Classic beauty offerings for the organically inclined

Toronto, Canada

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Last updated on September 26, 2012
Welcome to The Basic Elements, your online shop for the best in handmade vegan and organic skin care alternatives!

We take pride in offering natural alternatives to commercial cosmetics. We are tired of unhealthy industrial by-products and fillers in our beauty products, and know that you are too! We have turned our backs on harmful chemicals, opting instead for classic kitchen formulations that use the best available vegan, fair trade and organic ingredients. All preparations are effective alternatives to commercial cosmetics, free from industrial byproducts (petrolium, parabens, phthalates, aluminum, glycols and sulfates).

Consciously concerned with grassroots initiatives and community involvement, we prioritize sourcing our supplies from local farmers and small businesses. All of our preparations are hand-made lovingly in small batches in a local Toronto kitchen, and packaged in reusable, recyclable containers. We are a responsible, distinct choice in skin care, using natural elements to foster new understandings of beauty.

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We stand behind:
- the quality of our products
- the integrity of our packaging

If you have any concerns regarding your product purchase, please contact us. We are committed to working with you to come up with the best remedy for your particular concern.

If an item has been damaged due to a postal mishap (breakage or leakage), we are happy to replace it. Please contact us.
The Basic Elements accepts credit card and e-check payments via Paypal
The Basic Elements ships orders from Toronto every Tuesday and Friday.

If your order is of a time-sensitive nature (for a gift or special event), please send us a convo. We are happy to visit the post office on an off-day to accommodate your needs!

International buyers - You are responsible for any customs fees arising from your purchase, and for assuring that our products can be lawfully imported to your destination country. We are NOT responsible for customs duties or taxes in another country.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you have any particular cosmetic allergies or intolerances, we are happy to prepare special skin or hair care formulations as custom orders. Please send us a convo.

If you have any suggestions or feedback that will help improve our products, we want to hear from you! Please send us a convo or an email.