Goodness is … a peaceful oasis discovered within the walls of a small Franciscan monastery in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

The inspiration for Sage Abbey dates back to a child’s love of botanicals; and her curiosity about combining nature’s elements into simple skincare solutions.  Her self born passion was kindled when she discovered the most enchanting place on earth…

Goodness is … science and art of precise formulations, delivering effective and visible results.

This is Vanja.  She grew up in Yugoslavia, a country which no longer exists.  Despite being an area with a tumultuous past, the nature there always remained idyllic, awe-inspiring, and according to many, healing.  Vanja spent her summers in luscious forests of rugged Alpine mountains and on the coast of the pristine blue Adriatic Sea.  There, she could see, hear, smell, touch, and taste wondrous nature.

One summer afternoon, Vanja was on a quest to find a sunburn healing salve at an old apothecary.  Walking the narrow streets of Dubrovnik, Croatia (or King’s Landing for our Game of Thrones fans) Vanja discovered a small Franciscan monastery at the end of main street.

Dating back to 1317, this monastery has helped as many people as secrets it kept within.  The best one was hidden inside its walls: a small botanical garden, an enchanting oasis full of healing plants, divine aromas, chirping birds, and a bubbling fountain, all happily basking in the glow of an afternoon sun.  Goodness, it was beautiful!

Goodness is … pure, simple, effective ingredients + full transparency, so you’ll never wonder what you are putting on your skin.

The memory of that peaceful monastery, its enchanting garden, and the old apothecary within its walls never left Vanja.  Instead, twenty something years later, it inspired her to create Sage Abbey – a self care sanctuary of sorts, where nature, simplicity, and the well kept secrets of the Old World sages are combined to create wholesome products and stories of wisdom good for the body, mind and spirit.

At Sage Abbey, we take time for self care.  Through 100% honest to goodness product ingredients, we learn the importance of being kind to our body.  Through thoughtful conversations, we energize our mind.  Through community experiences, we lift up our spirit.  And once we see beauty for what it truly is, pure, simple, and all around, there is only goodness ahead.

Welcome to Sage Abbey … breathe in … exhale … and stay a while.