Who We Are
We are Brenda and Megan, co-founders and creatresses of Two Drunk Witches, your modern apothecary.
Together in our Victoria, B.C., studio, we create a range of botanically-based facial skin care, body care and aromatherapy products with the intention of making self-care as simple, joyful and inclusive as possible.
What’s with the name? Well, the two of us met in early 2016 as herbal apprenticeship students. While working together on our final project one afternoon, we sheepishly confessed to one another how much we enjoy the ritual of a good glass of wine. But what made us so reluctant to admit this fact to one another?
Choosing a healthy, natural lifestyle, we reflected, is often presented as an all-or-nothing affair, with zero room for transgressions. Real life, on the other hand, is messy and chaotic and calls for the freedom to choose self-care in whatever form we need, whether that means green smoothies or a much-needed glass of shiraz!
As we began regularly brewing up self-care recipes and jokingly referring to ourselves as the two drunk witches, a vision quickly formed: to create products that highlight the potent, skin-nourishing benefits of plant-based ingredients while celebrating the fact that healthy living and self-care are about listening to our bodies and minds and responding with what feels right.
Our products are created using a variety of natural and organic plant-based ingredients to hydrate, protect and replenish the skin. Meanwhile, we capture the same cheeky sense of humour that inspired our name in our unique array of self-care spells, from our Colony of Hippies Calming Spray, infused with pure essential oils of patchouli, frankincense, lavender and ylang ylang, to our Naked Solstice Facial Serum with Vitamin C and Neroli, an intoxicating blend that will leave you as luminous as if you’d been dancing all night beneath the full moon!
We believe clean, natural products should be as accessible as they are effective, and we have carefully priced our products to reflect this value. Our formulas are paraben-free and phthalate-free, and contain no synthetic dyes or fragrances. We use only 100% pure essential oils to scent our creations.
See our whole catalogue of products by clicking here.
How’d We Get Here
It’s kind of wild to reflect on how relatively short a time the two of us have known each other, and the amount of growth and learning that’s unfolded since we embarked on this adventure. But what led us here, exactly?
Well, for Brenda, she’s always had an entrepreneurial streak with a focus on wellness and beauty, having even previously co-owned a natural food store. As mom to a large family, she’s frequently on the move and understands the vital importance of making time for oneself. This, combined with a decade-long dream of creating her own natural skincare line, is what led her to spend nine months as an herbal apprenticeship student, gaining hands-on learning about the ways plants can nourish and heal.
Megan first became interested in herbal medicine as a result of her own health journey, after a period spent learning to manage acute anxiety. Herbal medicine offered her the opportunity to become a conscious advocate for her own health and, after quitting her corporate job in 2015, she was serendipitously guided to Fireweed Farm and School’s herbal apprenticeship program, where she had the opportunity to deepen her knowledge and understanding of plant medicine.
As soon as we started working together more closely, we realized, firstly, that we always seem to have a ridiculously good time and, secondly, that our strengths complement each other perfectly. Confident and charismatic, Brenda thrives on working face-to-face, while Megan’s more comfortable focusing on the words and images behind the scenes.
Perhaps the most profound element of our partnership is how beautifully it all flows, from the way Two Drunk Witches very first sprang into being, to the ongoing evolution of our offerings and creations. Recipes frequently come together as if by magic, products practically name themselves and the two of us constantly marvel over the surreal-ness of getting to do something creative and that we love.
We love to experiment and come up with new creations, and are always committed to choosing high quality natural and organic ingredients designed to keep your self-care routine clean, simple and joyful.