The Ravenwood Story
My name is Jennifer and I love creating handmade, wildcrafted natural body products! I wildcraft on a weekly basis harvesting small amounts of sustainably harvested wild plants that I infuse in oils or dry to create natural, locally crafted body products using only simple, clean, ingredients to nourish and heal. I wildcraft in a large mountainous valley in the little town of Gold Bridge, B.C. as well as on Salt Spring Island. Both places have rich and diverse plant fauna unique to mountain valleys and coastal climates. Check out this link to learn more about the beautiful and abundant area that is my main foraging ground, the Bridge River Valley
Inspiration is a daily insight surrounded by the beauty of the natural world around me; wild-ness, vast valleys, incredible mountain ranges, forests; to rain forests and ocean beaches. I have a long passion and love for all plants, their medicinal and holistic properties as food, medicine and healing properties as well as finding new ways to manage invasive plant species; it is a magical journey connecting us back to the cycles of the earth and her natural rhythms. Plants are some of my best friends and I would love to learn and share with you along the journey of creating and connecting plants to better health through simply natural body products following the seasons in all their wild ways.
I am a healer with a small home based studio where I offer Aromatherapy massage, reiki, reflexology, hot stones as well as a certified Horticulturist with a love of creating food gardens. I have had the opportunity to study and work with many different healers and herbalists over the years and have long been passionate of the healing properties of wild foods and medicinal plants. Collecting local, wild crafted ingredients while out walking in the woods, exploring open fields and river edges is a favorite past time of mine, sustainability is a priority; picking only a few berries, leaves or petals from each plant as each is precious as food & resources for animals, insects and plant reproduction. I make small, one-of-a-kind batches of natural, organic products, as I never know where my inspirations will take me! Please check in regularly to see what new products are available with the seasons. Some of my wild crafted body products include handmade soaps, body butters, lip balms, salves, a facial line and healing infused wild oils.
I am also working on a wild food line and have started creating herbal and wildcraft salts and wildcraft teas.
I hope you enjoy the end result as much as I enjoyed harvesting and creating them.
Check out my Blog to learn more about Ravenwood Wildcraft and wild plants.
Love & Light,
"I've been using these products for about half a year now and I don't think I can go back to using anything else! I use her Dark Moon tooth scrub daily and my dentist said they have never seen my teeth so clean. The facial scrubs are amazing; I work in kitchens and often struggle with breakouts due to all the oil and grease but since using the scrubs I have almost no problems, even working 12+ hours a day! Her soaps last ages and I love how all the ingredients are locally foraged. I would recommend these products to anyone and often give them as gifts to my loved ones. Thank you Jenn for providing all your amazing products that are clearly made with endless amounts of love!" - Celise Nicole
"Amazing products. Jen is so awesome at her creations!" - Sarah Werkhoven
"Amazing Wild crafted products that are good for your body and good for the earth! Thanks so much Jenn for all the love, care, and attention you put into all your products!" - Kristy Sivorot
'Jenn your products are amazing, I have the salve honouring trees and it is so beautiful. I love it. Thank you, I cant wait to try all your products in time. You are so gifted. Thank you' - Nicole Trudeau
"We are so blessed to have Jenn in our community. She brings a wonderful, inclusive energy that transfers to her wildcrafted, handmade products. It feels good to use products that I know are safe to use, and that came from right here in our forests!" - Lesley O'keeffe
"all the Ravenwood products I have used have been great - healing, for sure, but the best part is that I know they are safe to use and they are local - couldn't be better!" - Jim
"Where to start! I used to get very dry skin and eczema I also have sensitivities to many different soaps and lotions. Ravenwood natural products like the many different kinds of soap, body butters, balms and bath soaks my skin is soft and hydrated and I get no reactions because it's all natural ingredients! I love the lip balm and aromatherapy spray! The natural deodorant works great no irritations either! I would recommend any and all of these products to anyone!! I've finally found my forever products!!!" - Nicole Baker
"So excited to buy more products! Loving my bath salts" - Lindsay Bett
"Jennifer is a talented and gifted healer. I look forward to seeing her again soon" - Daniella Wardley