ve visited http://www.justthegoods.net these past few weeks, you might have noticed that it looks quite different. This is because I’ve taken steps to ensure that the ideal shipping calculator works correctly, and I’m happy to say that it finally does!! At long last, I have the Canada Post plugin that carefully estimates the cubic weight of a parcel and offers clients the opportunity to choose their preferred shipping method for any destination worldwide. This will not only generate more accurate rates, but take the guesswork out of how a parcel will travel, too! Please feel free to check it out, and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask =-)

Group shipping now available to Montreal *AND* Toronto

When the idea of regional group shipping to Montreal was launched, it was only a matter of days before Torontonians were able to get in on the action, too! Thanks to two fabulous regional coordinators, Rebecca and MeShell, anyone in either city is invited to have their order shipped to a central location allowing pick ups in person.

To take advantage of this opportunity, place your order at http://www.justthegoods.net as you would normally, then enter the coupon code “montreal” or “toronto” to have your order sent as part of one big box to save money and reduce your carbon footprint. Shipping costs will be divided between the number of people participating that month and a regional distribution coordinator will be in touch by email to schedule a pickup date and time with you.

The deadline to be included in the next round of orders is Monday, June 30. For more information, please visit: http://shop.justthegoods.net/?page_id=3704. PS. Please feel free to get in touch if you’d like to coordinate group shipping to your city!

Meet the Maker

When I visited Toronto in January, I had the opportunity to connect with Marsha and Ian of GoodRoots.ca, a fabulous retail website that makes it easier to choose safe cosmetics through rigorous standards, clear classification symbols, and an educational component hosted on their companion website, GoodReport.tv. As part of my visit, we shot a video that is the third in their series called, Meet the Maker, and in it I discuss some of the things that motivate Just the Goods. If you’ve ever been curious to know more about what I do and why, here’s your chance to find out =-)

Latest reviews and interviews It is an honour to discover how much people enjoy using Just the Goods, and reading reviews always makes my heart glow. Thank you so much to Emily, Stephanie, Nicole and Andrea for their lovely words…

  • Emily von Euw, the spirited creative force behind This Rawesome Vegan Life, reviewed a few Just the Goods items on April 22, 2014 and had so many lovely things to say. Thank you!! I’m still blushin’ =-) Check it out here!
  • Stephanie of Une Fox had lovely things to share about “Just The Goods Facial Moisturizer” on May 23, 2014. Read more!
  • Nicole of Vegarawatarian tried Just the Goods’ facial care products for acne prone skin and was very pleased. Read more here in “Product Review: Just the Goods” published on June 5, 2014. Check it out!
  • Andrea reviewed a range of products in an article titled “(not) TEST(ed on animals): Vegane Kosmetik von “just the goods” aus Kanada” at KinderyogaBerlin.com on June 16, 2014. It is in German, but easily translated with various free services online. Please find the article here…

Upcoming Temporary Lab Closure

Please note that the lab will be closed July 1 - 9 so I can catch up on paperwork and inventory. Orders placed on or before June 30 will be mailed on or before July 3. Orders received between July 1 - 9 will be handmade and mailed beginning on July 10.

I might take a few days away from production at the beginning of September if possible but, apart from that, the lab will remain open until late December =-). Please feel free to follow me on Facebook or Twitter for updates. Thank you!

Final Note

You are receiving this newsletter because you’ve been in touch with Just the Goods in the past. If you would prefer to not receive communications from Just the Goods, please let me know and I will remove your email address immediately. You may also unsubscribe using the links below – I won’t take it personally =-)

As always, thank you for your ongoing support! It is an absolute pleasure to handcraft natural skin and body care products, providing a healthier, small-scale alternative to the corporate “beauty industry”. I wouldn’t be able to do it without you!

With all my best,
Milena

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Jun 18 '14
International shipping is now easier and more flexible than ever!
After almost two years of technical trouble-shooting on my end, I’m delighted to announce a partnership between Canada Post and WooCommerce that has completely transformed Just the Goods’ website…Http://www.justthegoods.net now has a shipping calculator that will give US and other international customers more accurate rates for a wide range of shipping options, whoo hoo!! There is a small chance that errors/typos in the product database might lead to accidental overcharges — and I will always fix these as soon as they are discovered — but with respect to possible accidental overcharges, I will always refund the difference on the day the parcel is ready to ship.Customers within Canada will continue to be charged a flat rate for shipping so I can access deeply discounted bulk shipping rates via PayPal. This means that while shipping will never exceed $15.00 for any order within Canada, rates may actually be as low as $8.00 within Manitoba, $11.00 to Quebec, or $14.00 to the Maritime provinces. Shipping rates vary based on the weight of your order versus distance and population density, but please be assured that any difference in your favour will always be refunded =-)If you would like to confirm the cost of shipping for your order before completing your transaction, please get in touch by email: contact@justthegoods.net — I’m always happy to help!Thank you so much and all bests!Milena

International shipping is now easier and more flexible than ever!

After almost two years of technical trouble-shooting on my end, I’m delighted to announce a partnership between Canada Post and WooCommerce that has completely transformed Just the Goods’ website…

Http://www.justthegoods.net now has a shipping calculator that will give US and other international customers more accurate rates for a wide range of shipping options, whoo hoo!! There is a small chance that errors/typos in the product database might lead to accidental overcharges — and I will always fix these as soon as they are discovered — but with respect to possible accidental overcharges, I will always refund the difference on the day the parcel is ready to ship.

Customers within Canada will continue to be charged a flat rate for shipping so I can access deeply discounted bulk shipping rates via PayPal. This means that while shipping will never exceed $15.00 for any order within Canada, rates may actually be as low as $8.00 within Manitoba, $11.00 to Quebec, or $14.00 to the Maritime provinces. Shipping rates vary based on the weight of your order versus distance and population density, but please be assured that any difference in your favour will always be refunded =-)

If you would like to confirm the cost of shipping for your order before completing your transaction, please get in touch by email: contact@justthegoods.net — I’m always happy to help!

Thank you so much and all bests!
Milena

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Jun 17 '14
There they are… Leaping Bunny certified hand and body lotion samples handcrafted by Just the Goods for 2100 Vegan Cuts subscribers!! I’m so excited, and I hope you are, too! <3 

There they are… Leaping Bunny certified hand and body lotion samples handcrafted by Just the Goods for 2100 Vegan Cuts subscribers!! I’m so excited, and I hope you are, too! <3 

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Jun 16 '14

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Jun 16 '14

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Jun 7 '14

#justthegoods loves ya right back!


Oh wow!! Can you believe today is the first time it ever occurred to me to google #justthegoods? And what a treasure trove it revealed! I’m so excited to see so much enthusiasm online and I wanna send the love right back to @anddurango @blaster_proof @burritokay @damogman @generationgreen  @jodielayne @Ikatestan @racewiththedevil @sewdandee @shannonforest @shecomesundone @steph_wils @vanessabower @veganinyourcity  @worried_shoes for all their awesome pics!!  Thank you so much =-) xoxo!

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