Oneka’s all natural personal care products were created out of respect for our water sources and the many organisms that help clean and purify it along its way. Rather than causing damage or polluting; Oneka products work WITH the elements of nature. We do this by using certified organic and wild harvested herbal extracts to nourish the hair and body without sulfates, parabens, or synthetic fragrances. All of our products are made in Canada.
Our passion for all natural personal care products
Through Oneka, Philippe Choiniere and Stacey Lecuyer want to have a positive impact on people's health and the water ecosystems. Before starting this business, Stacey had been suffering from eczema for over 20 years; and Philippe had been allergic to synthetic fragrances since being a baby. For these two life-enthusiasts, Oneka is a way to express their desire to see positive change, as well as make people's lives better by developing and producing all natural personal care products.
We don’t claim to be perfect, but we're trying to do the right thing! It may sound like a cliché, but we want to leave things better than when we found them. We strive to do business in a more sustainable way, by taking responsibility for the impact of our business on society and the environment; and transforming our impact from negative to positive. It’s part of our quest to become a truly sustainable, all natural business.
Building a solid foundation
Our organic farm operates on the fundamental principles of permaculture. Taking an all-natural approach, with sensitivity to the land’s needs, as well as sustainable production; the foundation of permaculture is to create systems and methods that are permanently beneficial to the environment and society.
Our farm strives to achieve both. Socially, we are active and connected with our community and region; with a global mindset. Environmentally, we operate our farm and harvest our botanicals in a way that will add to the quality of our land and its ecosystems, rather than deplete and harm them. And everything we grow is done 100% organically.
What's in a name?
In the Mohawk native language; Ohne:ka means 'water'. The name Oneka was chosen to reflect the importance of manufacturing natural personal care products while being very conscious of water. Oneka reaches beyond great looking hair, no compromise on quality, and sources ingredients known to be readily biodegradable.