Forest Roots and Herbs was founded and is owned by Edwina Orelus. She grew up in Haiti. She loves gospel music, traveling, and writing.
Forest Roots and Herbs is a holistic natural lifestyle company based in New York and Ohio started in 2020. Its first product is NaughOTie Sauce; an aphrodisiac hot sauce that comes in two flavors Habanero Garlic, and Jalapeno Cilantro. NaugHOTie Sauce is made with the best natural ingredients from Caribbean recipes passed down for generations. It contains natural aphrodisiacs like organic ginseng and ginger root.
Step right up if you think you can handle it. This naughty holistic hot sauce is going to hurt you with the heat and passion of the Caribbean. NaugHOTie sauce is not your typical hot sauce. Get ready to spice up your life! Contains no dairy, no gluten, no fillers, and no artificial ingredients.
I further interviewed Edwina and asked her a few questions.
What inspired you to start this business?
Growing up in Haiti, I learned that everything we eat needs to benefit our health and I love hot sauce.
To what do you attribute your success?
My mother was a businesswoman and I started selling spices with her when I was 11 years old, all around Haiti.
How did you push through your biggest business doubts?
Not giving up and using an attitude of gratitude for all the resources I have here in America to make things happen
What are some mistakes you wish you could have avoided?
To be honest, none, because I learned as I go and from making those mistakes, I would say by not repeating them.
What advice would you give to a new or prospective business owner?
Believe in yourself, and your product, because not everyone will be supportive also work hard and work smart!