Hailing from the Yukon, Bev is the author of the National Bestselling book, The Boreal Herbal: Wild Food and Medicine Plants of the North. In addition to this amazing book, Bev is well known as a boreal herbalist, aromatherapist, natural-health practitioner, journalist, and an award-winning natural health-product formulator.
Here's what she has to say, "As a skilled herbalist and registered aromatherapist, the formulas that I have created encourage people to take responsibility for their own health through a wholistic and preventative approach. My husband and partner, Mike Bailie and our daughters, Ceilidh and Markie-May, live a herbal lifestyle. Since the children were young, we have always used herbs and aromatherapy to keep ourselves happy and healthy.
When our children were little, the business was run out of our home and in 1998 we opened Aroma Borealis Herb Shop, which is nestled in the heart of downtown Whitehorse. Our unique shop specializes in products that are kind to the earth and the people who use them. Our star products include Green Aid Ointment, which is an all-purpose ointment for everyday living, in addition to our Arnica Ease cream and our ever-popular herbal lip balms. Here, we manufacture and sell over 200 of our own products, in addition to supplying vitamins & supplements, essential oils, herbal remedies and above all, advice on how to apply the power of plants to the body.
We combine wild plants with organically grown herbs and essential oils, which I like to refer to as healing collages from around the globe. Our home - the boreal forest, or taiga, is Earth's largest terrestrial ecosystem and extends unbroken (except for oceans) around the northern pole of the earth. Its immense energy and pristine lands offers us a multitude of plants that we incorporate into Aroma Borealis creations: plants like rosehips, Labrador tea, rose petals, fireweed, balsam fir, usnea, wild mint, bedstraw, horsetail and many more.
Aroma Borealis spans many levels of the natural health industry. We wild harvest, manufacture, retail, wholesale and educate. Our online store, www.aromaborealis.com, enables us to reach customers from across the globe."