Diane Bernard


Known internationally as “The Seaweed Lady”, Diane Bernard has family roots deeply anchored in both Canadian coasts.  She is the 3rd generation of her family to have used seaweeds in their daily lives for over 100 years.

Diane is the founder of Seaflora Skincare Inc., the world’s first certified organic seaweed company and is internationally known for her coastal marine endeavours and expertise.

As a passionate environmentalist, she is committed to creating luxury seaweed skincare that is nutritional, adventuresome, organic and authentic. Her hand-harvesting techniques are sustainable and her wild seaweeds are 100% USDA and OCIA certified organic. Her company honours the protection of coastal environments with eco-sustainable harvesting techniques and manufacturing practices.

In addition to offering the highest quality seaweed skincare, she educates and trains her clients to the healing benefits of thalassotherapy and seaweeds with her Wild Seaweed Tours and Thalassotherapy Clinics for the up-scale professional, retail, and distributors in the spa/health and wellness industry.

Today, Diane provides local employment, consults for top destination resorts, mentors women in business, and speaks to conferences, schools, universities about seaweeds, their health benefits, and coastal protection.

Located in Sooke, B.C. Diane’s company was successfully expanding her company throughout Canada. Diane joined GroYourBiz in 2012 with the goal to grow her business into a multi-million dollar international business. Since 2012, Seaflora has grown each year over 50%.

She now exports into the U.S., Hong-Kong, Taiwan and South Korea. She has been featured in Canada on the Edge, the Globe and Mail, The National Post, Edmonton Journal, More Magazine, American Spa, Organic Spa, Healing Lifestyles, Canadian Geographic as well as other national and international media.

Indeed, Diane is recognized for creating a whole new “sea-change” in the health and wellness industry.

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