Sigrid Naturals came into being in 2003 aftecommunity member Diana Macauley shared tradir tional 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.
Our products are made in our little workshop located in the heart of Wilno, a village famous for its Polish heritage, pristine wilderness, and creative community.
Since 2003 our skin care has been hand-made in the traditional artisan way. We use locally wild-harvested and home-grown herbs (plucking flowers in the hot sun or dirtying our hands in the cool earth whilst pulling comfrey roots). Botanicals are solar infused or infused on the low slow heat in glass pots, using local beeswax as our emulsifier for our creams and salves. Creams are whipped by slowly adding Wilno well water to oils and beeswax inside a food processor. Sigrid Natural Skincare is always packaged in glass and every batch is small to ensure freshness and quality!
PS: We play wonderful loud music while we craft so your skincare is infused with joy-filled dancing and singing.
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.
Killaloe and Wilno, ON
Natural Skin Care
Skin Care, Wild Crafting