The yukon soaps company, is known for its small-batch, handmade artisanal soaps and essential oil blends created in Canada’s north in the heart of the Yukon.
I incorporate my values into each stage of her business, from harvesting the plants to selling the products. For Northern Tutchone people, we talk about our four core values, which are caring, sharing, respect and teaching. I really try and use those in all aspects of my business. When I am harvesting, I am giving thanks and I am respectful to the land and to the creator, and I share the profits that I have gained back in the community.
I strive to create products that contribute back to the economy and to the environment. It’s not just being good to the Earth, but actually giving back to the Earth. It’s not just taking and using, but creating a product that is good for the water and good for your body. I minimize waste production, especially plastics in all stages of production- from sourcing ingredients to how I ship my products around the world.
My products are sold throughout the Yukon at local craft fairs and markets, in retail shops and also through online sales from her home community of Mayo, a village of nearly 500 in central Yukon and home to the Northern Tutchone First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun.