KL Skin Naturals was founded in Nelson BC, Canada in the spring of 2013 by owner, Leah.
“My passion for natural health started 12 years ago with an illness I developed very suddenly. After going through most of my life as a healthy, vibrant person, I suddenly found myself feeling ill without apparent reason. I worked closely with several areas of alternative medicine and slowly unwound the complex and uncomfortable knot that had become my life. I let go of the idea that I would be my old self again. I was rebuilding a platform of health that would become the foundation for the future. Today I am thankful for those lessons I learned the hard way. Health is no longer something I take for granted or expect.”
Health is the ability to maintain physical and emotional balance in an ever changing environment.
After her daughter was born in 2009, Leah began experimenting with different ingredients and recipes for handmade skin care, driven by the maternal instinct to provide the healthiest options possible. Her friends and family became guinea pigs for various versions of homemade body cream, lip balms, and, later, deodorant. Intended solely for personal use, she never imagined that these products would ever become the business venture it is today!
Last summer her deodorant won the Clean Beauty Award in Toronto, being named their 2016 Top Performer, competing against small business brands all across Canada. She is also a finalist for 2017, and her deodorant was featured in Alive magazine in April. These milestones, paired with the out-pour of customer support and enthusiasm, have fueled her immense ambition to continue to pursue growth and development.
A big thank you goes out to the people who are also part of the KL team. Leah’s partner Patrick, our contributing design critic, Allison the hardest worker we’ve ever seen, Will (Willoid.com) the graphic whiz, friends and family, as well as all the local business who supply ingredients! Our business would never make it to this level without these amazing people.