Communion Botanicals was created to provide the purest, ethical botanical skincare. Founder, Ayla Rose Fahey, has worked for the last decade as a holistic skincare consultant and trained Herbalist. Years of researching natural beauty products for upscale organic spas across Western Canada unveiled an onslaught of greenwashed products from producers who were jumping aboard the bandwagon of a burgeoning organic skincare market. Dissatisfied with product ingredients and lack of transparent labeling practices within the natural skincare industry, we set out to formulate the products we wished to see.
Communion Botanicals was created on the foundation of a diverse herbal wisdom from Western Herbology, Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine with Oriental Medicine Doctor, Micheal Tierra of the East West School of Planetary Herbology, Rosemary Gladstar “the godmother of American Herbalism”, aromatherapy training through the New York Institute of Aromatic Studies, and apprenticeship and study with Master Herbalist and Clinical Aromatherapist, Colleen Emery. We are proud to bring to you botanical body care products that enhance your natural and unique beauty.
HOW DO WE CREATE SUSTAINABLE, ETHICAL SKINCARE?
The concept of ethical skincare takes into account the land, producers, farmers, and purity of products. Ethical skincare means that plants are organically cultivated or harvested using ethical wildcrafting practices. We stand firmly against the unnecessary use of endangered or at-risk plants whose populations have been decimated by over-harvesting or ingredients who’s production negatively impacts ecosystems and communities. Ingredients are pure to promote wellness without harm. Environmentally responsible practices are engaged through organic farming, rejecting GMO ingredients, using glass and recycled packaging materials. We seek to have as little of a negative impact on our natural world as possible. Products are formulated to invoke a sense of communing with nature. When we use ingredients from the earth, we are anointing ourselves with the healing capacity of plants, our cells recognize plant medicine.
Products are free of GMOs, parabens and other unsafe chemical ingredients.
Our products are not tested on animals. Most are vegan with the exception of our Cardamom Marshmallow Lip Balm, Sage + Frankincense Hydrating Whip and Geranium + Clary Sage Body Butter, that are formulated with beeswax.
Our products are made with certified organic ingredients or consciously wildcrafted botanicals.
We use only natural, safe preservatives to keep your products lasting. We recommend using up moisturizers, creams, and toners within 6 months of purchase, oils, exfoliants, and serums are best used within 1 year of purchase. You may store tightly closed products in your clean refrigerator to extend their shelf life.
We produce small batch skincare to ensure that products are as fresh and vital as possible when they are purchased.
Unlike most formulators, we create our own herbal extracts from scratch to minimize the transportation footprint of ingredients. We are able to control the potency of our botanical extracts by harvesting herbs when they are most vital and infusing herbal extracts over full moon cycles.
Products are formulated synergistically with the actions and safe use of what goes into our products. Each product is formulated by a trained herbalist and aromatherapist with over 10 years experience in the organic skincare industry.
We support local suppliers and access as many herbs as possible from local organic farmers.
We support a new vision for modern beauty that is based on self-care rather than encouraging women and girls to strive for an unattainable standard of beauty.