At POSY, we believe that being truly natural is being free.
Meet the Maker
Hi! I am Karen, and I love to make soap and natural skin care products in my home studio. POSY began with my desire to create safe, healthy and effective skin care products for myself, my husband and three children. I really wanted to be careful about the kind of ingredients we were putting on our skin, whether it be soap, lotions, balms or deodorant. In an effort to live healthier, we began keeping our own bees, poultry, and vegetable garden. It is exciting to be able to use our own honey and beeswax in my products. Through a great deal of research, coursework, and practice, I have learned to create healthy formulations that are both effective and beautiful! Over time my little business has grown, and I am pleased to be able to offer POSY in my local community, throughout North America (and sometimes beyond). Recently I have been intrigued by the idea of developing products such as shampoo and conditioner bars that use less packaging and create less waste. This is a new direction that I want to progress in as I continue to grow and develop.
Through POSY I am committed to using pure, natural, and organic ingredients that are healthy and healing for our bodies. We use raw honey and beeswax from our own farm, natural and organic milks, and cold-pressed butters and oils. All colourants are created using natural clays, spices, herbs, seeds, fruits, and vegetables. Scents are created through the use of hydrosols and essential oils, with no synthetic perfumes or fragrances. When a preservative or emulsifier is required, we use Ecocert and/or COSMOS standard ingredients only.
Skin is the largest organ of our body, and though it may seem tough, it is actually quite delicate. It absorbs vitamins, minerals, chemicals and any number of things that it comes into contact with each day. Many of us don't realize that some of what we put on our skin can be absorbed into our body and even into our bloodstream. We often assume that all products on the market are regulated and would never contain harmful chemicals that could make us sick or cause disease. Unfortunately this just isn't so, and this means we could be adding toxins into our bodies without even realizing it. That is why it is so important for us to be able to read labels, and understand the ingredients that are in our skin care products. What we place on our skin should be just as important as what we place in our mouths!
Thank you so much for stopping by my POSY website - I sincerely hope that you find something here that tempts you, and that when you try my skin care products you will be a customer for life!