Every product made by Kanatan uses sustainable, culturally appropriate and natural ingredients and is made in ways that respectfully honours Indigenous wisdom and style. Production takes place on Treaty 6 Territory.
Tasha Power, Owner, has helped create a wide range of products for Kanatan, including hand sanitizer, whipped and bar soaps, lip scrubs, body butter, and more.
“Body butter and lotion bars are ideal for aging skin,” says Power. “As we age, our skin gets naturally drier. You can help combat the moisture loss through emollients, creams and body butters.”
There is a big difference between an emollient and a moisturizer. A moisturizer draws water into your skin, but an emollient (which is part of the moisturizer) keeps your skin soft and smooth by using lipids (fats) to plump up intercellular spaces. The drier you skin, the larger the cellular gaps. Kanatan uses natural emollients such as glycerine, kokum, coconut, goats milk and oatmeal. When paired with other natural ingredients such as strawberry, wild mint and berries, you get a natural product that will plump up the skin without leaving a greasy residue.
Power confirms, “A lot of our products use honey or oatmeal and our lotion bars have oils like jojoba, shea butter and coco butter because those ingredients are naturally effective. While some of our products have fragrance, we do carry plenty of unscented items for those with sensitive skin.”
Did you know that stress can also impact your skin? The stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline can increase oil production, leading to acne and blocked pores. Stress also causes internal inflammation, which can cause eczema, psoriasis and rosacea flare ups.
A natural way to help combat stress is through aromatherapy. Kanatan carries a line of aromatherapy wax melts (and a beautiful wax warmer) so you can help ease your stress with the healing properties of cedar, sage and sweet tobacco.
Aging is a natural process but the effect it has on our skin can be combatted in affordable, natural ways. Visit Kanatan Health Solutions to learn more about the products listed above, and to see the many other ways people of all ages can achieve beautiful skin and a more relaxed state of mind.