Healthy choices promote healthy skin. People of all ages and both genders have never been so committed to taking care of their health and appearance as they are in today’s society. Young women want to obtain and maintain their beautiful skin, older women want to stay looking younger as long as they possibly can and it’s no different for men.
Healthy skin begins with what we put into our mouths. Nutritious food promotes healthy skin, and alcohol, tobacco and environmental issues all have negative effects. Topical application of vitamins and nutrients by way of skin care products nourishes the skin from the outside. Many nutrients (and synthetics) are absorbed in the upper layers of the skin, some in the deeper layers, and some right into the bloodstream. How they are absorbed (or not) partially depends on the size of the molecule. Our goal is to feed the body with gifts from the earth that are healthy and natural.
Our products are made by hand in our Galiano Island studios ensuring excellence in our products.
We stand proud. Many of the raw natural ingredients that go into our products are grown right here. They are either from our gardens or are wild crafted encouraging continuous new growth. We strive to derive the goods we make from the environment we live in – respectfully and sustainably. We are committed to researching and using organically grown natural raw ingredients in our products.
Fresh is always best! Part of the fun is in the discovery and development of new and wonderful products using ingredients from our own ” back forty”! You don’t eat fruits and vegetables that have had most of their nutritional value removed by refining, do you? Your skin shouldn’t be fed that way either.
Hand harvesting and processing our herbs and botanicals ensures superior quality which translates to superior products. In our studios we produce infused oils, tinctures, teas and are dehydrated for future use.
Hold the colour! We don’t use artificial colourants in our products. Sometimes herbs and botanicals will vary in colour which in turn may cause a product to look different from one batch to the next. No worries. They are still the same great products!
Protecting the environment is very important to us, so we use only recyclable containers. You will notice that for the most part we do not use fancy and/or expensive packaging for our products so that we do not pass unnecessary cost on to our customers and waste into our landfills. In fact, if you don’t need a label on your soap purchase – you don’t have to have one – we label on demand.
Supporting fair trade, eco-friendly and sustainability. We care about our global village and the people who work hard to create the ingredients we use so it should come as no surprise that we believe in and support fair trade wherever it is an option. Our shea butter comes directly from the pots of hard working women’s co-operative in Ghanna and our wet milled virgin coconut oil is made by villagers in the Philippines. We believe in doing our part to save our planet and we stay away from practices that are negatively earth altering.
Truth and integrity. Our standards are simple: what you read is what you get. We take pride in our high principles and truthful marketing. We stand behind our amazing products.
Keeping it simple and natural. We don’t over complicate our products with extra additives unless those additives are natural and have superior benefits. We strive to keep our prices reasonable by limiting ingredients and drawing from nature as much as possible.
Cruelty Free! Animals should never suffer so people can have beautiful glowing skin. We love our furry creatures and want to protect them by supporting organization in place to stop animal testing for cosmetic ingredients. Our skin care line is mostly vegan with the exception of some beeswax. Our beeswax comes from our own farm or from farms where we know they are well cared for.
We hope you can feel the level of our commitment and dedication when you use our products – and that somehow the love of what we do is transferred to you.
Because beauty should not cost the earth….