Dana Marie Panos B.SC - Chemist and Founder
Love your hair, body and skin.
Today’s skin care is about tomorrow’s journey. With your skin being your body’s largest organ and the one that absorbs all we put on it and including synthetic ingredients -fragrance oils and perfumes all clinically proven as carcinogens (cancer causing or linked to cancer ingredients).
So please choose our natural products. Very concentrated so a little goes a long way helping you , your family and all your touch.
Breathe easy knowing you have chosen to have a healthy appearance and attitude toward our changing tissues giving you a kinder old age to enjoy -hopefully cancer free.
Better quality of life starting now with our Organic Body Shop Products.
Being scented with pure essential oils products are not strong smelling and the oil open up with the warmth of your skin or a warm shower or bath.
All products are naturally preserved so they last 2 years.
All formulas are one of a kind created by a organic chemist and herbalist.
We registar formulas with Health Canada.
Clinical results. No animal testing – just humans.
Thank you for shopping with us and supporting local Ontario made products.
We have 100% sustainable natural ingredients.
All ingredients are biodegradable
All packaging is recyclable and reusable.
All Products are very concentrated-so a drop goes a long way.
No chemical fragrances or synthetic fragrance oils.
Clinical Scientific Formulas
All one of a kind small batch handmade products.
Female Canadian family owned and operated
From hair and skin care-pain management-healing remedy products. We want to thank you for joining us.
A message from the founder.
I’m Dana and I run this business with the help of a few local employees. I believe in local staff and shopping and hope you do too.
At a young age I took hairdressing as a trade. I also went to college to study chemistry. But hairdressing seemed much more fun and so I enjoyed working and and as a result my hands developed eczema and would bleed in the cracks.
In the salon we used professional products but my skin would not heal. It was very painful. The experience stayed with me. And in 2005 I started creating the extensive range of products we have now. Many years of research and formula development have gone into each product.
So I started to research and found I could create a more natural line with professional quality and excellent results.
My skin has healed with my products and they are all I use. So I stand behind everything I make.
We are a small business with a passion to grow our own herbs and extract our essential oils for use in our natural skincare products.
I believe in plant extracts and essential oils are a healthier way to treat our skin.
So lightly scented product that enhance your skin and senses. Natural means products are therapeutic and also work as aromatherapy.
We also have unscented. I work very hard with my wonderful staff to keep customers happy and coming back for more.
We hope you enjoy your products.
Dana Marie Panos
Founder and chemist since 2005.
With 400 natural products to choose from, the shelves of the Organic Body Shop Factory north of Barrie are open to the public to browse. Owner Dana Marie Panos looks through a few of the tea tree items she makes on site.
For the last four years, Dana Marie Panos has opened her Organic Body Shop Factory doors to customers looking for a natural solution.
She’s been running the business for over a decade, but moved to a five-acre farm at 951 Hwy. 93 five years ago in order to grow her own herbs and flowers.
Panos makes essential oils such as rose, chamomile, peppermint and eucalyptus, which are used in her bath and beauty products.
All of her items are free from chemicals and are biodegradable.
“What people don’t realize is your skin will absorb some of those ingredients, so if you buy an all-natural product with an added fragrance, now your body is absorbing those chemicals,” Panos said. “My biggest advice to people is to read the ingredients. Some products have paraben right in it. It’s a formaldehyde, which is used on dead skin.”
She started making her own natural products after a 14-year career as a hairdresser. She noticed after washing hair, her hands started to bleed due to a severe rash she developed.
“I decided it was time to go back into this,” she said.
Using shea and cocoa butter, Panos created her own formulas and soon had friends and family requesting more.
Now a chemist, Panos grows 30 plants in her yard to create the softly scented products, with the help of herbalist Miss Kate and staff members Jayne LeClair and Patricia Abbott.
She has created different lines to address skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis and rosacea. She also has lines for babies, scent-free, first aid personnel and more.
Now, she’s focusing on her retail shop. She is registered with Health Canada and is working toward being a certified organic farm.
“I grew up on a farm riding horses, milking cows and planting gardens,” she said. “After my mom died, I realized I missed this lifestyle.”
And now with 400 items to choose from, Panos encourages customers to shop online and pick up in the store, because she doesn’t always have every product in stock.
For details, visit organicbodyshop.ca or call 705-728-8288.