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Nature IS Health hair2toe soaps are crafted with organic & home rendered pasture-raised oils. We make soap sustainable and via a traditional recipe with no fillers or synthetic ingredients. Our soap is hypoallergenic, for sensitive skin, lasts long and obviously nourishes after the first use. We work hard outdoors in all weather, so understand the need for protective and regenerative skincare!
SUSTAINABLE & TRADITIONAL
Did you know that making soap was a traditional homesteader practice? Instead of using exotic oils shipped from across the world, people saved extra fat cuts from animal sacrifices to produce it into candles, soaps and balms.
When I first met Brian, he had begun working at our local farm and butcher shoppe. He came home one day and asked me if there was any way I could use up extra fat to prevent them from throwing it away. Aside from us making homemade lard and tallow to use in cooking, I remembered a little handbook I had been carrying in my travel bag, back when I was living in British Columbia. It explained how to make the best homemade soap using rendered tallow and lard. Initially I had been pretty appalled at this idea, when I first got the book I had been vegan and vegetarian for a few years, and was not really jumping at the idea to accumulate animal fat and then rub it all over my body.
Whatever, flash forward a bit and I have Brian telling me that they are actually going to be throwing this animal fat away, because there is no use, no one's going to do anything with it. I was like, hell no, we are not going to kill animals and then throw away, that's not sustainable, eco-friendly or even okay in my heart. No traditional tribes survive wasting their sacrifices, every bit of animals, plants and pieces of the Earth get put to use or we are not worthy of harvesting it to begin with.
Peace to body and mind because I felt like I was really getting in touch with the reality of life, the circle of life, reducing waste and best of all my routine had purpose. I felt good and was doing good. We began rendering the excess fat and making our own soap, and let me tell you it was the best soap I have ever used. It glided over my skin, disappeared my scars, moisturized, cleared my acne and for the first time in my life I didn't need lotions. Another bonus, I didn't need a product for each specific part of my body, our soap and product line quickly gained the slogan "HAIR2TOE", so natural and multiuse!
From there we continued to create a whole line of multiuse skin, hair, lifestyle and health products all geared towards balanced health, eco-friendly living, powered by the energy I cultivated learning about holistic nutrition, Ayurveda and healing the planet.
Nature IS Health PRODUCTS
Today we are in 3 markets and sell via our online shop and Etsy. We offer seasonal blends of products, adjusting the recipes to match the seasons- homemade soaps, cleansers, balms, serums, waxes and more. We are proud to source local sunflower oil and infuse it with our homegrown organic herbs. We source local beeswax and honey and superfood plants from our favourite Canadian suppliers. We still import, but are cautious and passionate about sourcing organic, fair-trade and supporting whole-hearted companies. Our products contain cacao, shea, coconut, argan, jojoba, castor oil, homegrown aloe jelly, apple cider vinegar and organic essential oils to provide a well-rounded skin and health regime that completely feeds our body's needs. We also blend teas, tinctures and nutrient-rich oils. I am still very passionate about writing and editing our blog posts, moulding our e-handbook with hopes of it one day being a encyclopedia filled with our favourite tips, recipes and health ideas we use for optimal health. We hope to inspire a ripple effect into our community, family and friends.
If you have any questions about our philosophy, wholesale pricing, bulk purchases or ingredient sources, please reach out, we are transparent and honest about our dedication to providing our community with economically, sustainable and eco-friendly skincare and health products.
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