When I lived in norway it was very difficult to import any products, but if on the packet it was declared that it contained a 'beauty product', the toll would pass it. You can try the same stratagem for Canada. If they think it's herbs to make shampoos and masks they are normally ok with it. 'Oral consumption' is what freaks them out, as if out there in the supermarket it wasn't full of things people should better not eat.
Thanks, that is good to know especially since I have someone wanting to order from Norway right now. I know another trick is to send it as if it is a gift from a friend and not a commercial product. So no company name on the label, no invoice in the box. Maybe a personal note to the person.