- About The Brand -
- Our Story -
Why are you doing pout lips?
I knew this was a mistake
Who We Are
Brian and Fonda, Founders.
Brian - Executive, Chief Operating Officer of one of Canada's largest companies left behind to become an artisan soap and skin care maker. Loves are research, engineering, science and making spectacular handcrafted natural soap, skin, hair and lip care products.
Fonda - Medical Transcriptionist, left behind to become the Creative Genius, Botanist, Horticulturalist, Artisan and co-founder of LifeGevity. Loves are planting and nurturing anything that grows, providing spectacular handcrafted natural soap, skin, hair and lip care products.
Dinner? Kidding! Pets
Straight from the hive
Why LifeGevity Soap Company?
Over the years Fonda and I have come to realize that as they say, "You are what you eat" also applies to "You are what you put on your body, head and lips". As a researcher, it became clear that we were not doing ourselves any favors by dosing our bodies in cocktails of synthetic chemicals, artificial dyes, toxins and known carcinogens we were finding in most conventional skin, hair and lip care products. We set out to understand what all this meant for us. It became clear that corporate profits and slick advertising campaigns were winning the day. The conclusion was bad news for our well being and long term health, not to mention the environment.
We set out to go all-natural. We found many great natural soaps, skin, hair and lip products with varying degrees of "Natural" but did not find what we considered to be the perfect natural product. A lot of products we found were comprised of filler oils with the good stuff listed as foot notes at the end of the ingredients list or scented with synthetic fragrance and so forth. In our products, our main ingredients are the good stuff. Most continue to waste our resources with unnecessary outer packaging, plastic wraps and blister packs. It became clear to us that someone making a natural product is not necessarily making a great product. We decided that someone would be us.
Enter the science of soap. Ten years of research, learning the properties of fatty acids (triglycerides) in oils and butters, the therapeutic benefits of each essential oil. Studying botanical additives and learning what properties they impart to soaps, balms and creams. After 1000's of recipe experiments, hounding friends, family and coworkers for years to try this, try that, fill out our survey... we believe we have formulated the most absolutely spectacular natural soaps, balms and creams available on the market today. The testament to our adventure are the wonderful customer testimonials and the across the board 5 star ratings all of our products have received on marketplaces like amazon and Etsy and this, our website.
Give us a try, your skin, hair and lips will love you, you will love your skin, hair and lips!
Our Oils & Butters
Only the Good Stuff
Raw and Saponified organic & non-organic oils & butters of:
Shea Butter - Rich in vitamins A, D, E, and F, moisturizes dry skin, treats acne & blemishes, an anti-inflammatory, has antimicrobial properties, anti-ageing & an anti-free radical agent. Provides relief to itchy & peeling skin. Restores the elasticity of the skin. Reduce razor irritation & bumps. Reduces stretch marks.
Aloe Vera Butter/Juice - Aids in rapid hydration to enhance moisturization and impart the legendary healing properties of the Aloe Vera plant. Contains antioxidant vitamins A, C and E — plus vitamin B12, folic acid and choline. More than 75 active components are in the plant, including vitamins, minerals, saccharides, amino acids, anthraquinones, enzymes, lignin, saponins and salicylic acids. It provides 20 of the 22 human-required amino acids.
Cocoa Butter - Rich in vitamins E, K & antioxidants, works to naturally soothe dry, sensitive skin while reducing and preventing the appearance of scars and unwanted marks. It is a moisturizer that promotes skin health and relieves itching, chapping, peeling or burning discomfort associated with conditions such as eczema and dermatitis.
Mango Butter - Rich in vitamins E, C & antioxidants, works to naturally soothe dry, sensitive skin while reducing and preventing the appearance of scars and unwanted marks. It is a moisturizer that promotes skin health and relieves itching, chapping, peeling or burning discomfort associated with conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
Argan Oil - Also known as liquid gold, is extremely therapeutic and moisturizing because it’s rich in vitamin A and vitamin E. Argan oil is also packed with antioxidants, omega-6 fatty acids and linoleic acid. Argan oil absorbs quickly into the skin & lips, leaving them soft, smooth and conditioned and does not leave an oily residue making it the perfect oil.
Rosehip Oil -Containing retinol (Vitamin A). Rosehip oil is extremely high in the essential fatty acids - linoleic acid or omega-3, and linolenic acid or omega-6. It's known to help with dry, irritated, weathered skin & Lips. It is reputed to replenish the moisture barrier and relieve itching due to dryness. It is a great moisturizer and may assist in reducing the visible signs of ageing. It is quickly absorbed and does not leave an oily feel.
Avocado Oil - Contains Vitamins A, B1, B2, D, E, and potassium - known as the youth mineral. It is wonderfully suited for dry skin or chapped, sore lips. Avocado Oil is a rich oil that nourishes and restores hydration. It furthermore contains proteins, lecithin, beta-carotene and more than twenty percent essential unsaturated fatty acids. The fatty acids contained are palmitic, palmitoleic, stearic, oleic, linoleic and linolenic.
Olive Oil - Contains vitamins E, A & k. Highly moisturizing, helping your skin absorb moisture. It relieves dry skin, reduces scars, minimizes wrinkles. Olive Oil soap is recommended for people with sensitive skin and can help soothe psoriasis, eczema and rosacea. It's gentle enough to use on a newborn baby.
Coconut Oil 76° - Contains Vitamins E & K. It possesses antimicrobial, antifungal, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties and is incredibly moisturizing for your skin and lips. This wonderful oil absorbs quickly and is non-greasy. Its natural antioxidant properties make it great for stopping wrinkles and skin irritation. Over 50% of the fat in coconut oil is lauric acid. In fact, coconut oil is the richest source of lauric acid after breast milk.
Hemp Seed Oil - Contains vitamins B1, B2, B6, D & E. This oil regenerates the skin's protective layer due to its high omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids content. It has a composition similar to skin lipids, which makes it an excellent natural emollient and moisturizer. It is beneficial for dry, tired or dehydrated skin. Hemp seed oil helps alleviate dermatitis and inflammation of the skin and skin conditions such as eczema, acne and psoriasis.
Jojoba Oil - Is known to resemble the skin's sebum closely and is rich in vitamin E. This gives a healthy-looking complexion to your skin & lips. It is also rich in important vitamins and minerals, including B-complex, zinc, copper, selenium, chromium, and iodine. It is moisturizing and has emollient properties as well as being antibacterial and anti-inflammatory.
Castor Oil - Vitamin E-rich castor oil with omega 9 & 6 essential fatty acids is a great moisturizer. It has ricinoleic acid and anti-inflammatory properties, which makes it great in treating irritated, dry skin & lips. It is antimicrobial to protect from bacterial infections by helping to keep out invading pathogens. Castor oil has humectant properties, which can draw moisture from the air into the skin & lips, keeping them hydrated.
What We Will Never Use
Nor should anyone else
Parabens - (Synthetically produced and may react with UVB leading to increased skin aging and DNA damage, possible carcinogenicity and estrogenic effects being expressed with use over time)
Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate (SLS) - (A known skin irritant, a pesticide and herbicide, toxic fumes when heated, corrosive properties, Long-term permeation of the body’s tissues, an eye skin and lung irritant, a harsh synthetic detergent.)
Siloxanes (Silicones) - (Are toxic, persistent, an endocrine disruptor, interferes with human hormone function, a possible reproductive toxicant that may impair human fertility, shown to cause uterine tumors and harm to the reproductive and immune systems, can influence neurotransmitters in the nervous system.)
Petrochemicals/Petroleum - (Components of mineral oil are toxic and known carcinogenics, once in our system does not metabolize, fat and breast milk are often contaminated with mineral oil saturated hydrocarbons, blocks the pores and the skin's natural respiration process, are classified as xenoestrogens, and on and on.)
Phthalates - (Can enhance the capacity of other chemicals to cause genetic mutations, it's been shown to cause developmental defects, changes in the testes and prostate, reduced sperm counts, a suspected endocrine disruptor, interferes with hormone function, Health Canada notes evidence suggesting that exposure may cause health effects such as liver and kidney failure in young children.) If an ingredient says "fragrance" or "Parfum" you are most likely slathering your body with Phthalates.
Triclosan - (possibly leads to antibiotic resistance, an unhealthy microbiome or a disrupted endocrine system. suspected of interfering with hormone function, reacts to form dioxins, which bioaccumulate and are toxic, irritating to the skin and eyes, banned in the US, but not in Canada as of yet (Soon) for use in soaps.)
Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO's) - (Are organisms that have had their DNA altered in some way through genetic engineering, linked to toxic and allergic reactions, sick, sterile and dead livestock, damage to organs studied in labs, potential risks that modified organisms could be inbred with natural organisms, leading to the possible extinction of the original organism.) No thank you. Please leave us the birds and the bees.
Polyethylene Glycols (PEG's) - Are petroleum-based compounds that warrant their own blurb. PEGs may be contaminated with measurable amounts of ethylene oxide and 1,4-dioxane. The International Agency for Research on Cancer classifies ethylene oxide as a known human carcinogen and 1,4-dioxane as a possible human carcinogen. Ethylene oxide can also harm the nervous system. They have been classified as a developmental toxicant based on evidence that it may interfere with human development.
Ethanolamine Compounds (DEA, MEA, TEA) - listed as carcinogens in the National Toxicology Program’s Report on Carcinogens. Causes liver cancer and kidney tumors and cancer of the nasal cavity. TEA and DEA have found to be hepatocarcinogenic (producing or tending to produce cancer in the liver). Studies have found that DEA affects human male reproductive health. DEA alters sperm structure, causing abnormalities that affect the sperm’s ability to swim and fertilize the egg. DEA accumulates in the liver and kidney, causing organ toxicity and also possible neurotoxic effects such as tremors. Another study suggests that memory function and brain development in offspring could be permanently affected by mothers’ exposure to DEA.
Also NO: Artificial Dyes, Artificial Scents, Synthetics of any kind, Formaldehyde, Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA), Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT), Lead, Mercury, Coal Tar, Benzophenone, PABA, Avobenzone, Homosalate and Ethoxycinnmate. Products from animals that are injured or killed. Products that are tested on animals. Anything deemed to be unsafe or even potentially unsafe for us.
Conclusion - There are over 85,000 synthetic chemicals, toxins, carcinogens and just nasty stuff found in the majority of today's conventional skin care products. The above list just scratches the surface. We have been duped and are slowly and willfully poisoning ourselves. There is no need for this when what we seek to accomplish; smooth clear skin, vibrant hair, moist healthy lips and sometimes just a good soak in the tub can be accomplished without the nasty chemicals. Sure, natural might cost a little more but what is an extra buck in comparison to possibly removing years from our lives and damaging the only body we get. Fonda and I have chosen to go natural and provide an alternative to those who are seeking all-natural products that do not contain any of the above. LifeGevity Soap Company and our products.
Pure and Natural
100% Pure Essential Oils - The lifeblood of plants, essential oils used for healing purposes is called aromatherapy, which is a holistic treatment seeking to improve physical, mental and emotional health. These therapeutic oils in plants protect the plant from insects, shield the plant from a harsh environment and help them adapt to their surroundings. By using essential oils, you are harnessing the protective and beneficial powers of a plant. Essential oils can also have antibacterial or antifungal benefits. Many oils, when applied on the skin, can help treat skin conditions, such as burns, cuts and scrapes. Others may help boost the immune system, help with insomnia, calm the nerves, and aid with digestion and much more. We use 100% pure essential oils to both scent our products and add a boost of natural goodness and well being. We will never use synthetic scents, pafume or fragrance oils.
Beeswax – Our beeswax comes from our own apiary located in the Haliburton Highlands on our country property. We are located were there are no farms within the travel area of our bees and therefore they are not exposed to any of the farming chemicals and pesticides used to grow crops. Our wildflower wax is pure and natural. Beeswax contains natural emulsifiers and creates a natural barrier which helps to seal and retain moisture into the skin & lips. This is especially beneficial during the dry winter months and on hot sunny days. This barrier also helps to protect from environmental toxins and irritants. It can also help prevent infections and cold sores. Beeswax carries antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties.
Candelilla Wax – We use this skin conditioning vegetable wax extracted from candelilla leaves in place of beeswax for our vegan friends in our vegan lip balms. Candelilla wax is rich in nutrients and easily absorbed into the lips creating an instant barrier to prevent moisture loss.
Natural Botanicals - Plants, simply a wonder of nature! Synthetic alternatives seek to mimic what our plants provide naturally. We choose nature. We only color our products with natural botanicals infused in our carrier oils. As an example, Ground calendula flowers and ground annatto seeds for yellow, ground sage and kelp for green and so on. This way we impart not only a pretty color to our products we again harness the goodness of plant nature for you to benefit from and enjoy. We will never use artificial or synthetic dyes or colorants.
Muds and Clays - Kaolin clay, French Green Clay, Moroccan Lava Clay, Yellow Clay, Sea Clay and Dead Sea Mud can be found in some of our products helping to detoxify the skin, draw out oils and toxins and provide extra slip in our soaps and deodorants.
Liguids we Use - Distilled Water, Goats Milk, Aloe Vera Juice.
Preservatives - We preserve some of our products only with natural ingredients: Vitamin E, Rosemary oil Extract, Grapefruit Seed Extract.
Other additives we can use - Honey, Glycerin - a by-product of soap-making, Liquid Lecithin, Lanolin, Activated Charcoal, Coffee Grinds, Eggs and Egg Shells, Hydrolyzed Silk, Fruit Extracts, Vegetable Extracts, Epsom Salt, Sodium Lactate, Sea Salt, Vegetable Based Stearic Acid - a fatty acid found in most carrier oils, Stevia Leaf Extract. Cocoa Powder.