Essential Oils

Pine boughs used for essential oils

Metlakatla is the lead community involved in the Great Bear Initiative (GBI) Regional NTFP Conifer Oil Pilot Project. The initiative is a regional essential oils partnership created through the Coastal First Nations. The purpose of Metlakatla’s participation is to access forestry byproducts from harvested sites to produce the essential oils. These concentrated oils are used in the development of a line of bath and beauty products marketed under the banner of the Great Bear rainforest.