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These 10 natural beauty shops in Victoria will keep you glowing this winter


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

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


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

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

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

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!


Alexandra Ages
Freelance writer, food security activist, born and bred Victorian

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