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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.
Our curated Killer Whale Box is a themed compilation of my favorite things including RavenSong luxury spa products and hand-picked, aboriginal inspired gifts - all beautifully packaged in “Naturally Campbell River” gift boxes. These limited-edition boxes are ready for pick-up or shipping and contains one of each of the following:
Sweet Grass + Sage - Luxury Soy Candle ~ Sweet Grass is a sacred herb used in smudge ceremonies by First Nations and is prized for its herbal, sweet scent. Blended with sage for a calming, centering blend to balance and restore. 8 oz. Burn time 55+ hours.
White Raven Potlatch Bar ~ White Raven is a mythological being of Haida legends with pure white feathers. This luxury bar is scented with a custom essential oil blend that will enchant you. 130g.
Hallows Eve Hunter Blue Moon Bar ~ If you dare to venture out on October 31st, 2020 you may catch a glimpse of this bewitching blue moon. this beautiful bar is scented with enchanting essential oils to cleanse and purify. 125g.
White Raven Luxury Bath Bomb ~ This Aboriginal inspired bath treat will enchant you from the first fizz. This elegant essential oil bomb is purifying and uplifting - while skin loving butters and milk sooth and heal - citric acid gently exfoliates. 180g
White Raven Moon Cake ~ This beautiful essential oil bath treat will enchant you from the first fizz. Skin loving oils + milk soothe and heal; citric acid gently exfoliates. 125g
Lavender Room + Linen Mist ~ Infused with lavender essential oils for a calming effect on both the physical and emotional level, minimizing anxiety and insomnia. 2.5 oz
Insulated Bottle - Whale by Haida artist Ernest Swanson ~ Double walled high-quality food grade stainless steel. keep beverages hot for up to 12 hrs, or cold for 24 hrs. 17 oz.
The Soap Lift® ~ keeps your favorite bar soap high and dry, lifting it out of standing water so it dries faster and lasts longer! Made from bioplastic and recyclable.
Ceramic Trinket Dish - Whale by Namgis artis Ryan Cranmer. 5" x 4.25"
Paper Cocktail Napkin – Killer Whale by Gitxsan artist Trevor Angus. Pack of 20
Bamboo Face Cloth ~ Pair with your favorite soap or cleanser to uncover velvety, smooth skin. 70% Bamboo 30% Cotton. 13” x 13”
Valerie’s Haida name is Slin-ga_a_Jaad, which means “creative girl”. This name is very fitting as Valerie was always looking for an artistic outlet, dabbling in countless arts and crafts but none were an obvious match for her creative spirit. In 2003 a friend gifted 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.
Being from the Raven Clan of Skedans many of Valerie’s inspirations come from this heritage. She finds a strong connection the the moon (RavenSong Full Moon Soap), the water (RavenSong West Coast Wave and Stormy Waters Soap) and of course – the Raven (logo and name). Her signature bar; Haida Potlatch Spa Bar, was created for her Uncle Percy’s Potlatch and RavenSong has continued to make if for gift shops and galleries.
RavenSong Soap & Candle has won many awards – Full Moon Spa Bar won at the National Soap Conference in Banff Alberta in 2015, and the Haida Potlatch Spa Bar won first place at the International Soap Making Conference in Las Vegas in May 2017.
RavenSong Soap & Candle is catching the interest of Gift Shops and Galleries across the lower mainland as well as influencers like Kevin Herrington of Shark Tank and As Seen on TV.
Classes are suspended for now and a new schedule will be released when the Covid19 restrictions are lifted.
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Learn how to make soap in the cold process tradition. You will learn the steps from measuring, to coloring, scenting and bringing to trace. You will learn the basics of design using color, fragrance and/or Essential Oils, and how to use multiple colors in soap.
Students will take home all soap made in class as well as information and recipe packages.
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.