My products are ethically sourced, fair-trade, vegan, cruelty + palm free. From bath bombs to luxurious body butters to our best-selling sugar scrub formulas - every product is lovingly handcrafted in my soaping studio + production facility in Dundas, Ontario. I built this business on the platform of promoting self-love as a daily necessity, while sparking up the conversation on mental health wherever possible.
I started Pink Posh Fox when I was in university - and it was totally an accident. I found my sensitive skin reacting to cosmetic products and I needed a solution! I still wanted to use the fun, fragranced products, but just without the irritation. Voila! I did some research, worked on formulations and eventually found myself making my own products - and they worked too! When friends and family caught wind, they decided they wanted to try some too. As I made more and more products, I began to fall in love with the process of creating them. I was in a dark place with my mental health during this time and found that creating the products with my hands was therapeutic to my mind, body and soul. I knew I was onto something because I am and always have been passionate about spreading mental health awareness, supporting local and handcrafting products that are actually good for your skin. From there, the business began to take off!
I hope to change the way my customers think about self-love and mental health. Self-care + self-love are huge. It's definitely a ritual that should be incorporated into our lives every day. Whether that's taking some time to assess how you're feeling about a situation, or soaking up a bottle of wine in the bath tub with your favourite bath bomb and sitcom. It's not selfish to take time for you to do these things - in fact its a freakin' necessity! We are much better people when we take care of us first. I hope to help people who purchase my products stop and think about that, and also take the time to nourish their mind, body and soul with my products. I make everything by hand with love, and with my customers in mind.
We ensure our products are sourced from the absolute highest quality suppliers possible. That means paying more for raw materials with documentation that show the material is 100% organic, ECOCERT certified, and ethically sourced. We also only purchase our butters and oils from suppliers that can produce photos and documentation stating that the items are fair-trade. This means the wonderful humans who harvest the unrefined butters and oils from their most pure form are being paid a fair, living wage. We have a 0% tolerance policy for cruelty in any regard. All of our products are vegan friendly meaning there is not a single animal by-product in our products, and there is absolutely no animal testing and no animal cruelty involved in any stage of production. We also never use palm oil or palm products in our collection. The harvesting of palm products are extremely harmful to rainforests and ecosystems and are a huge contributor to mass deforestation - and as a result, we want no part in that! When it comes to mica and colourants, we use synthetic mica and we absolutely do not support the child labour that goes into mining natural mica. In addition to methodically researching our ingredients, we also offer every single one of our products in reusable and recyclable containers. When we pack orders for shipping, we use biodegradeable peanuts and recycled materials. We do everything possible to reduce our carbon footprint and create less waste for our beautiful earth to absorb. Above all, its quality first in every regard, and the integrity of our products is something we are proud to stand behind.
HOW WE SUPPORT MENTAL HEALTH IN OUR COMMUNITY
This business is more than a hobby and much more than just a side hustle. This business is something that I've poured my heart and soul into at every step. We are also philanthropically involved with many mental health institutions and initiatives across the GTA to the Niagara region. We work with cancer foundations, women in leadership initiatives, as well as youth shelters hosting bath bomb making evenings. Notably we donate a monetary donation along with products every Christmas to the Inpatient Mental Health & Addictions Program at The St. Catharines General Hospital, the program that actually saved my life. We most recently teamed up with the Canadian Center of Addictions + Mental Health to donate $10 from every Fox Box sold to helping fund mental health initiatives + provide resources for those in need. Giving back is a huge part of our mission!
I am inspired every day by the people I meet, the things I learn, and the world surrounding me. I try to put every bit of passion and love into every product I make, and I hope you feel it too when your body loves you back for the pure nourishment you are giving it!
Thank you for supporting the passion, love and movement towards a better world.
- Sarah Kulig, Owner & Artist