Telling the story of the forest
Each of our soaps start with 100% raw, hand-milked goats milk from our own herd of dairy goats giving them the creamiest lather that doesn't leave your skin feeling dried out. We specially choose rich oils and butters to go into every bar and all of our colours and scents come from nature.
~You wont find any artificial colours, fragrances, phthlalates or parabens here.
~Ingredients are grown or sourced locally wherever possible. Oils are selected from high quality responsibly harvested suppliers.
~All our products are registered with Health Canada.
A bit about me
I am Leiah, Trained Herbalist, Soapmaker, Goat-whisperer, and keeper of the secrets of the ages.
I take nature and science and a little magic and create beautiful useful things.
I have always been in love with the forest, I take so much inspiration from a sun dappled path through a cedar grove, or a crisp fall morning with brightly coloured leaves tumbling to the ground and a hot cup of coffee. I spent my childhood summers camping in the boreal forests of Northern Saskatchewan with my family, I always felt at home in the woods. Fast forward many lifetimes of moving around Canada, I landed in Winnipeg where I met my other half. In 2008 we took a giant leap out of city life and into a log home on 67 acres deep in the woods of Southeastern Manitoba and got some goats.
I started to seriously study plants and herbal medicine in 2012 and spent the next 6 years studying and writing exams or working in my herb garden through nap times or with a cranky baby strapped to me. As the fog of early motherhood started to lift I began to find myself again through creating artisan goat milk soap and herbal bath and body products using the plants and animals around me.My life is a goat rodeo, and not just the part where I have goats.
I have three small humans, I run a small business and a farm.and I am terrible at finding time for myself, so in this chaos I try to find small moments of self care.
Self care for real life.
Something simple that brings joy into my day.
That's my goal for Apothecandy, to say "hey, I see you. You deserve this moment of joy too, let me share it with you".
I want people to feel seen, to feel good, and I want them to use the good soap because they deserve to use beautiful things.