about - Ina Hart
Born in Hopping Harbor, NFLD in a small remote town without running water and electricity, Ina Hart grew up making things by hand and living as one with nature. Soap was a sunlight bar used for handwashing to laundry, sunlight liquid dish soap was also your bath and shampoo soap. Unless you were able to secure passage on the schooner supply ship that came spring and fall to a city like Corner Brook. Destined for city life, she moved across the country at the age of 19 for employment opportunities Vancouver, BC and never looked back. A natural born entrepreneur, artist and environmentalist at heart, Ina started her own children's clothing line and later went on to produce a cloth diaper line, all while raising her young family. As all the hip women back in the 80s she even sold Avon - Ina loved the Imari perfume.
As her 5 children grew up and grew out of the house Ina went back to school to get her BBA and has had the pleasure of working for a variety of companies across many very different industries across the Lower Mainland. Recently Ina was involved with the distribution of beauty product lines such as Proactive, Murad, etc. Ina currently works, as a staff accountant, will a mid-sized company in Abbotsford.
Like a lot of us, Ina started experiencing skin irritation, food sensitivities and allergies to her environment over the last 10 years. And like most everyone in the same situation would do: stopped using dryer sheets, scented laundry detergent and converted to unscented soaps and skin care - but these products (even 8 years ago) were hard to find or if found, were expensive, quickly sold out and then were dis-continued and replaced with something containing harsh chemicals, perfumes or allergy causing ingredients. As soon as her first (of 9) grandchildren arrived back in 2012, Ina wanted to find natural and safe products for the babies and found they were incredibly over-priced or over-scented.
Ina has never been one to sit idle and is curious to boot. She thought there had to be a way to get a consistent product at a reasonable price that contained only the simplest ingredients possible. It all started with the kid's bubble bath and facial creams.
The transition to formulating skin & body care products was easy and not far off from accounting! The bulk of the work is with the averages, weights, and percentages of the lovely, natural ingredients she uses. Thus, the creation of skinsationnaturally!
Ina now enjoys the Valley life and frequently explores nature with her husband of 23 years with their 2 fur-babies Finnegan and Lulu.
Ina loves camping, hunting, fishing, gardening, canning and making handmade items for her grandchildren. Nana's specialty is birthday cakes for the grandkids; the latest was an Elsa design with a checkerboard cake inside.