When holistic nutritionist Tara Miller couldn’t find anywhere to shop for chemical-free beauty products in Ontario’s cottage country, she decided to take matters into her own hands. In 2011, the Toronto-native found an old ice-cream hut neglected on the side of a road in Muskoka, and turned it into her own clean-beauty haven. “I filled it with all my favourite things and called it Health Hut,” said Miller. The untouched opportunity came at an important time in her life too. “That same spring, my Mom was diagnosed with breast cancer which was an even bigger motivator for me to grow my collection, and offer health-supportive alternatives to my family and the local community.”
Health Hut has since expanded with a boutique in downtown Toronto, and an online shop that ships across North America. Stocking store shelves with a mix of highly-coveted, under-the-radar, and many local lines, Miller looks for luxe brands and products that stay clear of chemicals listed on David Suzuki’s Dirty Dozen. “Beautiful packaging definitely scores bonus points,” she adds.
In honour of Earth Day, we asked Miller to share her favourite green beauty picks from nourishing lip balms to powerhouse face serums. Click through the gallery above.