Founder's Story +

Our Mission

Martyna Helena Plewka / Founder

Born in Poland, I was fortunate enough to be close to nature and her wisdom from the early days… surrounded by the freshest of plants, flowers and animals when visiting my grandparents in our beautiful countryside. My relationship with all things nature have always been a part of me. When moving to London to study Perfumery Art, playing with scents woke those memories of being at one with the Earth and its beauty, and I knew I was hooked. The course and its community made me really understand and fall in love again with natural ingredients — their texture, the intricacy and complexity of scents and healing powers that they held. From then on, I was on a personal mission to implement my learnings into my skincare routine, refusing to use any harmful and unnecessary ingredients ever again. I decided to go back to school and become a Certified Organic Skincare Formulator. After 3 years of formulating and testing on family, friends and my earliest supporters, I am certain that Forest Hive® is the best representation of what I and we believe in, backed with science to give you the results you deserve. What you will find in our cosmetics are only the purest, most sustainably derived ingredients that are not only the most effective but just good for both your health and beauty. One should never have to sacrifice one for another.