Our Story + Mission
Founded in 2020 by Salina Morse, Alice + Sage is an Indigenous owned candle company based out of the Fraser Valley on the traditional and unceded shared territory of the Stó:lō people; the Sumas First Nation, and the Mastqui First Nation.
Alice + Sage is known for hand-poured coconut soy candles that support wellness, gathering, and joy!
It's our mission to kindly craft items that light up your life, inspire a connection & are safe for you, your family, your pets, and the environment.
We give back to our community through mentorship, product donations, as well as monetary donations from the Community Collection that goes towards supporting self-identified women in the Fraser Valley and Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, the Indian Residential School Survivors Society, as well as various animal rescues around the lower mainland.
Boozhoo! Hello! I am Salina - founder and maker at Alice + Sage.
I am Anishinaabe (bear clan) and Ukrainian, and a member of Lake St. Martin First Nation. Growing up on Treaty 2 land in St. Martin, Manitoba and spending so much time outdoors, I've always had a deep love and connection with nature, animals, and spirit. Ever since I was a little girl I was drawn to the mountains and ocean, and finally moved out to Vancouver in 2010, and into the Fraser Valley in 2021.
I spent the majority of those years working in mental health and addiction; supporting folks in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. That's also when I really began my own journey of healing from addiction and trauma - learning how to connect to my spirit again, and how essential self-care/love is to our entire well-being.
One of the questions I have been asked is, “How did you pick the name?”
Like so many of my ideas - it came to me in a dream. My grandmother on my dad's side was named Alice, and she is who all of my aunties say I get my dimples from! :)
I also have a cat named Sir Alice. He’s the big cutie you see from time to time who likes to supervise what's going on around here - aka the light and love of my life!
Everything about ALICE really just represents that love - one of our sacred teachings.
As for SAGE... it represents wisdom; another one of our Seven Sacred Teachings.
It’s about taking time.
Honouring every part of the process.
It’s always been my personal mission to connect with people, animals, and the earth in a kind way. Being able to create wellness products that light up your life and support your own healing and wellness journey is truly a dream come true!
Endless thanks & appreciation.