About Ohio Valley Herbal Products, Inc.
Ohio Valley Herbal Products, Inc. (OVHP) has its roots trailing all the way back to 1984 in Homer, Alaska. Marina Schaum, founder and CEO, had the good fortune to meet an author/herbalist researching the edible, medicinal, and cosmetic uses of the indigenous plants of Alaska. Marina spent much of her time trekking through the woods, bogs and coastlines of Alaska, learning the identities and properties of the native herbs and other plant life. She learned to develop seasoning blends, teas, creams, lotions, lip balms, salves, liniments, oils, bath salts/herb blends, sinus steams, and a host of other products that naturally promoted optimum health.
After much experimentation and collaboration, Canyon Wildcrafts was born, featuring HerbAlaska as its product line. The company and its product line grew, gaining Marina the moniker of “the Herb Lady”. In 1996, she embarked on an extended vacation to the Lower 48, taking her products with her. Planning on resuming residence in Alaska, Fate had other plans! She met her husband, moved to Ohio, and returned to her passion of herbs and alternative health – this time using the abundant plant life of the Ohio Valley.
Over the ensuing years, OVHP has consistently grown; in knowledge (Marina holds both Certified Natural Health Professional and Master Herbalist degrees from the Trinity School of Natural Health), in stature, product line, and staff members dedicated to creating the purest, most natural, highest quality skincare line – Wild ‘erb™. Our products can be found in a myriad of locations, including stores (see the “Locations” section on our site), craft shows in OH, PA, and WV (see the “Shows” section), and of course they may also be ordered on our website. By visiting our booth at any of the craft shows we participate in, you can experience a one-on-one “consultation” with our educated representatives to determine which products would be most beneficial to your unique interests. We also love your personal input, whether it be testimonials or suggestions! Your feedback is vital; we constantly strive to create/improve our products to best serve you.
OVHP’s offerings don’t stop at nourishing, natural skincare – we embrace a holistic approach to everything! Under the “Information” tab on our site, you will find a host of material to help guide you to a healthier lifestyle, including information on alternative health practices, tasty, nutritious recipes, and links to other resources we have found to be most helpful and educational on the path to wellness.
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