Handmade skincare and bath products, created with all-natural ingredients sourced as close to home as possible.
We've moved to Vancouver Island, BC but offer Canada-wide shipping on all orders!
Nicophyta is the creative project of Nicole Lefebvre: a graduate of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College with a B.Sc.(Agr) Plant Science. Nicole's passion for plants, gardening, and sustainability influence all of her decisions pertaining to the products, and services Nicophyta offers our community.
What does "Nicophyta" mean?
When it comes to plants, Nicole is unapologetically nerdy and the name of her business is a prime example of this. Nicophyta is the combination of her name ("Nico") with the latin suffix "phyta" commonly used in botanical nomenclature when classifying plant species. Nicophyta is essentially Nicole's "botanical nickname" that was bestowed upon her by a fellow plant nerd while attending Agricultural College (thanks Pam!).
What do we offer?
Nicophyta offers an extensive line of handmade skincare and bath products, created with all-natural ingredients sourced as close to home as possible.
Animal fats have been traditionally used in soap making and skincare for generations, and are an excellent local option when sourcing fats in a Northern climate like Canada. Aside from the local appeal, animal fats also offer an extensive array of minerals, vitamins, and fatty acids that are incredibly beneficial for skin health.
Nicophyta embraces this homesteading tradition, and all of our soaps, balms, scrubs, and creams are created with beef tallow, rendered from beef fat that is sourced from Courtenay, BC.
Another traditional homesteading practice used in our products is herbal infusion. This is the process of soaking herbs in warmed oil and allowing the healing properties of the herbs to infuse into that oil. Once the infusion time is complete, the herbs are strained out and the resulting oil is used in the product, adding even more beneficial compounds to the already impressive beef tallow!
Nicophyta uses these traditional homesteading practices to develop time-tested, quality products while also incorporating some modern fun and flare to the mix!
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