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Vauxhall Gardens is located in the Niagara region of Ontario ...
we handcraft our products from all-natural, home grown ingredients.
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  • Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice

    Aloe juice is well known for its healing and rejuvenating action. and has been used for centuries in both Eastern and Western healing. It also has a long history of reverence for preventing aging and the regeneration of cells. It makes hair feel and look smoother because it has a cohesive effect on split ends.

  • Apricot Kernel Oil (Prunus armeniaca)

    Apricot Kernel oil is excellent for all skin types and is particularly rich and nourishing to the skin.

  • Aqua

    Water is the main ingredient in many of our products.

  • Argan Oil (Argania spinosa kernel)

    Argan Oil is considered to be the rarest oil in the world primarily because the Argan tree grows in a very small area in Morocco and is under protection of UNESCO. The oil is expressed from the kernels of the tree by women of the Berber tribe exclusively and the highly desirable properties for the skin and hair that Argan Oil pro- vides have allowed these tightly regulated cooperatives to flourish. Find out for yourself why this oil was given the nickname ‘liquid gold’!

  • Arrowroot Powder (Maranta arundinacea)

    From the root of the Arrowroot plant comes Arrowroot powder which is very silky and absorbs moisture.

  • Avocado Oil (Persea gratissima)

    Pressed from the fruit, Avocado oil is rich in vitamins, anti-oxidants and trace minerals. Extremely calming to inflamed skin, Avocado is excellent for dry skin and wrinkles. It is very thick and rich yet very rapidly and thoroughly absorbed by the hair for deep conditioning and super healthy hair.

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  • Bee's Wax

    Millions of local bees contribute to the production of our wonderfully natural and effective products.

  • Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetearyl Alcohol

    Derived from natural Colza oil, this emulsifier resists washing out thus imparting excellent detangling properties. Exceptionally mild, it leaves the hair with noticeable body and spring.

  • Bergamot Oil (Citrus bergamia)

    Bergamot essential oil has antiseptic properties that make it a wonderful scalp treatment. It also helps to make the hair healthier, shinier and fuller.

  • Borage Seed Oil

    Borage oil is the richest known source (20—26%) of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) which is an omega-6 fatty acid that provides anti- inflammatory relief to the skin.

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  • C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate

    Conditioning, detangling and gloss agent, this ester is created from a reaction of Benzoic Acid and Coconut oil. A natural and effective way to add shine and reduce static!

  • Caffeine

    Anti-oxidant, astringent and said to have a slenderizing effect because it works to reduce puffiness. Also has an energizing effect.

  • Cajeput

    A fresh, camphorous aroma with a slightly fruity note. It has been used in traditional medicine since ancient times and provides excellent healing qualities to all types of skin conditions.

  • Calendula Officinalis c.v. Calypso Orange

    The most potent variety of Calendula known, the bright orange petals make this soap especially pretty.

  • Camillia Seed Oil

    Camillia Seed Oil is considered a precious oil and the Camilla Seed in this oil has been cold~pressed to preserve the rich content of omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids plus extremely high content of Vitamin E. This oil is highly restorative, highly emollient, rapidly ab- sorbed by the hair shaft thus providing a buffering quality that acts as a shield from harsh environmental pollutants.

  • Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil

    Very high levels of essential fatty acid are found in Hemp seed oil which aids in the prevention of dehydration and de- fatting of the skin. As with all small seed oils, it is a high-octane, nutrient dense oil.

  • Castor Seed Oil (Ricinus communis)

    Ricinoleic acid is found only in Castor oil and this acid has shown to be extremely effective in preventing the growth of numerous species of bacteria. Castor oil acts as a protective barrier on your skin protecting it against harsh environmental conditions. Castor oil is a humectant thus drawing moisture into the hair. Will keep hair shiny, soft and strong.

  • Carrot Root Extract (Daucus carota)

    Considered a precious oil, Carrot oil strengthens and protects the hair while making it shinier.

  • Carrot Seed Oil (Daucus carota)

    High in essential fatty acids and phytosterols, Carrot Seed oil will rejuvenate lack luster complexions with its high Beta Carotene content.

  • Cetearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60, PEG-150 Stearate, Stearate-20

    Ewax. Glycerin - a Rose Geranium glycerite begins with Vegetable Glycerine and slightly dried fresh Attar of Rose Geranium. This method of extraction results in a super-charged humectant for the skin.

  • Chamomile Oil (Matricaria chamomilla

    German Chamomile essential oil has the natural ability to relax and rejuvenate.  Don’t be fooled by its calming nature though because it is a powerful anti-inflammatory and will thoroughly treat and soothe dry, irritated skin.

  • Cinnamon Leaf Essential oil (Cinnamomun zeylanicum)

    Please note that Vauxhall uses only Cinnamon Leaf essential oil (not Cinnamon Bark which causes major irriation) in our formulation. Makes a warming liniment to relax tight muscles, ease joint pain, cramps and increases circulation.

  • Clary Sage Essential Oil (Salvia sclarea)

    Clary Sage essential oil is a subtle middle note used here to bridge the rare top (Rose Otto) and base note (Helichrysum). Detoxifying to the skin while stimulating circulation.

  • Cocoa Seed Butter (Theobroma cacao)

    Cocoa butter is used to heal and deeply moisturize the skin.

  • Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera)

    Coconut oil softens the hair and conditions the scalp. Actually penetrates the hair making it stronger.

  • Cranberry Seed Oil

    Pressed from the Cranberry seed, this oil has a very unique composition giving it excellent anti-oxidant activity and skin nurturing benefits. It also provides natural sun protection and helps prevent photo damage.

  • Cupuacu Butter (Theobroma grandiflorum seed)

    Prized for its rich content of phytosterols to benefit dry, damaged skin, Cupuacu butter offers true hydration for improved elasticity and anti-inflammatory activity. Cupuacu is also well known for its ability to absorb damaging UVA/UVB rays for natural sun protection.

  • Cypress Oil (Cupressis sempervirens)

    Cypress is a very fresh and clean smelling essential oil with a spicy, herbaceous, slightly woody evergreen aroma. Aromatherapists credit Cypress with being a nerve soothing application on the skin.

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  • Geranium Bourbon Essential Oil (Pelargonium graveolens flower)

    Creates balance on the skin and in the soul. Boosts and enhances the skin’s elasticity and calms any irritation. Geranium Bourbon essential oil has an astringent quality which helps skin find balance between oily and dry skin. Smells heavenly and is a great stress reliever too.

  • Glycerin

    Glycerin is a natural ingredient with emollient-like properties that smooth, soften and assists the hair shaft to retain moisture. Ours has been infused with Vauxhall grown Attar of Rose Geranium. A super charged humectant!

  • Grapefruit Seed Extract (Citrus grandis)

    Grapefruit seed extract is known as a natural preservative and strengthens the cleansing ability of the shampoo bar to fight fungal and viral infections.

  • Grape Seed Oil (Vitis vinifera)

    Very light and easily absorbed by the skin, Grape seed oil is lightly astringent.

  • Guar Gum

    Derived from the ground endosperm of the guar plant, this powder thickens all of the ingredients into a light gel.

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  • Hazelnut Seed Oil (Corylus avellana)

    Hazelnut oil is a highly nutritious oil which is quickly absorbed by the skin leaving it super soft. Hazelnut oil is deeply penetrating and stimulating to the circulatory system resulting in toned and tightened skin.

  • Helichrysum Italicum Flower Oil

    Helichrysum provides a serious compendium of benefits to the skin but don’t overlook its aromatherapy benefits either: assists in untying the deepest of emotional knots, restores freedom and compassion to the eternal soul. Wow!

  • Hydrosol

    A concentrated distillate of our botanicals Matricaria recutita c.v. Bodegold and Pelargonium capitatum c.v. Attar of Roses.

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  • Jojoba Seed Oil (Simmondsia chinensis)

    The most surprising thing about Jojoba is that it is not an oil at all rather it is a liquid wax. The greatest benefit to the hair is that it is very healing and moisturizing and every hair type will respond favourably to it. It is prized in skin and body care because it keeps the skin soft and supple while locking in moisturer.

  • Juniper Essential Oil (Juniperus communis)

    The fresh, woody-sweet aroma of Juniper essential oil is very calming to the spirit while alleviating any inflammation on the skin or underlying muscle.

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  • Kokum Butter (Garcinia indicia seed)

    Kokum Butter has excellent emollient proper- ties that are quickly absorbed into the skin without leaving a greasy feel. Helps with skin regeneration.

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  • Lavender Essential Oil (Lavandula angustifolis)

    Mont Blanc Lavender is grown at high altitudes and under pristine conditions.  This essential oil was distilled from these particular flowers and is exceptionally beautiful on the skin.

  • Lemongrass Essential Oil (Cymbopogon schoenanthus)

    Aromatherapists value Lemongrass essential oil because its fragrance can leave a person feeling clean, refreshed and renewed.

  • Lime

    Who doesn’t love the crisp, sweet, fresh smell of lime and its uplifting and revitalizing properties?

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  • Macadamia Ternifolia Seed oil

    Intensely rich and nourishing, Macadamia oil will help to keep your hair ultra-smooth and manageable.

  • Mango Butter (Magifera indica seed)

    Fair Trade Compliant Mango Butter provides superior healing qualities and promotes skin regeneration.

  • Marula Oil (Sceracarya birrea)

    Africa’s greatest botanical gift, the Marula Tree, produces an oil that contains 4 times more vitamin C than an orange! The oil is pre- dominantly oleic acid (good for hydrating and smoothing the skin) and has higher free radical scavenging properties than most seed oils on the market. Find out why this oil has been dubbed ’miracle oil’.

  • Matricaria Recutita c.v. Bodegold Hydrosol

    What happens when you distill the dainty flowers of this potent cultivar?  You get a Chamomile hydrosol with a bit of a kick!  This hydrosol is 150 times more powerful than tea.

  • Meadowfoam Seed Oil (Limnanthes alba)

    Meadowfoam is a very rich oil with a high vitamin E content and lots of Omega fatty acid which are both crucial for beautiful hair and a healthy scalp.

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  • Oatmeal (Avena sativa kernel meal)

    Oatmeal that has been well ground to give the soap a gently exfoliating property.

  • Olive Fruit Oil (Olea Europaea)

    For centuries women with beautiful, glossy tresses have claimed that their secret is Extra Virgin Olive Oil and for shiny, healthy looking hair, they used Nettle (Urtica dioica). Vauxhall combines them together to create a potent infused oil which, in turn, pro- vides the backbone of the treatment. 

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  • Palm Oil (Elaeis guineensis)

    Palm oil contains high amounts of glycerides which imparts incredible softness to the hair.

  • Palmarosa Essential Oil (Cymbopogon martini oil)

    Palmarosa essential oil is very moisturizing and stimulates cell regeneration. Its fragrance calms the mind yet has an uplifting effect.

  • Panthenol

    Also known as ProVitamin B5 and used in hair care products because it has well documented strengthening properties and adds highly desir- able luster to your lovely locks.

  • Pelargonium Capitatum c.v. Attar of Rose Hydrosol

    What happens when you distill the petals of this potent cultivar? You get a Calendula hydrosol with a bit of a kick!

  • Peppermint Essential Oil (Mentha piperita leaf)

    Peppermint essential oil is both warming and cooling. The menthol makes the skin feel cool but the stimulation to the muscle makes it also feel warm.

  • Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbic Acid

    This is a broad spectrum preservative with no parabens or formaldehyde. Phenoxyethanol is an aromatic ether alcohol, Caprylyl glycol is an emollient base and Sorbic acid is a natural product that offers protection from yeast, fungus and mold. Your hair will be happy!

  • Pine

    We all know what pine smells like, well, that woody, turpentine-like resinous scent also provides antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties availing it for cases of arthritis, joint and muscle aches, gout and rheumatism.

  • Propolene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate

    Commonly known as e-wax, this is an excellent emulsifier which is used in natural skin care products because of its mildness and lovely conditioning properties.

  • Prunus Dulcis

    We take the beautiful, emollients carrier oil, Sweet Virgin Almond oil, then infuse it with Vauxhall grown Calendula petals. The result? A beautiful, healing oil that will repair any damage on your lips and keep them looking their best. 

  • Prunus Dulcis Rose Oil

    Damask roses are harvested at their peak and care- fully dried. The dried roses are packed into Sweet Virgin Almond oil to make a rose extraction of the highest quality.

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  • Quaternium-79 Hydrolyzed Silk Protein

    Derived from virgin Palm oil, this natural silk protein provides unrivalled antioxidant properties while its ability to retain water results in optimum conditioning and increased strength. Intense hydration that offers protection to the hair shaft.

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  • Rice Bran (Oryza Sative)

    Coarse rice bran is the secret of Asian women’s smooth, soft, beautiful skin. Rice bran is said to prevent wrinkles, quickly heal blemishes, absorb dirt and oil from pores and balance natural oils in the skin. The skin on your face requires a thorough yet gentle exfoliating process and the grainy texture of the milled rice is the perfect medium to achieve this.

  • Rose Hip Oil (Rosa rubiginosa)

    Rosehip oil is exceptionally active and will improve the skin’s texture while reducing scars and skin discoloration. Many anti-aging qualities as well. Extra Virgin Rosehip oil contains high levels of vitamin E, A and essential fatty acids which effectively assists cell regeneration and has super healing qualities.

  • Rosemary Leaf Oil (Rosmarinus officinalis)

    Rosemary essential oil is amazing for the hair: it helps stimulate follicles so that hair grows stronger and longer, it slows down premature hair loss and graying of hair and is also extremely beneficial for dry and flaky scalps.

  • Rosemary Oleoresin Extract

    Rosemary oleoresin extract (ROE) is an all natural preservative which skin just happens to love!

  • Rose Otto

    Rose Otto essential oil is the byproduct of steam distillation (not solvent extracted like Rose Absolute) and is one of the most complex and expensive essential oils known. Simply the best for dry, sensitive and mature skin.

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  • Sea Buckthorn Oil (Hippophae rhamnoides)

    Sea Buckthorn oil was pulp extracted which significantly improves the quantity of delicious nutrients delivered to your skin. High concentrations of vitamins, carotenoids, tocopherols and saturated fatty acids. Unsurpassed anti-aging properties.Sodium hydroxide (NaOH) ~ lye

  • Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii)

    Fair Trade Compliant Shea Butter from Ghana. Adds body, soul and impressive hydrating qualities to this rich cream.

  • Sesame Seed Oil

    Revered in many parts of the world for its detoxification and purification abilities, Sesame oil provides restructuring and anti-oxidant activity to the skin.

  • Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH)


  • Spikenard Root Essential Oil (Nardostachys chinensis)

    Spikenard essential oil from Nepal is steam distilled extracted from it rhizome roots.  Its many rejuvenating properties will have mature and delicate eye skin rejoicing.

  • Squalene (Olive)

    Olive squalene is a botanical lipid that mirrors human lipids in molecular structure and weight. Replenishes the skin with regenerative activity which will restore a more youthful appearance.

  • Sunflower Seed Oil (Helianthus annus)

    Sunflower oil is very similar to the skin’s sebum. High in vitamins A, D and E and essential fatty acids.

  • Sweet Almond Oil (Prunus amygdalus)

    Rich in many vitamins, Sweet Virgin Almond oil helps to promote healthy hair growth and circulation to the scalp. Infused with Calendula officinalis c.v. Calypso Orange petals it really boosts the oils ability to soothe and revitalize the scalp.

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  • Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)

    Tea Tree Essential Oil is healing and gentle to the skin yet has powerful antibacterial properties. A powerful immune stimulant and will help keep the skin clear of blemishes.

  • Tocopherol

    Vitamin E protects skin against environmental damage.

  • Turmeric Root Extract (Cucuma longa)

    Turmeric essential oil is viewed as a strong relaxant and balancer.  A spicy, fresh woods aroma it is widely used as an antiseptic in skin care.

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  • Vitamin E (D-alpha tocopherol)

    Vitamin E will give that deep down healthiness and shine back to your hair, and acts as a natural antioxidant. We use the MT-50 Full Spectrum vitamin E for superior skin cell and membrane protection.

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  • Water Potassium Oleate & Cocate Glycerin Sodium Chloride Citric

    Purified Water, Potassium Oleate, Potassium Cocate, Glycerin, Sodium Chloride, Citric Acid

    These ingredients, the main ones being natural fats and oils, make an organic true soap which is gentle and non drying.

  • Wheat Germ Oil

    Wheat germ oil is loaded with nutrients and provides conditioning and moisturizing properties.

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  • Zinc Oxide

    Zinc oxide has a 300 year history of safely protecting damaged skin with no known adverse reactions.

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