What's in your products?
All of our soaps are made with Pure Mediterranean olive oil, Virgin coconut oil and pure essential oils. No fillers, no artificial scents or colours. All oils are ethically sourced and vegan.
Our candles hand-poured from pure soy wax. We use High temperature paper wicks to achieve the longest burn time possible. No paraffin, no artificial scents or colours. All oils are ethically sourced and vegan. The soy wax is grown and manufactured here in North America. The wax is also food grade and skin safe.
Our moisturizer is made from the same Coconut, Olive and essential oils we use in our soaps, the only thing we add is an emulsifying oil/wax that is actually a byproduct of harvesting oil. We reintroduce the hard oil/wax back into the moisturizer to give the non-melting non-greasy feel. We do NOT add water, alcohol or thinners.
Why Vegan? Why use ethically sourced?
Simply because there is no need to add to the demand of animal products. You don't have to be vegan to use vegan products. Its just the route we have chosen to follow with our business.
Ethically sourced |
We want our children to have a future in this world. We don't want to support things like deforestation for palm oil production or companies that take advantage of underdeveloped countries for profit.
All Canadian orders are shipped via Canad Post.
Due to the weight and size of our products this is the most economical option.
If a more affordable option is available your order will be shipped that way and you will see the lower shipping cost at checkout
Shipping charges include freight and packaging only. It does not include any profit.
We choose to keep our product pricing separate from shipping. this keeps our product prices lower and allows those who purchase above the free shipping amount or choose local pickup to save most.
Those who choose shipping are only charged for minimum amount to have your package delivered.
To estimate your own shipping
Ex. Two(2) candles shipped have a shipping weight of 2.2lbs/1Kg, and box size would be 9"x9"x9"
Unfortunately the size and weight of the products means some items are expensive to ship.
Local Pick Up:
Hamilton: pick up is at our home studio near Eastgate Square in Hamilton. Times available are weekdays (excluding holidays) from 11am-2:00pm & 4:00pm till 9:00pm
Note: Local pickup is rarely a next day event. the goal is to help you save money not a same day delivery option. we are not there yet ;)
Care and Use
My soap is melting! |
To get the most from your soap; it needs to dry between uses. Use a soap dish with slots or holes to allow the water to drain and the soap to dry. If left in standing water your soap WILL dissolve.
My soap doesn't foam like commercial soap? |
Soaps made from mostly or 100% Olive oil do not produce large bubbles, but a more of a creamy lather. To get a more foamy lather we recommend using a wash cloth.
Does your soap contain LYE? |
All true soaps use LYE in the making of the product; including ours. It is the alkaline solution made with lye that converts the fatty acids in the oils into the various soap salts and glycerin. This process is know as saponification. All Lye is converted to soap during the blending and curing processes, none remains in the final product.
My candle is smoking! |
Soy candles produce cleanest burn when your wick is trimmed properly. With the wax cooled trim your wick to between 1/4 inch or 6mm and 1/8inch or 3mm. You will know that it is time to trim when you see "mushrooming" on the end of the wick. Each candle has full bilingual care instructions the bottom of jar.
My candle burned too fast, how do I make it last? |
To get the most from your candle, the wick must be maintained, do not burn longer than 4 hours at a time. Long burn times allow the exposed wick to become longer than 1/4 inch; long wicks use more wax and will reduce the overall life of the candle.
What do i do with it? |
Sugar scrubs are used at the end of your shower or bath. Move away from the shower head or stand if bathing. Simply grab a small amount of scrub and rub all over your body, the more you rub the more you will spread the coconut and essential oils. Once you have spread the scrub as far as you can rinse of the sugar and pat dry. The oils will be absorbed into your skin and you will feel refreshed and moisturized
My scrub it's hardening, what's going on? |
Water has gotten into you jar. Water causes the sugar to crystallize in to large clumps. It is still usable, even if seems hard. Keep the lid on tight, and store out of the shower when not in use.
Odds and Ends
Why use a scrub at all? |
.Once you are clean and rinsed you would think that all the dead skin has been removed. This is mostly true, the cleaning action will lift up more dead skin cells. These new dead cells are what give you that dry feeling and ashy look. Scrubbing them off is only half the job you need to moisturize as well. Doing this while wet gives you the best results. A sugar scrub covers all these needs.