About Us

As a young girl growing up on Vancouver Island, I discovered my love for creating. Some of my most cherished childhood memories involve crafting with my two sisters, all the aunties, my mother, and of course my nan - our home was always brimming with the powerful, creative energy of strong women.

A few years ago, during a winter season, a dear friend introduced me to the art of soap-making, and I was instantly captivated. I delved into it with fervor, creating soaps in my kitchen as a way to channel my energy during those rainy days. Before I knew it, my passion had organically blossomed into a full-fledged business. Each bar of my botanical cold process soap, coastal candle, botanical bath bomb, and bottle of plant perfume is lovingly handcrafted in small batches, infused with love, and a deep commitment to being environmentally friendly and ocean-safe.

I am immensely grateful to be a part of the vibrant female-led business community in Tofino, where entrepreneurship thrives. It is my hope that through my business, I can pass on the same passion for mindfully made goods to my own daughter as she grows.

From our hands to yours,


  • Dave

    My partner in life and business, an incredibly patient and versatile man. As The Hobbyist's "volunteer" delivery driver and our home's head chef, Dave brings balance, dedication, and a touch of Kiwi charm to our lives.

  • Tucker

    Our basset hound pup and resident nap expert, who doubles as The Hobbyist's treat-seeking accountant. His irresistible charm and lounging prowess make him the most adorable distraction around!

  • Jade

    Our 9-year-old wonder, a spirited and imaginative soul who keeps us on our toes. With a penchant for witch tales, culinary adventures, and handcrafting bath bombs and soaps, she's a creative force to be reckoned with.