Our Founder

Natasha Samardzic is the founder of Folium Medica – a niche, natural skincare brand that uses native European botanicals to promote gentle, yet powerful, healing and nourishing benefits. Unique European-formulated creations inspired by old-world knowledge and traditions reflect Natasha’s vision of classic style and appreciation of the beauty of simplicity and the traditions of artistry. 

Folium Medica formulations are based on research and studies done by some of the world’s renowned doctors and herbalists on healing and beneficial botanical ingredients. Through these creations, Natasha brings together her love of nature, plants and handcraft to present natural products that capture the essence and vitality of plants that extend beyond the skin’s surface.  

Natasha grew up in Herzegovina where the weather is warm and the Mediterranean climate stays mild throughout the year. The result is a vibrant, abundant environment and there she learned from an early age the special way that nature can nurture and heal. Using sage, thyme and fenugreek seed as facial treatment was first given to her by an herbalist in Herzegovina and now makes up some of the key ingredients in the HEAL mask – her inspiration to start Folium Medica.  

Curious about everything scientific, with her formal education in science and engineering, Natasha began studying plant chemistry and phytomedicine nearly 15 years ago.  Suffering from extremely problematic skin for many years, her interests naturally led her to focus on topics related to skin health. She has continued her study of holistic treatments and is currently enrolled in a Master’s Program in aromatherapy and plants at Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy.

Natasha’s intention is to build a brand based on transparency and integrity; to share her knowledge and experience to help support the body’s health and protect the skin with pure, botanical formulations.