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Note from shop owner Lionheads is on holiday.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on 18 Dec, 2018

Lionheads is on holiday.

Carmen So

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Carmen So


There is a responsible and ethical way to do business

Lionheads is a small business based in Toronto, Canada, that promotes "green" (responsible) living through its products. Its products are reusable and most of the products are made with 100% cotton fabric. An upcycled line of products are available. The ingredients used to make the cosmetics are mostly organic and fair trade.

The owner, Carmen So, a passionate environmentalist, started this business to share her eco-friendly, vegan products with others who also wish to take small steps in caring for this planet.

One of Carmen's big pushes in starting this business came when she realized that the best way to reduce waste is to make things herself. Primarily, by making things herself, she realized that packaging is significantly reduced. She tries her utmost to be eco-friendly in her business practices as well: re-purposed, upcycled, recyclable and recycled materials are used whenever possible, in shipping and packaging.

Carmen's partner, a seasoned environmentalist, introduced her to a local food co-op and things took off from there. She started buying products that were organic, made or grown locally, became a vegetarian - and then a vegan - as she learned about the environmental impact of her consumer and lifestyle choices. Then she started to buy in bulk and use reusable bags. At one point, she couldn't find something as simple as a reusable cotton bulk bag with a zipper without any synthetic lining. That's when she learned how to sew.

A few years ago, Carmen developed a condition known as Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. She became allergic to chemicals found in food, household and cosmetic products. Partly out of necessity, she developed a passion for healthy cooking and an interest in making her own cosmetics. She shares her favorite recipes on her Facebook page and her all-natural cosmetics are available for purchase.

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  • Carmen So


    Carmen, a passionate environmentalist, started this business to share her eco-friendly products - products that are safe for all living things on our planet. She lives in Toronto with her partner and two Lionhead rabbits, Yoko and Snowden.

Shop policies

Last updated on 12 August, 2017

All prices already include taxes but do not include shipping costs.

Q: I have a question about my product/order, what is the best way to contact Lionheads?

Lionheads has a 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee! Please feel free to email us anytime at: lionheadsjys [!at]

Q: Where do you ship to?

A: At the moment, Lionheads only ships to the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) in Canada.

Q: How are Lionheads products eco-friendly and ethical?

A: All of Lionheads’ products are vegan and made in small batches with love in Toronto – it’s as local as it can get! Also, most of the ingredients are organic, local (Ontario/Canada), and/or non-GMO. Lionheads does not test on animals and all of our products are vegan.

They do not contain any petroleum-based ingredients, parabens, phenoxyethanol, hydantoin, boric acid, butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT), dehydroacetic acid (DHA), hydroquinone, sodium lauryl sulphate, sodium laureth sulphate, mineral oil (petroleum by-product), gelatin, lanolin, ambergris, or synthetic fragrances.


Most of our products are packaged in aluminum and glass containers that can be recycled infinitely. Lastly, Lionheads only uses re-purposed packaging to ship products to its customers.

You can trust that Lionheads products are good for you AND the environment!

Q: If Lionheads products are natural, what is used as a preservative?

A: Natural ingredients such as grapefruit seed extract, sodium lactate, and/or vitamin E are used to prolong the shelf life of our products. For water-based products, ECOCERT Geogard ECT is used as the main preservative. It is a non-paraben, non-formaldehyde, non-isothiazolone based system and provides broad spectrum activity on bacteria, yeast and molds.

Q: How can I prolong the shelf life of my natural Lionheads products?

A: To prolong the shelf life of these natural products, store in cool temperature temperatures, and keep away from moisture and heat (the bathroom is the worst place to store our products). Always ensure that hands are clean when applying the product.

An option for those who do not have air conditioning in their home is to store the creams and deodorant (for the deodorant, remember to stir first though) in the fridge – the consistency will just be thicker.

For best results,use any of our products that contain water within 2 months of purchase. For products that do not contain water, products are in good condition for up to 1 year (as long as proper care has been applied - see above).

Q: There are tiny clumps in my cream, is this normal?

A: For all creams, tiny clumps may occur due to changes in temperature and humidity, which is normal – it’s just the zinc oxide powder. You can just rub it in with your fingers. This does not affect the performance of the product.

Q: There seems to be a thin white “glaze” occurring in my lip balm, is this normal?

A: Yes, it’s normal. This is likely caused by changes in humidity and temperature. It can be attributed to when the product has melted due to high temperatures during shipping or storage; this causes a separation in the oils and colour pigmentation. In colder temperatures or climates, this product will harden; simply apply some extra friction with your fingers and the product can be applied. With the chocolate mint lip balm, this is called "blooming"; this occurs naturally with chocolate. In these instances, the white glaze is not mold.

Q: Since Lionheads products are 100% natural, does this mean that I cannot have an allergic reaction from using the products?

A: While Lionheads products are 100% natural and are non-toxic, as with any product, some people may develop an allergic reaction. Always test a small amount on the inside of your elbow, as you should with any new products.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • Gift cardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
All items are NOT refundable. In certain circumstances, exchanges are accepted. In such cases, items must retain the original tags and packaging and cannot be worn or used. And, the buyer is responsible for paying the return postage fees in order to receive the exchange.
Items will be shipped once payment has been received. Once items have been shipped, orders cannot be cancelled. Prices already include taxes.
Lionheads uses Canada Post to delivery all items. Products will be shipped *AFTER* 3-5 business of processing (I need some time to make your products:)). Please note that ***Lionheads ONLY SHIPS TO THE GREATER TORONTO AREA IN CANADA***
Additional policies and FAQs

All Lionheads products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner.

Customers may purchase products from Lionheads only with the clear understanding that all products must be used at their own discretion. Lionheads shall not be held responsible for any damages to property or for any adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm).

Lionheads shall not be responsible for any damages resulting from use of or reliance upon this information.

The product descriptions shown on this website are strictly for information purposes only. The information in this document is obtained from current and reliable sources but makes no representation as to its comprehensiveness or accuracy. Nothing contained herein should be considered as a recommendation by Lionheads as to the fitness for any use.

In no event shall Lionheads be liable for any damages including, but not limited to, direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages (including without limitation, damages for loss of business income or profit, business interruption, loss of data, manufacturing damages, or any other loss whatsoever) arising out of, or in connection with Lionheads.

Under no circumstances do we recommend that Lionheads' products be taken as food or for medicinal purposes. Under no circumstances do we recommend that any of Lionheads' skincare and beauty products be taken internally or applied on broken skin.

The stability & nature of our products may be altered depending on storage conditions, or when used in combination with other ingredients. This is beyond our control and we cannot accept any liability in this regard.