— The Beginning —
In 1974, Mr Léo Désilets, a gentleman totally impassioned by nature, plants and forestry would have a fortuitous meeting with destiny that would forever change his life, and by extension, forever change the face of the natural health industry in Canada.
Indeed, while out on a walk through the forest, Mr. Désilets one day encountered a very jovial group of Native Americans from the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean area, who proceeded to talk to him at length about one of their unique traditional remedies – balsam fir gum. They explained its various unique health benefits in detail and outlined its myriad therapeutic applications.
So impressed was Mr. Désilets that he decided then and there to start harvesting the precious traditional remedy himself to distribute it in local pharmacies, so that the community could also learn about all of the unique benefits of balsam fir gum. Over forty years later, Léo Désilets Master Herbalist has become a leader in the Natural Health Products industry, offering a unique range of effective and safe natural health products, of the highest quality.
— Evolution —
In 1997, Mr. Désilets passed the torch to the three other company shareholders: his sons Sylvain and Gérald who had both followed in their father’s footsteps, as well as Mr. Benoît Fortin, then accountant and sales, marketing and new product launch manager for Léo Désilets Master Herbalist. The new group at the helm continued to build brand notoriety and add to the range of products.
Today, Léo Désilets Master Herbalist manufactures and distributes more than sixty top-of-the-line natural health products across Canada, and employs 35 people, four of whom are dedicated exclusively to assuring the strictest quality control.
Location & Quality of Life
Established in Scotstown, in the heart of the Eastern Townships, nestled at the foot of the majestic Mount Megantic, Léo Désilets Master Herbalist is set in a most idyllic environment.
Of Scottish heritage, Scotstown was founded over 100 years ago, and the town itself specializes in all manner of Organic foods, Natural Health Care Products and, of course, Herbalism; the local companies proudly attest to this.
Living in harmony with nature, observing the change of seasons, breathing clean, fresh air, walking in the forest and cultivating the land are just a few of the many benefits of living and working in the country, in a natural and peaceful environment. This is the reality for Léo Désilets Master Herbalist employees. Thus, the very environment in which our company operates and evolves is in full alignment with our mission and vision: Health and Nature above all.