The HedgeWych Wylds Story
Wildcrafted! Healing from the Forest
HedgeWych Wylds was born of a Fir tree and its golden sap offerings, one summer day in 1993. From a dusty old ethno-botany book, out of date and out of print, I rediscovered the long ago, forgotten secrets of the douglas fir tree. It was from this tree, that “Tree Balm” became my first product and still remains one of my most popular first aid remedies. Ferny Pine followed with Healing Roots close behind.
HedgeWych Wylds’ wildcrafted indigenous product line has expanded since then, into 17+ products ranging from Massage and first aid, skin and personal care to the very popular all plant based SunEssential sunscreen. We just celebrated our 25th anniversary!
Our forests are full of first aid; from the majestic Douglas fir to the graceful Red Cedar; even our ferns, fungus and lichens dripping from the old growth, speak of healing, speak of first aid! In our forests can be found, antibiotics, antiseptics, pain and inflammation relief. It is here in the old growth rain forests of British Columbia, as well as in the meadows, streams and hills of home that I find the ingredients for all our HedgeWych Wylds healing products. All the ingredients to HedgeWych Wylds’ products are westcoast wildcrafted or organically grown. I do not out source any stage in the production of my products. The medicine plants are harvested in a ethically sustainable and conscious way, to bring you the best quality and freshest healing care you deserve! That is our promise and our guarantee.
At HedgeWych Wylds, we are dedicated to the preservation of the wild lands and their folk herbal wisdom.
HedgeWych Wylds’ Massage Oils are for pain, inflammation and stress related sore and injured joints, tendons and muscles. Made from the freshest wildcrafted or organically grown ingredients; the secret of their healing success is in the plant energetics of wild and fresh! The grapeseed oil is simply a carrier for extracting the Indigenous plant medicine.
Sword Ferns growing in our northern rain forests are an important source of pain relief used in many of my formulas. Red cedar, fir, hemlock and skunk cabbage, all bring relief from muscle tension and injury.
Skin Care; Medicinal Salves & Creams
Our wild indigenous skin care products are always formulated with healing in mind; they range from moisturizers and skin softeners to the more serious medicinals for rashes, eczema and wound care. Some overlap into our First Aid section, so be sure to check them both out to find what you are looking for.
The wild Nootka rose are used in many of our skin care products owing to their superior fragrance and skin healing qualities. Growing wild along the roadsides, beaches and abandoned fields of the pacific northwest, they lend more than a healing essence to our beauty products, they bring an essence of love and peaceful bliss.
Indigenous Folk Medicine has always been about First Aid; a healing necessity born of injury; herbs were found to heal wounds, burns, inflammation and pain. All HedgeWych Wylds medicine is formulated for the practical first aid needs of the family, however, some of our products fall more readily into this realm. Here they are, check it out!
Yarrow – From the battle fields of ancient Rome and Europe, yarrow has a long history of healing wounds. With its antiseptic, antimicrobial properties it was known for its ability to stay the flow of blood, and as a pain reliever and anti inflammatory. It grows wild and free throughout Europe and North America.
Medicine Woman Consultations:
- Private consultation
- Level of Health Assessment
- Treatment Options
- Custom made Folk herbal remedies
Backwoods Basics – School of Wildcraft Medicine:
- ReWilding Therapy
- Educational Programs
- Beginners and Advanced classes
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