How It’s Made

Made with love

All of our Signature Fika Products are handmade in Ottawa, Canada, with love and care. Shannon and Annie believe fresh, clean, whole ingredients are the key to good skin and hair care. They began experimenting with different combinations of carrier oils and essential oils, aloe vera, rose water, and other clean ingredients known for their healing properties. Here is a glimpse of what we do in the Fika Lab to bring you our lovely line of Signature Fika products!

Our Process

1. Sanitization

All of our equipment and bottles used to make our products undergo a medical-grade sanitization and sterilization process, after which they are left to dry for a full 24 hours before being used or filled.

2. Ingredients

We source our bottles from a young Canadian company and take care to choose reusable or recyclable plastics and glass bottles. We want our packaging to be as sustainable as possible and will grow and strengthen our efforts as our small business develops. While wearing full PPE, and rocking it obviously, we carefully transfer our products to our sanitized packaging!

Our star line up of products:

Sweet Almond Oil

This oil is rich in vitamins A, B, D and E and contains potassium, magnesium, calcium, and unsaturated fatty acids, making it incredibly nourishing. It has beautiful hydrating and healing qualities, giving it multi-faceted abilities for skin and body oil, scalp treatment, and hair oil!

Jojoba Oil

Jojoba Oil has a similar molecular structure to our skin’s natural sebum, which means this oil helps even out our complexion and reduces inflammation and redness. Rich in vitamin E, this oil helps give us a glowing complexion.

Aloe Vera Juice

Ever since Shannon was little, she always correlated the aloe vera plant with healing. Her family had a plant growing in their house, and anytime someone got a scrape, burn, or cut, they grabbed a piece of the aloe vera plant and used its gel for its skin healing properties. Aloe Vera contains enzymes, antioxidants, vitamin B complex, folic acid, vitamin C and carotene (a precursor of vitamin A), giving it beautiful, skin-soothing abilities.

Rose Water

Rosewater should be considered a superpower. With an average pH of 5.0, rose water helps maintain our skin’s natural pH and control excess oil creation while helping to hydrate our skin. Rich in antioxidants, this magical water aids in strengthening our skin cells and regenerating skin tissue, reducing redness, cleaning our pores, and toning our skin!

Glycerin

Glycerin is a natural source ingredient with emollient like properties that helps our skin absorb and lock in moisture to its fullest potential, making it another star player in our skincare goals of softening, smoothing, and soothing.

Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil

Aside from its beautifully fresh, sweet, and citrusy scent that helps soothe anxiety and lift your mood, this essential oil aids in skin health with its useful antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, making it a natural toner and cellulite treatment.

Bergamot Essential Oil

We fell in love with bergamot’s scent, the sweet citrus base with notes of warm and spicy florals accents our grapefruit essential oil perfectly. It is believed among aromatherapists that this oil can help in treating depression with its uplifting scent. It also has antiseptic properties that help calm inflamed skin.

Eucalyptus Essential Oil

When we were formulating our facial mist, we wanted something you could use to take a pause on the go, breathe deeply, and instantly feel refreshed. Enter eucalyptus, a purifying, cleansing, clarifying, and immune-boosting oil. It helps with easy breathing, enhances feelings of relaxation, creates a refreshing feeling, soothes nervous tension, and helps clear the mind. It also happens to smell amazing when layered on top of our grapefruit bergamot blend!

Peppermint Essential Oil

Eucalyptus needed a partner and what better match than sweet, cooling peppermint. The perfect pair for a refreshing pick me up, mist first thing in the morning, during a hot day, during a bad day, or anytime you just need a lift and experience the bright, happy, soothing properties of peppermint and eucalyptus.


3. Bottling

We source our bottles from a young Canadian company and take care to choose reusable or recyclable plastics and glass bottles. We want our packaging to be as sustainable as possible and will grow and strengthen our efforts as our small business develops. While wearing full PPE, and rocking it obviously, we carefully transfer our products to our sanitized packaging!

4. Labelling

We are artists at heart. We paint hair and nails, so it only makes sense that we would paint our labels! Designed and printed by Shannon and Annie, the simple labels are then hand-painted with gold foils because we like pretty, sparkly things

5. Ready to Share

Now that our products are cleaned, crafted, filled, and labelled, we are ready to share them with you! We hope you enjoy our products as much as we enjoy making them.

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