Hi! We're Lynn-Marie & Melissa-Rae Angus, the sister co-founders of Sisters Sage, an Indigenous brand that hand-crafts wellness and self-care products inspired by our culture and traditions. We were born and raised in East Vancouver, Canada. Our heritage is Gitxaala, Nisga’a, and Metis Nations. We are from both the West Coast and the prairies and we celebrate and share our culture enthusiastically!
Together we created Sisters Sage in September 2018. We use traditional indigenous ingredients to create modern self-care and wellness products. Sisters Sage grew out of a need to change what we were doing with our lives. We both felt that it was important to start a business where we can create something to help others, showcase our culture in a positive way to share with the world, and gain financial independence. We both had an interest in artisan soaps and bath bombs. With much research and testing, we have created a line of products that pay homage to our Indigenous heritage. Through our various products we are able to share a tiny piece of our culture, for instance, our Smokeless Smudge Spray combines traditional fragrances of Sweet Grass and Tobacco Leaf. We explain to our customers the cultural significance of smudging and what it means to us. The Smudge Spray allows you to have the essence of smudging wherever you are! It creates a calming aura and smells divine! We created this product out of necessity, unable to smudge at home because of the smoke, this spray makes it convenient for a quick refresher! Another popular item is our bath bombs. We make lavender, cedar, sage as well as many other non-traditional scents, like bubblegum! We also make cold processed soaps, and medicinal salves.
There is a very real unacceptable socio-economic gap between Indigenous and non-indigenous peoples in British Columbia and also Canada. Sisters Sage is honored to share our products with you, and show that there are hard-working young indigenous entrepreneurs out there. We are working hard to close that gap, pave the way, and inspire other indigenous entrepreneurs.
We strive to create meaningful products worthy of the stories they'll tell. And there's no greater satisfaction for us than knowing they've found a place in your home, helping you and your family feel better.
As indigenous women, we are loud and proud! And that is exactly what our products are. We put our love and positivity into every spray, soap, and bath bomb that we make. Please join us and follow us on Instagram as we embark on this ambitious journey to share it with the world!
Smudge Well, Smudge often.
Sisters Sage is committed to producing beautiful, Indigenous inspired products that not only highlight our rich culture, but also promote environmental sustainability, and inspire future female and youth entrepreneurs.
- Vegan, Vegetarian, Palm Oil/Cruelty free
- Reusable/Recyclable Packaging
- Inspire, Lead, Teach through workshops
It is important for us to leave as little footprint on Mother Earth as possible. We strive to use only eco-friendly materials. All of our products are vegan or vegetarian, and cruelty free. And it is Important for us to note that we refuse to use palm oil in any of our products. All of our products contain minimal ingredients and are safe to go down the drain. They smell good, feel good, and are good for our planet.
Our handmade soaps, bath bombs, salves, and Smokeless Smudge Sprays pay homage to our ancestral teachings of Sage, Cedar, Sweetgrass, Tobacco, Lavender, and more!
Our Management Team
Lynn-Marie also has a cooking background. However, she has been working in the construction industry for the past 5 years. Lynn has taken the next steps to further her education, and has graduated from UBC’s Aboriginal Management Program, and BCIT’s Project Management Program in June 2019. Lynn has had a busy year with completing full time school while also working full time and co-founding Sisters Sage.
Melissa has worked for the past 15 years in kitchens, as managers and sous chefs. Most recently she was running a kitchen for a downtown east-side women’s shelter, where she provided the women with healthy sustainable meals. Melissa has been on pregnancy leave from her position, and gave birth to a healthy beautiful son on October 21st, 2018. She is expecting her second child in January 2020. She is looking forward to raising her children in a culture positive, and healthy way.