the handmade life
the handmade life is a home based small busines in Newmarket Ontario. It is the project of a mom and two daughters. Our mission is to provide a healthier choice of personal, home and air cleansing products for people and the Earth. We hope people can be aware of the harm that chemicals cause. We hope people will care about what they use and will teach the next generation about a healthier choice.
Starting from the time I was pregnant with my first daughter, I have been reading the ingredient labels for products I bought. I thought I had been well-prepared to keep my family safe and healthy. My daughter has had eczema since she was a few months old. I have felt guilty, letting my daughter suffer from her itchy skin for years. Natural body wash was not good enough for her. However, until several years ago, we found out using commercial soap bars reduced the irritation level. It was then that it came to my mind "what if she uses homemade soap", which I have control on the ingredients, that's how I started making soap for family use. This experiment proved that, in fact, her skin's condition improved a lot. I guess the gentle ingredients cause less irritation on her skin. It is completely our own experience and I am not saying handmade soap can heal eczema. I believe that eczema has to deal with the diet too, so please do your own research and experiment. But keep in mind, not all handmade soaps are the same, please pay attention to the ingredients on the label.
Personally, I had used to buy candles from big box stores and like to burn candles to cover the smell of cooking in my house. As mentioned, I have been reading ingredient labels for everything and did some research, so I knew I had to switch my choice to protect my family from harm. Beeswax candles are not only natural, non toxic, and do not contain chemicals, but it also releases negative ions to purify the air, giving us fresh air to breathe in. All our candles are made with cotton wicks which are also natural and lead free.
~ Yonnie, October 2020
My daughter, Rachel, designed this logo for the handmade life, the leaves and stem represents the main ingredients of our products, which are plant-based, and the golden color represents fall as the handmade life was born in fall.