Born and raised on the western shores of British Columbia, Tanya Droege spent summers exploring the many nooks and crannies of the south coast by boat with her family as she developed a deep and lasting love for the ocean environment and the flora and fauna that is an integral part of this magnificent ecosystem. Her experiences as a young, single mother instilled in her a passion for creating her own inexpensive skin and beauty products, while a brush with thyroid cancer in her early 20’s led to an exploration of the health benefits of seaweed. Eventually these two interests intersected, and in 2015 her seaweed skincare company Sealuxe was born.
From a humble beginning formulating in her kitchen and selling at small craft markets, Sealuxe has continued to expand and now has a following across North America. Tanya’s passion for learning and experimenting has led to a wide range of products (which is constantly expanding) and her interest in sharing this knowledge has resulted in the writing of her first book, “Seaweed Skincare”.
Tanya lives a stone’s throw from the ocean in the beautiful seaside village of Crescent Beach with her husband David, her daughter Ceara, her son-in-law Dallas, grand-baby Benjamin, and their ocean-loving golden retriever, Tootsie Roll. She and David continue their coastal exploration every summer onboard their boat “Doug”.