Despite being born and raised in a city, the boreal forests of the north are my happy place and where my soul is calm. My parents instilled an early love of the Canadian wilderness - camping, fishing, and experiencing the wonders of the boreal, and passed on a deep connection to the forest from their Germanic-Russian heritage. This strong foundation guided me to pursue that passion as a career, and 20+ years later I am still a practicing professional biologist fortunate to spend my days studying and understanding Canada's plants and animals. I have been able to live and work in Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and the NWT and Nunavut, and with each new location, an opportunity to explore botanicals and their therapeutic benefits.
Out of a desire to source high-quality skincare with all-natural and organic ingredients for my own use, I began gathering and formulating using the plants I love. This allowed me to reconnect with my own heritage incorporating components of traditional herbalism and natural healing with a science-based knowledge of botanicals. I am fortunate to be able to gather from the boreal forests of Wekusko Lake located within the traditional territory of the Swampy Cree, and I take immense pride in bringing these products to you. My goal is to create amazing natural, environmentally sustainable products that feed your skin as much as they do your connection to the land - wherever that may be. Enjoy!