Meet Sandy
Sandy Powell is the dynamic force behind Nascent Naturals. Over 23 year completely immersed in teaching and working with essential oils, natural ingredients and cosmetic chemistry has earned her a reputation as an industry expert. Her education spans Canada, United States, Germany, England and other parts of Europe, where she has learned from some of the leaders in the International Holistic Health Community.

She was part of the original founding group of practitioners that gained Federal Certification of Aromatherapy in Canada in 1991 and has been featured on numerous radio and TV shows as well as print media
A photo of Sandy Powell Holding a bottle of essential oil

Our Mission Statement

Our Mission Statement
“Nascent In statu nascendi – the infinite and pure state of being born, emerging, promising, budding, blossoming, growing.”

To learn about and experience nature’s gifts, the slightest amount will do, whether it is essential oils, natural creams, clays, or bio-active plant extracts. The philosophy of this company is to educate and inspire people on the uses of natural ingredients, products and formulas, so they may incorporate a healthier lifestyle; and then supply them with the best quality products possible.

Sandy’s Business Philosophy – In her own Words…

First and Foremost… Karma
While this term takes on several meanings, for us it is the basic idea that all of your actions, everything you do or don’t do and say will have a positive or negative impact on yourself and others. We do our best to practice good karma!

Education is Vital and Empowering
I have been blessed with learning from great teachers, chemists, brokers, growers and suppliers over the years with the privilege of passing this knowledge on to others. It has helped me to present credible, logical and factual information which hopefully dispels some of the myths, misconceptions, contradictions and downright ridiculous information which now circulates everywhere regarding organic and natural products.

Educated minds are empowered minds that will make up their own minds.

Live What You Learn
I’m not just the president of the company, I’m also a client. I use only skin and environmentally friendly products. Everything is organic, natural, plant based or biodegradable and made by me or obtained from valued sources.

Good Customer Service
This company may be small, but we make every effort to ensure customers are happy with our products and services. Providing good technical and product information on what customers need, devotion to quality educational material, fast shipping and fixing our goof ups and mistakes as quickly as possible. If something isn’t right, or a customer isn’t happy, we will do what we can to make it right. Yes, we all make mistakes, it’s how we handle them that counts.

Co-Operative Efforts
While there are many competitors in this business, I try to network with some to see if we can support each other. There may be an ingredient which one of us needs for our customers but do not want to buy a drum or incur the hassles of importing but is purchased in large quantity by another. This is where purchasing from other reliable sources is important. It helps us all as we trust each other’s expertise and sources. I am always open to more good business relations.

Buy Canadian and Buy Local!
Although I don’t have a lot of choice but to go outside of the country to find some of my ingredients, I still purchase from Canadian sources where possible and am proud to be a Canadian supplier to others. As a personal practice, I do what I can to not support big faceless multinational corporate box stores or multilevel companies with head offices based in other countries. The small business owner in this country is what drives our economy and deserves to be supported.

Respect the Environment
This may seem like a no brainer because we are in the business of natural and organic products, but there is more that can be done. Some of our efforts to further environmental initiatives are:

Minimal packaging. Our packaging is clean and simple. No extra flashy bottles, boxes or glossy inserts which, while attractive, add expense which is passed on to you, the consumer. We are more concerned with the quality of what goes inside the container. Besides, that nice frosted bottle or embossed 3 colour box won’t be of any use to help with your health and skincare issues.

Energy Efficient heating, cooling, electronics and appliances in our shop including LED light bulbs!
We are located in the country and operate on a septic system, therefore we make sure that everything which goes down the drain and into the ground is organic or biodegradable.

Responsible disposal of essential oil and other ingredient drums. Even though most of these items are considered natural, they must be properly disposed. Too many companies will just throw this stuff in the regular garbage. Not us! We don’t mind paying for disposal of these items. It’s worth the price.

Recycled packing. We ship out thousands of orders which all require packing material. Through networking efforts, companies who receive a lot of shipments with packing materials (foam, paper, bubble wrap) but can’t reuse because they have a store give it to us. It saves us money so we can be more competitive, It doesn’t fill up their garbage or landfills. Win / Win! All businesses should engage in this!

What Others are Saying About Nascent Naturals

I just wanted to update you on how things are going with the products I received from you. I adore the cream and lotion. Whatever your formula is for them, it’s golden! Seriously. Extracts, carrier oils, and essential oils blend in wonderfully when I heat it slightly over warm water. Nothing has separated after mixing, even in the last heatwave we had here in Calgary. The lotion is moisturizing but not greasy at all, and let me tell you.. I have been searching and searching for one like this. It’s great knowing that the products I sell to my customers are made with top quality ingredients.
The St. John’s Wort oil is fantastic too. I made up some cream with it for my mom to test out with her RA, and she told me that it’s the only thing that really takes the pain away. The Rose hydrosol is divine, and I have yet to use the ointment, or waxes. Thanks so much Sandy, your hard work and expertise really shows through your products. I look forward to another order in the future when my business is up and running.
– Rebekah, Calgary AB
I am a very satisfied customer of almost all of the products offered by Nascent Natural. I am thrilled with the superb quality of everything I have ordered and know I will be continuing to buy these for many years to come. Sandy has an amazing wealth of skill and knowledge which she generously shares with students and clients alike.
– Wendy B., Whitby ON
Nascent Naturals is my go to place for premium plant-based ingredients. Sandy’s chemistry background combined with her expert knowledge of natural ingredients and holistic health give her a unique and exclusive industry advantage. Amita Saundarya produces exceptional quality aromatherapy skincare products and is proud to have Nascent Naturals as its raw materials source. Nascent Naturals maintains strict quality control, superb customer service and integrity that only a boutique company can provide, so that I can buy with confidence, assured that Sandy’s carefully cultivated relationships consistently give me access to the best ingredients.
– Amy L., Amita Saundarya Skincare
With the expertise and professionalism of Sandy and her staff at Nascent Naturals you are always guaranteed the highest quality of products with integrity. With Nascent Naturals high standards it is always a pleasure doing business.
– Natural Harmony Norma-Jean Stephenson Frans RHN. RP. King, ON
I’ve been using their essential oils and cosmetic bases to mix with for over 10 years. Fantastic results! I’ve been able to help many of my clients with skin problems as well as my own. Sandy has always been helpful with formulation tips which makes it easier.
– Lidia K. Kitchener, ON
I took Sandy’s aromatherapy course in 2008 and it has opened up my world to the wonderful effects of essential oils and natural plant based products for me and my family. I now make all of my own products. I save a lot of money and, as Sandy said in class many times, I don’t have to question what is going on my skin.
– Amanda T. Huntsville, ON
I am so happy to deal with a company which has such vast knowledge of essential oils and cares about the quality. I used to buy from larger companies which were cheaper in price, but now I know why. The quality and education was sorely lacking. I’m sure it has made a difference with all of my clients.
– Vanessa R. Toronto, ON

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Midland ON
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