We’re Different from other Skincare Companies. We don’t use Water as a Cheap Additive.
The absence of water means the absence of microorganisms –eliminating the need to use a preservative. It also means we don’t need to use emulsifiers to mix oil and water together, stabilizers so that the mixture stays mixed, or thickeners to avoid a runny-sloppy mess. Our products are pure plant materials from their natural source.
Potent and concentrated products means you use less. Our body butters are up to five times more concentrated than a standard body lotion. A little goes a long way and it stays on your skin, protecting you throughout the day. Lotions typically use 80% water, which dilutes the benefits of the lotion. It doesn’t have any lasting qualities so you need to keep reapplying to get any benefit.
The nutrients in our ingredients we use are more stable in their natural non-aqueous form. We don’t add any extra heat to any of the ingredients we use (aside from soap and candles) which means our ingredients are in their purest state, raw, potent, and easily absorbed by the skin.
The highly concentrated products free from preservatives and other synthetics means they are packed with nutrients making your skin healthier. It also means you save on wasteful packaging, money and shipping costs. You can't beat nature.
We just love our essential oils. Here’s a short list of some of our favourites. Also, you don’t need a diffuser to reap the benefits!
I decided to simplify my skincare routine, and both my pocketbook and my skin have been much happier since.
Leading the long list of questionable judgement when it comes to finding seal pups is a woman who took a pup home and put it in her bathtub and another who fed a seal pup a chicken drumstick.
Lemons spruce up a cold glass of water, add a tang to a salad, and – yes – taste delicious when featured in cream pies. Real lemons, that is.
The Center for Whale Research announced last week on August 6th that an orca from each of the three endangered pods was missing and presumed dead. On the plus side, the three pods were spotted on the weekend with two babies. They desperately need our help.
The funny thing about mid-August is our tendency to slack off in the sun protection department. I, for one, am normally religious about keeping my pale skin safe. Last week, though, I got a sunburn on my back.
Your acid mantle is the protective film of natural oils, sweat, and amino acids that cover your skin. If you scrub or lather it away, it can lead to big issues.
Triclosan is found in cosmetics, soaps, toothpastes, dish detergents, and even workout clothing (you know, the materials that claim to inhibit smells?!). What many people don’t know is that triclosan is an endocrine disruptor and a suspected carcinogen.
Just off the coast of Vancouver Island is Canada’s largest volcano. And it is home to an amazing coral forest, along with many marine animals!
Supermodel Paulina Porizkova made headlines this week. Everybody adored her age-positive post about her neck where she described it as being “like two sails in the wind.” Love it!