Select an ingredient to learn more about our suppliers.
Wild Raw Apple Cider Vinegar - Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC
Spinnakers Brewpub - Apple Cider Vinegar
Spinnakers Brewpub is a local brewery who has partnered with the Lifecycles Project and their Fruit Tree Project to make the apple cider vinegar used in our Apple Toner. Lifecycles collects 30,000 to 40,000 lbs of fruit from the backyards of residents in Victoria, BC, and Spinnakers uses these apples (and apples from Kelowna, BC) to make apple juice and apple cider vinegar.
Wild Raw Honey - Metchosin, Vancouver Island, BC
Windriver Farms - Honey
Derek Wuff is a passionate organic bee keeper by day and cares for his bees in the rural hamlet of Metchosin just outside Victoria BC.
Each year he takes his bees to a local organic blueberry farm in the spring to help with pollination, then to the wild mountains on the West Coast of Vancouver Island for the bees to forage on the fireweed and salal. Committed to lifelong learning, Derek is a mentor to many local bee-keepers, helping to pass on a natural and organic way to keep bees. The honey is harvested by hand and filtered once, to remove the bits but to keep the natural pollens, adding to the texture and health of the honey.
Organic Raw Cocoa Butter & Organic Cocoa Powder - Courtenay, Vancouver Island, BC
Harmonic Arts - Cocoa
Harmonic Arts is a small company of herbalists, whose mission is to share the healing powers of plant medicine in our community. Harmonic Arts sources Cacao beans that are wild harvested in Ecuador, in a natural ecosystem with trees ranging from 30 to 80 years old. They are of a heirloom variety that have never been grafted, farmed or altered in any way. The pickers harvest only the ripe beans from the Ecuadorian Cacao trees which produce fruit all year long, allowing for continued longevity of the forest.
Organic Essential Oils & Floral Waters - Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC
Genie in a Bottle - Essential Oils
Genie in a Bottle is owned and operated by a wizard named Eugene. He has been developing his skills in sourcing the highest quality essential oils and carrier oils for 50 years. He has spent years learning about plant origins, harvesting processes, harvesting times, ethical trade, and national laws around organic certifications and how to find the finest ingredients from all over the world. His knowledge in his industry is abundant. Eugene understands how to read the chemical profiles of all of the essential oils he sources and can interpret a good crop yield from a bad one.
Vegetable Castile Soap - Crescent Valley, Kootneys, BC
Mountain Sky Soaps - Castile Soap
Mountain Sky Soaps was founded in 1993 by Raynald Losier and Nina George with their children Malaya Mountain and Rahel Sky. Their soaps are made using an old-fashioned cold process method. Oils are not boiled in the process of making their soap, helping to maintain the beneficial glycerin in the final product and keep the oils from going rancid. Mountain Sky Soaps has an extensive sustainability program in place, which includes reusing boxes and plastic materials for shipping and handling, composting, and saving soap ends for people in need and local charities.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil - Edmonton, Alberta
Evoolution - Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Evoolution stands for the evolution of olive oil. Olive oil is much the same as any other fruit juice, it is best when it is fresh. Evoolution sources fresh olive oil picked and crushed within hours, stored, and handled with care. They take advantage of the harvest in both the northern and southern hemispheres to maintain a fresh supply every 6 months.
They are olive oil experts! Who knew your skin would have such an established palette.
Raw Unrefined Shea Butter - Mill Bay, Vancouver Island, BC
Baraka Shea Butter
Baraka Shea Butter was founded by husband and wife team, Wayne Dunn and Gifty Serbeh-Dunn (he is Canadian/Irish, she is Ghanaian/Canadian). Baraka Supplies supports women and families in Ghana by purchasing pure, unrefined, hand-made, certified Fair trade shea butter that is made by a local community of women.
Baraka Shea Butter is not processed or refined with added chemicals; and is wild-crafted in the traditional way by the Wali women from northern Ghana. In fact the butter is prepared traditionally using fire, which is why the butter has a faint smoky aroma.
Extra-Virgin Organic Coconut Oil - Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC
Ostro Organics - Coconut Oil
Ostro Organics Certified Organic Coconut Oil is pressed locally by founder Manfred. The coconut oil is made from premium coconut flakes, grown on organically certified plantains. This ensures the supply of highest quality coconut oil that is ultra-smooth and creamy (not waxy) with a distinct pleasant fragrance.
Their Coconut Oil is unrefined, unbleached, non-deodorized, non-hydrogenated, free of chemicals and manufactured with minimal heat under very low pressure.
Organic Borage Seed Oil - Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC
Ostro Organics - Borage Seed Oil
Ostro Organics Certified Organic Borage Seed Oil is pressed locally by founder Manfred. The borage seeds are always sourced from Canadian growers.
Borage Seed Oil is one of the richest sources of gamma linolenic acids (GLAs), an important essential fatty acid for your skin. In skin care, it can provide excellent moisturizing and revitalizing properties.
Wild Rosehip Seed Oil - 100 Mile House, Caribou, BC
Canadian Natural Oils - Rosehip Seed Oil
The rosehips have been tested for nutrient values with the results of 10-100x more Vitamin C than any other food. They also have flavonoids, beta-carotene, iron, zinc, manganese, copper, boron, potassium and nitrogen. As well as, Vitamin E, A, B1, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and sulfur.
Non-Nano Zinc Oxide - Ontario
New Directions - Zinc Oxide
New Directions was established in 1997 and is one of Canada’s leading suppliers for wholesale natural ingredients. They are committed to Quality Assurance and work relentlessly towards improving operations to meet and exceed the latest industry standards.
New Directions is certified Organic, Kosher and Vegan. Their facility operated with state-of-the-art laboratory equipment which is essential for testing the veracity and purity of their sourced ingredients.