The Wonderful Benefits of Beeswax

April 03, 2017

Imagine a product that can deliver you and your family hours of beauty, relaxation and light in a cleansed, purified atmosphere. Well, that's exactly what you're getting each and every time you light a beeswax candle. Whether you're burning a tiny tealight or a pillar, you reap enormous benefits just by being in the same [...]
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Which Scent Brings YOU Joy?

March 15, 2017

Smells and fragrances play such a large role in our daily lives and can contribute to all areas of life: emotional, professional, health and more. Our sense of smell is the strongest of the five senses and is able to affect us deeply and influence brain activity. Olfactory bulbs are directly connected to parts of [...]
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Greek Herbs and Ingredients For Youthful Skin

March 15, 2017

Calling all goddesses! Are you looking for a vitamin-rich facial moisturizer that has the ability to help shrink pores and reduce puffiness? Well look no further:  Greek Goddess Skin Tightening Cream might be exactly what you need! This formula was inspired by the love for greek salad and how the main components of this tasty [...]
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Hyaluronic acid - Fountain of Youth?

March 01, 2017

Hyaluronic acid is a powerful humectant (aka moisture-binding ingredient) that helps keep skin plump and hydrated If there is a "fountain of youth" this might well be it! Hyaluronic acid is not acidic or harsh as the name might imply - in fact, quite the opposite!Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring carbohydrate (polysaccharide) in [...]
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Ultra Rich For Ultra Results

February 27, 2017

We are super excited to bring you another rich and deeply nourishing option to add to your skin care regime: Ultra Rich Butter Balm is the sister product to our Blue Velvet Beauty Balm (remember, the rich creamy blue facial treatment that is packed with Japanese Indigo, Helichrysum and other impressive anti-inflammatory ingredients? Not ringing a bell? Well, [...]
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Supercalafragalistic salicylic acid!

February 15, 2017

Supercalafragalistic salicylic acid!At Galiano Island Soap Works we have just re-created our amazing Vitamin C Cream to include White Willow Bark. Salix alba aka salicylic acid, is used extensively in cosmetics and personal care products for its astringent, anti-inflammatory, soothing and conditioning properties. Willow Bark Extract contains salicylic acid, a BHA that is a natural exfoliant [...]
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Natural versus Synthetic - How to tell the difference.

February 12, 2017

How to recognize natural ingredients in skin care products.When reading a label, many people find it difficult to tell if what they are reading is a natural ingredient or a synthetic one. Synthetic ingredients are automatically thought of as harmful because we have been taught to believe it. Likewise we are encouraged to believe that all natural ingredients are [...]
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Holiday Greetings To You From Soapworks!

December 18, 2016

The holiday season is here! The season of giving, of festive gatherings, decadent goodies and cozy nights. We at Galiano Island Soapworks want to give you the low-down on gift ideas to help ease the stress of shopping this Christmas.The store has something for everyone and whether you're looking to spend a little or a [...]
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Show Your Pits Some Love!

November 20, 2016

Looking for a natural deodorant to keep you smelling sweet and stink-free all day long? We've noticed that many deodorants, even those that claim to be all-natural, contain aluminum and/or aluminum derivatives. These have been linked to many awful health concerns including Alzheimer's disease. We wanted to formulate an effective deodorant that is good for [...]
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This Beauty Balm Is The Bomb!

October 31, 2016

Are you ready to hear about our newest most fabulous addition to the Galiano Island Soapworks natural skincare line? Blue Velvet Beauty Balm is truly in a league of its own! This creamy facial treatment is full of super-powerful and beneficial ingredients to address numerous skin conditions, deliver hydration to the deeper layers of your skin [...]
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Products and Tips For Kissable Lips

July 10, 2016

With the hot summer months upon us, it's so important that we protect and hydrate ourselves from head to toe. We nurture our skin with sunscreens and moisturizers, our hair with leave-in conditioners and tonics and our feet with rich salves and creams.....but what about our lips? Yes, sadly our lips are often neglected and [...]
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We're Head Over Heels for Helichrysum

June 19, 2016

We are so excited about a fabulous new ingredient that will soon be used in a variety of our skin care products and we simply can't wait to tell you all about it!Helichrysum Italicum is a member of the sunflower family and comes from the Greek word "helisso" meaning "to turn around" and the word [...]
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