Canadian Flora Essential Oils: A little bit of love from Mother Earth.
Hi there, thank you so much for your interest in Canadian Flora Essential Oils! My name is Jena McKee, I am the owner and operator of Canadian Flora Essential Oils, and I personally produce every product we have available for sale. I thought I would use this page to tell you a bit about myself, so you can get to know a bit more about who I am and how the business came to be!
I spent the summer attending weekly markets in Swan River and Minitonas. I had such an amazing time getting to know the community, and made some amzing contacts and connections.
We have a 7 year old German Shepherd and a 7 month old Great Pyrenees pup, who is about 4x the size now than he was in this picture!
My partner Kevin and I have lived in 3 provinces since we first met at our workplace in Alberta! We moved to Ontario for a few years before settling here in Manitoba.
Kevin and I love to fish and camp, so we are excited to be living in the Swan Valley, where the lakes, rivers and fishing/camping spots are endless!
Hi, I'm Jena!
I grew up near Belleville, Ontario and I went to college in London, Ontario. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Biotechnology from Fanshawe College, and as a summer job during school I actually worked at a lavender farm in my home town (Prince Edward County Lavender). I have spent the last decade or so working in the food industry in supervisory/regulatory roles, but the great outdoors has been calling me back for a while now, and I have never been happier than I have been since making the leap into small business ownership!
I decided to start this business after realizing that I had lost much of my sense of connection with nature. I was living in a small apartment in a 50 000 population town with my partner Kevin and our dog Blue, and we both worked in food factories at the time. We would take Blue for some sort of walk, dog park visit, or swim in the river every day, but other than that one activity, we had almost no interaction with the outdoors. I grew up in a rural area with 8 acres of swamp/bush that my siblings and I spent our days exploring, catching frogs and building forts in. It was around the time that I was missing my time in nature the most when I was re-introduced to the world of essential oils. By using the oils in my daily routine I could feel a connection to the plants and the earth again that I hadn't felt in a long time. When I diffused the black spruce oil for the first time I knew I had found something special, and something that I needed in my daily routine to get me through my long shifts in the factory/office.
I knew how to produce the oils from my experience at the lavender farm, and I knew that many of the plants that are utilized for essential oil grow wildly right here in Canada. After some long discussions with my mentor, an investment into a food grade stainless steel still, and months of research and development, I decided to start a business specializing in the production and promotion of these amazing Canadian plant oils.
I know from personal experience that when you are familiar with the plant in it's natural growing environment, the comfort and connection you will feel while using the oil will dramatically increase, so I am beyond excited to be able to offer these familiar scents with my fellow Canadians! Shop today so you can give yourself a little love from Mother Nature.
My Journey So Far
We produce 100% pure essential oils, hydrosol, and wax melts!
Essential Oils: The oil soluble components of the distillation, very concentrated and fragrant.
Hydrosol: The water component of the distillation. Most hydrosol has been separated from the essential oils, however I provide hydrosol that has not had the oil removed so the smell is more typical of the mother plant, and the product is far superior to other hydrosol you may find on the market!
Wax Melts: Pure soy wax infused with our pure essential oils. Two ingredients, 100% natural.