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Find of the Month: Ezensa Skin Care


As part of my pledge to present a greener, cleaner approach to beauty and body care gift ideas, I’m kicking things off by introducing you to a great Canadian company that’s doing things right – Ezensa Skin Care. For a primer on why what we put on our skin is so flipping important, be sure to check out their great FYI section...but let’s start with three pretty chilling facts. Fact: at least 80% of what we put onto our skin is absorbed into our bodies (and bloodstreams). Fact: the FDA and Health Canada do not regulate what goes into ‘cosmetics’ – which includes all of those lotions, potions, and cosmetics you use on a daily basis. Fact: those unpronounceable chemicals that make up most labels are actually known hormone disruptors, and in some cases, have been known to cause cancer and other serious health issues. The good news? Brands like Ezensa offer a ridiculously simple ingredient list with a completely natural, and for the most part organic, mix of oils and butters. The next time you’re searching for a gift with mass appeal, skip the drugstore and consider shopping at this clean, green, eco-friendly virtual boutique.

Ezensa Body ButtersBody Butters – $24.95 each
There are actually five body butters available in the Ezensa line, each of which offers benefits for different skin types – whether you suffer from acne-prone or dry skin, or simply want a normal, everyday moisturizer, these ultra-smoothing butters are just the ticket. The ingredient lists are almost ridiculously simple – 10 ingredients or less anyone? – and you’ll notice that none of them contain water. Ezensa has a whole manifesto on being water-free. Namely, water doesn’t actually absorb into skin. While it certainly contributes to a ‘smoother’ feel for your product, it can actually dry out your skin and cause an imbalance in the product makeup, which in turn relies on the introduction of harsh chemicals to keep the item ‘shelf stable’. The long and the short of it is, our skin is naturally laden with oils – and those should really be what the basis of your skincare contains. Bonus: if you want something super custom, you can fill out a quick questionnaire and Ezensa will actually whip up a batch just for you.

Ezensa Baby BalmBaby Balm – $16.95
We pay a lot of attention to baby-proofing our homes, but what about the ingredients we’re bringing in through the front door? Even Johnson’s Baby Shampoo was cited in 2011 for containing extremely toxic chemicals (seriously, do a Google search) like Formaldehyde, and we all know that babies have the softest, most plush skin that also happens to ripe for irritation. Ezensa’s baby balm is stripped of literally any essential oil that may cause a reaction, and as a bonus, it also helps prevent diaper rash. If you jump on the green beauty bandwagon, make sure you start the next generation on it from birth, so all natural will simply feel natural. Makes a perfect baby shower present.

Ezensa SoapsSoaps – $4.95 each
Although most people use liquid shower gels these days, a good ol’ fashioned bar of soap is really an ace choice. For one, all of that luscious lathering foam you love so much? It’s actually generated by a toxic chemical. For another, soap bars are actually a better choice for the environment – just think, less plastic bottles whether by the tap or in the shower are always a smart choice, as plastic is the number one nemesis of the landfills. Ezensa offers 10 different varieties of soap, all 100% natural and gentle on the skin, each infused with a pleasant, invigorating smell. Stock up on ‘em for stocking stuffers, hostess gifts, or thank-you presents – I love ‘artisanal’ soap as a gift because it looks more expensive than it really is.

Ezensa Body BalmBody Balm – $21.95
I have really naturally pale skin, and I’m used to slathering on the sunscreen. However I also just read that not only are the active ingredients in most sunscreens quite harmful, apparently we’re all a little quick to blocking out the sun. Apparently it’s recommended we get at least 20 minutes in the brightness before we start shielding out the sun’s rays. This Body Balm from Ezensa is a happy compromise: the blend of oils, butters, and waxes makes for a super nourishing treat for your skin – one that also offers some ‘natural’ SPF protection. Use it in the winter to drench dry skin in moisture, and apply it in the summer as a lightweight pseudo-sunscreen when you’re taking the dog for a walk or hitting the park with your kids.

The Ezensa line is quickly growing – a lip balm line is en route – and I’m so excited to have the opportunity to introduce them to you guys at this early stage in the brand’s development. If live in Toronto, be sure to check out the brand at the One of a Kind Show coming up later this month. I really do believe in at least sharing some of these great natural beauty finds for you, and hope you’ll indulge in them to see the wondrous effects of choosing uncomplicated products to take care of your skin. Ezensa is equally happy to get to know all of you: they’re actually offering up a gift basket for one lucky winner valued at $145! To enter:

1) Leave a comment by March 31st with the Ezensa product you’d most like try out.

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around April 1st to select the winners, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible to participate in this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: Like Ezensa on Facebook and leave them a comment about why you’re excited to try out their products / which products you’re most excited to test out for yourself. 

5) Bonus Entries #2+: Check out every new, non-contest post that goes up during the month of March, for bonus entry opportunities galore!

Don’t want to chance it? Ezensa is also offering a 15% discount for all readers until the end of March. Just type in the coupon code CGGPLANT3 when you checkout.

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232 Responses to “Find of the Month: Ezensa Skin Care”
  1. I would love to try the LAVENDER BODY BUTTER , CINNAMON CLOVE SOAP and the EUCAMINT SOAP

  2. I like them on facebook and left a comment :)
    doreen lamoureux

  3. leah says:

    A body balm that can deal with my dried out winter skin? Bring it on! Lavender please! Liked and commented on FB. :)

  4. Leah says:

    I’d love to try the Baby Balm

  5. Victoria Ess says:

    I would love to try their body butter!

  6. Victoria Ess says:

    FB name Victoria Ess — liked and commented

  7. Leah says:

    I’d love to get the baby balm for my nephew.

  8. Love the lemongrass soap and the body balm, the cocoa and Shea butter and raspberry extract sound yummy.

  9. Now a fan of Ezensa on FB and left them a comment. This is a prize I would truly love!

  10. Joan G says:

    The Vanilla Body Balm is something I would love to try.

  11. Sandy says:

    I would love to try their body butters!

  12. Linda A says:

    I love anything lavender so would like to try the Lavender Body Butter.

  13. Linda A says:

    Liked and commented on Ezensa FB page

  14. pacificnxnw says:

    I’d love to try their body balm!

  15. kittypride says:

    The Ezensa Body Balm sounds like something I need, a natural SPF source would be great. The Baby Balm with the honey and avocado must smell amazing!

  16. Linda says:

    I would love to try the body balm for that extra layer of sun protection

  17. Holly H. says:

    The lavender body butter sounds amazing…

  18. Holly H. says:

    I liked and posted on FB- Holly Hill

  19. Susan says:

    So nice to learn about another line that is dedicated to healthy skin care! I would like to try the Vanilla Orange Body Butter.

    P.S. I love that this company plants 3 trees for every product sold!

  20. LINDA says:

    I love the lavender and the Vanilla Orange Body Butter.

  21. Julie G. says:

    I’d like to try out the Vanilla Orange Body Butter too. I’m a huge vanilla fan & this product sounds amazing.

  22. janet says:

    I would love to try the body balm-for healthy winter skin.

  23. Body balm would be nice…

  24. Alison Braidwood says:

    The Vanilla Orange body butter sounds yummy.

  25. beewbedard says:

    CINNAMON CLOVE SOAP sounds wonderful

  26. beewbedard says:

    Liked Ezensa on Facebook and left them a comment

  27. Debbie F says:

    I would like to try their body butter

  28. Jennifer Deol says:

    I like the sound of the body butter & the soaps.

  29. linda paley says:

    BODY BUTTER sounds yummi

  30. I would like to try any of the Body Butters.

  31. Jane Harris says:

    Clean,green, eco friendly. love these words,the body butters look amazing.thanks

  32. thomas rusinak says:

    that vanilla body balm might do something to our marriage that other stuff could not!!!

  33. gmamaye says:

    I would love to try the Lavender or Peppermint Body Butter

  34. Gisele says:

    The body butter looks luxuerious and great smeling for the body

  35. linnett says:

    would like to try the vanilla body butter, thanks

  36. Louise says:

    I would love to try the The Vanilla Body Balm

  37. Louise says:

    Like Ezensa on Facebook -fb name louise gilbert

  38. kathy wilson says:

    baby balm

  39. stacey says:

    body butters! my skin is so dry! would love to try this product!

  40. Juliee Fitze says:

    Would like to try GRAPEFRUIT BODY BUTTER

  41. Juliee Fitze says:

    Liked them and commented . FB name – Juliee Fitze

  42. I am most excited to try the Body Butter!!

  43. I would like to try the body butter!

  44. bruce sommer says:

    all natural and eco-friendly sound like a gret combination

  45. Amy Heffernan says:

    I would SO love to try the soaps! TY TY!

  46. Donna L. says:

    peppermint body butter

  47. I would like to try the Body Balm.

  48. Donna L. says:

    I commented on their Facebook page as Donna Lyn.

  49. liked on facebook and left a comment

  50. GARRY S says:

    BODY BUTTERS

  51. curtzo says:

    Baby Balm – Have a 4 year old now and another one on the way! Would be great to try!

  52. CLC says:

    I’d like the peppermint body butter

  53. JENNIFER HART says:

    I WOULD LOVE TO TRY THE COCOA SHEA BODY BUTTER-THANKS!

  54. darlene boyle says:

    baby balm

  55. Rachel D says:

    Body butters look great!

  56. Nicole H. says:

    I would love to try lots of the products, but I think I would try Vanilla Orange Body Butter first.

  57. Annie Demill says:

    Body balm sounds great. Love a product that promotes ‘natural’ SPF protection. Liked and commented on their page as Annie Demill

  58. Gizele says:

    Body Balm shield and restore.

  59. Elaine R says:

    I love natural made soaps and would like this brand.

  60. patricia says:

    would love this

  61. Vesper says:

    I’d like the lavender body butter

  62. Kim says:

    I would most like to try the body butter. Looks deliciously good!

  63. intensev5 says:

    I would love to try out the COCOA SHEA BODY BUTTER

  64. Sarah says:

    Vanilla Orange body butter.

  65. sandra mitchell says:

    I would love to try the body balm

  66. sandra mitchell says:

    I liked them on facebook and left a comment

  67. raven says:

    I’d like to try the Baby Balm for my son

  68. Cole Brash says:

    I would use the vanilla orange body butter as I would sure smell nice after a shower:)

  69. Kelly says:

    I would like to try the body butters.

  70. Beth Rosell says:

    There body butters look amazing – would love to try those.

  71. thomas rusinak says:

    lavender body buttrer sounds great!

  72. Sparkle says:

    I am fair skinned and don’t appreciate being burned so I would like to try the Body Balm. I have been to the Ezensa Facebook page and made a comment.

  73. Damien says:

    I want to try the Eucamint soap because I love scented soaps, and that one looks so good!

  74. shelsbels says:

    vanilla orange butter

  75. Leah J says:

    I would go for the body butter. It’s a staple for me, especially in the winter.

  76. Tegan says:

    Lavender body butter all the way!

  77. Bonnie says:

    decisions, decisions…how to choose from all these wonderful products shown
    I love soaps and the Cinnamon, Clove sounds great to me

  78. Carol Oddy says:

    Like the body butter, my skin is very,very dry and needs some help! Thank you for this contest!!

  79. Brenda says:

    I like to try their body butter.

  80. CarolynW says:

    I would like to try body balm for normal skin

  81. 409cope says:

    I would most like to try their Peppermint Body Butter.

  82. debra says:

    cocoa/shea body butter

  83. Sean Pynaert says:

    body balm

  84. Dayna Wilson says:

    I’d most like to try out the baby balm for my little boy.

  85. Dayna Wilson says:

    (I also commented on their fb :)

  86. Chantelle says:

    I would like to try the lavender soap and hope they come out with a body wash soon

  87. Florence C says:

    I like to try the Vanilla Orange body butter

  88. Florence C says:

    Facebook name Florence Cochrane liked and left a comment

  89. Christine S says:

    I would love to try out their body butters.

  90. RaeDavenport says:

    I’d like to try the Esenza Body Balm with sunscreen.

  91. Christina Ferguson says:

    I would really like to try the Vanilla Orange Soap.

  92. Andrea says:

    Like you I am naturally pale (I’ve never met anyone who is paler than I am lol) so i would love to try the body balm! (and no way I could make it 20 minutes in the sun without sunscreen! I burn in less than 5 minutes!) Thanks for the chance.

  93. Lisa says:

    I would like to try the Body Butters.

  94. Laura says:

    I’d like to try the body balm.

  95. Julie A. says:

    I’d like to try the Body Balm

  96. Tracey says:

    I would like to try the Body Balm.

  97. Jody says:

    Body Balm

  98. blessedta says:

    Body Balm

  99. diane p says:

    I would love to try the vanilla orange soap.

  100. 3angels3 says:

    I would love to try the PEPPERMINT BODY BUTTER.

  101. caroline m. says:

    I would most like to try the soaps, they look yummy (smelling)

  102. I would love to try the cocoa and shea body butter!

  103. Crystal Kordalchuk says:

    Would absolutely LOVE to try the Body Balm! :)

  104. Audrey Skinner says:

    Love to try any of the body balms.

  105. Megan Young says:

    I would try the body butter because I am addicted to body butters!

  106. mickey53 says:

    would like to try the body butter.

  107. Jayne M. says:

    I would love to try the Body Butters.

  108. Curtis Miller says:

    Vanilla Body Balm – #TheBest

  109. I would like to try the Eucamint soap!

  110. Kristen says:

    Would love to try the Cocoa Shea Body Butter. Also, the lip balm when they bring it back!

  111. Sara MacDonald says:

    The body balm sounds like it would smell delicious! Would love to try it!

  112. Debbie Petch says:

    I liked Enzensa on facebook!

  113. Debbie Petch says:

    I always liked the body butters!

  114. Rajbinder Kaur Dhugha says:

    The cinnamon clove soap sounds delightful!! That’s what I’d love to try first!

  115. Rajbinder Kaur Dhugha says:

    Liked & commented on Ezensa facebook page! Cheers :)

  116. Ali Grotkowski says:

    body balm sounds great!

  117. Glogirl says:

    I would love to try the Vanilla Orange Body Butter.

  118. Lynn A says:

    I would like to try any body butter, lavender would be my first choice.

  119. ALICIA M says:

    Lavender body butter

  120. Lori says:

    The raspberry coconut body balm looks really good

  121. Burcu says:

    I would like to try COCOA TEA TREE SOAP

  122. Heather says:

    Lavender body butter rocks!

  123. Holly says:

    Cocoa and Shea body butter would be great!

  124. lindsay d. says:

    i would love to try the patchouli soap and the lavender body butter… :)

  125. Donnas says:

    I’d love to try the Vanilla-orange soap. I bet the scent is wonderful.

  126. Donnas says:

    I liked Ezensa on Facebook and left them a comment (posted as Donna Lee).

  127. dustin coombs says:

    baby balm

  128. Carol Sinclair says:

    Would love to try the Lavender Body Butter

  129. Michelle Klassen says:

    I would try the body butters.

  130. Elody says:

    The Lavender body butter would be great before bedtime.

  131. Kayla Gilbert says:

    I would really love to try the Body Balm in any flavour!

  132. Kayla Gilbert says:

    I liked Ezensa on Facebook and left a comment: Kayla Gilbert

  133. Joyce Poyton says:

    I would love to try the LAVENDER BODY BUTTER

  134. Lori P says:

    I’d most like to try Ezensa’s Vanilla Orange Body Butter

  135. marionellen says:

    love the smell of lavender, would love to win them all

  136. Kaylee says:

    I’d love to try the Coconut Shea body butter! Sounds divine.

  137. angela mitchell says:

    I’m most interested in trying the COCOA SHEA BODY BUTTER Body Butter.

  138. Meghann Crawford says:

    I’d like to try the Shield and Restore Body Balm or the Cocoa Shea Body Butter

  139. Barbara99 says:

    I would love to try all of the soaps – the avocado/grapefruit would be the first one that I would use!!

  140. Suzie M says:

    I would like to try the Body Balm

  141. Suzie M says:

    Like Ezensaon Facebook & commented
    Suzie magee

  142. eleanor says:

    I like the Cocoa Shea Body Butter.

  143. Anne Derkat says:

    Boby Butters

  144. Jayne Cameron says:

    I would love to try the LAVENDER BODY BUTTER and the CINNAMON CLOVE SOAP

  145. KellyPC says:

    The LemonGrass Soap sounds yummy!

  146. Vanessa says:

    Would love to try the VANILLA ORANGE BODY BUTTER .

  147. Kim M says:

    I would love to try the lemongrass soap.

  148. Linda says:

    That grapefruit body butter sounds amazing!

  149. Alison K says:

    The Ezensa product I’d most like try out is their, “Baby Balm – $16.95” & can’t wait to see their line of lip balms.

    Bonus Entry: unable to like & comment on Facebook as my account has been deemed fraudulent. Hopefully will be back up soon so I can post.

    Thanks for the opportunity.

  150. rebecca shifrin says:

    is that orange and vanilla body butter?? sounds like something I’d love :)

  151. Jennifer L. says:

    I’d love to try their BODY BALM

  152. Marla says:

    Would lovethe cocoa butter and shea butter body balm

  153. Marla says:

    Like Ezensa on Facebook
    Marla p

  154. Wendy says:

    I want to try the body butter

  155. Dawn F. says:

    My skin is so dry after this winter, I’d love to try the lavender body butter.

  156. Since I always forget to use “proper” facial soap, I think the ‘artisanal’ soap would be a good product for me to have in my shower.

  157. melanie ouellet says:

    The Body Balm sounds so yummy and exciting i would love to try it out.

  158. Melissa M. says:

    They all look good! But if I had to choose…it would be a tie between baby balm, and body balm. I agree with Alison K….can’t wait for the line of lip balms. Commented and liked :)

  159. michelle says:

    Cinnamon is my favorite fragrance, coconut and pineapple combo would smell soo nice. I luv the smell of the sunscreen in that fragrance. I have a cinnamon spray and bodyoil. Its different and who doesn’t like the smell of cinnamon. My body is so dry from the winter, nice to have a product that helps aliviate the dryness and smell great too.

  160. Jan W. says:

    I would love to try the Body Balm or Body Butter for myself and my 17 year old daughter. My daughter has the driest hands and they look like sandpaper sometimes. She does use creams but they only help a little bit. Would love her to try your product to see what happens. She would prefer something with not too strong a fragrance. thanks for the oppportunity.

  161. kolagirl says:

    I would love to try the body balm shield and restore the most. Though I really need to get the Baby Balm for my newly arriving Great Niece! yay!! Thanks for introducing us to this great line of green products!!

  162. photomum says:

    I would love to try the Body Balm,they all sound wonderful
    karenthaeter@hotmail.com

  163. Elizabeth says:

    I would like to try the COCOA TEA TREE SOAP. Actually it sounds yummy!:)

  164. kolagirl says:

    commented on their facebook page under Sharon Marie Cosby :)

  165. Marion S says:

    I would love to try the body balm! Thanks for the chance to win a great gift basket!

  166. Count me in for the Peppermint Body Butter! That stuff would be great and so soothing!

  167. Shannon says:

    I would love love love to try one of the soaps, I have been searching for a good soap lately that will not leave my skin irrated and this seems like something I would further into trying :)

  168. alisa marie says:

    I would love to try the Cocoa and Shea Boby Butter!

  169. R. Chestnut says:

    The body balm sound amazing and I also have fair skin and slather the sunscreen on, so this sounds like a product that is for me! Thank you for the chance.

  170. Christina says:

    The body butters looks really nice. Especially the vanilla orange one.

  171. lloyd says:

    I would like to try it all

    • Colleen Macdonald says:

      All of it sounds deliciously wonderful. I especially love the thought of trying the cinnamon clove soap! That is now my next dream scent!

  172. i would love to try the baby balm!

  173. Sara says:

    The Ezensa product I’d most like try out is the Body Balm.

  174. Carrie Butler says:

    I would love to try the peppermint body butter

  175. lay says:

    i would love the body balm!

  176. Dustin says:

    I would love to try the body balm

  177. vivian mok says:

    I would love try the body balm tks

  178. Belinda Skuta says:

    The Grapefruit Body Butter!

  179. Kim M says:

    Vanilla Orange Body Butter. I think it would smell great!

  180. Karen Morine says:

    Body butter would be great!

  181. Vanilla orange body butter

  182. Burcu says:

    I would like to try AVOCADO GRAPEFRUIT SOAP

  183. sarah p says:

    I would love to try their lavender soap :)

  184. sarah p says:

    I liked and commented on their facebook page, sarah perry

  185. stacey h says:

    i’d like to try GRAPEFRUIT BODY BUTTER

  186. Belinda McNabb says:

    I would like to try the peppermint body butter

  187. Belinda McNabb says:

    I like Ezensa Skin Care on facebook as belinda m and posted on their wall

    prairiebelle44(at)gmail(dot)com

  188. aimee says:

    body butter

  189. Ivy Coupon says:

    I’d like to try the vanilla orange body butter.

  190. Robert Wise says:

    I would like to try the Avocado Grapefruit Soap- Love Avocado.

  191. autumn quinn says:

    the peppermint body butter

  192. Bai Z says:

    Vanilla Orange body butter

  193. I’d like to try the Vanilla Orange soap

  194. Marcus B. says:

    Lip balm or avocado soap!

  195. anita nickerson says:

    I would like to try to the Body Balm – Shield & Restore as my skin is so dry this winter

  196. jeffrey n says:

    id like to try their orange and vanilla body butter

  197. michelle k says:

    Would like to try the body balm

  198. Vanilla Orange Body Butter looks great would love to try Thank you

  199. Dixie says:

    I would love to try the pepermint body butter

  200. Gary Lin says:

    I would love to try LAVENDER BODY BUTTER.

  201. Tara B. says:

    Vanilla Orange Soap sounds interesting

  202. vasyl z says:

    Vanilla Orange body butter

  203. mennalynne says:

    I’d love to try out the body balm!

  204. Danielle Helsby says:

    I would love to try the body butter cocoa and shea!

  205. Diane S says:

    I would love to try the lavender body butter.

  206. ET says:

    Vanilla orange body butter! :)

  207. Ada says:

    Vanilla Orange body butter

  208. Tanis S says:

    I’d love to try the lavender body butter – it sounds awesome!

  209. Lauren G says:

    I would love to try the Lavender body butter, Lavender reminds me of Provence.

  210. Bee L says:

    Always interested in trying new soap, so I’m going with the soap!

  211. valerie says:

    would love to try the Peppermint Body Butter

  212. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I love real soaps, so much nicer than liquid soaps I find. I’d love to try out the OATMEAL SHEA SOAP. I wish they did a Sandalwood one too though – that’s a scent I love.

  213. I want to try the GRAPEFRUIT BODY BUTTER. I love the scent of grapefruit. It’s energizing and fresh. I appreciate that Ezensa plants trees for every product sold. Very responsible. Thank you.

    Liked and commented on Facebook.

    Thanks for the chance to win :)

  214. Alex P. says:

    i’d love to try GRAPEFRUIT BODY BUTTER!

  215. Jennifer D says:

    The vanilla orange body butter looks amazing! I would love to try it!

  216. LAVENDER BODY BUTTER!!!

  217. Liked on Facebook as Cecilia C

  218. Debbie F says:

    I would like to try the Vanilla Orange body butter

  219. Debbie Petch says:

    Body butter

  220. Ariel says:

    orange and vanilla body butter

  221. Shirley says:

    I would love the Cocoa and Shea Body Butter

  222. Maggie C says:

    liked on Facebook (under Maggie Cheung) and I would love to try the bodybutter!! I’m in search for a new one

  223. Aaron says:

    I would love to try their body butter!

  224. william fraser says:

    like the body butter!!!!!!liked and commented on facebook

  225. Dana says:

    The Body Balm sounds wonderful

  226. M says:

    I would LOVE to try their soap

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