Our Ingredients

Our Ingredients Sourced with Integrity

At Calli Essentials  we source our ingredients with integrity and quality in mind. Priding ourselves on using the highest quality ingredients that have been consciously sourced from all over the world. 

Purchasing Direct Whenever Possible

Aromatherapy is at the heart of what we do. Consequently we purchase our essential oils and hydrosols direct from distillers and producers.  Above all, this ensures the highest standards.  Ethically sourcing, quality, sustainability and governance. Our active ingredients are purchased from certified ISO and USDA organic wholesalers in Canada and the USA.

 We Always

  • Use raw ingredients that are Non-GMO and produced without the use of chemicals, pesticides and whenever possible, organic.
  • Utilize actives and peptides that are cruelty-free and never tested on animals
  • Formulate from botanical sources with no animal derivatives  
  • Actives that are glycerin extracted, no petroleum by products 


Hydrosols are a unique among the product we use.  The co-product of the distillation of essential oils. They contain the essence of the plant in every drop.  Therapeutic on their own. Part of skin care formulations, they elevate the overall benefits. 

Pure Essential Oils 

We use essential oils grown and cultivated specifically for their therapeutic properties. Many companies use "natural " essential oils or sometime referred to as "nature identical"  Natural essential oils are blended and not pure.  They are a cheaper alternative to essential oils.  They do offer trace benefits, however they lack the healing properties of pure essential oils. 

We use essential oils  grown from plants without the use of chemicals and pesticides.  Scent is important, and we love to formulate amazing unique blends.  However, it is important to note,  our oils are chosen for their soothing, healing and medical benefits.

 Botanical Carrier Oils

We use unrefined, virgin, cold-pressed or expeller-pressed oils.  This ensures that all of the plants valuable nutrients and active compounds are maintained. 

Refined oils are bleached, deodorized and heated to high temperatures. And in the case of solvent extracting, at extremely low temperatures. These methods allow for extended shelf-life, however, strip the end product of much of the nutrients. 

 Actives & Peptides

We love science.  Formulating with clinically proven peptides and bioactive's is an essential part of what we do.  Important because as a result, you will see a reduction in wrinkles, dark circles, and fine lines. Additionally, actives boost collagen production, refine pores and increase volume.

Derived from bacteria or fungi, never from animal sources. Never animal tested. The results from these products is healthy better looking skin.

Liquid Botanical Extracts

We use botanical from glycerin extraction.  This process is longer than chemical extraction. However, it does not give the same extended shelf life that chemical extraction does, therefore not used by most big commercial companies. Chemical extraction leaves trace elements of solvents such as ethyl acetate and hexane behind.  We use glycerin that is 100% vegetable. Pure enough to eat. We happily sacrifice shelf life for purity.

Dried Botanical Extracts 

Botanicals grown without the use of chemicals or pesticides.  As a result you have pure and beneficial extracts. These botanicals are used in our face masks and creams.

Clays and Muds 

Responsibly sourced in Canada and internationally. We utilize clays and muds are rich in nutrients and minerals. Clays detoxify, purify and clarify the skin. 


We only use botanical butters  at Calli. Never from animal sources. Fair trade is important, particularly with shea butter. Most importantly, purchasing from suppliers that are part of Shea Butter Alliance. Their mission is to deliver strategies that drive a competitive and sustainable shea industry. As a result, the livelihoods of rural African women and their communities are improved. 

 Eco-certified and cosmos approved

Eco-certified and cosmos approved means there is a governing body that ensures what we promise is delivered.  Sustainable and recyclable packing of these raw materials is part of the certification.

  • environmentally friendly production and processing that respect human health
  • development of the concept of green chemicals
  • responsible use of natural resources
  • respect of biodiversity
  • absence of petrochemical ingredients, parabens, perfumes and other harmful ingredients
  • GMO free

Questions about our raw materials?  Contact us with questions about any of our ingredients. You can reach us directly through on line chat or email use at info@calliskin.com