Alcove carries a variety of products by Cascadia Soap Company, a small family enterprise dedicated to the creation of natural skin care products. Joel, the original Cascadia founder, was born on a small farm and vineyard in the South of France. There, he observed his mother making soap the old fashioned way. For his family, the tradition of using available botanicals in the making of soaps, remedies, and infusions goes back many generations in the South of France. Over the years, Joel and his wife Maureen kept this tradition alive in Canada by collecting rose hips after the first frost and picking tender dandelions in early Spring to make salves and balms as required.