Our Story



Hello! I am Linda Cupples and I’m the founder of, and formulator for, Galiano Island Soap Works. I feel very fortunate to be surrounded by four amazing ladies who passionately keep Galiano Island Soap Works store thriving.  Thank you ladies!  Your dedication is so appreciated!

About me

For many years I have studied with a highly accredited natural skin care formulation school in London England. Through my studies I have achieved status as a professional natural skin care formulator which has helped me immensely in my pursuit to creating a great skin care brand that I’m very proud of. In addition, I have a love for growing all types of plants, many which I use in formulas. A love for me outside growing my own plants, is being able to borrow from the wise people in ancient traditional medicine practice.

My focus

As I grew older and noticed changes in my own skin, I gained a strong desire to formulate with nature's amazing bounty. We craft exquisite products that target the skin with active botanical ingredients to firm and tighten the skin, lighten areas of hyper-pigmentation, smooth, tone and encourage cell regeneration. You don’t need to settle for skin care products that just sit on your skin and do nothing. The world is full of DIY products that don’t perform like the professionally formulated ones do. Just because it’s plant based doesn’t mean it’s a great product.  I speak this from the experience of once having been a DIYer.

Our products are all meticulously produced in our small studios, one located in Vancouver, and two located on our farm on Galiano Island. With gratitude I have the help of two skilled assistants who proudly dedicate themselves to maintaining the integrity and quality of our products. We have a hands-on approach to manufacturing in small batches to ensure all products are always fresh.

We love to create quality products and don’t skim on active ingredients. We are always looking for the best ingredients and if we say something is in a formula, we mean it’s in there in an amount that will make a difference to your skin.

We hope you can feel the level of our commitment and dedication when you use our products – that somehow the love of what we do is transferred to you.

Because beauty should not cost the earth….  

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