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Looking for handcrafted, locally produced gifts? Lucky for you, Victoria has a variety of amazing local creators, particularly in the realm of sustainable, natural beauty products.

If you’re searching for an easy-yet-creative holiday gift, consider something like handmade bath bombs, luxurious and locally crafted perfumes, artisan soaps, natural clay face masks, and more!

Be warned, however – most of these products are too tempting to just give away, and you may end up shopping more for yourself than for your loved ones!

Nezza Naturals

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🤓 #DIYSunday !!!⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Let's get into clays and masques. Specifically French Pink Clay..⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ French Pink Clay is a soothing and gentle combination of red and white clay. It is suitable for normal, dry, sensitive and mature skin types. It can also be used on oily, acne prone and sun damaged skin which pretty much means it is good for everyone! ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ French Pink Clay is used to cleanse and purify the skin, remove dead skin cells and leave skin feeling rejuvenated.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Try using this clay as a detoxifying facial mask or body wrap. Recipe below!!⬇⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 🌱French Pink Clay Facial Mask Recipe🌱⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ – Add approximately 1 part clay to 2 parts water and mix into a smooth paste. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ – Apply a thin layer to face and leave for 10-15 mins. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ – Rinse with warm water.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #NATURAL | DIY | #HANDMADE⁣⁣ Find french pink clay here:⁣ https://nezzanaturals.com/products/french-pink-clay⁣ ⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #diybeauty #frenchpinkclay #claytime #wellnesswarrior #aromatherapy #myhealthyday #bestbeautyproducts #healthylifestyle #naturalisbetter #greenbeauty #ecoskincare #essentialoilskincare #ecobeauty #greenliving #pureessentialoils #reducewaste #refillable #plantbased #antioxidants #gogreen #planetlover #botanicalbody #whatthehealth #lojo #lowerjohnson #yyj #victoriaBC

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For natural beauty buffs, Nezza Naturals is often considered the holy grail of D.I.Y beauty. Offering a range of ingredients, as well as ready-made products, Nezza Naturals has an especially amazing line of makeup.

They also carry household goods, including laundry soaps and natural cleaning sprays.  

  • Where: 587 Johnson St

The Local General Store

This cozy neighborhood shop is dearly loved by locals, and no wonder, given how many amazing products they have!

While they carry a lot of delicious food, treats, and artisan goods, their selection of local beauty products is especially charming – check out their shea butter selection!

  • Where: 1440 Haultain St

JUSU Body

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Did you know your skincare needs can shift over time? . Maybe you've changed up your diet or happen to be really feeling the briskness of the season. Perhaps you've just added to your family or celebrated another birthday. . Each and every reward in life comes with a certain amount of stress, and these experiences ultimately show up in our skin. . 🌿 How does JUSU help? We create skincare to meet you where you're at with beautiful, plant-based blends you can feel good about. . The products in our whole food line are purely designed to cleanse, nourish, hydrate and protect the skin. . So, when you're feeling the need for a little TLC, don't worry about changing things up. It may be exactly what you your body needs. . . . Ps. If you're joining in our Baby Launch event tomorrow morning you'll be able to try our skincare too ❤️ Happy Monday! . #loveyourjusubody #freshisbest #jusubody #nontoxicbeauty #handcraftedskincare #sustainableskincare #jusubaby #skincareformoms #naturalbeauty #greenbeautyroutine #madeincanada🇨🇦#plantwisdom #maketheswitch

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Originally a cold-pressed juice producer, Victoria’s very own JUSU has expanded to include a beauty range as well. In particular, their facial oil line is full of lovely potential gifts – besides smelling great, they also offer a variety of personal care benefits!

  • Where: 513 Fisgard St
    800 Yates St
    1965 Oak Bay Ave
    2560B Sinclair Rd

Metchosin Soap Works

These soaps smell good enough to eat, and come in a variety of beautiful colours as well! Made locally in Metchosin, their handcrafted olive oil soaps are great for sensitive skin, and come wrapped in fully biodegradable packaging.

Find these soaps in a number of Victoria’s retail stores, as well as online.

  • Where: Various retail locations. Click here for a full list.

Free Spirit Botanicals

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🌿Enjoy some relaxation this Fall with therapeutic massage. Come to Free Spirit Botanicals(549 Johnson St.) to look for all natural massage oils and carrier oils, give yourself a relaxing massage.🌸 Benifit of Carrier oils: Almond Sweet Organic Carrier Oil- Sweet Almond Carrier Oil is an excellent emollient and is known for its ability to soften and re-condition the skin. It is rich in proteins, Olein Glyceride Linoleic Acid, and Vitamin D, and is considered extremely nourishing to the skin through moisturization – particularly when used regularly. It can be used to soothe dry skin and irritated areas. Apricot Kernel Carrier Oil- Apricot oil benefits range from treating acne to naturally increasing shine and moisture in hair. It’s believed that the high fatty acid content is responsible for these apricot seed oil benefits.2 Specifically, polyunsaturated fatty acids and linolenic fatty acids, which are thought to be easily absorbed into the skin.3,4 Because of the beneficial properties, this oil is added to cosmetics or natural products to help moisturize dry skin or as a key ingredient in massage oils. Avocado Carrier Oil(Extra Virgin)- The antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents in avocado oil help your skin stay smooth, strong, and elastic. calm itchy skin heal chapped skin replenish dry skin hydrate and moisturize skin shield skin from ultraviolet radiation protect against skin damage Coconut Fractionated Carrier Oil- Because it is chemically indifferent to other cosmetic ingredients, it acts as a viscosity regulator and assists in the dispersion of pigments and other additives. Further, it penetrates the skin readily, thus acting as a carrier for transdermal therapeutic ingredients. This ability to transport essential oils and actives makes it an oil of choice among medical practitioners and massage therapists. Rosehip Organic Carrier Oil- Rosehip Unrefined Carrier Oil is extremely high in essential fatty acids and is known to help with dry, irritated, weathered skin. It is reputed to replenish the skin’s moisture barrier and relieve itching due to dry skin. It is suitable to use as a moisturizer and may assist in reducing the visible signs of aging

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With everything from clay masks to natural aromatherapy oils, this beauty boutique carries something for everyone.

The hydrosol misters are an especially good gift idea, and, if you’re already preparing for next summer, consider buying their natural bug spray as well!

  • Where: 549 Johnson St

Miiko Skin Care

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Thankful. Did you know the apple cider vinegar in our toner is made with apples collected by volunteers in Victoria BC from homeowners backyards? The @lifecyclesproject is a local non-profit in Victoria utilizing the harvest of our urban orchard. We are thankful to be part of the harvest. Thank you to the homeowners who register their trees, thank you to the volunteers who pick the apples, and thank you to @spinnakersbrewpub who ferments the apples to vinegar. This is our favourite farm to face story. @dlindenlaubphotography #yyjblogger #yyjvegan #holisticskincare #applecidervinegar #skinhealth #acne #acneproneskin #phbalance #toner #nontoxic #cruetyfree #healthyskintips #skinblogger #skinfood #productphotography #artisan #harvest #fallharvest #thankful #grateful #handpicked #handmade #smallbatch #ingredientsmatter #vancouverisland #orchards #urbanorchard

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This locally crafted brand specializes in sustainable, environmentally friendly beauty products, particularly when it comes to skincare.

Sold only in glass bottles, this plastic-free company offers a range of lovely potential gifts – we recommend the hazel rose toner!

  • Where: #203 – 734 Aldebury St

The Green Kiss

Environmentally friendly and oriented around ethical beauty culture, the Green Kiss is a Victoria-based brand that has expanded in a big way, and now offers an incredibly wide range of products.

Know a beauty buff who wants to be a bit more green-friendly, but loves their makeup routine? Check out the many foundations, lipsticks, and mascaras offered by the Green Kiss – eco-friendly  and great for everyday wear!

  • Where: 764 Fort St

Flore Botanical Alchemy

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Friday fall Wardrobe accessories 🔥 . Patches of warm & spicy scented skin with @miskwill bohemian beads & silver coins draping between your breasts in the glow of a seaside setting sun…. . Flores Island is a blend of heart warming cardamom & wild orange, wind blowing Nagarmotha grass, cypress leaves & hand picked seaside roses. Deep powdered notes of a far away amber, botanical musk, Oud Vanilla & roasted seashells. Inspiring courage & movement. . . The parfum oil version is currently infusing and will be ready in Late October⚗️ . . . . . . #fallscents #bohemian #syntheticfree #naturalperfume #eaudeparfum#floriental #consiousbeauty #liquidsunshine #artisanperfumer #botanicalalchemy #indieperfume #smallbatch #floresisland #rose #sea #oud #ambergris #flore #perfume #ambergris #cypress #courage #botanicalperfume #nicheperfume #purefume #witchesofinstagram #naturalbeauty #ecolux #victoriabc #madeinbc

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Specializing in ultra-luxe scents, Flore’s speciality parfums contain concentrated natural scents. ‘Alchemy’ is an appropriate term for these scents, as they truly do seem closer to being magic potions than ordinary beauty products!

Island Life Soap

These yummy products are super sweet – check out their bubbly bath cupcakes and shower frosting! Made in Cowichan Valley, this line features a range of delicious-smelling soaps and other bath products.

Wild Hill Botanicals

With many of their ingredients grown in Sooke, Wild Hill Botanicals specializes in West Coast themed beauty products. Their Nootka Rose products in particular have a delightful scent, and as a bonus, come wrapped in especially pretty packaging.

Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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