About Gwen Miller

Gwen Miller has been studying medicinal plants for more than 37 years.  She was a wild edible plant and seaweed instructor at Malaspina College on Canada’s West Coast in the communities of Nanaimo and Gabriola Island from 1984 to 1989.

Gwen took students deep into the woods and along the seashore to identify plants and then create gourmet dishes. She and her students also evaluated the medicinal qualities of the herbs and flowers used by the native people for centuries on Vancouver Island and throughout British Columbia.


In 1995, the first Magic Balm was developed. Basing her recipe on a Maertens’ family recipe, she started to use St. John’s wort, calendula and arnica flower oils combined with essential oils from Egyptian geranium and lavender that grow in the beautiful

• Beautiful Silver Star Mountain

• Calendula Picking

Okanagan Valley and Silver Star Mountain areas in B. C., Canada.

The first Magic Balm were released.

The first Magic Balm


Gwen is also a foot reflexology therapist, and she started to use the Magic Balm formula for herbal ointments to treat foot and other skin problems on her patients, finding it highly effective.

Recognizing that the combination of St. John‘s wort, calendula and arnica used as a topical ointment produced a magical healing effect, she named it Magic Balm.  Further research, development and testing led to Gwen Miller Magic Balm being produced commercially.