Skincare products made here on the North Shore
Welcome beach bums
Beach Bum Naturals Skincare is focused on natural skincare that is great for sensitive skin and inexpensive. “We want everyone to be able to afford safe skincare,” says owner Alicia Adshade. “We make all our products from scratch in small batches, no pre-purchased bases are ever used to ensure only the highest quality.” Their products include face creams, toners, serums, facial polish, cleansers, body creams and butters, bar soap, lip balm, sugar scrubs, shampoo and conditioner bars, bath bombs and more. In business since November 2019, you can find Beach Bum’s products at the farmers markets in New Glasgow and Pugwash and on their website.
Follow them on Instagram @beach_bum_naturals
Cosmic Skincare is a line of artisanal skin and bath products crafted by hand in micro batches at a studio cottage near the sea in rural Pictou County. According to owner Meghan MacGregor, all their products are designed to encourage body acceptance and is not an “anti-aging” brand. “We believe you are perfect just as you are and that aging is a gift,” says Meghan. “Infusing your skin with loving nourishment is an act of deep and profound self care.” All products are made with natural and ethically sourced ingredients, with a delicate and potent blend of oils, clays, petals, milks and honey to nourish skin “and spirit.” Everything is bottled in glass jars (no plastic). All products are made with cruelty free ingredients that are free of synthetic preservatives, sulphates, artificial fragrance and petroleum. Safe for everyone in the family and for the planet.
Follow Cosmic Skincare on Instagram @cosmicskincareco
Handmade with Heart
Le Soap started from humble beginnings as a fundraising initiative for dog
agility world championships and led to a passion that has since grown into a full-time adventure. Owned by Sarah LeBlanc, the bath and body business has an extensive line of products available in a variety of scents (including Moose Toots, Monkey Farts and Unicorn Poop) that are perfect for kids. Le Soap has everything from bath fizzies to shower steamers, handmade soap, scrubs, lip balm, cream and lotion bars. Using quality ingredients, every product they offer is handcrafted and Health Canada approved. You can find Sarah’s products at the New Glasgow Farmers’ Market and on Facebook.
Soap with Surprise
In 2015, Sam Thompson began making Lego Surprise Soap as a new product for his business, Sam Co. Creations. Since then, his soaps have encouraged countless children to wash their hands and enjoy their bath! Sam says adults also like the soap for nostalgia reasons, especially the Batman and Pokémon characters. They offer soaps in the traditional Lego brick shape and recently started selling the Pokémons in a cloud shape. The characters are always changing, and Sam says “small and big customers alike are always excited to see what they can find.” Surprise Soaps can be found at the New Glasgow Farmers Market and Woozles Bookstore in Halifax.
Follow Sam on Instagram @samco.creations