Our Roots

Sigrid Naturals came into being in 2003 after community member Diana Macauley shared traditional knowledge with Sigrid about healing with wild plants and showed her how to make her first Comfrey Healing Salve. Sigrid’s hands-on learning brought on a sense of self-empowerment that she has shared with hundreds of others with the intent to inspire and empower.

Sigrid Naturals is a socially minded business—equally
committed to the economy, the community, and the earth.

Community Involvement

Sigrid works hands-on with community groups mostly involving young women and girls, teaching the art of wildcrafted and handmade skincare products, with a dash of entrepreneurship. Sigrid is currently working with the Canadian Women’s Foundation and the local girls’ empowerment after school group, Girls Rising, from the Killaloe Community Resource center to create a social enterprise product called Forest Girl Healing Salve. Sigrid also continues to work with Entre Amigos Youth Entrepreneurs program in San Pancho Mexico where in 2015 she helped the non-profits organization youth group start their own skin care business called Essencia Naturales to help fund their education.

Forest Girl Healing Salve

$27.99
Forest Girl Healing Salve

125 ml

Forest Girl is a social enterprise project of Sigrid Naturals, fostering a business with a triple bottom line; people, planet and profit. Also known as doing good business while doing good. By purchasing Forest Girl Healing Salve you are empowering girls and women to learn the art of handmade skin care and wild crafting. Part of the proceeds of this product are donated to the Canadian Women’s Foundation, Girls Fund, which directly supports the only girls empowerment group in the Madawaska Valley “Girls Rising” run by the Killaloe Community Resource Center.

Apply liberally and regularly to afflicted area.

  • Herbs harvested in the Ottawa Valley
  • Wildcrafted herbs and beeswax
  • Aroma
  • Green/herbaceous with a hint of lavender
  • Aromatherapy
  • Calming and grounding

INGREDIENTS: When this product is crafted, it is made by a different group of people, in different seasons, resulting in the use of a variety of plants such as calendula, clover, plantain, horsetail, strawberry leaves, comfrey, Mullen etc. The herbs are infused in extra virgin olive oil and mixed with beeswax and lavender essential oil. Traditionally known to aid in the healing of skin ailments ranging from sun burns to eczema, blisters, rashes, dry skin, chapped lips, razor burn.

 

About Sigrid

Where I grew up in the hills around Killaloe and Wilno, Ontario, we didn’t have electricity. Nature was our entertainment. We swam naked in the pond, ate wild strawberries for breakfast and picked wildflower bouquets to give to anyone who would accept them.
My mother was a part of the back-to-the-land movement and is a fanatical nature lover. Not long after I learned to walk, she introduced me to plantain and its healing properties and the beauty of the Lady Slipper. Of course, it wasn’t all Plantain and Lady Slippers, there were lots of sticks and stones too.
At 23, the craft of cream came to me literally by (car) accident and I fell in love with the hands-on process of digging earthy comfrey roots from the ground and creating a beautiful, healthy product. This gave me a creative and productive outlet to channel my early-twenties angst.
I’m neither an engineer nor a chemist. I am a person of the senses—aromas, textures, colours, and feelings are how I operate. The lessons which have shaped me have not come from institutions or teachers, but from strangers in unlikely places, old friends with wild knowledge and Mother Nature.
My passion to live life and explore has carried me far from home. Plains, trains, automobiles and hitchhiking from Mexico to France and now safe, sound, and happily back home to Wilno.
To be certain—my business is not separate from me, but is, in fact, a creative extension of who I am. Since the start, I haven’t viewed Sigrid Natural Skin Care through a business lense, but as a truthful path to create something whole and beautiful. In my work, I hope to build upon the wonders of this landscape and nurture space which strengthens the community. Sharing the art of wild-crafted salves and creams is at the heart.
Sigrid Geddes, Sigrid Natural Skin Care

Organizations Sigrid has worked with:

  • Boundless Adventures, Toronto and Palmer Rapids
  • Sistering, Toronto
  • Children’s Aid, Bancroft
  • Institute of Holistic Nutrition, Toronto