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Thirty-five years ago, Johanna and her husband, Henry, bought and established Fifth Wind Farm. Here, they would raise their family, including their youngest daughter (and Johanna's future business partner), Oriah.

Pure Joy Botanicals has always been a female, family and friend, run business. It is of great value to Pure Joy to support the community through involvement, education, and sustainable practices.

2020 included a global pandemic, which brought Oriah home to the farm from Toronto for several months. That was when she fell in love all over again with the garden where she'd been raised. She felt compelled to learn more from her mother about this land and the gifts that it offers.

Johanna and Oriah make an inspired, balanced, and intergenerational team.

The gardens at Fifth Wind Farm produce the nutrient rich and energy-filled herbs and flowers that are used in our products. Since no herbicide or pesticide has been used in them for over 35 years, the natural vibrancy of the plants is remarkable.

One of the most notable components of our gardens is our Sea Buckthorn orchard. Faced with a great demand for our prize winning Sea Buckthorn cream, we are expanding the orchard. The cream nourishes your skin and the fresh or frozen berries nourish your whole body.

In addition to sourcing ingredients through our gardens, we also wildcraft some of the plants we utilize in our products. We take great care to forage mindfully and sustainably.

All of the beeswax we use is sourced by our very own in-house pollinators. We have several hives located just a short walk from our garden, which means that every herb, flower, or berry that goes into each Pure Joy Botanicals product has been impacted by the same bees whose wax gives them structure.  

The wax is harvested by our beekeepers, Daniel Wiersma and Holly Barclay, as well as Holly's parents, Don and Judy Barclay, who lovingly tend to the bees year round. Sourcing our beeswax this locally contributes to a smaller footprint and supports our pollinators and our gardens.