“My mission today is to educate, empower and inspire the next generation of natural skincare makers. I’ve successfully sold my skincare products in major retail stores for 8-plus years including Whole Foods Market, and today I’m sharing what I’ve learnt along the way. I do this through my in-store DIY Workshops, Masterclasses and new DIY Raw Skincare Recipe Book.”
Nuworld Botanicals is Canada’s first retail destination dedicated to educating, inspiring and empowering natural skincare makers of all ages.
Visit Nuworld Botanicals flagship store in Oakville and delve into the world of natural skincare making with us. Explore and discover the beauty and efficacy of raw, unformulated and organic plant-based ingredients. Our DIY Skincare Workshops, Blending Parties & Masterclasses offer a fun and hands-on approach to natural skincare making and DIY experimentation. Suitable for young people and adults, we cover tips and techniques for making your own natural skincare products and growing your own skincare business too. Our workshops and classes are designed to equip you with the tools, recipes and ingredients required to do-it-yourself. We’re proud to offer you a modern and creative space for you to develop your natural skincare making style.
About Natalie: Natalie Cascella is the CEO and founder of Nuworld Botanicals Inc. Natalie sees a unique opportunity to draw from her own history of building a successful natural skincare company to helping other people looking to create, start or grow their own natural skincare brand. Natalie has successfully grown her brand selling through major national retail stores including Whole Foods Market, Chapters Indigo, Well.ca and home shopping network TSC. Natalie has also handmade private label aromatherapy products for large companies in the health, wellness and lifestyle space including Indigo. Natalie has a business degree in Marketing, twenty years corporate marketing experience at Fortune 500 companies and 10 years natural skincare making experience including working with retail buyers. She has a retail DIY skincare store located in Downtown Oakville and wrote a DIY Raw Skincare Recipe book.
Natalie’s own retail line of products are hand-crafted fresh daily right inside her flagship store in Oakville Ontario. You can pop into her shop anytime to craft your own raw skincare– mask, face oil, body scrub (and much more!). She offers private blending parties and one-on-one mixology appointments. If you are an artisan skincare entrepreneur looking to launch or grow a skincare line you might be interested in her Masterclass. For a list of upcoming workshops and classes please check their 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 8+ years. And today, I’m sharing what I’ve learnt with others.
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.”