Who we are
Sage & Thistle Handmade Goods is a small, Toronto-based family-run soap , skincare, home goods, apothecary & gift business. We are located at 2A Rogers Rd, Toronto ON M6E1N4.
How we got started
When I was pregnant with our first child and frustrated at the lack of natural baby care product options, I started researching ingredients. From that research, and using plants from our little garden, I made our very first product -- an organic diaper cream. From there, we developed bath soaks and body scrubs, gifting them to friends and family. Ultimately we decided to try making soap: we waited six weeks for the soaps to cure and when we tried them we found that our own rustic soap worked better than anything we had purchased in a store. It left our skin feeling soft and moisturized -- we were hooked! Soon, requests for our soaps and other products began pouring in from friends and family. As word spread, we were invited to do our first market. It was a day mostly spent chasing our energetic toddler and soothing our newborn, but we were proud to offer our small selection of natural goods. Though we had to leave early to put our babies to bed, the spark was lit and Sage & Thistle Handmade Goods began to grow.
What we're about
We've come a long way since that first market in 2018, though we do sometimes still have children running around our market tables! As we grow our product line, creating more artisanal soaps and other natural body and home care goods, our commitment to quality remains the bedrock of our company. We still make each and every product by hand in small batches using the best natural ingredients, right in our little Toronto studio. We now create a line of vegan and vegetarian soaps and other products made with organic and/or Fair Trade Certified oils and plant butters. The animal fats used in some of our soaps are sourced exclusively from ethically-practicing Ontario farms with whom we have close relationships. Our clays, salts and essential oils are pure and unadulterated, while many of our botanicals are responsibly wildcrafted, foraged and grown in our own pesticide- and herbicide-free Urban Garden! Keeping our chain of supply as clean and local as possible will always be important to us. Each of our products is completely natural and free of synthetic dyes or fragrances, preservatives, unnecessary chemicals, phthalates, fillers or detergents.
Committed to Community
We believe in giving back to the communities that support us. One way we do that is to donate soap and other natural products to Toronto organizations that care for and provide essential services to our city's more vulnerable populations. We also host a Personal Care Bank at our studio, where folks donate what they can, and take what they need. Our goal is to provide our communities with the same products we want for our own family: natural body and home goods that are beautiful, functional and made with real ingredients we can trust.