a little bit of yukon - a whole lot to love
Experience natural soap handcrafted in the Yukon boreal forest. We combine Indigenous plant knowledge with our passion for creating soaps that are imbued with traditions of the North. Our vast, beautiful wilderness provides many ingredients including wild rose petals, fireweed and sage. These plants, along with over ten years of expertise and a little sprinkle of magic, make our soaps one of a kind. They are filled with vitamins that nourish even the most sensitive skin. We believe in keeping things natural. No harsh chemicals, parabens, artificial colourants or perfumes are added. We always keep it Yukon pure!
Inspired by the Land
Welcome to our corner of the woods. We're glad you found us!
The Yukon is home to one of the largest areas of intact wilderness left in the world. We take land stewardship seriously and offer you the best soap that clean nature provides.
We invite you to be a part of our growing community. Each time you choose sustainable products, you are casting a vote for the kind of world you want to live in. ~
Continuing your natural wellness journey.
The Yukon Soaps Company Story
Indigenous-owned and operated by Joella Hogan and her team in Mayo, Yukon. The Yukon Soaps Company has been connecting people to the heart of the North for over ten years. With articles written by HGTV, Cosmopolitan, Chatelaine and more, Yukon Soaps continues to be highlighted as the community-driven, empowering brand it is. When Joella moved to her grandmother's community, she was looking for a way to connect people to culture and to land. And she has done just that—from getting Elders and local children out on the land to gather wild botanicals to offering soap workshops built upon cultural protocols. By teaching their team to harvest plants and spend time on the land, they are supporting the (re)connection and healing of their community. They often say that they are 'so much more than soap' because the attention was given to the community, people and land. It's everything that makes The Yukon Soaps Company unique.
You can learn more about Yukon Soaps here.
LOVE YOUR SKIN
Both moisturizing and cleansing, our soaps gently rinse your skin with a rich lather and provide real aromatherapy during each use. Some customers have shared that they carry our soap in their purse to smell from time to time. It helps to take quiet moments to breathe throughout your day. The essential oils added to our natural bath and body products calm and relax your mind. All of our ingredients are ethically sourced.
The Grandmother Line
Reviving the sacredness of cleansing and bathing. These natural soap bars were crafted with our grandmothers in mind, using plants they once harvested. When we remember them, we recall their teachings and wisdom passed down to us. We give thanks as we harvest and acknowledge that plants are nature's gift to us. Our language is shared through our packaging - each word translates to grandmother in one of four Yukon Indigenous languages. These handmade soaps are Palm Oil Free and Vegan. They are made with high-quality fair trade coconut oil and shea butter.
The Yukon Soaps Company Difference:
of the earth
We strive to create natural soaps that are good for you and the Earth. Using plant based ingredients, beeswax, coconut oil and essential oils with minimal sustainable packaging.
Community is central to everything we do. We employ local community and youth to continue our tradition of caring, sharing, teaching & respect.
By creating a network of community harvesters, people are able to spend time on the land, (re)connecting. We promote learning through our blog and business development program.
LEARN WITH US
This introductory-level program is designed to support aspiring entrepreneurs to engage in traditional harvesting practices, natural wellness product creation, and business development no matter where they live. Supported by Northern Tutchone Elder’s teachings, Indigenous life coaches, and hands-on mentorship from Joella Hogan, Owner of Yukon Soaps. Join our waitlist today.
We work closely with our Elders, following cultural protocols when harvesting plants and sharing Indigenous values. We continuously learn from our Elder Circle and share those teachings with others. We connect you to the heart of the North through storytelling and sharing.
OUR LOCATION: 301 2nd ave mayo yukon, y0b 1m0
Our newly built soap workshop is located in Mayo, the heart of the Yukon. Not only does this beautiful community hub provide a welcoming and safe space for our team to create, it also features three living spaces. Two are long term rental accommodations and one short term Guest Apartment available through online booking. If you plan to visit Mayo, keep Raven's Landing in mind. We have a cozy nest awaiting you and complimentary soap for our guests.