Inspired by Island living with roots in the Prairies. Premium soaps & bath goodies, Canadian made. All products we make are registered with Health Canada. We believe you will love the scents. Don't love scents? Got you covered, unscented and uncomplicated products available. Need a custom order - we can help!
Grocery list ingredients, local, home grown botanicals, best researched raw ingredients allow us to strive for the best.
A little bit about us
We are a family encouraging a bath & body business to live a new life in the Amazing community of Bowser. Packing up our equipment and moving Virginia's Soap from Manitoba to Vancouver Island in the Fall of 2015, we feel fortunate to have landed here. The people are outstanding and caring, and the land & sea are inspiring indeed. Everyone we've met from the places we've explored on Vancouver Island, to date, have been so kind and helpful.
Virginia's Soap is on a journey - we are the second caretakers of the soap company - and that is how we feel about Virginia's Soap, it is it's own entity and we are allowed to guide it, if you will (and have it mentor us - lol!)
Virginia & JB were the original owners (so, yes Santa, there is a Virginia) and they invented so much and researched books at the library (pre-internet) - books that had recipes from 1910 and made 2000 pound batches of soap!
I was familiar with the Virginia's Soap Company as my parents owned a resort in the Whiteshell Provincial Park in Manitoba, and part of our Christmas traditions would be to include pieces of Virginia's soap in the cabins for guests. My sister and I were thrilled if a couple of pieces ended up in our stockings on Christmas morning!
In 2010, I met Virginia at a market garden in Winnipeg - she was the entertainment for the day - Celtic drumming, singing and story telling. Chatting, while waiting for the rain to pass, she told me she and her husband owned a soap company. To which I excitedly exclaimed, "You are Virginia, from Virginia's Soap? I love your soap! If you ever decide to sell give me a call." Virginia called me 2 days later - we believe it was serendipity.
The first batch of soap my husband, Don, and I made was 300 pounds - and that's another story....
What's New for 2020!
Be Well and Stay Healthy
Spring & Summer 2020
April 8, 2020
We are ever grateful for all of you and we are here for you. Over the next month we will be updating our website to include more supplies and soaps as they are ready for sale. As always contact us by email or text if you want to know the specifics of what we have in the shop ready to go, upcoming, or have a special request.
In these extra ordinary times we find ourselves homeschooling, working from home more now, updating all our good manufacturing practices to include COVID-19 rules to keep everyone safe. I'm sure a lot of your routines have changed as well.
If you haven't seen Alton Brown wash his hands - you should - here is the link
Take care of each other and we'll chat soon.
Soap Making Workshops
Gift Certificates available for 2020 sessions
Head over to the Classes section or click on the photo above to see all the great classes we have developed for you! Pick the classes that interest you!
contact us firstname.lastname@example.org or 250.937.8974 for more information and payment options
$105.00 for a One-on-One soap making class - detailed instruction and recipes/techniques
Take a Bite out of Life
(not the soap though, it tastes as bad as always)
“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”
Seneca, Roman Philosopher
In a my business I have forged a life long path of lessons (with more chemistry than I ever thought I'd need). I will teach you with pride and good sportsmanship; with creativity and thoughtfulness – to your customers and your environment. I love systems and costing as much as I adore creating and research. I am constantly learning, or unlearning what I thought I knew and didn’t.
This may have considerable value to you. I offer professional, expert guidance in:
Basic charge is $100 per hour (work space, instruction, small batch supplies, printed lessons, email follow up as/if needed). If you’d like help to prepare for your opportunity please call or text Kim 250.937.8974 or email email@example.com
Supplies for Your Soap Making Adventures
When you offer classes, it's good to offer some basic supplies to get you started in your own soapy journey.
The most important soap making supply is Sodium Hydroxide and that is in our Supplies section.
We will compile the supplies we have on hand as quick as we can. In the meantime if there is something you need, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your inquiry. We'll reply quickly! Click on the photo above to be taken to the Supplies section