About Essentials by Nature

Our Story...

Essentials by Nature was founded on the principle of providing clean, plant-based, sustainable, and Leaping Bunny certified cruelty-free products. We keep the planet in mind with every product we create, because we believe that great products that work don’t have to damage our beautiful Earth.

Founded by Nurse Jill Godin in 2016, skincare, body, and household products that started as a way to help her daughter who suffers from severe allergies and asthma, are now sold in retail locations around the world and online.

Essentials by Nature is proud to produce all our skincare, body, and household products in small, handcrafted batches which ensures their quality and freshness are always at their peak when you purchase.

Essentials by Nature has a strong focus on community, female empowerment, family, and the environment. The team at Essentials by Nature is currently all female-identifying, and ingredients are always plant-based, clean and gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin. We strive to create products that your whole family can use and enjoy, and that do not harm the environment in the process. 

Passion, drive, and insatiable focus to continue to bring our vision to life are at the core of everything we do.

Clean, Simple, Plant-based Ingredients

We know firsthand, how difficult it can be to find clean, plant-based products that are easy on the skin, allergies, and household surfaces. That is why we are committed to making all of our products safe and gentle for allergy-prone skin, sensitive skin, or those with breathing issues.

Essentials by Nature products are free of:

  • parabens
  • dyes
  • harmful preservatives
  • formaldehyde
  • chemicals 

    Our Sustainability Promise

    We strive to establish sustainable processes, mixing, testing, and packaging our products in small batches out of Edmonton, Alberta.

    The planet is a priority for us, so we try to maintain sustainability in our products and packaging by sourcing locally as much as possible in an effort to decrease carbon emissions. We use recyclable bubble wrap and potato starch packing peanuts in all our orders and all plastic packaging we use is recyclable PET plastic. We hope you choose to recycle our packaging at your local recycling facility.

    You will notice that our packaging is simple and intentional which reduces waste and single-use plastics.

    Many of our products are sold in refill locations and we encourage customers to refill bottles or bring their own to these locations. We also offer select products in bulk sizes in our online shop.

    Giving Back

    At Essentials by Nature, we believe that it is important to give back to the community that has given us so much. When you purchase Essentials by Nature, know that your purchase is doing good not only for yourself, but also for the community it was founded and handcrafted in.

    Cruelty Free

    All Essentials by Nature products are Leaping Bunny certified as cruelty-free.

    Proudly Canadian

    All of our products are handcrafted in small batches with love in Edmonton, Alberta. 

    We always strive to source our ingredients and materials locally and adhere to strict Alberta Health Services (AHS) Health and Safety guidelines when manufacturing all products