Soap making has enabled me to bridge my passion with my heritage, my travels and my experiences.
My travels, and memories of Haida Gwaii and other happy memories are captured in the essential oil blends, textures, scents and colors of my bars.
My mother once told me to tell my stories with my soap – this has resonated as a way to maintain memories of my childhood on Haida Gwaii, my travels and my life experiences.
Valerie, the founder/CEO of RavenSong Soap & Spa, was born and raised on Haida Gwaii – a remote island group on the north coast of British Columbia. She is proud of her Haida heritage and enjoys expressing her culture and memories through her soap designs with colour, scent and texture.
Always looking for an artistic outlet, Valerie has dabbled in countless arts and crafts but none were an obvious match for her creative spirit. In the spring of 2003 a friend gave her a bar of handmade soap and a passion was born.
Every free moment was spent taking courses, attending conferences, studying aromatherapy, and making soap. In 2013 Valerie retired from the corporate world to pursue soap making full time.
RavenSong Soap is about small batches, created with care using an ancient method that allows me, as the soap maker, to choose each premium natural ingredient to suit skin care benefits and desired scents.
This luxury soap is made entirely by hand in the cold process tradition.
“Made by hand” means hand stirring and blending, pouring, cutting, trimming and wrapping each unique bar. From formulation to blending to resting and curing, every bar has been through at least a four week process to get to your home.
I believe when you begin with beautiful ingredients such as shea butter and mango butter, olive and almond oil, goats’ milk, yogurt and buttermilk, honey, activated charcoal clays, and essential oils – you can create beautiful soap. This also ensures that RavenSong Soap will be a luxurious way to pamper yourself every day.
RavenSong Studio is located at:
118-1720-14th Avenue, Campbell River, BC, Canada V9W 8B8
Studio hours are:
- Tuesday to Saturday
- 11:00am to 5:00pm
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