Sḵwálwen is an Indigenous business offering luxurious botanical skincare products. The founder is ethnobotanist Leigh Joseph. She combines her academic knowledge of plants with traditional Squamish plant knowledge. As a member of the Squamish First Nation, she incorporates her Nation’s cultural teachings and traditional horticultural practices using sustainable methods. The high-quality apothecary brand includes facial oils, toners, and masks that are free from harsh chemicals, synthetics, and parabens. She develops each recipe by pairing plants based on their healing properties using oils, clays, plant butters, and other products from the earth. She then makes each skincare item by hand in small batches.

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