Go Ahead, Enter Nirvana

Need a little help to focus for that 5th Zoom meeting of the day?

Feeling the wrong kind of jittery after your 3rd, extra-large coffee?

These days I find myself reaching for the most natural options available, and usually that means opting out of stimulants with potentially annoying downswings in favour of plant-medicines that uplift and nourish my body and soul. More often than not, I choose not to put things into my body at all, relying on my senses to help me along and set me right.

After years as a lab-rat testing all the latest supplements, protein powders, energy-boosters and Biohacks, I’d learned to fear any “medicine” that claimed to be too good to be true (80’s and 90’s babies understand) so I dug in and researched alternative methods from a more natural time.


Aromatherapy Halos

Many years ago while traveling I’d heard of a remedy for travel sickness which involved dabbing peppermint oil in a “halo” at certain points atop your head as a way to envelope the senses in this invigorating oil.

The problem is, many essential oils, including minty varieties can be drying and irritate sensitive skin and hair which didn’t seem like a fair trade off to me. So, I worked to find a way to take advantage of the benefits of these essential oils without risking the health of my scalp.

I considered other natural remedies, including a personal favourite, acupressure – the light pressure/massage of certain pressure points to encourage proper blood and lymphatic flow to promote healing and eliminate pain, etc., many of which points exist along the top or “crown” of the head.

To my delight, combining these two ancient methods of self-care with the ultimate feel-good item (the perfect accessory) meant I could benefit from Aromatherapy during meetings, while working on my own at the computer, in the lab while crafting products, or while puttering at home AND, I could look great while doing so.

Aromatherapy Halos were born of my own need, and I know you will love them just as much as I do.


What Do The Halo Names Mean?

Each Aromatherapy Halo is handcrafted with love and care using one-of-a-kind stones and seaglass. Halos are created without a design or template, simply based on how certain gems choose one another.

We believe that loved things deserve a name, so we gave each Halo an Ojibwe/Anishinaabe name to represent the energy of its centre stone.


Find Your Halo Now…

References:

Accupressure Points to Note – WebMD

Let’s ROCK 2021 – A Year In Gratitude.

2020 was interesting to say the least.

Some things happened that really sucked: staying at home meant missing out on so much of the fun stuff in the world. Other things happened that opened our eyes to the changes we need to make now if we want the kind of future our kids deserve to live in to exist by the time they grow up.

Through it all, we worked diligently to bring our idea of clean beauty to life.

Here are a few of the brighter moments of the year that shall not be named…


Check Out The New Look:

We launched new products and eco-friendly packaging alongside our new Name & Logo.

We’re still the same small beauty biz you know and <3 – and now our name represents what we stand for above all else – LOVE.


We Were Featured In These Great Posts:

Yahoo Finance – Full Article Here: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/16-must-know-ethical-beauty-173000986.html

We were ELATED to see this post in Yahoo Finance that was picked up by more than a dozen other news providers – wow!


Shop Local Canada – Read The Full Article Here: https://www.shoplocalcanada.ca/2021/01/02/canadian-business-feature-geti-cosmetics/

We’ve been working with SLC since 2020 & we were so excited when this post when live at the beginning of January – what an amazing way to kick off 2021.


Loti Wellness Feature – Read The Full Article Here: https://lotiwellness.com/geti?fbclid=IwAR3IK7RULrclS-xAS1wXp-SaHx93JsQsIRlmKAfZ_Gu60kj6hEib75FFico

We were delighted to supply Loti Wellness with Good Fats Body Butter for their December subscription box and are so grateful for the feature they created that tells the story of how we got started.


Acknowledging The Territory Of Our Ancestors:

As an Indigenous business, we understand that the time is now to educate and unify & that the first step toward reconciliation is acknowledgement. That’s why we’re so excited to announce that each & every product we craft now comes with an acknowledgment of the traditional Sinixt lands upon which we work. It’s with the greatest respect and humility that we’ve been allowed to use nature’s bounties to nourish our skin in this place.


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Stay Calm & Earn Rewards

It’s been a long year, hasn’t it?

Most of us are ready to call it quits on 2020 in hopes that the upcoming year will be a little gentler.

If you’re like us, you’ve been struggling to balance “office hours” while working from home and constantly caring for the needs of a household full of people All. The. Time.

We could use a few minutes of “me time” to relax, rest, and reset – so we can keep doing all the things without feeling like we’re in it alone.

Meet our newest family member…

Green Lion Calming Scrub

We know how much you LOVE the Green Lion’s gentle cleansing and the calm, cool, collected skin it leaves behind.

So we decided to spread the Green Lion love around and created a delectable exfoliant to work alongside our Green Lion Calming Mask to gently remove excess dead and dry skin that can clog pores and create problems.

What makes Green Lion Calming Set Special?

  • Catechins and Antioxidants designed to heal old damage
  • Gently removes dirt and oil without drying skin
  • Naturally antibacterial – prevents future breakouts

We tried to make a Cyber Weekend promotion that felt like it came from the heart, but in the end we were left feeling a little “dirty”.

So, we decided the days of sales are gone & instead we chose to celebrate and thank you, our loyal customers for your continued support with a Rewards Program that gives back.

Without you, we wouldn’t be here.


Rewards Program Details:

Earn a point for every dollar you spend in our online shop – be sure you’re logged in to your account to log your points.

25 Points – Get 10% off your order

40 Points – Pick a FREE item from our list (products changing constantly)

50 Points – Get 25% off your order

How Do I Use My Rewards?

  • Simply login to your account (or create one at checkout) and shop normally. You’ll earn a point for every dollar you spend.
  • Bonus – points can be used on your current order!
  • Rewards are only available for orders placed in DECEMBER.

If you have any questions or problems using our rewards program, please reach out to us at geticosmetics@gmail.com – we’re happy to help!


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What’s New? Our BIG Announcement.

2020 has been a doosey, am I right?

It’s always something: Mother Nature herself trying to shake us, or the cracking of our socio-economic systems.

We’ve done our best to speak up when warranted, be quiet when it’s more important to listen & do good, rather than simply talk about injustice.

Through it all, we’ve been hard at work in the lab crafting products and messages that bring a few moments of joy to a tortured world. Now, after months in the shadows, we’re ready to announce a few big changes to the way we do things:


Enter LOVE Skin Company.

Our cheeky little acronym is Good Enough To Ingest, and as we grow we want to be sure the name of the brand shouts out to people what we’re all about.

This year, we’re going to start carrying products that aren’t made by Geti – think tools and accessories to help make your waste-free skincare game top notch.

We’re focusing on small, female-owned brands and products that are made right here in Canada: Clean ingredients, minimal packaging, affordable prices. Everything we choose to offer will be rigorously curated, but we can’t call them Geti, so we had to find another avenue.

We put a lot of thought and consideration into the new direction – whether it should reflect our plant-based ingredients, Ayurvedic practices or the traditional Indigenous values of our founder, and settled upon the one thing that unites us all – Love.

It is what the world needs now, after all.


What Can You Expect?

Love is a Skincare Shop for Everybody – let no one feel unrepresented here.

We vow to create a space where humans of all shapes, sizes, ethnicities, cultures, genders or personality-types can feel safe and welcome. Most of all, we want you to feel Loved.

We’re still making the same great products we always have, and our Mission & Values remain the same – the best part?

Geti isn’t going anywhere.

We’ll slowly start transitioning over to a new shop space and blog, where the full line of original Geti Cosmetics products you love will live alongside other fierce, female-founded brands, and we’ll forward you to the space when it’s ready to launch.


An Upgraded Blog

We can’t wait to introduce you to our new writing crew & the interactive space we’ve created to connect with you.

What are your personal care questions? NOTHING is off limits.


How can you Help?

We need the input and support pf our loyal customers now, more than ever.

Help us test the new products & provide input on design & delivery. Click here to learn more about becoming an Ambassador.

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What Kind of Business Are We?

The world is changing.

As Geti nears its second birthday we’re reflecting on How It All Started, how far we’ve come, and most importantly…

What Kind of Business Are We?

Geti is founded on the idea that beauty brands can and should do good.

We take a “do no harm” approach to the products we craft, the suppliers we support & the messages we share with our customers and we firmly believe that we can leave the world a better place than we found it.


What Does Geti Stand For?

Did you know Geti is a fun acronym for Good Enough To Ingest?

While our namesake may be a witty quip, we take the values behind it seriously:

  • Gentle on Body – We let nature take the lead & choose 100% food-grade ingredients that feed your skin.
  • Gentle on Planet – Our ingredients are sourced sustainably & packaged in the same fashion.
  • Gentle on Wallet – Clean beauty is for everyone & should be accessible to all – regardless of age, race, or socio-economic status. We craft affordable products.
  • Vegan & Cruelty-Free – We love all the creatures of the earth. We’d never test on animals or use animal products.
  • Conscious Business – Let’s Change The World – 20% of our online sales each month go toward charities & social-causes.

Want to know more? Check out our Mission & Values page.


What Does The Future Hold For Geti?

We love what we do & one day we hope Geti will be an Oasis for all our customers to visit, see where & how we grow, harvest & craft our products, and maybe even find a little piece of themselves they didn’t know was waiting to run through fields of wildflowers.

Our plans include a working farm, lab, shop & farm-to-table cafe where you can taste the ingredients we use to make Good Fats, Pinky Swear & more.

We can’t wait to share our little slice of heaven with you.


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Our Skincare Routine – Spa Day with Geti

What does your skincare routine look like?

We’re all about showing our skin the best kinds of love and attention to help achieve the right kind of glow from within – without leaving oily residue or acne-causing inflammation behind.

Check out this simple video showing our 3 step skincare routine that can for a little pick me up 2-3 times per week that only takes 10 minutes.

Our Skincare Routine:

*ALWAYS start with a clean face – remove dirt that can wreak havoc on pores.

1 – Scrub A Dub –

Scrub away dead and dry skin with a gentle exfoliant that loads up on antioxidants and moisturizes at the same time.

We used our Wake Me up Coffee Scrub

2 – Mask Your Way –

Enjoy a gentle mask that whisks away excess dirt and oil from deep within pores to prevent future breakouts and help tighten and brighten a dull complexion.

We used Geti’s Green Lion Calming Mask

3 – Moisturize With Good Fats –

Once you’re squeaky clean, apply a plant-based moisturizer that helps pull moisture into the skin, rather than a serum which can’t penetrate your dermal barrier.

We love Geti’s Lime or Rose Body Butter.

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Dry Hair Therapy

Frigid temps, Arctic winds, Holiday Celebrations & those cozy nights by the warmth of the fire all take a toll on hair; leaving frizz, damage, coarseness, and split ends in the wake of Winter.

For many of us that means extra care during & after the winter months to keep locks looking luscious and feeling smooth and healthy, but which products really work and how can you get the most out of your hair throughout the cold months?



Get’s tried-and-tested tips for Healthy Hair all year long

Wear a loose-fitting hat when you go outside.

A warm hat can help you stay warm in cold weather and also protects the skin of your scalp, hair follicles and new hairs from harsh winds and temps that cause damage.

Be sure your hat is loose-fitting to prevent excessive rubbing or breakage of delicate hairs.

Tie up or tuck long hair into your hat or jacket to protect ends from ice during extreme weather.

Style Before You Go

Leaving the house with wet hair won’t get you sick (sorry, Mom) but you can save your hair from permanent damage and breakage in the wintertime with a little time-management.

Leave frozen icicle-dos to Disney Princesses and ensure your hair is dry before you go.

Not into heat-styling? Get ready to chill with a relaxing shower – try out one of our 3-Minute Zen Shower Melts – and wash your hair before bed.



Wash Your Hair Less

Our scalps secrete more oil, dirt and sweat during warmer months, meaning we need to wash hair more often to keep things clean and oil at bay.

However, artificial heat, frigid winds and more are extremely drying, which means we require less frequent washes to maintain moisture balance.

Pro-tip: Wash your frequently-worn hats with a non-toxic detergent once every few weeks to keep them smelling fresh.

Massage In An Oil/Serum

When things get dry, restore moisture and shine with an all-natural serum aimed to tame frizz, protect hair and keep the scalp happy.

Try Geti’s Flower Power Healing Serum with nourishing plant and essential oils to help restore your hair’s full glory.

Flower Power is loaded with Antioxidants, Healthy Omegas and Traditionally-used Plant Oils and has been carefully crafted for all types of hair.



Men – do you find that winter months leave facial hair coarse, itchy and dried out?

Worry not, guys – we’ve got you covered.

Check out Geti’s Anti-Fungal Beard Oil – designed to keep facial hair clean and free from odour-causing bacteria and viruses and our new BeardLove Styling Wax – packed with styling power and natural moisture for facial hair of all kinds.


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Happy Holidays – Geti’s Year In Review

Things went down in 2019.

We Launched New Products

Like Pinky Swear – the ultimate glow enhancing scrub complete with traditional plant-medicines and aromatherapy techniques guaranteed to bring a smile to any face.

Plus TWO new Serum formulas to soothe dry, damaged or unruly hair: Flower Power Hair Serum is fully-loaded with healthy fats to nourish both hair and root while plant-extracts promote growth and calm inflammation while our Anti-Fungal Beard Oil provides all the taming power you’ll need with the added benefit of keeping beard and moustache hair clean and free from bacteria.

We Attended Events Across North America

We want to spread the Geti Love around as much as possible and show people around the world that truly natural cosmetics and personal care can work exactly like their chemical-laden counterparts.

So we took our show on the road sampling masks at events, giving away samples galore and introducing ourselves to the world. We had a ton of fun and can’t wait for Event Season to start up in January 2020.


We Received RAVE Reviews

All our hard work paid off and people have been showing love for Geti Cosmetics on social media and in so many heartfelt messages. We can’t express just how grateful we are to have customers like you.

And Took Part In Some Amazing Projects

2019 saw Geti at countless professional photoshoots for magazines, ads, and other publications & even on the runways of New York Fashion Week.

Safe to say, we couldn’t be happier to show proof that Geti products stand up to long shooting days and harsh outdoor conditions.


2019 was a truly spectacular year, and we’re leaping into 2020 will a fresh design and new waste-free packaging for 80% of our product line.

What’s the plan in 2020? We’re going 100% waste-free!

Check Out The New Look


To show our appreciation for a banner 2019 we’re hosting a HOLIDAY MADNESS SALE.

Save 40% in our shop until Christmas Eve. No code needed.

Thank you for your love and support in 2019.


Here’s to 2020!

Happy Holidays from Us To You.

Geti Goes Waste-Free

Sustainability is important to us.

We know the beauty industry has a massive impact on the environment, and we want to do things a little differently…

  • Say goodbye to plastic packaging in favor of recyclable & returnable Glass and Metal, which can be repurposed & recycled when customers are done with a product.
  • We’ve launched a return-it program that allows customers from around the globe to send back gently-used reusable packaging to Geti for $$ off future purchases.
  • We craft all our products right here in beautiful Canada, so we can provide good jobs to those within our community.
  • We also support our local economy by sourcing all raw materials, labels and packaging from small businesses within Canada, we can help ensure continued growth and strength of businesses right here at home.

What Does Sustainability Mean To Us?

Sustainability isn’t just about environment.

Here at Geti, we believe that products should be body, planet & wallet-friendly so there are zero hurdles.

We make no concessions when it comes to what goes IN our products. We always choose the cleanest options for your skin, and feel the same diligence should be followed when it comes to the planet and our pricing.

That’s why we strive to craft products that work like the brands you’re used to in packaging that’s planet-friendly & at a price you can feel good about.

Why is Geti so affordable?

We’ve seen something disturbing on shelves and e-stores alike — Green Beauty is trendy, but it’ll cost you.

Single products for $100+? “Natural” products made mostly of water?

No thank you.

Clean Beauty is for everyone, and access to non-toxic products shouldn’t be a privilege or luxury of the well-off.

We want to see Geti on everybody, regardless of age, ethnicity or gender, or socio-economic status.

Wouldn’t you like to introduce your kids to clean, non-toxic personal care and makeup when they’re ready? Help us make it a reality.

Check out NEW Sets & Gifts in our Shop to get special pricing on product combos that meet your needs.

We’re on a mission to change the beauty industry. Shop now to take part.


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How It All Started – Our Story

Q&A with our Founder

We’re so excited to celebrate our 2nd Birthday in August 2020. It’s been an amazing journey & we’re just getting started.

To celebrate we did a Q&A with our Founder, Ashley Whetung to learn what Geti is all about & how this crazy-cool beauty biz got its start…

About Our Founder

I grew up in Southern Ontario, Canada between my traditional Ojibwa territory and rural Ottawa Valley. Coming from a strong Indigenous family, I was always taught to be proud of my culture, including the use of plants for all kinds of health, beauty & medicinal benefits. As I grew up, the young rebel in me forgot much of that teaching and I’ve been relearning and reconnecting since my 30th birthday – when a health scare made me seriously re-evaluate how I lived my life and what I put in or on my body.

How Did Geti Start?

Geti began as many ideas & businesses do: out of my own personal need. I was looking for products that contained only the cleanest of ingredients, and when I couldn’t find anything that I was really satisfied with, I started to research and test out my own recipes.

What Woke You Up To Chemicals In Makeup?

A few years ago, after a lifetime as an athlete and more than a decade working in the health-tech world, I got sick and wondered why. As far as diet and lifestyle were concerned, I was going above and beyond to stay healthy, but when I looked at the ingredients in my makeup and personal care products I was shocked to see so much I knew nothing about.

Turns out, the chemicals in many products are known to be harmful to our bodies — some have even been shown to directly cause hormonal disorders and Cancer, yet they’re perfectly legal in our shampoo, concealer, mascara and more.

Safe to say, I was mad and felt let down by a shady industry and myself for not doing my due diligence as a consumer.

I started doing my research and found that even the “natural” alternatives were full of heavy metals & other harmful stuff, or they were uber-expensive and more than 50% water.

So, I started working with the ingredients I knew to see if I could make something better.

What Was Geti’s First Product?

Our flagship product is still my favourite — our Cocoa Kisses Bronzer. It’s so decadent, always buffs out perfectly to create whatever look you’d like, and the chocolate smell can’t be beaten.

Why Make Products From Food?

I’ve been focused on food’s ability to impact health and wellness for more than a decade.

When I first got my start in Health & Fitness, I fell for the hype of every energy drink, stimulant, pseudo-food there was, and paid the price when gut issues and food intolerances came back to bite me.

Through my own trials and errors (many, many trials and errors), I developed and tested the idea that food just might be the medicine we’ve been missing and opted for more real ingredients and less shortcuts.

Armed with a solid foundation of Nutrition and Food, the Traditional Knowledge of my Indigenous Ancestors, and some know-how on the Biology and Chemistry front to craft quality products for your whole body that ensure your health comes first.

Where Do You Want To See Geti Next?

Everywhere!

There’s a reason we keep the price of our products so affordable — we want everyone using Geti. You shouldn’t have to compromise your health for the products you use, and quality products should not be a privilege of the wealthy.

We want to see Geti on shelves across the world — from independent small-businesses to big-box locations, so everyone has access to truly natural products regardless of their location or economic-status.

Here’s a list of our current retailers.

What Kind Of Products Can We Expect in 2020?

Shhhh, it’s a secret!

Well, we just launched all new labels to go with the waste-free packaging we’ve swapped to as we go waste-free in 2020.

I’ve got a few new makeup products coming early 2020 that will make anyone who likes more dramatic looks very happy. We’re also launching two new unisex body products, and two hair products (one for men and one for women).

If you want more than that you’ll have to watch our Instagram or Pinterest feeds…

Have a question about skincare or a skin concern/issue you want help to resolve?

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