What are the chemical names at the end of my ingredient list?

We have provided complete ingredient lists for you so you know exactly what's in your product. At the end of the list, you may see some ingredient names that are not common or easily recognized, like Limonene, Isoeugenol, and Benzyl Alcohol. These are naturally occurring terpenes found in essential oils that can cause dermal sensitization in certain individuals. We've done the proper safety assessment for each product to ensure that essential oils are used in accordance with the IFRA code of practice. Although Canadian regulations do not require these fragrance substances to be declared, we choose to follow the practices prescribed in the EU and include them voluntarily for transparency and safety. 


Hi, I'm Sylvia.

And Forage & Soothe is my pet project. It seems that I can't really decide between a career in the highly scientific and technical world of quality management and having fun making products in my home lab, so I'm doing both.

This is Forage & Soothe Botanicals.

Forage & Soothe Botanicals was a 'happy accident'. When building a to-be commercial kitchen on my rural property, I realized I didn't really want to jump through hoops to get my water source and septic approved for commercial food use, so I decided to pick a different hobby to turn into a business and Forage & Soothe was born.

Forage & Soothe is about foraging the best quality herbs and natural ingredients to make herbal remedies and vegan skincare and cosmetics we need and love. I make each product in small batches and follow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).

You can find me with my selection of products at local markets.


It's more than just a theme for me here at Forage & Soothe - herbs are central to my business and the driving force for what I do.  From gathering cedar leaves and poplar buds from the wild to harvesting locally grown lemon balm, working directly with the plant material whenever possible allows me to cultivate a symbiotic relationship between the herbs, the ingredients, and my customers who use my products.  


Let the bees keep their honey. Not only do I avoid using beeswax in my products, I simply stick to vegan and cruelty-free ingredients.


I try to live a natural life and that extends to my products.

My products are free from:
Aluminum Chlorhydrate
Formaldehyde or formaldehyde donors (e.g. Cocamide DEA, MEA, TEA)
Heavy metals (lead, mercury)
Micronized ingredients, e.g. nanoparticles, microbeads
Mineral oil
Petroleum derived ingredients
Polyethylene glycol
Silicone-derived emollients
Synthetic fragrances