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Organic Face Oil

Organic Face Oil

  • Omega-rich face oil provides protective moisture and gives your skin in the cold weather the love it deserves.
  • The oils and herbal extractives in this product soak into your skin to keep it nourished and protected, leaving you with a wonderful glow.
  • Camelina gives your skin the essential Omega 3-6-9 fatty acids it needs to stay hydrated and soft and provides powerful antioxidant activity to help promote beautiful skin.
  • A synergistic blend of ingredients for maximum effectiveness.
  • Suitable for all skin types.  

    100% natural and unscented. 
    Handmade in small batches with organic ingredients grown in the Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve

      About Us

      Freefield Organics: Farming in the Canadian Prairies

      SEPTEMBER 01 ASHLEY CATTEL
      EXCERPT FROM BLOG LOCALIZE

       

      10 years ago Erna and her husband Franz moved to Canada from Austria in 2005 to farm.

      “Growing up farming in Austria had become more of a hobby for our family, than a means of living. Though I absolutely loved it and being outdoors. I knew it was what I wanted to do full time”, Erna shared during our conversation.

      Erna’s and Franz family’s farm had been in his family for over 280 years, and spanned approximately 10 acres, a sufficient size to sustain a way of living in her grandparent’s generation, yet not large enough to support the family in the new millennium. As a young adult Erna pursued a career as a teacher, later meeting her husband, Franz a police officer. It was their love for farming, the outdoors, and the draw of new opportunities that led Erna and Franz to move their young family to Canada in 2005.  They settled in rural Inglis, Manitoba where they aspired to build their farm ‘Freefield Organics’, and raise their four children.

       

      Elias with Goat at Freefield Organics. Credit: Freefield OrganicsElias with Goat at Freefield Organics. Credit: Freefield Organics

       

      “We see lots of wildlife here on the farm, which is one of the things I love most. From beavers to ducks, eagles to weasels, wolfs to coyotes. Even deer, elk and bears. One time I woke to find 32 geese on our front lawn! Our farm house today is on a lake front so we see a lot of wildlife. I even put large stones in our garden to retain the heat and this attracts the snakes.”

       

      Stream running through Free Field Organics farm in rural Inglis, Manitoba. Credit: Freefield OrganicsStream running through Free Field Organics farm in rural Inglis, Manitoba. Credit: Freefield Organics

       

      It was an absolute pleasure to listen to Erna talk about moving her family from Austria to Inglis Manitoba. From the challenges posed by a new Canadian climate, to their success in becoming a certified organic farm and growing a variety of grains, lentils and produce, there truly is an incredible story behind Freefield Organics.

      Here are a few highlights from our conversation with Erna:

      WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO FARM IN CANADA?

      I love to be outside in nature. In Austria our farm flooded every 10 years, and it became even more frequent as time went on. Our home was already situated on the highest elevation on our land, and moving to a new home in a town or city was a lifestyle Franz and I did not want. Both Franz and I had good jobs, but we both wanted to see and experience more, and it seemed a good time for a change. A friend of ours who had lived nearby had moved to Canada to farm. Franz decided to make the trip to visit him. During his time in Canada he also looked at a property he thought would work for us.

      After a big flood in Austria in 2005 we made the decision to sell our small farm and move to Inglis Manitoba to start farming in Canada! What a crazy idea?!

       

      Moving to Canada. Credit: Freefield OrganicsMoving to Canada. Credit: Freefield Organics

       

      WHAT CHALLENGES DID YOU FACE WHEN YOU FIRST BEGAN FARMING IN CANADA?

      We started out with about 160 acres of land and a farmyard. The house on this yard was the former Freefield School House, which became our new home.

      Back then we didn’t realize that we would have 6 months of winter with temperatures dropping below -40C!

      When we started farming in 2006, we wanted to have our land certified organic. Since then it has been inspected and certified every year. We’ve also since purchased another historic school house slated for destruction which we use for packaging and storage. We developed packaging and labeling to sell our own farm products. The new renovated schoolhouse was inspected and approved as a food processing facility. Today our farm has grown to over 700 acres of land and 1/3 of it we have exclusively dedicated to wildlife and their habitat.

       

      Wood for the wood burning stove in the Canadian winter months. Wood for the wood burning stove in the Canadian winter months.

       

      WHAT TYPES OF CROPS DO YOU GROW AT FREEFIELD ORGANICS?

      We grow Camelina seed, hulless oats, and flax seed. I’ve also recently started an orchard of fruit trees and herbs for teas and skincare.

      Camelina seed is an oil seed, and an ancient crop from Northern Europe. It is adaptable, and has a shorter growing season which makes it well suited for our climate in Manitoba. It has a healthy omega 3-6-9 ratio and is also rich in vitamin E. After harvest, the camelina seed is stored, cleaned, and put through our expellar cold press which we imported from Europe.

       

      Camelina Flowers. Credit: Freefield OrganicsCamelina Flowers. Credit: Freefield Organics

       

      This new established oil-press-facility was inspected and approved as a food processing facility in January 2014. Since then we have been producing organic Camelina oil. The oil and pellets are separated, and the oil is stored in a stainless steel containers. Once it settles, we fill our bottles with our Certified Organic Camelina Oil.

       

      Camelina Seed. Credit: Freefield OrganicsCamelina Seed. Credit: Freefield Organics

       

      We also grow Hulless oats, or Naked Oats, which contain twice the protein and iron compared to an equal amount of rice. In Austria we eat oats and other grains as we do rice. We call them oat-rice, spelt-rice, barley-rice etc. We’re finding challenging to market our naked oats because we’ve learned that Canadians do not often eat oats the same way they do rice. We’re working to help educate shopper that oats, can make just as tasty a side dish as rice or pasta at dinner time!

      AS A GRAIN FARMER, WHAT MAKES FREEFIELD ORGANICS UNIQUE?

      We realized after moving to Manitoba that a number of people seem to have trouble with eating and digesting wheat, so we made the decision not to farm any varieties of wheat to prevent any cross contamination. In addition to Camelina and naked oats we also grow flax seed and legumes like red clover which is ploughed back into the soil for its health but also makes for excellent steeped tea.

       

      Flax Flowers. Credit: Freefield OrganicsFlax Flowers. Credit: Freefield Organics

       

      WHAT’S NEXT ON THE HORIZON FOR FREEFIELD ORGANICS?

      We love to grow a wide variety of trees and berries like apples, cherries, plums, hazelnut, haskaps, raspberries, blueberries, gooseberries, Saskatoon berries, aronias, and seabuckthorn. I got my certificate as permaculture designer in 2013. Each year we discover more and more varieties of crops and plants that can be grown here.

      We are both dedicated to sustainable and ethical farming, providing nutritious healthy food for people, creating jobs for people and sharing our profits. Four years ago we started planting an U-pick orchard so that people can visit our farm and pick fresh produce themselves. We would like to have a positive social and economical impact in our community.

      Omega fatty acids are truly remarkable ingredients for skin.
      The beneficial Omega 3:6:9 ratio of this oil supports optimal skin function.

      They serve as the essential building blocks of skin’s surface layers, creating a smoother, more even, younger-looking, and healthier complexion, no matter your age or skin type. 

      This face oil works as an effective emollient that

      • deeply hydrates the skin,
      • restores its natural moisture,
      • nourish it from inside,
      • and makes it softer and smoother,
      • minimizes the appearance of signs of aging. 

       This synergistic blend of oils is a natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, it also soothes, calms and protects the skin.


       


       

      Organic Camelina Seed Oil (Camelina Oil)
      Organic Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil (Hemp Seed Oil)
      Organic Calendula Officinalis Oil (Calendula Oil)
      Organic Rosemarin Officinalis Antioxidants Extract (Rosmarin Extract)

       

       

      Directions for use: 
      Apply a few drops into your palms and smooth onto clean skin on the face and neck.
      Can be used daily, alone or under moisturizer and makeup.




      Did you know that your skin absorbs
      60 to 70 %
      of anything you put on your skin?

      Our promise to you is that all our ingredients are food grade and truly nurturing your body.
      All ingredients are sustainably grown and certified organic.
      They bring all the good vibes and the spirit of the Riding Mountains to you.

      Honest. Pure. Natural

       

       

       

       

         

           

           

          Skin Benefits

          Omega fatty acids are truly remarkable ingredients for skin.
          The beneficial Omega 3:6:9 ratio of this oil supports optimal skin function.

          They serve as the essential building blocks of skin’s surface layers, creating a smoother, more even, younger-looking, and healthier complexion, no matter your age or skin type. 

          This face oil works as an effective emollient that

          • deeply hydrates the skin,
          • restores its natural moisture,
          • nourish it from inside,
          • and makes it softer and smoother,
          • minimizes the appearance of signs of aging. 

           This synergistic blend of oils is a natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, it also soothes, calms and protects the skin.


           


           

          Ingredients

          Organic Camelina Seed Oil (Camelina Oil)
          Organic Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil (Hemp Seed Oil)
          Organic Calendula Officinalis Oil (Calendula Oil)
          Organic Rosemarin Officinalis Antioxidants Extract (Rosmarin Extract)

           

           

          How to use 

          Directions for use: 
          Apply a few drops into your palms and smooth onto clean skin on the face and neck.
          Can be used daily, alone or under moisturizer and makeup.




          Our Promise

          Did you know that your skin absorbs
          60 to 70 %
          of anything you put on your skin?

          Our promise to you is that all our ingredients are food grade and truly nurturing your body.
          All ingredients are sustainably grown and certified organic.
          They bring all the good vibes and the spirit of the Riding Mountains to you.

          Honest. Pure. Natural