On Vancouver Island, where the flora is diverse and bountiful, we are lucky to have some of the highest quality natural products to choose from. At the AGGV Gallery shop,  we are always searching for new local artisans to support, and we're so excited to share our latest find with you.

Since December 2023, we’ve been proudly featuring the natural self-care and home products of Rainwater Soap & Candle Co.

After using commercial soap products for many years, owner/founder Deidre Morrow, perpetually suffered from skin irritation.  She decided to take matters into her own hands by beginning the process of creating small batches of natural soap at home with ingredients sourced locally on Vancouver Island.  The rest is history!

Images courtesy of Rainwater Soap & Candle Co.

Locally made in Courtenay, BC, Rainwater Soap and Candle Co.  is quite literally a “small” business with Deidre running the entire show when she first began over 10 years ago.  Since then she’s recruited her husband as master packer and delivery person. This two-person operation produces all of these luxurious products in a converted garage space, which has just enough room for three work benches with wax and oilmelters, shelving for curing products and supplies, and storage for finish products.  Deidre is determined to create her products in a conscious way, using recycled boxes and jars wherever possible to reduce her footprint on the environment. If, you happen to be in the Courtenay area, Deidre also tries to offer refills, when possible.

“We are passionate about incorporating elements that have graciously been provided by Mother Nature such as lavender, horsetail, calendula, wildflowers and of course, rainwater.”

– Deidre Morrow, founder of Rainwater Soap & Candle Co.

Owner, founder and nature enthusiast, Deidre Morrow, in her converted garage workshop. Image courtesy of Rainwater Soap & Candle Co.

Currently, the Gallery shop has an assorted selection of soap bars, candles of varying sizes, and lip balm for you to indulge in.  Check out these amazing natural ingredients:

Soap Bars
Saponified Cocos Nucifera (coconut oil), Olea Europaea (olive oil), Canola Oil, Vitis Vinifera (grapeseed oil), Mica, Black Clay, Rainwater, Fragrance oil.

GMO-free soy wax infused with natural oils.
Soy wax is a clean burning biodegradable and renewable resource. It burns at a lower temperature making it a safer choice for families.

Lip Balm
Theobromine Cacao (cocoa butter), Beeswax, Butyrospermun Parkii (Shea butter), Persea Gratissima (avocado oil), Ricinus Communis (castor oil), Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil (hemp seed oil), Vitamin E Oil, flavouring.

Tealights, Lip Balms and Travel Candle. Images courtesy of Rainwater Soap & Candle Co.

To get the full experience, come visit us at the AGGV and find your favourite scents.

Visiting the Gallery shop is always free!


To learn more about Rainwater Soap & Candle Co., visit their website: rainwatersoapandcandleco.com,

Or follow them on Instagram: @rainwatersoapandcandleco


Featured Image: Owner and founder Deidre Morrow hand-pours her natural soy candles. Image courtesy of Rainwater Soap & Candle Co.