About Us


Baobab Oil - Nature's Super Star 

Sienna Naturals was born of years of personal experience trying to find high-quality, natural beauty products that catered to the everyday needs of women who have dry hair and skin. It started with scientific research to find ingredients that improve the health of hair and skin over time, while delivering immediate nutrients and results for effortless everyday style. My hunt led me to Baobab (pronounced: Bah-oh-bab) Oil – one of nature’s most powerful yet lightweight emollients. Baobab Oil comes from the seeds of the fruit of the Baobab Tree. The Baobab Tree is known as the “Tree of Life” as it provides an oasis of nutrients (the blossoms and fruit are edible), natural remedies and shelter in arid climates, and can live for more than 1,000 years. Baobab Oil contains 2x the antioxidants of Argan Oil and it has a unique balance of saturated, mono-saturated and poly-saturated fats, which means it can penetrate the hair shaft to improve suppleness and elasticity while also smoothing the outside of the cuticle to add weightless protection. But, it’s not all bouncy curls and shiny coifs with this little powerhouse! Baobab Oil is amazing in skincare too. It contains amino acid Lysine, which helps improve collagen production and has long been used in traditional medicine to help heal eczema, psoriasis and scarring.  I use Baobab Oil as a key ingredient in Sienna Naturals products along with a team of other natural greats such as Aloe Vera, Shea Butter and Coconut Oil. I also believe it's important to support the communities that grow my ingredients, so I source our Baobab Oil and other ingredients from women’s cooperatives and organizations that pay fair wages. 

 

 

About the founder 

I grew up in Minneapolis, MN with a passion for natural and organic living, drinking green juice and organic smoothies from a tender young age. I love getting out into nature, dancing to good music, like Prince (a home town favorite!) and swimming in just about any body of water permissible. I have always had a love affair with the world of beauty and share my experiences and expertise through product development for Sienna Naturals. 

 Growing up as a child athlete and a competitive swimmer, my hair endured years of perpetual damage from a combination of the harsh weather and constant exposure to chlorine. My mother believed strongly in a healthy lifestyle that included all-natural beauty products, but none of the natural products on the market were made with textured hair in mind. Relaxers seemed like the best option to tame my hair, affectionately called the “master fro” by my friends, but I had no idea until years later how those treatments would compound the dryness of my hair and strip it of its health, shine and vibrancy.  The Sienna Naturals woman doesn’t have to compromise on the style and health of her hair the way that I did.  Sienna Naturals is beauty uncompromised.  

Why I Started Sienna Naturals 

I started Sienna Naturals to create a truly effective line of products that make women feel confident and empowered about the decisions they are making regarding their bodies and hair. Over the years, I've tried just about every major brand, searching for products with naturally sourced ingredients that delivered lasting moisture. And while the textured hair product market has exploded recently, I noticed two important things: (1) some the most popular brands, who had built their brands on natural ingredients were quietly starting to compromise with synthetics...yikes! And, (2) the products that truly were all-natural simply weren't delivering the 24-hour hydration my skin, hair, and lifestyle craved.  By contrast, Sienna Naturals offers an uncompromised beauty routine that caters to everyday styling needs but also has long term benefits. The journey to naturally-cared for, vibrant hair starts here.

 

Thank you for choosing Sienna Naturals. Beauty uncompromised. ™