Sḵwálwen Botanicals Blog

Artist Ocean Hyland on Creative Rituals, Language and Learning from the Land

Ocean Hyland is an artist, activist and member of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation. She has collaborated with Skwálwen Botanicals on two projects, creating the imagery for our T-shirts and Totes, incorporating culturally important plants into the design. 

Keisha Amanda Charnley on Spirit Work, Her Favourite Serum, and Approaching Every Day Like a Ceremony

For the third interview of our Sḵwálwen Spirit series, we spoke with Keisha Charnley. Keisha is from the Katzie First Nation of the Lower Fraser Valley, B.C. and Blackburn, Lancashire, England. She lives in New Westminster, B.C. and is training...

Joe Currie On Personal Growth and What Gives Him Hope

For the second interview of our Sḵwálwen Spirit series, we spoke with Joe Currie, who lives in Vancouver, B.C. Joe is from Maskwacis, formerly known as Hobbema, located in central Alberta. He is Cree on his mom’s side and Blackfoot on his dad’s side.

Chief Janice George on Spiritual Protection and Sharing Her Teachings

With so much going on in the world, it feels essential these days to keep our spirits nourished. When we’re moving through life from a place of connection, we’re better equipped to face challenges ~ both personal and planetwide.   To...

Recipe: Rosehip, Nettle and Mint Tea for Boosting Immunity

In the Squamish language, tem tikw translates to winter. But more specifically it translates roughly to “the time when the rivers are low and our canoes run up on the gravel bars.” The detail and information embedded in our Indigenous...

Top 5 Reasons to Incorporate Wild Rose into your Skincare Routine

When we launched the Kalkáy (call-kay) Wild Rose line back in 2017, I had a feeling it would be popular, but I couldn’t have predicted what an amazing response it would have. The facial oil, toner, body polish and now face masque (released last month) are all fan favourites! I want to share more about what makes wild rose so special in our first Ingredient Spotlight here on the blog.

New Products? Oh Yes.

With the launch of Sḵwálwen Botanicals (formerly The Wild Botanicals), we want to share an overview of the changes in our skincare collection and highlight our exciting new offerings!  The products are streamlined into four main categories: Kalkáy (call-kay) Wild Rose...

Introducing Sḵwálwen! The Story Behind the Change…

I’ve thought long and hard about this. From day one of envisioning this business, I wanted it to have a name that would capture the essence of what this journey means to me, and what motivates me to pursue the challenging and fulfilling path of being an entrepreneur.