Hand Crafted Herbal Products
Sweet Song specializes in making herbal infusions of bioregional plants of the Eastern Woodlands in the form of teas, tinctures, elixirs, balms, syrups, vinegars, oils and creams, in addition to a small line of preservative-free face and body products. At Sweet Song everything is hand made in small batches with the highest standards of care and integrity.
Lakefield is located on the southern tip of the Canadian Shield, along the Otonobee River in Ontario, Canada. Our area is surrounded by lakes, rivers and streams, forests and wetlands. It is traditionally known as the Eastern Woodlands and The Land In-Between.
Where it all started
Sweet Song was born in the kitchens of Lakefield Herbalists, Aryn Mahood and Catherine Self; both of whom were passionately learning the medicinal virtues of plants. Creating hand-made herbal products with wild crafted and organic herbs was a side effect of all their learning. Aryn and Catherine spent five years formulating and creating what are now Sweet Song’s products.
In 2012, Catherine left Sweet Song to pursue other interests. Aryn has continued to pour her heart and soul into learning about the local plants while allowing Sweet Song to grow slowly and steadily, providing her handmade herbal products to her loyal customers.
In 2016, Sweet Song grew so much that it needed its own space. Sweet Song now spans from the Lakefield gardens, fields and forests to a beautiful work studio and shop in Apsley, Ontario. And of course you can find Aryn wandering in the wilds of the Canadian Shield.
Full of Integrity
Crafted with care and reverence for nature, Sweet Song’s products reflect excellence, integrity, distinction, and grace.
Sweet Song is a whole way of life rather than simply a business; all about educating people in the practical and scientific benefits of diet, lifestyle and plant medicine.
Freshness, Quality and Vibrancy are Sweet Song’s guarantee. All of Sweet Song’s products reflect Aryn’s love for her calling.
Aryn is a Medicine Maker, a Certified Practical Herbalist, a Wild Crafter and a budding Botanist. Always drawn to nature, Aryn was working with plants long before she knew what Medical Herbalism was. She began her formal studies at Wild Rose College in Alberta, as well as studying with Medical Herbalist, Christine Dennis in Port Burwell, Ontario. Over the past ten years Aryn has self-studied everything she can get her hands on, as well as continuing to work with the plants themselves. Every season is another journey of discovery.
Aryn is currently studying at Paul Bergner’s North American Institute of Medical Herbalism. A life-long learner, she’s been inspired by the teachings of Jim Mcdonald, Kiva Rose, Matthew Wood, Rosemary Gladstar, Rosalee de la Foret, Todd Caldecott, Phyllis Light, David Winston, Seven Song and Aviva Romm.
Aryn loves trees, herbs, plants, birds, and nature. For her, Sweet Song is a vocation that blends nature, medicine, and spirituality. According to Aryn, a caring and respectful connection with the natural world is the basis of emotional, physical and spiritual well-being.
Aryn lives in Lakefield, Ontario with her family. When she is not working at Sweet Song, she is homeschooling her children, chasing her border collie and doing some graphic design.
To learn more about what Aryn does, please read the blog post What She Does