It’s the Bees Knees!

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We love to make lip balms that protect and heal the skin with natural beeswax and vitamin E.  My son is always licking his lips.  It’s like a nervous twitch.  He’s fine all summer and then as soon as he starts back into the school year he’s licking his lips constantly.  Creating a product free from mineral oil or petroleum was priority number one for us.  We wanted our Lip Balm to taste good, protect and keep the health of our children and the environment safe.  Keep in mind that most times the lip balm is consumed and so it was important that all ingredients be edible.

Local Sunflower Oil

Close-up of a sunflower --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

There’s nothing more reassuring than stepping foot on the farm and seeing the processing involved.  We source our Sunflower Oil from local farmers who grow and press their seeds in house.  The nutty smell and rich orange colour is intoxicating.  And you can be rest assured that there are no pesticides or genetic modification here.  It’s always handy to know your farmer.  This oil is very high in vitamin E and is very moisturizing for the skin.

Local Hemp Seed Oil

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We use a locally grown hemp seed oil in every bar soap we create (with the exception of the castile).  Farmed locally in Ontario, the hemp is grown and pressed fresh.  Hemp Seed oil is extremely high in omega fatty acids.  No less an authority than Elle states that hemp oil is “fast becoming a player in the beauty world,” offering “high levels of Vitamin A, C, and E, is rich in amino acids, and is an antioxidant.”  It is also easy to grow organically because it is so resistant to pests, diseases and insects, so you don’t have to worry about it containing any pesticides.

THE NATURAL REVOLUTION

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We have been busy at the Soap Shop making all kinds of products for other companies. We use their ingredients, whether its their pastured pork tallow, water buffalo milk, lavender from their fields or Olive oil from their farmland in the Mediterranean. We love doing up custom batches and experimenting with new and unique ingredients. We have collaborated with many individuals and many companies to create a specialized product. Maybe we can work with you too.

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