March 2019 gift box is Magic & Warmth A custom blend of 20 essential oils in an glass, amber vial (4.5 ml bottle retails for 19.99) - this a magnificent and serene blend with many uses and a note card with recipes and guidelines will accompany it. Also included: a lava bead for aromatherapy soap to slough off winter's dryness and some surprise gifts (we hate to give away all the fun!) The value of the box is over $40.00 The cost of the subscription per month is $34.99 PLUS Shipping of $15.00 regionally or $22.00 nationally PLUS applicable taxes.
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March Magic Box
Soapscription, my mission in a subscription package is a collection of expertly created bath products exclusively available on a bi-monthly or monthly basis. Premium bath goodies help create luxury in your daily routine. Goods in minimal packaging – thoughtful packaging, reusable packaging, recyclable packaging, and still able to fulfill the need to protect products to arrive intact to where you live.
What kinds of goodies will you send me? Good question – I’d present to you all kinds of wonderful YUM! Each gift box will be unique. Created or curated specifically for the soapscription holders. Top shelf yummies shipped to you as affordable luxury. A few examples are herb/flower infused oils, tub teas; roll on aromatherapy expertly scented, luxurious soaps, premium bath bombs, salts, and lotions, potions & salves, anything my mind can imagine – including appropriate product cards to give instruction as needed.
The cost of the subscription per month is $34.99 PLUS Shipping of $15.00 regionally or $22.00 nationally PLUS applicable taxes. The gift boxes are available in limited supply – We want to make you smile – if you have any suggestion in product you’d like to see in future boxes shoot us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shipping Regionally $15.00 to BC, AB, SK, MB, Northwestern ON with postal codes of P7A-P7L, P8N, P8T, P9A, P9N, P0T-P0Y
Shipping Nationally $22.00 to ON, QC, NFL, Labrador, PEI, NS, NB, Nunavut, NWT, Yukon
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 Fall & Winter!
Happy Pumpkin Spice month!
Pumpkins and Bats and Cats - oh my!
Starting to get orders from our stockists for the Winter Wonders! That means we'll be making soap to send across Canada - be sure to stop in a pick up something for that warm bath or a gift for someone special!
We'd like to encourage you to seek out all of our stockists!
PLEASE VISIT OUR BUBBLY STOCKISTS - click here to see where Virginia's Soaps are included!
Soap Making Workshops
Gift Certificates available for 2019 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!
prepaid and non refundable (they are transferable to another person or for another date)
held at our Bowser studio
Morning, Afternoon, & some weekend spots available
so much Fun!
contact us email@example.com 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:
creating soap formulations
a signature recipe
creating bath products for your line
incorporating local ingredients
how to create a local scene
working with scent
good manufacturing practices
where to source suppliers
R & D
systems (processes to streamline)
costing and cash flow
Health Canada compliance
raw ingredients background (as they pertain to soap making)
understanding your local market and global market
open ended - bring your queries or concept and we can work on next steps!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com with your inquiry. We'll reply quickly! Click on the photo above to be taken to the Supplies section