“We believe in handmade over mass-made, and quality over quantity.”
Create. Invent. Experiment. At Nuworld Botanicals, Downtown Oakville.
Nuworld Botanicals is Canada’s first retail destination dedicated to helping you hand-craft your own fresh organic skincare, grow your natural skincare brand and understand the ingredients in your skincare products. We do this by offering all the pure raw ingredients you need to make your own skincare along with a dedicated team of business and wellness professionals and master mixologists to help guide you in the process.
Our retail line of products are hand-crafted fresh daily right inside our flagship store in Oakville Ontario. Doing this, provides our customers with the ultimate in product freshness, efficacy and ingredient transparency. Today, our products are sold nationally in major retail stores including Whole Foods Market, Chapters Indigo and Well.ca. We’ve also launched our brand on national TV on The Shopping Channel (TSC).
Create. Our boutique shop resembles more of a cold-pressed juice bar where you get to hand-pick superfood skincare ingredients from our raw skincare bar and craft the perfect recipe. With over 100 botanical extracts, exfoliants and essential oils there’s something for all skin types, skin concerns and scent preferences. Our ingredients are sourced from some of the best organic growers, distillers, suppliers and farmers from around the world, like our Rhassoul clay from the Atlas mountains in Morocco and our Lavender essential oil from Provence, France. We use strictly cruelty-free, organic and wild-crafted and ingredients because they offer the most purity and abundant nutrients for our skin.
Invent and Experiment. Join our DIY Workshops or host your own Blending Party. Our shop is a one-of-a-kind destination spot for birthdays, bridal showers, bachelorettes, team building or just a fun girls-night-out. Our DIY’s are a great way to get to #knowyouringredients, experiment and be creative. If you are an artisan skincare entrepreneur looking to launch or grow a skincare line you can take our Masterclass workshops held right inside our Oakville shop. For a list of upcoming workshops and classes please check our Facebook and website page.
The reason I started making natural skincare products in my own kitchen (about 8 years ago) was to avoid harmful and toxic chemicals in mainstream and ‘natural’ skincare products (ie. parfum/fragrance, SLS, propylene glycol and triclosan) triggering everything from migraines to skin rashes to eczema. It was only after I became a better label-reader, researched and understood the ingredients I was putting on my skin, that I became inspired to create my own clean non-toxic skincare. My passion quickly turned from a hobby to a full fledged business. I left corporate marketing after 20 years working for Fortune 500 companies and started living the change I wanted to see in the beauty industry. My products have been selling in major retail stores for the past 7 years. My mission today is to inspire and empower others to get to know their skincare ingredients and create their own.
A really good place for you to read up and research toxic chemical ingredients in skincare products is the ‘Dirty Dozen‘ – 12 cosmetic chemicals to avoid by the David Suzuki Foundation. Did you know, one in eight of the 82,000 ingredients used in personal care products are industrial chemicals including carcinogens, pesticides, reproductive toxins, and hormone disruptors. Many products include plasticizers (chemicals that keep concrete soft), degreasers (used to get grime off auto parts), and surfactants (they reduce surface tension in water, like in paint and inks). Imagine what that does to your skin, and to the environment. The term “fragrance” or “parfum” usually represents a complex mixture of dozens of chemicals and individual fragrance ingredients that have been associated with cancer and neurotoxicity among other adverse health effects including headaches, migranes, skin irritations and asthma. Some 3,000 chemicals are used as ‘fragrances/parfum’ and many of these unlisted ingredients are carcinogens, and manufacturers are not required to list all of the chemicals in their fragrance because it’s considered trade secrets.
At Nuworld Botanicals, every single ingredient we use adds beneficial value to you skin, that’s because we only work with one chemist– Mother Nature. We hope you enjoy our fresh-batch products and we look forward to blending with you!
-Natalie, Founder/CEO, Nuworld Botanicals