Entries by Victoria Soap Exchange

Spotlight On Metchosin Soap Works

The Spotlight Series is a chance to highlight one of the many BC brands that we proudly carry at The Soap Exchange. The spotlight is on Metchosin Soap Works this month. Metchosin Soap Works started life in a small home on an organic farm in rural Metchosin, BC. Now also known as Vancouver Island Soap […]

Carpet Shampooer Helpful Hints

Carpet shampooers are one of those things that can seem intimidating, but it’s actually quite simple to use!  When you come to pick up the machine, we will always do a walk through with you, and field any questions you may have.  However, it can be a lot of information to retain, so we’ve written […]

Soap Exchange Now Offers Refillable Hand Sanitizer

Canadian Made, Refillable & Health Canada Approved Hand Sanitizer   Before the Covid-19 virus hit and the business of daily life slowed to a crawl, shops were proudly offering alternatives to plastic bags and other single-use thingamabobs. People were happily embracing the culture of eliminating waste by seeking out reusable (or at least recyclable) alternatives […]

Cleaning In A Post-COVID-19 World

How and What to Clean in Your Home & Business   Lately, it seems as though we wake up each morning, read the news or check our social media and find that some new rules or protocols have been put in place to help us remain safe in this COVID-19 world we live in. The […]

Difference Between Sanitizing, Cleaning & Disinfecting

How to Stay Clean and Safe in Strange Times There’s no doubt about it: this year has gotten off to a weird start. We’ve all experienced nasty viruses that seem to drag on and on and leave us hoping and praying for a quick recovery, but this year’s flu season morphed into something nobody was […]

Hand Sanitizer Now in Store!!!

We are very pleased to announce we now have 60 ml (perfect purse or pocket size) hand sanitizer in stock.  Made in Vancouver, the Alpha Handrub contains 75% Ethanol and is both scent free and dye free.  Alpha Handrub also has Health Canada approval.  Along with the Ethanol, Alpha Handrub contains Glycerol, Hydrogen Peroxide and Distilled Water. Over the next few months, we […]

Product Deliveries Now Available!!

In an effort to assist those of you that are self isolating or that have mobility/transportation issues, we are now offering a delivery/re-fill service. We are happy to offer this service until  our health authorities are convinced we are safe to return to normal social activities. We will not be charging customers for this service however […]

Hand’s a Little Dry these days?

With all the hand washing you are no doubt doing these days, it is more than likely taking it’s toll.  We have many moisturizing options in store to help heal your dry chapped hands.  From Salt Spring Island’s award winning “Dream Cream” to Lantzville’s line of “Simple Luxuries” moisturizers to North Saanich’s “Millstone Farm & Organics” shea butter to our […]

A few reminders (and a little bit of good news)

Over the coming weeks, we would like to offer a gentle reminder that the best thing you can to do for you and your family is stay home as much as possible (this includes your backyard).  The more we do this, the shorter the time period we will have to isolate ourselves from one another.  […]