Nana + Livy handmade vegan bath treats + A giveaway!

I received the products in this post for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

Amelia So’s house must smell amazing. When she’s not taking care of her two young daughters, the Burnaby, BC entrepreneur makes vegan, food-based bath treats in her home studio. Real orange peels go into the orange soap blocks; rosemary and tea tree oil scent shampoo bars; and rose petals and rosebuds mingle with Himalayan pink salts and mild Kaolin clay in the rose bath tea. It’s all about feeding the skin with nutritious ingredients — a hobby Amelia started on her maternity leave in 2017 and turned into a business a year later. She called it Nana + Livy after her two young daughters, Natalia and Olivianne, and somehow found the time recently to answer a few questions about the biz. 

nana + livy mix + match soap blocks close up

Where do you make your bath treats? Do you do it full time? 
We make our bath treats in our home studio. At this moment, I’m working on the business whenever I don’t need to take care of my girls. I also run another accounting business on the side. My hands are pretty full!
What are your favourite Nana + Livy products? And which ones do your daughters like? 
I have a few that I really like but my personal favourite soap block is the charcoal one which is scented with tea tree oil! It’s so refreshing and I love the texture of the charcoal powder. My youngest daughter, Olivianne, is too young to have a favourite yet. Natalia likes the blueberry and the rose soap blocks the best!
What new products are you working on? 
We recently rolled out the Choco Soaps for this holiday and it has been a hit! We don’t think we will introduce any new products until next year but we are very tempted to roll out another fun type of soap! Soap is our first and signature product so we will always continue making them.

nana + livy in basket soap blocks fb

What are some of your favourite products from other makers? 
Some of the products that I really like include the period-proof underwear from Revol Girl, chocolate from Melt Confectionary, and earrings from Fancy Pop. These are all great local brands in Vancouver.
Who are some of your recent stockists?
My recent stockists include Five Fields Design and Decor in Victoria BC, The Handpicked Home in White Rock BC, and Concept Jewelry in St. Albert, AB.
What do you like to do when you’re not working on Nana + Livy? 
Unfortunately, I don’t always have leisure time now, but when I do, I love to knit, watch TV, hang out with friends, and travel!

Learn more!

If you want to learn more about Nana + Livy, Amelia has links to some wonderful articles on her site. (I tried to ask questions she hadn’t already answered elsewhere.) 


Thanks to Amelia, I have my favourite Nana + Livy product to share with one of you! It’s the soap block collection gift set, which includes one of all nine different soap blocks: coffee, rose, blueberry, lavender, rice milk, orange, matcha, lemon and charcoal. To enter to win it, tell me which three soap blocks you think you’d like the best in the comments below. This entry is mandatory.

For another entry, follow try small things and Nana + Livy on Facebook, share this post (you’ll see the share buttons below) and tell me your Facebook name in the comments below. 

If you’re on Instagram, I’ll have the giveaway post there by tonight at 7 pm EST, so hop on over for an extra entry.

And feel free to tweet the following once per day and leave the url for your tweet in the comments below (one entry per tweet). Make sure you’re following try small things on Twitter for your entry to count. 

Feed your skin with Nana + Livy’s handmade, food-based, vegan bath treats and enter to #win the soap block collection from @trysmallthings!  CAN 11/10 #madeincanada #canwin

The contest is open to Canadian residents 18+ (excluding Quebec) and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on November 10, 2019. The potential winner (chosen at random) must respond to prize notification within 48 hours and provide the correct answer to a skill-testing question, otherwise another winner will be selected.

335 responses to “Nana + Livy handmade vegan bath treats + A giveaway!”

  1. I would love to try the Coffee Lemon and Rice Milk so excited one is coffee thank you for sharing another great product and for the opportunity

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