The famous surf town at the very western point of Vancouver Island, Tofino, is unforgettable for tourists and irreplaceable for those who call it home. The town’s vibrant and creative culture is founded on its people and the beautiful nature that sustains it. The Tofino Soap Company perfectly captures this essence of island-living in its products.
Founder Angela L’Heureux is now an honourary member of the Tofino community. In 2010, she began making soaps to sell at the local market, taking her passion for botanicals and ethnobotany and developing it into an unexpected successful business. Angela uses plants and herbs from her garden and backyard as ingredients for her products. This concept of utilizing the natural resources available was passed down to her from her family – as was the original salve recipe that she used. The Tofino Soap Company is all about local, responsible harvesting and a homemade touch that ensures the highest standard of quality and freshness for each product.
Harvest to Home
The company was founded on this harvest-to-home concept by being formulated and made on Vancouver Island with natural ingredients from its surrounding nature. The plants harvested for products are replanted when needed and only taken in specific quantities that allow wildlife to reap its benefits. They are also handcrafted in small batches, which ensures the utmost benefits for you and your skin by preserving the purity and novelty of the ingredients. In addition to being 100% natural and free-from, this selection of products is cruelty-free and vegan.
Nurture Your Connection to Nature
Every choice behind the company is made with the environment in mind. In addition to being plastic-free, their packaging comprises 80% glass and biodegradable paper stock. The packaging is fun and innovative, but it makes for guilt-free consumption. They also disclose on their website that the bubble wrap you receive in your online order package is re-used from other companies’ shipments. The brand is devoted to environmental sustainability and respect, and they aim to restore and nurture your connection to nature.
Tofino Soap | Surf
The company’s signature beachy blend of naturally remineralizing and detoxifying botanicals. This all-in-one hair and body cleansing cube feels like a fresh and relaxing walk on the beach. The blend of coconut, peppermint, vanilla, kaolin clay and eucalyptus makes your shower routine as swift as a breeze!
Biodegradable, eco-friendly, traditionally handcrafted, vegan, local wild foraged ingredients.
Surf | Candle
Where it all started – through surf. This candle is your at-home escape to the Tofino coastline and more. With this fresh mint and salty coconut blend, the fresh beach feeling is what you will get. One of the best parts about this candle is that you can enjoy it from start to finish. When melted down, You can use the candle to massage or provide nourishing treatment for dry skin. Allow it to burn for a few minutes, dip it into your palms, and massage it onto your skin. These candles are made in a uniquely handcrafted vessel by local artist Karla Strickland. Once you have enjoyed your candle, you can wash it out with soap and water and use the ceramic container as a planter, makeup brush jar, or coffee mug!
Coconut & soy wax blend, eco-friendly, clean-burning, vegan, non-GMO, natural, reusable, plastic-free, palm-oil-free, and handcrafted.
Surf | SURF Mist
Get that same relaxing retreat scent with this fresh beachy blend of coconut, aloe, sea salt, vanilla and mint. As both naturally remineralizing and hydrating, this mist can be used as a refreshing body mist or add waves and texture to your hair. Shake well before each use and apply as often as needed for both hair and body!
Beach | Body Balm
The original beach body balm. This can be used for the entire body and hair to nourish. Use it as a moisturizing balm or tame flyaways and repair hair damage. It is made with rich shea, mango butter, coconut oil, and naturally derived emollients, which are full of antioxidants and essential fatty acids. This formulation helps to smooth skin and restore vitality. Great for use after a day at the beach or in the surf! This is also perfect for dry skin and areas such as heels and hands that need a little extra hydration.
- Vancouver-based writer, Gio finds her passion in the areas of fashion, content creation and marketing. She strives to promote a clean, conscious, and active lifestyle through her work. As she gains experience in the areas of fashion and marketing, Gio seeks to foster relationships with brands that have strong values and offer high-quality products.