Woodlot Influenced by Mediterranean traditions but made in Vancouver, these olive–, coconut– and avocado–oil–based bars ($10) are air–cured for six weeks.
Salt & Stone Soap Company This west–coast company has raised the bar: Ingredients like activated bamboo charcoal and black–lava sea salt are infused into pyramid–shaped soaps ($16), then topped with crystals.
Apprenti Ôr’ganik The daily cleansers ($12) from this Montreal skincare brand are infused with nourishing ingredients like echinacea and vitamin E.
Binu Binu Inspired by the practice of the Korean public bath, this Toronto soap house makes modern bars (from US$18) with a base of boricha, Korea’s beloved roasted barley tea.
Tofino Soap Company These cubes ($11) will transport you to Vancouver Island: Surf cleanses with sea salt and seaweed, while the Woods takes you into the coastal rain–forest with spruce, cedar and balsam.
Anto Yukon With names like Dawson City and Miles Canyon, plus locally gathered elements, including glacial silt, there’s a lot of the Yukon in these suds ($10).