Vendor Profile: Take It 'n' Leave It


Melissa began making her bath and beauty products 5 years ago while on maternity leave.  She uses natural and vegan ingredients in all her products and donates a portion of her soap proceeds to organizations that help empower women escaping violence and poverty.

The best thing about being a creative entrepreneur is I get to decide what goes into my creations and can tell folks first-hand exactly how they were made. It's a great feeling to create a product that other people enjoy.

With her local community as inspiration and motivation, Melissa plans to grow her business beyond Vancouver Island and continue to provide quality products to her customers in the years to come.

We are very excited to have Whychury Ave join us in the store!  For more on Melissa’s business, check out her Instagram page.


This family run business has been dedicated to saving the lives of rescued animals since 2016. They donate proceeds from each sale directly back to local animal organizations in Alberta and throughout Canada.  Kim is deeply passionate about animals, and on top of having a family and running her business, she has also fostered over 100 dogs and cats through her home.

I know everyone says it, but I believe we truly have some of the best people around us buy and supporting our journey and what we believe in.

Kim plans on growing her company, reaching more animal lovers, and continuing to support the animal community.

We are very pleased to have Take It N Leave It with us for another Term!  For more on information on the Organizations they assist, check out their website.